Cartoon Rage: "They are basically saying, 'If you say we are violent, we are going to kill you.'"

Spencer: Cartoon Rage in Denmark

Debra J. Saunders (Townhall)

“If you give in to intimidation, you will not get less intimidation, you will get more intimidation.”

Intimidation and Tyranny

While WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is celebrating his $1 million-plus book deal on a 600-acre estate and enjoying his status as a lefty fringe hero, former cartoonist Molly Norris is in hiding.

The moral of this column is that in today’s world, cartoons, if they target Islam, can be more hazardous to your health than crossing the mighty U.S. government and its allies.

Jewish Plan: Greater Israel Will Light Fuse

Swedish and Danish authorities arrested four suspected militant Islamic jihadists last week for allegedly planning a terrorist attack before this weekend. Their target was the Jyllands-Posten news bureau in Copenhagen. In 2006, the newspaper became the target of terrorist threats after it printed controversial cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in 2005. Authorities say the suspects arrested planned to use the same “swarm” tactics used in the 2008 Mumbai killing spree that left at least 160 people dead.

Kurt Westergaard drew a cartoon that depicted Muhammad wearing a bomb-shaped turban. Last January, a Somali man wielding an ax and demanding “revenge” broke into Westergaard’s home. In 2009, Danish authorities arrested three men for planning to behead Westergaard.

Like Westergaard, Jyllands-Posten Editor Flemming Rose, who commissioned the cartoons, now has round-the-clock security. I asked via e-mail how many planned attacks against his paper and cartoonists have been thwarted.

Rose answered that this latest episode represents the sixth or seventh foiled attack.

In his new book, “Tyranny of Silence,” Rose explains that he asked cartoonists to submit works on Muhammad in order to stand up to “my perception of prevalent self-censorship among the Danish media” on the subject of radical Islam. Now he has a target on his back.

When we met in 2008, Rose summarized what summed up “The Cartoon Crisis.” “They are basically saying, ‘If you say we are violent, we are going to kill you.'”

And: “If you give in to intimidation, you will not get less intimidation, you will get more intimidation.”

Back to Molly Norris. In April, the one-time Seattle Weekly cartoonist made the mistake of drawing a cartoon that called for an “Everybody Draw Muhammad Day.” Norris was reacting to Comedy Central’s decision to censor parts of the show “South Park” that depicted a cartoon Muhammad dressed in a bear suit — wink, wink — lest showing an image of the prophet offend. The network also bleeped out verbal references to Muhammad.

Cartoon Rage: Denmark Goes Down, Bends Over…..

Back in 2005, Danish prime minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen set the gold standard on defending free speech when, on being approached by perpetually aggrieved Islamic ambassadors hoping for official redress against Jyllands Posten (Cartoon Rage was just kicking in), he refused to hear their plaints, explaining to them and the world that it was not his place, as prime minister, to interfere with free speech in Denmark.

“This is a matter of principle. I will not meet with them [the ambassadors] because it is so crystal clear what principles Danish democracy is built upon that there is no reason to do so…As prime minister, I have no power whatsoever to limit the press – nor do I want such power.”  (continue reading: Free Speech, Then And Now/Brussels Journal)

Danish FM kowtows to Muslims on Motoons: “I would just like to make it clear that this was something we found very regrettable and didn’t wish to see it repeated”

Free Speech Death Watch Alert: “Danish FM meets top Muslim cleric to defuse cartoon tension,” by Samer al-Atrush for AFP, October 13:

Danish FM meets top Muslim cleric to defuse cartoon tension

Danish Foreign Minister Lene Espersen

CAIRO — Denmark’s foreign minister said on Wednesday that the hurt caused to Muslims from cartoons lampooning the Prophet Mohammed was “very regrettable,” after she met Egypt’s top cleric to defuse tensions caused by the re-publication of the caricatures.

Lene Espersen said she and the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Ahmed al-Tayeb, discussed “how to make sure that the great religions of the world can live peacefully side by side.”

The meeting followed the publication last last month of a book carrying the caricatures, entitled “The Tyranny of Silence.” (AFP)

Pakistan: "Blasphemous act is punishable by death" and "We are ready to sacrifice our lives for the holy Prophet"

Pakistan blocks YouTube, Facebook as backlash grows

They shouted “Death to America” they denounced Israel:   “Al-Jihad, Al-Jihad”-

but not to worry: we all know that jihad is peaceful inner struggle, right? And to prove it, we have a case of Donkey Jihad from the Israeli border. We also need to familiarize our children properly about da Jooozzz:  Egyptian Cleric Sheik Ahmad Al-Johainy: “We Must Get Our Children Accustomed to Hating the Jews”

Update: U.S. State Department displays dhimmitude;  expresses “respect for any actions that need to be taken under Pakistani law to protect their citizens from offensive speech”


Quick: lets send them another 10 billion jiziya to prevent them from radicalizing!

ISLAMABAD (AFP) – Pakistan on Thursday condemned caricatures ofthe Prophet Mohammed that appeared on Facebook, blocking thesocial networking site and YouTube in a growing backlash over Internet “sacrilege.”

Several thousand activists protested against the drawings and denounced the West in an expression of outrage that sparked comparisons with riots across the Muslim world in 2006 over drawings published in European newspapers.

The caricatures appeared on Facebook after a private user asked people to submit drawings of the Prophet Mohammed in an online competition that sparked fury in conservative Muslim Pakistan.

(See, they are “conservative”, just like our conservatives in the West. Now, if we could only get rid of conservatives the muslims would really love us and we could really get along swell……ed)

Tiny minority of excremists displays fanatical frenzy….

The proper spirit:

Continue reading Pakistan: "Blasphemous act is punishable by death" and "We are ready to sacrifice our lives for the holy Prophet"

Controversy Preemptively Prevented

Preemptive Censorship Prevents Cartoon Rage in Denmark

Chocolate Jesus? Great! Madonna in dung? Superb work of art. Crucifix in urine? Mind-boggling!  Muhammad with bomb in turban…..aaaarrrrgghhhhh!!!!!!!

Just in from Creeping Sharia

Denmark: New ‘Muhammad cartoon’ (pic)

Take a moment and check out the image below carefully. There are a lot of nuances in this piece of art. via Islam in Europe: Denmark: New ‘Muhammad cartoon’.

The Grenaa City Hall decided to remove a painting down from their Easter exhibition after complaints from visitors.

The painting’s motif is a veiled woman and a pig looking at a picture of Kurt Westergaard with a bomb in his turban – exactly like in his own controversial caricature of Muhammed.

Hans Christian Sørensen, a leisure artist, was very surprised by the city hall’s decision to take the picture down. He says it’s humorist and denies that the picture is a provocation.

“I think it’s OK that Kurt Westergaard drew Mohammed, but it doesn’t matter for my painting and if anybody should take offense by the subject matter, it should be Kurt Westergaard or the pig,” he says.

Hans Christian Sørensen doesn’t understand that City Hall say they’ve received complaints from visitors. He was at the exhibition for several days and he only got positive comments from the public. He says the picture is surreal and funny.
“Art should be original and not copy anything. We can all paint flowers, but people see so much of it. Art should be debated, that the point of it. That’s the difference between art and decoration,” he says.
It is pretty funny actually.

Our Cartoons Are Better!


Swedish newspapers unite to defend freedom of speech over Muhammad cartoons

In an op-ed, 38 employees of Politiken distance themselves from the paper’s settlement with the descendants of Muhammad. Gates of Vienna:

Not in our name!

(Some) Swedish papers publish Vilks’ Muhammad cartoon in defiance of jihadist intimidation

NOT good enough.

All papers in the free world should print these cartoons. And ours, which are much better, like these two:

“A threat against him is, in the long term, also a threat against all Swedes,” they said. It’s also a threat against one of the most fundamental human rights, freedom of speech, which we all have such a tremendous stake in protecting. “Swedish papers publish Prophet Muhammad drawing,” from the Associated Press

Zombietime provides context:

In the nation of Sweden there is a contemporary urban folk custom of placing in the center of “roundabouts” (the circular traffic islands in the middle of major intersections) whimsical homemade sculptures representing pet dogs. The sculptures, which are fairly commonplace in Sweden, are called “roundabout dogs” (rondellhund in Swedish). In the summer of 2007, Swedish artist Lars Vilks made some paintings of Mohammed as a roundabout dog; after they were rejected by two art galleries wary of controversy, a sketch based on one of the paintings ended up being published in a small local Swedish newspaper, Nerikes Allehanda. Incredibly, this ignited an international furor, with protests, diplomatic quarrels, and threats of violence. The original sketch, seen above, was also posted on Vilk’s blog.

Swedish papers publish Vilks’ Muhammad cartoon in defiance of jihadist intimidation

“A threat against him is, in the long term, also a threat against all Swedes,” they said. It’s also a threat against one of the most fundamental human rights, freedom of speech, which we all have such a tremendous stake in protecting. “Swedish papers publish Prophet Muhammad drawing,” from the Associated Press, March 10 (thanks to JW)

Tim Blair has this:

Counter-terrorism from a cornered cartoonist:

His home in southern Sweden now contains a barbed-wire sculpture that could electrocute potential intruders

This sort of art is very popular in Australia. We call it insulation.

Dhimmitude vs Cartoon Rage in the US of A

Fox News

Father of 9/11 Victim Fights to Have ‘Murdered by Muslim Terrorists’ Inscribed on Son’s Memorial

KENT, Conn. —  Peter Gadiel wants everyone to remember his son, James, who was killed during the September 11 terrorist attacks.

And he also wants people to remember how he died: “Murdered by Muslim terrorists.”

But town officials  claim the truth  somehow harms their  imaginary “very warm, loving town” and that it would somehow “disparage   one ethnic group…”

For Gadiel, any tribute to his son would be woefully incomplete without those words.

“I think it’s important, because I think there’s a nationwide effort to suppress the identity of the people who were involved in the attacks,” Gadiel told Fox News. Continued beneath the fold>>

Cartoon Rage: Two Arrested in Chicago for Plotting Jihad Terror Against Danish Newspaper

Cartoon Rage Update. “US charges two over ‘terror plot,'” from the BBC, October 27 H/T JW

Two men in the US city of Chicago have been charged with planning attacks on foreign targets, the US justice department has said.

David Coleman Headley, 49, and Tahawwur Hussain Rana, 48, were both arrested earlier this month.

Among their alleged targets was a Danish newspaper that printed a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed in 2005, sparking angry protests from Muslims.

Continue reading Dhimmitude vs Cartoon Rage in the US of A

More Cartoon Rage

From the Religion of Rage (in Sweden)

H/T Counter Jihad

Other Jihad News:

Germany: Publisher cancels book on Islamic honor killing over safety fears

“Islamisation refers to small but significant erosions of our freedom, bit by bit, demand by demand, concession by concession.” This self-censorship and pre-emptive kowtowing to intimidation is the order of the day, and only reinforces the idea that such thuggery works.

Manufactured Rage

Cartoon Madness Will Not Go Away

Muhammed cartoon

The  Danish government is doing what it can to get rid of the dispute over the controversial Prophet Muhammad drawings. The Danish media did not exactly extinguish the fire. Yet forces in the Muslim world attempt to keep the controversy alive.

Here we go again. If somebody thought that the dispute over the Danish cartoons was finally a closed chapter, think again.

In the Muslim world there are forces who have not forgotten the controversy; and, do not intend to forget it before they are vindicated. In addition, there seems to be talk about grappling with a considerable clout in the Islamic world.

Faisal AZ Yamani

The prophet’s true believers have now hired a top Saudi Arabian lawyer, Faisal Yamani, to nail the Danish newspapers to the cross because they reprinted the Muhammed cartoons in February 2008. Yes, you read right. The controversial reprinting took place a half year ago, and although the Danish media ever since  has been careful not to fan the flames, the Berlingske Tidende and other newspapers now face an ultimatum: deplore the the publication of the cartoons and promise not to ever again insult the Prophet’s descendants.  More from Counter JIhad

A New Mecca in Dordrecht

Our Flemish correspondent VH has compiled an exhaustive report on the upcoming installation of a ka’aba in Dordrecht, the birthplace of Calvinism in the Netherlands. VH says, “This scandal arose in June, but the project was postponed. Now it has become clear that the permit has been issued and the project will be unveiled Friday, September 4, 16:00-18:00 hrs. in Dordrecht.”

He includes his own artistic impression of a 4m3 ka’aba on the square next to the Augustinian Church in Dordrecht. What the real “artistic” ka’aba will look like is not yet known.

More from the Gates of Vienna


In October 2007 we reported on New Yorks Apple story in the shape of the Kaaba in Mecca, which somehow infuriates devoted soldiers of Allah:

After Gitmo rage, Koran rage, cartoon rage, pope rage and heaven knows which other rages we have now arrived at the latest rage:

Kashmir: Muslim students demonstrate against Kaaba-shaped bar in New York

Fitna: Watch it now!


Wilders defends Fitna


The Hague – Geert Wilders, Dutch politician and leader of the Party for Freedom (PVV), has called his just-released Fitna a ‘respectable film’. He admitted that Muslims may not be happy with it, but emphasised that he had always stuck to the facts. He said he believes that the film is also ‘one thousand kilometres within the framework of the law’.

While noting that he hoped that Fitna’s release would cause no disturbances, Mr Wilders stressed that the maker of the film could not be held responsible for any riots or boycotts that might result, and that it was not meant to provoke disruption. Rather, he said, the images in Fitna were intended to make clear the dangers contained in the Qur’an and Islam.

He also said that he hoped it would lead to discussions of the disadvantages of the faith, both in the Netherlands and abroad, and explicitly invited Muslims to engage in such discussions.



* Dumbest comments:


The last time a Dutch film mocked Islam, in 2004, its director, Theo van Gogh, was slain. His killer, the 26-year-old son of Moroccan immigrants, pinned a note on his body calling for a holy war against infidels.

The slaying was followed by the worst ethnic violence in the Netherlands since the end of World War II. Muslim schools and mosques were torched. As recently as October, racial tensions prompted youths to fight with police and set cars on fire in Amsterdam.

* Absolute MSM garbage!

Three-quarters of people in the Netherlands feared the Wilders film will worsen the relationship between Muslims and non-Muslims, according to a Feb. 29 poll of 600 people by TNS Nipo and broadcaster RTL.

Backlash Feared

“It’s beyond dispute that the damage to Dutch businesses as a result of the Wilders film will be sizeable,” Jan Kamminga, president of the trade association FME-CWM, said last month. His association represents 2,750 companies including Royal Philips Electronics NV.

* Goodness! This turkey rather loses his culture than a dollar…


“This film is a direct attempt to incite violence from Muslims and help fan the flames of Islamophobia,” Arsalan Iftikhar, a contributor to Washington-based Islamica Magazine, told CNN on Thursday. “Any reasonable person can see this is meant to spit in the face of Muslims and insult our religion.”

* Good, eh? Bali 1+2, Beslan, 9/11, Moscow, Madrid, London and 10.700 terror-attacks since 9/11, and Muslims tell us to go back to sleep. And a 15 minute filick listing a few of the Islamic atrocities and the Muslims accuse us of ‘inciting violence from Muslims’… INVERTED REALITY!


WAPO truly SUX:

‘Fitna’ premier fails to shock

“The 16-minute-30-second film, which sparked so much furor well ahead of its release, did not make the grand entry that many anticipated.”

* What a bunch of cowardly wankers!