Monday, February 13, 2006

Man pisser på os

We are being pissed upon

A new artivle in the Brussells Journal "The Betrayal of Denmark (and us all)" provides more background on the Danish cartoon crisis which starts like this:

A local newspaper in Jutland (ever heard of Jutland before?), a rural area of Denmark (one of Europe’s smallest nations, with a language spoken by barely 5 million people) published twelve drawings. Some were simple portraits of a man with Arab features, some poked fun at the newspaper itself, and barely a handful were caricatures of Muhammad, the prophet of the Muslims – hardly offensive by Western standards.

An new article in the Jyllands-Posten [The Jutland Post]which originally published the cartoons shows how Danes feel today:

I think it was the long departed H.C. Hansen, one of the great Danish statesmen of the last century, who – as the communists were demonstrating in front of Christiansborg [the Danish Parliament] – cast his gaze across the palace square and remarked: “I will not be pissed upon.”

Read the rest.

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