Monday, 4 January 2010

Gimme a break with those Danish Cartoons

Stupid New Year News...

It seems, according to Deutsche Welle that Kurt Westergaard who starred at the Danish Cartoon controversy got attacked by a Somali National. Kurt does indeed have our biggest sympathy and support under the light of the attack, but i cannot leave uncommented the fact that the intruder seems that was so bright that attacked the front door with an ax and a knife... of course he got shot, of course he got wounded and of course is being held in custody...

...of course... i mean whot was he thinking? Was he any?

What seems hilarious nevertheless is that this mastermind is told of being a member of
[DW]: "Somalia's al Shabaab militant group as well as al Qaeda militants"

Who the hell is recruting them? Stevie Wonder?

And just to jump from hilarious to Hillarious... according to The Spiegel: "The ax-wielding Somali man who broke into the house of Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard on Friday may have planned to attack US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Kenya".

With whot? A very sharp Mango?... "As dawn nears, Blackadder makes his call to Haig and demands his favour in return. It is revealed that he saved Haig from a pygmy woman with a sharpened mango at the Battle of Mboto Gorge"

Anyway, since the topic is hot again, DW asked for feedback: "Were European newspapers right to reprint the Mohammed caricatures?"

Below the answer posted.

Of course other European newspapers had the right to reprint the cartoons, likewise some other european newspapers had the right not to, and it was not observed, since, during that period a solidarity web site provided the cartoons for reprint, listing all newspapers who had the danish cartoon news as reprinters...

Plus, only following the danish cartoon incident, 57 muslim countries (about 1/4 of the planet) started pressing for a "religious defamation" UN resolution on free expression, oddly enough based on european (irish) law (apparently we Europeans do not embrace criticism as well). In the past there where muslim threats even towards the grave of Dante Alighieri, but never made it to the UN...

Is it really an instant Rushdie-type fame, worth jeopardizing International freedom of expression?

It wasn't after all that much of a revolution... was it?

Whatever... after all, soon enough we'll be talking about the Irish cartoons controversy, won't we?

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