January 26, 2006

A Matter of Solidarity

I herewith follow the appeal of the Brussels Journal: "The best way to end the whole cartoon affair would be for as many websites, blogs and papers in Europe just to publish the cartoons in an act of defiance to extremists."



Those of you who are unaware of the affair started by the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten and its valiant refusal to give in to Muslim pressure: Read Robert Spencer's "Thou Shalt Not Draw" at FrontPage.

As I am writing this, I know of two other German Bloggers who followed the Brussels Journal's appeal: Politically Incorrect and Gegenstimme.

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I just found an older blog entry at Rebellog.

See also Gudrun Eussner's Fundsachen with a huge compilation of links and information about the Jyllands-Posten affair.

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I just noticed: Kewil has posted it as well at his blog Fakten Fiktionen.

11 comments:

P-BS-Watcher said...

Thanks for posting the cartoons. The Danish newspaper which published the original cartoons has been forced to apologize. The Brussels Journal blog which has led the reporting of this attack on free speech is now receiving threats. Given the state of free speech in Europe as evidenced by the Italian "prove Christ existed" case, I expect Brussels Journal to be forced to remove the cartoons and their reporting. To guard against that possibility, I have reposted the cartoons and the Brussels Journal reporting thread on my blog. I urge all bloggers who care about free speech to do the same. See Farenheit 451 Alert

The_Editrix said...

Consider it done!

Anonymous said...

Please note that Jyllands-Posten has not apologized for publishing the cartoons but for hurting the feelings of muslim people. On the contrary they underlined in their statement that they were fully within their right to post the cartoons in the first place and have made no promise of never doing anything similar in the future. I think it's a fair atnce to say, that the purpose of the publication wasn't to hurt peoples' feelings while at the same time fully upholding their right to freedom of speech.

The_Editrix said...

"...the purpose of the publication wasn't to hurt peoples' feelings while at the same time fully upholding their right to freedom of speech."

I couldn't agree more! However, To live is to be hurt, isn't it? *I*, for one, got very few apologies for all the many times I was hurt. And I survived.

Anonymous said...

imagine what would happen, if something really bad happens, not only some pictures... they will bomb our ass?

The_Editrix said...

"imagine what would happen, if something really bad happens, not only some pictures... they will bomb our ass?"

Do YOU think they wouldn't?

The_Editrix said...

To PBS-Watcher:

Oh I forgot: I've blogrolled you!

George - Palestine said...

It will be great if your Free Speech includes also free speech against Israel's crimes in Palestine.

When it comes to Israel, or if someone's opinion contradicts with the Jews, if you mention something about the holocoast in a way that the zionists do not like, it is not free speech anaymore.

If you want to stand for free speech and want peole to respect your democracy, have some more guts to stand against Israel.

Talking against Israel is met with an accusation of anti-semitism, if you question the holocoast, you will be punished by law in Europe,, but if you insult Islam,, it is free speech. This is Europe now.

The_Editrix said...

Who said I am for "Free Speech"? In fact, I don't give a fig for it. All I want is not to be murdered by Muslim savages and Europe is doing very little to nothing to prevent it.

Betty said...

News from Denmark, more than 2 years after the cartoons:

http://tinyurl.com/2n68um

Thanks to efficient intelligence nothing worse happened this time.
This time...

The_Editrix said...

Betty, that only confirms my belief that we haven't seen the end of it yet. Not by far!