Protesters denounce the satirical images of the Prophet Mohammed in Montpellier, France in February, 2006. A Norwegian commercial television channel was set to broadcast pictures of caricatures in a documentary on the row surrounding last year’s publication of the cartoons, Norwegian media reported.
A Danish court on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit filed by Muslim organizations against the newspaper that first published the Prophet Muhammad cartoons that touched off protests in the Islamic world.
The City Court in Aarhus said it could not be ruled out that some Muslims had been offended by the 12 drawings printed in Jyllands-Posten, but said there was no reason to assume that the cartoons were meant to “belittle Muslims.”
The newspaper published the cartoons on Sept. 30, 2005 with a text saying it was challenging a perceived self-censorship among artists afraid to offend Islam.
“It cannot be ruled out that the drawings have offended some Muslims’ honor, but there is no basis to assume that the drawings are, or were conceived as, insulting or that the purpose of the drawings was to present opinions that can belittle Muslims,” the court said.
No United States Constitution or First Amendment Freedom of Speech Rights in Denmark. But, why is the New York Times and other MSM media in the United States afraid to publish the cartoons?
How do you spell HYPOCRITE PRESS?
The New York Times has no hesitation to publish America’s secrets on its War on Terror but doesn’t want to offend Muslims?
The plaintiffs, who claimed to have the backing of 20 more Islamic organizations in the Scandinavian country, had sought $16,860 in damages from Jyllands-Posten Editor in Chief Carsten Juste and Culture Editor Flemming Rose, who supervised the cartoon project.
The lawsuit said the cartoons depict Muhammad “as belligerent, oppressing women, criminal, crazy and unintelligent, and a connection is made between the Prophet and war and terror.”
Well, there is a connection. Notice the court did not rule on this specific pleading.
If Muslims wish to live in Western society, they had better get used to critique of their religion and way of life. But, do they wish to assimilate and live in peace?
Stay tuned for more protests……..
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