Sunday, January 29, 2006

Denmark's Muslim cartoon and free speech affair


(Update, February 3, 2006. My own blog thoughts and mini-manifesto, here.)

From the Brussel's Journal blog, coverage of the Danish Muslim cartoon affair, and the reaction of moderate Muslims in Denmark, when they realized that the Danish government would actually stick by its pro-free expression position. Here.

(Update, January 30, 2006. Here are the illustrations that were done for the original book on the Prophet Muhammed. Here (go all the way down the page) are the cartoons that followed in the newspaper, as a form of protest over the idea that no one - no one, not Muslims, not anybody else, would be allowed to draw the Prophet. Here is a post from the Brussels Journal, re further troubles - riots in Gaza against Norwegian and Danish aid offices. Norway and Denmark are advising their citizens against travel in Gaza. Will the Danish government, which up to now has shown admirable adherence to the principle of universal, secular free expression, continue to hold to principle?)

(Update, February 2, 2006. A lot of people have been visiting this site thinking that I know something special about all this. I don't, actually - I have been following this on Brussels Journal. But as of ten minutes ago, if you are looking for the cartoons, I found them again here. The actual URL is http://photobucket.com/albums/c308/kimpolita/ . The above links aren't working, although it may be bandwidth problems.)

2 comments:

messengerboy said...

The Koran and the life of the prophet Mohammed
Original in Danish: Koranen og profeten Muhammeds liv - Kåre Bluitgen - Høst & Søn
Høst & Søn Denmark ISBN 87-638-0049-7 24-01-05

It was this book that started the whole row. The author Kaare Bluitgen was not able to find an artist who would draw illustrations for the book, in fear of Muslim reprisals. This started editor of Jyllands Posten Flemming rose to ask a number of artists to draw Muhammed. Now Danish goods are being boycotted in Muslim countries, and Danes have been threatened.

Here are the pictures from the book which started it all. I hope it is going to be translated into many languages!

Download the pictures for safekeeping, and post them on other boards please.

Kaare Bluitgen Mohammed book illustrations

Other Mohammed Cartoons:

Jyllands Posten Mohammed Cartoons

MIKE WATERHOUSE said...

WOULD YOU CONSIDER PRINTING A CARTOON OF JESUS AND MOHOMAD WITH ARMS OVER EACH OTHERS SHOULDER GIVING THE PEACE SIGN WITH A CAPTION: LIKE GET OVER IT DUDES! JUST A THOUGHT --MIKE WATERHOUSE