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2008-02-12


Kurt Westergaard at work
Kurt Westergaard at work (movie still from "Bloody Cartoons")

Murder plot against Danish cartoonist (Jyllands-Posten, English article)

Early Tuesday morning, Danish police arrested several people with a Muslim background suspected of conspiring to kill Kurt Westergaard, a Danish cartoonist with Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten.


Apparently the would-be murderers are two Tunisians (who will be deported) and a 40-year old Danish citizen of Moroccan descent, who'll be released after interrogation. The police have known about the plans for at least 3 months: Interview with artist. Running from murder plans (Danish text, my translation):

"When I came home, three bodyguards were standing with guns. We were told that we could do whatever we wanted. As long as we disappeared from our homes."

[. . .] the threat has never been as concrete as the information that the Security and Intelligence Service (PET) brought to him 3 months ago: "They want to kill you. They will do it here in your home. They know where you live. And they know your home well enough that they have been able to draw a basic plan over the design of the house."


Speaking of Islamofascists - do you remember the Iranian rioter who was shown "red-handed" in front of the Danish Embassy in Iran during the riots in 2006?



Danish journalist Karsten Kjaer has made a documentary where he travels around the Middle East, interviewing all the muftis and imams who were behind the riots. It turns out - surprise, surprise - that none of them had ever seen the cartoons.

Karsten Kjaer located the old man (who turned out to be pretty pleasant when he isn't busy burning down Danish embassies). He hadn't seen the cartoons either - he had simply been told by the government's Basij Forces that "the infidel Danes have insulted our Prophet".

Karsten Kjaer proceeds to show him the terrible Kurt Westergaard cartoon, and the old man hides his face from fear: His eternal soul is clearly in danger:



But when he actually sees Kurt Westergaard's cartoon, he relaxes again: Mohammed looks like an Indian Sikh:

How can that be the Prophet Mohammed?

The dangerous cartoon - at last

Indeed. Who is to tell whether a given cartoon "is the Prophet Mohammed". Just like this famous poster shown below: Karsten Kjaer bought it at a religious supermarket in Iran, where he was told by his governmentally assigned guide that it was the last Mohammed-poster for sale. According to the guide, the supermarket stopped selling Mohammed icons and posters after the Mohammed crisis. Something about Shiite Muslims respecting Sunni dogma. Or something.

Other people will tell you the poster is not a picture of Mohammed, but instead his cousin Ali. So who's to say whether Westergaard's cartoon is an image of Mohammed, Ali or an Indian Sikh?

This is not Mohammed?

You can see the movie here: Bloody Cartoons (English dialogue and sub-titles). See below


Added: In case you never saw the original page back in September 2005, Jyllands-Posten has put it online here: Jyllands-Posten's twelve cartoons (PDF-file)

Why Democracy

Added: The above link to the movie is only to a short teaser. The whole movie can be streamed from this address: mms://wms.dr.dk/storage/PP/dril/dmb/03-10-2007/51729_320x240x500K.wmv. Alternatively, you can go to Denmark's Radio, click "2" and then click "Se filmen".

Comments:
It's great shame.
 
It's pretty sad that people get so caught up in superstitious BS that they are more than willing to riot and kill over a cartoon of some stupid guy who lived and died over 1,000 years ago. I'm sick to death of hearing about "people of religion" (whether Muslim, Sikh, or Christian) trying to control what the rest of us read, write, draw, think, see, do or say, and I'm especially sick of them demanding special dispensation for their superstitious idiocy. These people must be stopped in their tracks with a good firm slap on the muzzle, and not acquiesed to or given exemptions to laws and rules.


For more Mohammed cartoons, see:

http://spiritwolf.blogspot.com
 
"For more Mohammed cartoons, see"

Excuse me, but your Blog seems to be named spritwolf.blogspot.com and not spIritwolf.blogspot.com. :-)
 
"..kill over a cartoon of some stupid guy who lived and died over 1,000 years ago."

You idiots never learn...
You unrespectful people really deserve it all...You've caused an havoc and now you blam the believers.

That "guy" you call "stupid" is the most respected human being for the Muslims and also many people from other religions.

Muhammed is not Jesus. You can not mock him and walk away. He is a respected person and he has millions of believers who would die for him.

What are you trying to achieve with all your insults?
Are you really that stupid?

You have a lesson to learn;
You can not be unrespectful for Muhammed. Muslims are not like Christs. They have a REAL respect for Muhammed.

1+1=2. It's so simple. You should either stop sticking your finger into the bee hive or stop whining when you got sting.
 
Bee hives are only accepted if they harbour honey, otherwise they are removed in different ways, to easen the atmosphere.
 
TO daniel ted,,spirit wolf,,ateist,,and the cartoonist kurt,,
THE HELL FIRE IS VERY INTENSE ,AND WAITING FOR YOU ALL ..DEAR ALL THOSE WHO ARE WRITING AGAINST OUR PROPHET...YOUR WHOLE GENERATION CANNOT WIPEN YOUR DIRTY SOOUL ...AND YOU WAIT FOR THE DAY WHEN THE DEATH WILL CURB YOU BY YOUR THROAT .THEN NO ESCAPE ..AND VERY PAINFUL ..ALLAH COULD SNIP YOU IN NO TIME ,BUT HE WIIL NEVER DO THAT.,,TILL U ALL ARE THERE INFRONT OF HIM ,,, STILL TIME IS THERE YOU CAN ASK FORGIVENESS FROM HIM ..HE KINDEST OF ALL MAY PARDON U ALL ..I WISH U ALL COULD SEE THE FATE OF YOUR ANCESTOR ....YOU ALL THINK WE ARE FOOL ,WORSHIPING ALLAAH ,,NO IN THE LAST WE WIIL HAVE THE LAST LAUGH...HELL FIRE IS VERY FEROCIOUS .....I THANK ALLAH i am a muslim A MUSLIM FROM INDIA
 
"Karsten Kjaer proceeds to show him the terrible Kurt Westergaard cartoon, and the old man hides his face from fear: His eternal soul is clearly in danger:"

You do realise the man was yawning and not "hiding his face in fear."

In fact, when asked whether he would like to see the cartoons he said, 'no problem, I am not a fanatic.'

I realise you have a bias against Islam, and that is your prerogative with this being your blog and all, but would be nice if you had the honesty not to misquote and misrepresent people.

And, also, the Muhammad cartoons were intended by their creators to be depictions of the prophet as the paper weighed into the debate on censorship and criticism of Islam. That was the point.

Please don't loose your facts in rhetoric next time.
 
> You do realise the man was yawning and not "hiding his face in fear."

No, I didn't realize that. Are you sure you have seen the film?
 
I have seen the film. Several times now, in fact. He starts to yawn and then covers his mouth to be polite.

From 8:50 -- youtube.com/watch?v=QUTGxKWRud0&feature=watch_response_rev

The whole point of that interview was to show that the old man was actually quite a nice guy and his participation in the demonstrations wasn't part of some deep-seated conviction or hatred for the West, but because that's how he makes a living. As he said himself, he's not a fanatic, just a Potemkin demonstrator for the Iranian government.
 
May Allah turn those peoples faces who like' printed an created this cartoon into monkeys and pigs. so then we can take there heads of in public.
 
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