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March 21, 2006

UN Report: Mohammad Cartoon Prove Denmark Racist, Xenophobic

Garbage in, garbage out.

The report isn't officially available, but someone (maybe the author) helpfully leaked it to the press.

I've edited slightly, because the translation presented is a bit unclear.

[Judiciously], the Danish government therefore [ought to have], especially considering its international obligations, with respect to Freedom of Speech, taken a position not only on the consequences of the caricatures for its community of 200.000 Moslems but also for the protection of peace and order.

Without a doubt, it always is a concern that taking an action might provoke maniacs into mayhem and murder. But are we to then give in to the maniacs, to let their threats of violence control us? According to the UN's special idiot in charge of writing stupid shit, apparently so.

The author of this report can’t omit asking himself what the political and ideological national context the publication of the caricatures is a part of, and what the position of the Danish government is. This context is primarily colored by an agreement reached on December 8th, 2005 between the government and the Danish People’s Party, an extremist right-wing party, to tighten the conditions for achieving citizenship in a country whose immigration policies are considered among Europe’s most restrictive, a country where the Danish People’s Party has 13 percent of the votes and where a spokesman of the party, Søren Espersen, describes “Moslem immigration as a means to overrun Europe, the same as they’ve been doing the last 1.400 years.”

It certainly does seem that many would like to change the laws and cultural norms of Denmark. Through violence, and the threat thereof, if necessary.

Their uncompromising defense of a Freedom of Speech without limits or restrictions is not in accordance with the international rules which are based on a necessary balance between Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Religion, especially to combat calls for racial and religious hatred, and which all the member countries of UN have decided are the basic rules for Human Rights. This attitude shows an alarming lack of sensitivity and understanding of the religious conviction and deep emotions of the groups of society in question.

There is no tension between freedom of speech and freedom of religion, though this terrorist apologist -- salary paid by the American taxpayer, of course -- pretends there is.

You have the right to believe in whatever god you like. I have the right to make sport of that god if I like. No tension. We both have rights.

The UN now believes that Muslims' "Freedom of Religion" includes the right to stop any speech they don't like.

Thus the newspapers strengthen the connection between Islam and Terrorism which arose after September 11th and which is the most important reason for Islamophobia being on the rise in the world at large and in their own countries.

You know what else strengthens this connections? Islamists continuing to engage in terrorism.

After Islamists murder 2800 people, the most pressing concern to many in the world, and even in America, is "How do we stop all this rampant Islamophobia?"

I know one very simple way to stop Islamophobia.

Islamists should stop fucking murdering people left and goddamned right.

But that is, of course, a fantasy world solution. Much easier to browbeat Denmark and newspapers that print silly cartoons.



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