Thursday, March 09, 2006

Cartoon Jihad Update

In Yemen a newspaper editior may face the death penalty for publishing the Mohammed cartoons.

"The paper’s website reported that the prosecution lawyers cited precedents from Muslim history when the prophet was insulted by a woman and then praised her killer."

That would be the case of Asma Bint Marwan.

At the same time, dhimmi British Home Secretary Charles Clarke is criticising Denmark's handling of the affair.

"I think that was a serious mistake which you could not imagine happening in other countries ... certainly not in this country. It is a question of respecting others, and that means do not provoke or challenge the deeply-held views of others."

I see he makes no mention of the, shall we say, inappropriate response to the cartoons. In other words, free speech be damned.

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