Monday, February 13, 2006

Rise of the Danish Street

Flemming Rose, editor of the Jyyland Posten now on indefinite leave said:
“We are used to seeing ourselves as a permissive and open society on the side of
the good, and it is shocking to see Danes as objects of hate," he said, adding "It's easier to be lenient when your neighbor looks like you, speaks the same language and has the same habits. People are willing to pay for a welfare state, but not for Ali who comes from 5,000 miles away."
Meanwhile the leader of the People's Party, Pia Kjaersgaard, wrote that
the Islamic religious community here was populated with "pathetic and lying men
with worrying suspect views on democracy and women."

She added: "They are the enemy inside. The Trojan horse in Denmark. A kind of Islamic mafia."

Strong stuff from a party that is part of the ruling coalition. The Danes are pissed with a capital P. Brussels Journal has a fascinating translation of “We Are Being Pissed On,”an angry article by Per Nyholm, a journalist for the Jyylands Posten. Mr. Nyholm has more than just anger, he has a few policy recommendations:

“Perhaps the ambassadors that have been called home to fictitious consultations
in the Middle East should be told that they may spare themselves the cost of the
return ticket.

In so far as possible The Lying Imams probably ought to be expelled. And then we ought to make an effort to support those Muslims who in a difficult situation have proven themselves to be true Citizens.

We, for our part, have no wish to be a burden to the Arab governments. We will happily withdraw our soldiers, policemen and diplomats. If they think our money smells, we will retract our aid. Our trade must make do as well as it can. We promise to not bear a grudge and, in time, we will be glad to return, but we are through with the hypocrisy. We have better things to do than being pissed upon at our own expense.

Cut down our activities in the Middle East. The world holds plenty of other opportunities.”

Anger is not limited to editorial rooms and political party offices. It is simmering in the “Danish Street.”
About 25 Muslim graves in western Denmark were vandalized late Saturday night…
Who is surprised?

When a Danish “youth” bludgeons an Imam with a crowbar, I wonder how many editors will decide not to publish pictures of the Imam’s bruised and swollen face, so as not to “provoke’ or “enrage” people (after all words can describe it just as well)? How many columnists will examine the “root causes” of Danish anger? How many politicians will demand greater efforts to address the alienation of the Danish Street? How many Muslim leaders will declare that this was the act of a single disturbed “youth” and in no way reflects on Danes as a whole? How many Imams will talk about opening dialogue to increase understanding?



Blogger ibcdc said...

There's something about this not depicting muhammad thing that I just can't seem to get my head around. I keep reading that portraying him can lead to idolatry. So, are we to believe that those that subscribe to islam have so little self control that a mere picture of their prophet can lead them astray? I mean, I just don't get it. Is that why they also cover up their women? Are they so incapable of controlling themselves that the mere sight of a woman throws them into such a sexual frenzy that they are unable to restrain themselves from acting on their impulses? I really want to know.

7:29 AM  
Blogger Wiccan said...

I think this is true. I mean they can't seem to control themselves over a cartoon when they have been drawing cartoon insulting Jews for the past 4 years.
Here is the pictures and dates that they the muslim world have accepted.
But we draw Muhammad and it is ban drawing his picture. I don't know it seems like hypocracy to me.
French have won in court to print the picture of Muhammad.
But I have noticed many websites who draw Muhammad being shut down for example. now cannot be found.
I have a Muslim activist that I am in contact with that is trying to redefine Free Speech.
I keep trying to explain to him that this wont work. He also wants to ban any pictures of religious figures. I keep trying to explain to him this wont work.
Like talking to a rock.

Hell Muhammad (may piss be upon him)

1:56 PM  

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