Thursday, February 14, 2008

European Papers Reprint Danish Cartoons After Death Plot Uncovered


I passed this story over the other day, interesting enough I suppose but just one more report of Muslim fanatics doing there thing, plotting to murder an infidel thing.

What took my eye in this latest report was the reprinting of the Danish cartoons by Spanish, Swedish and Dutch newspapers to show solidarity with the Danes, an endorsement of free speech and a fuck you to the Islamists.

Newspapers across Europe Wednesday reprinted the controversial cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed that sparked worldwide protests two years ago.

The move came one day after Danish authorities arrested three people allegedly plotting a "terror-related assassination" of Kurt Westergaard, the cartoonist behind the drawing.

Berlingske Tidende, was one of the newspapers involved in the republication by newspapers in Denmark. It said: "We are doing this to document what is at stake in this case, and to unambiguously back and support the freedom of speech that we as a newspaper always will defend," in comments reported by The Associated Press.

Newspapers in Spain, Sweden and the Netherlands also republished the drawing Wednesday as part of their coverage of Tuesday's arrests.more and video

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