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Thursday, February 09, 2006

Quote of the Day

Okay, I know I said I wouldn't blog about this again unless something irresistible came up.
I would definitely call this quote, from Philippe Val, editor of Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical magazine that printed the cartoons, irresistible:

When extremists extract concessions from democracies on points of principle, either by blackmail or terror, democracies do not have long left.

That says it all.

Cross-posted at Wonkitties.

Posted by wonkitties on February 9, 2006 | Permalink


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CBC's website reported: "The Danish Islamic scholar who brought cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad to the attention of Muslim leaders around the world says he was only trying to boost his campaign to get an apology from the Danish newspaper that first published them."

In other words, a Danish Islamist who orchestrated a scheme meant to incite violence and intimidation against Denmark explains that he was only trying to evoke the usual squeals of submission that come from western leftists whenever the west is threatened by mob violence.

See, it was a good cause. That's why in addition to the well-known newspaper cartoons/drawings, Akkari also showed Muslim leaders drawings of doubtful (see Ezra's 02/08 post) provinence which potray the prophet as, among other things, a "child-sodomizing madman".

He defends the inclusion of these non-published provocations in his incitement campaign: "It was taken out of context and somebody is trying...to give us the guilt for what is happening."

Posted by: EBD | 2006-02-09 4:45:06 PM

That looks very much like Islamofacists, adding false cartoons. And J. Chirac condemning the newspaper! He should condemn the violence and take a stand for democracy. When will he leave his job?

I want to congratulate Charlie Hebdo for taking a stand.

Posted by: Rémi houle | 2006-02-09 6:39:37 PM

I dunno. Seems like republishing the cartoons is sorta like a civil rights activist walking into a Klan meeting. Sure, you have the "right" to do it, but it ain't exactly a smart thing to do...

Posted by: Devil's Advocate | 2006-02-10 7:47:10 AM

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