More On The Swedish Cartoons

It just won’t go away. And we get to see just how tolerant Muslims really are

mohammed whale tailThe Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), a Jeddah-based grouping of 57 Muslim states that has spearheaded calls at the U.N. for “defamation” of religions to be outlawed, added its voice.

OIC secretary-general Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu said the publication was “an irresponsible and despicable act” that was intended to “insult and arouse the sentiments of Muslims of the world.”

The Swedish government should “take immediate punitive actions against the artist and the publishers of the cartoon” and issue an unqualified apology, the OIC said.

And the Muslim World League, an international non-governmental organization also based in Saudi Arabia, condemned the cartoons, with secretary-general Abdullah Al-Turki in a statement demanding that the Swedish government punish the artist and newspaper.

Want to bet that any UN resolutions will not include defamation of Christianity or Judaism? And that liberals here in the US would want UN law to supersede our own?

I’m sure that the Muslims mentioned in the story would prefer some whippings, maybe some cutting off of hands, or even a good old fashioned stoning! It is rather interesting how people who teach each other to go out and kill women and children, and learn to be suicide bombers, can be so thin skinned. Fortunately, the Swedes seem to be saying “get over yourselves”

Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt held talks Tuesday with Swedish Muslim representatives at a Stockholm mosque and said in a statement afterwards he was sorry if people had taken offense.

“I personally would never intentionally act in a way that could be perceived by other religions as provocative or offensive,” he said, but stressed that freedom of the press and expression “is an inalienable part of our country and our democracy.”

“We’re sorry, but just take it like a man.”

“Since freedom of speech is part of our democracy we are fully entitled to say, write and express whatever we want,” Sweden’s The Local newspaper quoted her as saying in a statement. “It is part of the dialogue that is necessary if we are to be able to develop and to gain an understanding and a sense of respect for each other.”

In an editorial, Danish newspaper Berlingske Tidende said Sweden was now starting to learn the lesson Denmark faced two years ago.

“It’s only natural to feel offended. But that doesn’t give one the right to curtail or annul others’ freedom of expression,” it said. “Freedom of expression is the lifeblood of democracy. Without it, free citizenship and the free society die.”

If only our own Left would realize that, and stop trying to PC things to death. Good to see the Swedes not backing down. As soon as you give one group preferential treatment, they are going to want more and more.

Hope you like my “art.”

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6 Responses to “More On The Swedish Cartoons”

  1. darthcrUSAderworldtour2007 says:

    …achtung! Now my schwangstukken is facing east! – Magic Carpet Ride 2007?

  2. Ogre says:

    Know what’s funny? While the left continues to call for tolerance, the Muslims don’t. I’ve heard them claim they’re a religion of peace, but I don’t think I’ve heard actual Muslims claim to be tolerant of, well, anything.

  3. beth says:

    Love your artwork! 🙂

  4. The left is so invested in their Bush hatred, that they cannot even see the true reality of Islam, and do not want to.

    Glad you like it, Beth! I am going to keep doing that till I get a fatwa or death threat or something.

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