Little Green Footballs

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Something rotten

Seven months after the wingnutosphere adopted the cute, fluffy nation of Denmark as a sort of team mascot in the Clash of Civilizations™, its passionate embrace of all things Danish is now being put to the test.

A Danish newspaper has printed cartoons about the Holocaust commissioned by Iran after cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad triggered violent protests.

The newspaper - Information - published six of the cartoons, which are on display in the Iranian capital, Tehran.

Several of the cartoons contrast the plight of the Palestinians with that of the victims of the Holocaust.

Editor-in-chief Palle Weis said he had thought carefully about publishing the cartoons and said it was not a stunt.

He told the BBC the cartoons accompanied a news story about the exhibition. He said they were "tasteless but predictable".

It's highly unlikely that anyone will riot as a result of this, but then again:
Information said it had decided to print the cartoons after consulting the main rabbi in Copenhagen.

"He said he had seen worse examples," editor-in-chief Mr Weis told the BBC.

"They are tasteless but predictable... they're pretty harmless. I don't think they would be called great art."

Imagine the reaction in lizard-land if the editor of Jyllands-Posten had consulted an imam while deciding whether to publish the infamous Muhammad cartoons.

Fatwa against "Danish" products like Heineken and tulips, accompanied by boilerplate foam-flecked "Eurabia" rhetoric, in 5... 4... 3...

1 comment:

21st Century Kashmiri Nomad said...

It appears that the Danes are paying in other ways for the whole cartoon affair.

Danish exports are down 15.5% for the months Feb to June 2006. For the same period exports to Saudi Arabia and other Middle East countries are down 40%. Source BBC