"The man who catapulted Denmark into an international crisis sits in his cosy kitchen and is confused. Kare Bluitgen has generated a conflict that is robbing ambassadors and heads of state of their sleep…. And it all began with Kare Bluitgen wanting to explain Islam to Danish children...." MORE >>>Did you know that, the year before the cartoons came out, the Danish film maker Theo Van Gogh was brutally murdered by a Muslim -- after he made a film criticizing Muslim treatment of women?
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Turns out Kare Bluitgen advertised for Danish artists to illustrate his children's book on Muhammed, but after Van Gogh's murder, Danish artists were all hiding in holes.
That's when another Dane stepped up to bat:
"This cowardice prompted Flemming Rose, the culture editor of Denmark's biggest daily, Jyllands-Posten, to get involved. Rose asked the country's most renowned caricaturists to draw the Prophet Mohammed. Rose says he wanted to see 'how deep this self-censorship lies in the Danish public.' Forty cartoonists were approached, twelve sent in their pictures and these were published at the end of September in the paper's weekend edition."In the West, we've always tolerated a tension between freedom of speech, and our sensibilities. Are we going to chuck this freedom now, just because Muslims tell us to?!? Jeesh! I wanna decide if we give up freedom of speech. Let’s not wilt like wet paper when a pile of flies guys order us around.
What would happen if, say, an American filmmaker made a movie about Muslims, and a Muslim gunned him down on the streets of New York? Would the film company apologize and promise never to “do it again”? Would Americans stop making films about Muslims? Would Muslims stop there, ordering us around?
Has the West -- America included -- already folded to Islam? In my book, our fear of Islam put into office the worst president America has ever had (to date, at any rate). A president with long and deep ties to Islamic oil.
Kiddies: let’s not confuse “respect” for others with self-protection -- i.e. from warrior-god boys.