Friday, February 03, 2006


Biting into the Danish

Burning flags will solve our problems! I've been shaking my head at this story.

Two armed Palestinian groups have threatened to target French, Danish or Norwegian citizens in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank following the publication of a set of cartoons of the prophet Mohammed.

The drawings first appeared in a Danish paper, Jyllands-Posten, in September.

Newspapers in Germany, Italy, Spain and Switzerland carried the cartoons which show the prophet wearing a turban shaped as a bomb.

The owner of a French newspaper, France Soir, has sacked one of its editors for reprinting the cartoons.

The Danes appear to have been singled out especially. Danish flags have been burned and yesterday a Jordanian newspaper took the step of publishing the Danish caricatures of Prophet Muhammad that have outraged Muslims, saying it was reprinting them to show readers "the extent of the Danish offence".

Yes, right now the Danes are about as popular in the Middle-East as a Catholic is on the Shankill Road in Belfast.

The cartoons, which you can see here, have provoked boycotts of Danish goods as well as demonstrations and bomb threats.

I think this is ridiculous. These Muslim lads need to lighten up. Plenty of religions get mocked as we all know. Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism etc. Why should Islam be exempt? Lighten up for God's sake! (pun intended)

I'm also disgusted at the treatment of the Danes. How dare you mock this great and noble nation. Seeing as the country is getting some bad press right now I have decided to remind everyone what Denmark has given to the world...

The Danes have mastered wind

A Mermaid Dane

A true Danish food

A Danish treasure

Let's all learn to have a laugh at each another. We can't be so serious all the time.

Besides, there's something unsettling about responding to a cartoon by threatening to blow the sh*t out of people.

Live and let live.


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