Thursday, October 26, 2006

Cartoon lawsuit in Denmark

A lawsuit brought by 7 Muslim organisations against Jyllands-Posten for the publication of the 12 cartoons last September has been thrown out by a Danish court. Nothing much to say about that but, "Good".

The argument of the plaintiffs was that the cartoons

attacked the honour of believers because they portrayed the Prophet as war-like and criminal and made a clear link between Muhammad, war and terrorism.
Their suit against Jyllands-Posten has failed but they could argue the same case with more effect against the makers of a film posted on Islamist websites as "a gift for 'Eid Al-Fitr." Apart from horsemen and a couple of beheadings, the film features some Islamic luminaries calling on their fellow Muslims to act with a certain lack of restraint.
Al-Zawahiri says: "I urge you, in [the name of] the duty of jihad, which is incumbent upon every Muslim, to hurry and pursue martyrdom in order to kill the Crusaders and the Zionists." An armed individual calls: "[Oh] defenders of the faith, hurry and prepare [for jihad], this is no time for [internal] disagreement." Another individual, sitting under a banner that reads, "Expel the polytheists from the Arabian Peninsula," asks: "Are there no men in this nation?" and a masked individual declares: "Jihad is ancient, and the fate of [all] infidel leaders is one and the same: to be slaughtered."

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