Thursday, February 02, 2006

Good News: A Cartoon Spectre Haunts Europe !

[Hat tip for piccie, and for being Danish and proud: Viking Observer]
Tom Paine at Silent Running gave a great account of the Perfect Storm that had engulfed cyberspace over the last several days. Apart from the search engine hits that so many of us have been getting from a seething Muslim world, as well as curious Danes, there was a hacker war against Danish newspapers, and possible retaliation against the Jazeeroid press.
Sadly, it appeared that the editor of Jyllands-Posten had apologised, and that Europe had been humiliated, and its freedom of speech beaten down with a blunt Oil Weapon. I was not happy to say the least.


Good old Charles at LGF made my day with the good news this morning! Am shamelessly reposting the material, with snippets of Six Days wisdom.
Looks like Europe may have found its spine after all. Demark does not stand alone.Not that I was ever too worried about the Saudi boycott of Danish beer, bacon and blondes!
Here come the French! (Well, the good ones anyway. Who would have thought ?)

A French newspaper has reproduced a set of Danish caricatures depicting the Prophet Muhammad that have caused outrage in the Muslim world.
France Soir said it had published the cartoons to show that “religious dogma” had no place in a secular society. Their publication in Denmark has led to protests in several Arab nations.
Responding to France Soir’s move, the French government said it supported press freedom - but added that beliefs and religions must be respected.
Re. that last bit in bold:
All silver linings have a black cloud in France. Of course we could always count on the French Government to show that they are dhimmi fascists masquerading as democrats. Beliefs and religions must be respected ? Why ? Does this apply to Nazism, Communism, NAMBLA, cannibalism, the Thuggee death cult ? What about dislike and suspicion of France ? And what is it about religion that makes it off limits ? Well, nice to know that some French journalists have more cojones than Prime Minister Barry Manilow With A Girls Name. Also a far cry from Napoleonic secularism. Lots more to say about this one, reader Talleyrand may be interested in discussing further...

And the Italians!
I used to love the Italians. Maybe I still do. But that's all personal.
Berlusconi was very clear about the real issue after Sept 11. Political correctness forced him to tone down, but he made things very clear about the differences between our civilisation and Islam's, well, absence thereof.
This is the country of Oriana Fallaci. The food, women and sports cars are superb. It would not be the West without Italy.

And Spain!
Atoning for post-Madrid bombing dhimmitude ? Nice to know that there are good people everywhere, even in one of Europe's worst retro-dhimmi states.

And the Dutch!
Well, this is long overdue. The Dutch are the first and strongest anti-dhimmis of Europe. These are the guys who elected Pim Fortuyn, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Geert Wilders and Iron Rita Verdonk.

And even the Germans ! (The Germans? Oh dear...)
This one made the Jerusalem post. Listen to this:

Two German newspapers on Wednesday reproduced controversial drawings depicting the Prophet Muhammad, with one of them arguing that a “right to blasphemy” was anchored in democratic freedoms.

The drawings were among several published in a Danish paper in September that sparked outrage and boycotts in Islamic countries. The pictures were also shown in a Norwegian magazine last week. ...
But the German Welt daily put one of the drawings showing the prophet’s turban transformed into a bomb on its front page on Wednesday. It said the picture was “harmless” and expressed regret that the Danish Jyllands-Posten daily had apologized for causing offense.
“Democracy is the institutionalized form of freedom of expression,” the paper said in a front-page commentary. “There is no right to protection from satire in the West; there is a right to blasphemy.”
The Berliner Zeitung daily also printed two of the caricatures as part of its coverage of the controversy.

You tell 'em, Die Welt ! Now if only places like Victoria, the UK, Norway, Sweden and France had the same vision of the West as the brave editors of Die Welt. Compare and contrast the bold bit above with the earlier comment from the French government. Am waiting patiently for a Sarkozy/Le Pen power sharing agreement. And this is coming from a Jew with no illusions about what else Le Pen stands for. See how much I like Chriac, Disco Boy and the whole neo-Napoleonic Eurabia project?

And The Norwegians!
- have provent to be whiny pussies with the exception of Edgar Kokkvald, the man all search engines in Dar-al-Islam are pointed at. Nevertheless, even their Prime Minister is showing more backbone than expected (Still whiny, but at least a grudging admission that freedom of speech exists):

Norway's Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg expressed regret.
"We cannot apologize for something written by newspapers in a country with freedom of expression like Norway," Norway's NTB news agency quoted him as saying on Tuesday. "But I am sad that this may have been hurtful for many Muslims."

And Hungary! (Don't bother with the link, it is in Danish. Luckily we have a translation from the Viking Observer, along with all the latest on the crisis in Denmark and overseas, and the related cyber-war)

Says the Hungarian foreign minister:

"To us, freedom of speech is a cornerstone of a functioning
democracy". The arab reaction is "unfitting".

Wait till the Rest of New Europe tells the A-rabs how they feel about being gagged ! 45 years of Soviet rule makes one very protective of the right to criticise, ridicule and abuse, especially when the target is a set of ideas, and an oppressive one at that. Who next: Poland ? The Czechs ?

Now the Paleos have been expelling Danish, Norwegian and Swedish (Why the Swedes?) from their pseudo-state hellhole, presumably in a brilliant PR stroke designed to piss off the kinds of Scandinavian moonbat dhimmis who would go out of their way to support these maniacs. They combined this great PR move with masterful burning of the Danish flag, guaranteed to make them even more friends in Eurabia. A fatwa has been issued against Danish troops in Iraq.

Are they now also going to expel Dutch, German, Italian and Spanish moonbats ? Will they burn the flags of the various countries standing up to them, or just the EU flag to make things simpler? The good folk of the EU will hopefully have a good thinks about who they are funding. This is gonna be fun to watch...
Predicted Robert Fisk Line: "If I was HAMAS I would have expelled me too"...
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