For the Paris Muhammed Cartoons: I Would Rather Die Standing Than Live Kneeling

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Paris Terrorist Attack


Three masked men kill 12 people after storming the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, then flee after a gun battle

The bodies of victims are being removed from a Paris building as police conduct a major manhunt for gunmen who killed 12 at the headquarters of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Three masked gunmen stormed the offices of the controversial publication, which has previously been attacked for its portrayal of the Prophet Mohammed. French police officials say they have identified three men as suspects and have named them. The attackers were armed with Kalashnikov rifles and a rocket-propelled grenade during the attack on Wednesday morning. Police sources have said two brothers from the Paris region and another man from Rheims have been linked to the attack.

The intent is clear.

Here are some of the Muhammed Cartoons and  two links to my archive of cartoon images and commentary. Here is another link that has a more extensive treatment of the flap.

Muhammad Cartoons Two Tunisian Men Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison for Posting Muhammad Caricatures to Facebook

Mohammed Cartoon Bomb Muhammed Cartoons Watch: Four Muslims Plead Not Guilty to Terrorist Attack on Jyllands Posten Newspaper

Two Tunisian Men Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison for Posting Muhammad Caricatures to Facebook

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The Muhammad Cartoons of Jyllands-Posten

Another blow for freedom of speech.

The Court of First Instance of Mahdia sentenced two men to seven years of prison for charges relating to their posting of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammed on Facebook. The decision is subject to appeal.

According to an extract of the decision, which was posted online, Jabeur Mejri and Ghazi Beji were sentenced to five years in prison for “troubling the public” order and “transgressing morality” by posting the images of the Prophet and an additional two for “bringing harm to others” across “networks of public communications.” The two men were each levied a fine of 1,200 dinars as well.

Beji has fled to Europe to avoid facing charges while Mejri is currently in jail in Mahdia and studying his appeal with his legal representation.

Bochra Belhaj Hmida, lawyer, activist, and ex-president of the Tunisian Association of Democratic Women, is currently involved in an effort to rally civil society against the decision. She stated that she found the decision shocking, particularly, “when one considers the fact that those in Tunisia who committed terrorist acts are free and those two men are being prosecuted for publishing such insignificant things.”

But, then again, most of the American press were afraid to post these cartoons or caricatures as well.

I wonder what my sentence would be, since I have posted them over and over?

Here is Kurt Westergaard’s most famous cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad:

Mohamed Geele Who Attacked Danish Muhammed Cartoonist Kurt Westergarrd Faces Additional Prison Sentence in Appeals Court

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A court in Denmark has found a Somali man guilty of attempted terrorism for trying to kill a cartoonist whose portrayal in 2005 of the prophet Mohammad, led to outrage in the muslim world.

Wow, the prosecutor says nine years is not enough for this miscreant.
An appeals court has begun a trial against a Somali man convicted of terrorism for breaking into the home of a Danish cartoonist who caricatured the Prophet Muhammad.

The prosecutor on Wednesday asked the Western High Court to raise Muhideen Mohammed Geelle’s prison sentence to 12 years from the nine years given by a lower court in February. A verdict is expected next week.

You remember the attack?

The caartoon:


Mohamed Geele Who Attacked Danish Muhammad Cartoonist Kurt Westergaard is Sentenced to 9 Years in Prison and Deportation

Mohamed Geele Who Attacked Danish Muhammad Cartoonist Kurt Westergaard is Convicted

Danish Muhammad Cartoonist Kurt Westergaard Calls Attacker Mohamed Geele a “Madman” and a “Cowardly Liar”

Danish Muhammad Cartoonist Kurt Westergaard’s Atacker, Mohamed Geele Goes on Trial

Danish Cartoonist Kurt Westergaard to Face His Attacker in Court

The Muhammad Cartoon Archive

The Non-Apology Yet Apology for the Mohammed Cartoons by Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen

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A summary display of the Mohammed cartoons that sparked riots throughout the Muslim world

So, did the Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen and Secretary General of NATO apologize to the Muslim World for newspaper cartoons?

You be the judge.

Exit question: If he REALLY means to apologize why would he have NOT done so many months ago and spared his country grief from business boycotts and protests?

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