Originally Posted by I, fuzzbot.
Originally Posted by Pharaoh
This is from todays news, you idiot. Have you actually read the story? Six more newspapers have printed the cartoons today. As usual you're talking out of your arse fuzzbot, and if you've nothing to say about it, then don't say anything.
That's fucking bullshit, the cartoons were printed LAST MONTH. It's not my fucking fault if your sources are a month behind in WORLD NEWS.
Look at the date on this thing you pathetic ugly piece of mothershit:
The Arab League's indignation about drawings of the prophet Mohammed lead Foreign Minister Per Stig MĂ¸ller to contact the organisation's secretary general
Foreign Minister Per Stig MĂ¸ller spoke by telephone to Amr Moussa, the secretary general of the Arabic League, on Thursday in an attempt to ease tensions between the Muslim world and Denmark.
The two agreed that the decision by Jyllands-Posten to publish 12 caricatures of the Muslim prophet Mohammed should no longer cause friction between the two, national broadcaster DR reported.
'We agree that this matter needs to end,' MĂ¸ller said.
MĂ¸ller contacted Moussa after the league expressed their 'surprise and indignation' over the Danish government's reaction to the protest of both Danish Muslims as well as Muslim ambassadors in Denmark.
In addition to agreeing to end the controversy, Moussa also accepted the Danish position that while there needs to be mutual respect between religions, that politicians should not get involved in what the media chooses to publish.
The publishing of the caricatures in September resulted in demonstrations by Muslims, who believe it to be blasphemous to draw Mohammed.
The situation led a group of Muslim ambassadors to request a meeting with Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen to discuss the tone of the debate over Muslims in Denmark. Rasmussen refused to meet with the ambassadors, stating that he had no influence over the press.
As news of the drawings and Rasmussen's reactions spread in the Muslim world, the prime minister and Denmark have been heavily criticised by Muslims for failing to take action.
In his New Year's address to the nation, however, Rasmussen sought to express his understanding for the Muslim point of view.
Rasmussen's olive branch, as well as a decision to translate
Try to prove me wrong NOW, you fucking dick.
You've really shown how stupid you are this time bigmouth. Don't you ever read newspapers or watch the news? This is the latest development in the story, it's been on the news here all day.
The six newspapers republished the cartoons today to show that they are not going to be dictated to by Muslim bigots.
This is today's Times online:
Times Online February 01, 2006
A Palestinian militant in Gaza with a makeshift Danish flag defaced by a black foot (PATRICK BAZ/AFP/Getty Images)
Six newspapers reprint Muhammad cartoons
By Sam Knight and agencies
SixÂ*European newspapers have reprinted controversial cartoons of the prophet Muhammad which have provoked outrage, trade boycotts and threats of violence towards DanesÂ*after they were first published in a Danish paper.
Under the headline "We have the right to caricature God," a struggling French tabloid today reprintedÂ*all 12 of theÂ*cartoons first printed by Jyllands-Posten, a right-of-centre Danish broadsheet last September.
The coverage ranÂ*across pages four and five of this morning's edition with an editorial that defended the freedom of the press.
"The publication of 12 cartoons in the Danish press has shocked the Muslim world for whom the representation of Allah and his prophet is banned," the newspaper said. "But because no religious dogma can impose its view on a democratic and secular society, France Soir publishes the incriminated cartoons."
For its front page, the newspaper even commissioned its own image, showing a peeved Muhammad sitting on a cloud with Buddha, a Jewish God and a Christian God, who says: "Donâ€™t complain Muhammad, weâ€™ve all been caricatured here."
Meanwhile the German daily newspaper Die Welt today printed one of the cartoons on its front page todayÂ*- aÂ*drawing of the prophet wearing a turbanÂ*in the form ofÂ*a bomb about to explode.
"Democracy is the institutionalised form of freedom of expression. There is no right to protection from satire in the west; there is a right to blasphemy" the paper said in an accompanying comment piece.
The Berliner Zeitung also reprinted two cartoons as part of its coverage of the controversy. Italyâ€™s Corriere della Serra and La Stampa, and
Spainâ€™s Catalan daily El Periodico also published some or all of the images.
In an accompanying commentary, the editor of France Soir, which is in financial difficulties and has a readership of around 60,000, said he would never apologise for the decision to publish. Serge Faubert wrote: "Enough lessons from these reactionary bigots!
"There is nothing in these incriminated cartoons that intends to be racist or denigrate any community as such. Some are funny, others less so. Thatâ€™s it. That is why we have decided to publish them," he added. "No, we will never apologise for being free to speak, to think and to believe."
There was no immediate reaction to the cartoons from the French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM), a body set up to represent Franceâ€™s 5 million Muslims. With its strict separation of church and state, France has been the setting for vituperative religious controversies in the past. The Interior Minister, Nicolas Sarkozy, is closely associated with a 2004 law that prohibited the wearing of Muslim headscarves, Jewish skullcaps and prominent Christian crosses in secular state schools.
The images, which were the result of an offer to Danish cartoonists to depict Muhammad as they imagined him, have drawn thousands of Muslims out into the streets of the Middle East. This week, crowds in Gaza City burned Danish flags and images of the Danish Prime Minister, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, and fired guns into the air.
Similar protests took place today in Baghdad and in Yemen, where the Danish Red Cross has already withdrawn aid workers because of threats against its staff. Threats have been made to harm Danish citizens in Muslim countries.
Saudi Arabia has removed its ambassador in Copenhagen because of the cartoons. Libya has closed its embassy altogether. The governments of Qatar and Iran have lodged protests.
Islam forbids portrayals of Muhammad because they are considered idolatrous. One of the offending drawings shows Muhammad's turban as bomb with a lit fuse. In another he turns suicide bombers away from heaven because "We have run out of virgins".
Danish Muslim groups, some of which were responsible for publicising the cartoons in the first place, have since tried to calm the furore. Although neither Jyllands-Posten and Mr Rasmussen have apologised for printing the images, prominent imams in Copenhagen said yesterday they were shocked by the extent of the protests, which have let to widespread boycotts of Danish goods across the Middle East.
Arla Foods, Europe's largest dairy group which is headquartered in Denmark, said today it was losing 10 million kroner (ÂŁ916,000) a dayÂ*because of the boycott. The worldâ€™s biggest maker of insulin, Novo Nordisk, has also been hit after pharmacies and hospitals in Saudi Arabia refused to offer its products.Â*
You're wrong, moron.