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(Reuters)   Religion of peace urged armed attacks on Denmark and Norway because they didn't find a cartoon funny   (today.reuters.com ) divider line
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2006-01-30 01:43:43 PM  
Won't anyone think of the hot Scandanavian babes...?

/mmmmmmmmmmm.... Viking chicks
 
2006-01-30 01:57:16 PM  
I wonder if they'll call danishes "Freedom Pastries".
 
2006-01-30 02:03:40 PM  
its religious leaders have called for a boycott of Danish products.

No danish? I guess they'll just have to doughnuts with their blood of innocents for breakfast.

They're better for dunking anyway.
 
2006-01-30 02:08:08 PM  
...or trendy little end tables "Freedom Clock-Radio Holder Uppers".
 
2006-01-30 02:10:59 PM  
Man, these were kind of hard to find.

Hey, Islam, YHBT, YHL, HAND.
 
2006-01-30 02:19:19 PM  
Pat Robertson is probably green with envy.

Religious zealots are the suck.
 
2006-01-30 02:37:14 PM  
Islamic tradition bars any depiction of the Prophet, even respectful ones, out of concern that such images could lead to idolatry.

I get it. It's worthy of death to depict Mohammed in an editorial cartoon IN CASE people decide to worship the picture. Makes about as much sense as blaming women for being raped because they "enticed the rapist".

Religion is stupid.
 
2006-01-30 02:41:23 PM  
Clavis

If you have any question about the tendancy of people to worship idols given half a chance, look no further than the catholics.

Not that it matters to me. Worship a floater for all I care.
 
2006-01-30 02:42:20 PM  
What Danish products?
 
2006-01-30 02:49:22 PM  
So basically what they are saying (as they fire their guns in the air) is:

"We will continue to call for your deaths and threaten your country and way of life until you admit we are a peaceful religion"

I think the cartoon pretty much nails it on the head.
 
2006-01-30 02:50:41 PM  
Keith Moon - Danish Salami and Elephant Beer mostly.
 
2006-01-30 03:24:57 PM  
Uuuuuh, can we SEE the cartoon?
 
2006-01-30 03:25:26 PM  
Jyllands-Posten called for and printed the cartoons by various Danish illustrators, after reports that artists were refusing to illustrate works about Islam, out of fear of fundamendalist retribution. The newspaper said it printed the cartoons as a test of whether Muslim fundamentalists had begun affecting the freedom of expression in Denmark.

In a followup story, editors poked a hornet nest to see if they'd get stung. They did.

/freedom pastries, nice one
//I wonder if a fark photoshop contest would get their attention
 
2006-01-30 03:29:37 PM  
That quote was from the article linked by filth, and the cartoons are there too.
 
2006-01-30 03:30:09 PM  
Chewbacca Jones-

I never had a problem with (or thought about) Danes but since you've informed me that they make salami and beer, I love them like brothers and sisters.
 
2006-01-30 03:45:49 PM  
Keith Moon - Danish Salami is kinda like regular
salami except it is twice as greasy and has 10X the flavor.
Also - Elephant Beer is 9% alcohol by volume and the drink it
starting at 9 in the morning for breakfast. Damn that's hot.
 
2006-01-30 04:01:30 PM  
An Iraqi group wishes to bomb Denmark?

I'd love to hear how they'd plan to accomplish that.
 
2006-01-30 04:01:41 PM  
Yet another case of religion being taken seriously
 
2006-01-30 04:03:36 PM  
Hamlet was Danish.
 
obz
2006-01-30 04:03:45 PM  
Exactly when is this shiat going to stop???
 
2006-01-30 04:04:21 PM  
Hans Christian-Anderson unavailable for comment.
 
2006-01-30 04:04:31 PM  
I liked the one that says, "Stop, we ran out of virgins" while blocking a line of bombers into heaven.
 
2006-01-30 04:04:41 PM  
Dood. News from anything based out of Iraq is going to be violent. Doesn't matter if it's coming from the "Jihadists for Jesus" group based out of Iraq.

If it's Iraq news, someone's gotta die.
 
2006-01-30 04:04:42 PM  
They think something is rotten in Demark.
 
2006-01-30 04:04:47 PM  
Why doesn't good ol' Pat pray for these guys to just die?
 
2006-01-30 04:04:57 PM  
OlafTheBent: Won't anyone think of the hot Scandanavian babes...?

Please, show us the babes you're speaking about. For research.

/Scientist
//of boobies
 
2006-01-30 04:05:38 PM  
Mohammed my ass.
 
2006-01-30 04:06:16 PM  
Omerian must be prayed for immediatly.

That is all.
 
2006-01-30 04:06:24 PM  
Submitter forgot to add this part:

"Religion of peace leads invasion of Iraq, a country that did not invade any Christian nation, and goes on to kill tens of thousands of Iraqi citizens."
 
2006-01-30 04:06:26 PM  
Finally, a fatwah I can get behind.
 
2006-01-30 04:06:30 PM  
I like that Saudi Arabia recalled their envoy. Perhaps if we can get all Muslims to be recalled back to their home lands, the rest of us can live in peace. You go to your little corner of the world, we'll stay in ours.

...oh, wait...Muslims don't want to go back to their home because they are teh suck. Furthermore, the leaders of muslim countries don't want these people back either because they've seen democracy in action and they don't want any of that democratic crap going on at home while they have a perfectly good way of controlling everyone and everything as things stand.

/yeah, I know it's a simple view
//yeah, I know it a huge generlaization
///did you know this is Fark?
 
2006-01-30 04:07:18 PM  
Fucck religion - all of them.
 
2006-01-30 04:07:43 PM  
In other news, religion of peace commends the death of soldiers in Iraq and cheers on the deaths in recent hurricanes as punishment for sins against God and Christ.

Because, you know, radical minority groups are representative of a whole religion. Idiot.
 
2006-01-30 04:08:21 PM  
Hideously Gigantic Smurf
I'd love to hear how they'd plan to accomplish that.

First, you hijack a plane...
 
2006-01-30 04:08:24 PM  
us.ent4.yimg.com

Unavailable for comment, because he won't go on without his.
 
2006-01-30 04:08:33 PM  
I know Ziggy's been pushing the envelope recently, but I never thought his zany insight into human nature and contemporary society would launch a religious war.
 
2006-01-30 04:08:55 PM  
Goddfella
"Religion of peace leads invasion of Iraq, a country that did not invade any Christian nation, and goes on to kill tens of thousands of Iraqi citizens."

O RLY?
 
2006-01-30 04:09:40 PM  
Urgin' aint doin'.

The Van Goh killing was doin'.

Not a fan of violent Islamic loons, but this time out I got no complaints.
 
2006-01-30 04:10:04 PM  
I blame Rasmussen.

/obscure?
 
2006-01-30 04:10:13 PM  
Goodfella forgot this:


And in the process of killing tens of thousands of civillians, saved hundreds of thousands of children being killed by UN sanctions.


Either that, or we can't trust any number coming out of Iraq.

 
2006-01-30 04:10:19 PM  
*note to self: Next week introduce "Drunk and Bitter Mohamed" to the cast.
 
2006-01-30 04:11:02 PM  
Hear that?

That's the stampede of men swarming to comfort the terrified Scandanavian women.

Wow...what an exodus...

Hee hee hee, sorry, but does anyone else find ANY condemnation of Denmark at all humorous?
 
2006-01-30 04:11:12 PM  
wyltoknow: Because, you know, radical minority groups are representative of a whole religion. Idiot.

They are, if the actions of those "radicals" are consistent with the doctrin of those religions. In both cases, they are. Oops!
 
2006-01-30 04:11:53 PM  
Oh well!!!!
 
2006-01-30 04:12:37 PM  
Clavis
I get it. It's worthy of death to depict Mohammed in an editorial cartoon IN CASE people decide to worship the picture. Makes about as much sense as blaming women for being raped because they "enticed the rapist".

well some cartoons are just so powerful that it is impossible not to worship it.

take this for example...

patriotart.com

i loves me some patriot art. But then I have to go shower because I feel so slimey after looking at it.
 
2006-01-30 04:12:52 PM  
That sandwhich defiles all that is holy. Dagwood must die!
 
2006-01-30 04:13:01 PM  
wyltoknow
Because, you know, radical minority groups are representative of a whole religion. Idiot.

It's a little more mainstream than that.

Protest grows over cartoons of Prophet Muhammad; gunmen seize Gaza office
12:11:29 EST Jan 30, 2006

DONNA ABU-NASR

BEIRUT (AP) - The controversy over Danish caricatures of Prophet Muhammad escalated Monday as gunmen seized a European Union office in Gaza and Muslims appealed for a trade boycott of Danish products. Denmark called for its citizens in the Middle East to exercise vigilance.

Denmark-based Arla Foods, which has been the target of a widespread boycott in the Middle East, reported that two of its employees in Saudi Arabia were beaten by angry customers. Aid groups, meanwhile, pulled workers out of Gaza, citing the threat of hostilities.

The 12 drawings - published in a Danish newspaper in September and in a Norwegian paper this month - included an image of the Prophet wearing a turban shaped like a bomb with a burning fuse. Islamic tradition bars any depiction of the Prophet, even respectful ones, out of concern that such images could lead to idolatry.

Danish government officials have expressed regret over the furor but have refused to get involved, citing freedom of expression. The Jyllands-Posten newspaper has refused to apologize for publishing the drawings and has said it did not mean to insult Islam.

Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen briefed European Union colleagues about the matter Monday. He has repeatedly rejected calls to intervene.

But Arla Foods' executive director urged the Danish government to take action.

"Freedom of expression is an internal Danish issue but this has a totally different dimension," Peder Tuborgh said. "This is about Denmark having offended millions of Muslims."

Villy Soevndal, leader of the small opposition Socialist People's Party, said Denmark "cannot be a country where the prime minister goes into hiding while Denmark loses export money, Danish citizens are being threatened and Danish flags burned."

In Gaza, masked gunmen briefly took over an office used by the EU, demanding an apology from Denmark and Norway. The gunmen said citizens of the two countries would be prevented from entering the Gaza Strip. No one was hurt.

The Danish Red Cross said it was evacuating two employees from Gaza and one from Yemen.

"There have been concrete threats against our employees. The fact that they are Danish nationals has made the difference," Danish Red Cross spokesman Anders Ladekarl said.

The Norwegian People's Aid group also said it was withdrawing its two Norwegian representatives in Gaza but that operations would be maintained by local staff.

In a statement issued Sunday evening on its website, the Foreign Ministry called for Danes in the Middle East to be cautious.

In Iraq, a roadside bomb targeted a joint Danish-Iraqi patrol near the southern city of Basra on Monday, wounding one Iraqi policeman, military officials said. The attack was the first involving Danish troops since the protests flared.


Arabs and Muslims are calling for a boycott of Danish foods, including popular cream cheese, butter and cookie brands. Arla said the boycott of its products in the Middle East is almost total.

"Sales have come to a standstill in almost all markets," said product division manager Jens Refslund.

Arla Foods has $430 million in annual sales in the Middle East and about 1,000 employees in the region.

Saudi Arabia, which has recalled its ambassador to Denmark, was warned by the EU trade commissioner that the 25-country bloc would take action with the World Trade Organization if the kingdom supported a Danish boycott, the European Commission said Monday.

Libya on Sunday said it was closing its embassy in Denmark.

Mohammed Al Dhaheri, United Arab Emirates' minister of justice and Islamic affairs, said publishing the "blasphemous" cartoons was "disgusting and irresponsible," according to comments released Monday by the official WAM news agency.

"This is cultural terrorism, not freedom of expression. The repercussions of such irresponsible acts will have adverse impact on international relations."

In Pakistan, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Tasnim Aslam said the government is "engaged with the Danish government" over the cartoon publication.

She said Pakistan hopes the Danish government would "try to resolve this issue because you cannot hurt the sentiments of billions of Muslims in the name of freedom of press."


http://www.cbc.ca/cp/world/060130/w013034.html
 
2006-01-30 04:13:29 PM  
Cyberlost
First, you hijack a plane...

Just they did on 9/11, huh?
Oh, wait...
 
2006-01-30 04:15:40 PM  
Goodfella Ha, I knew a turd like you couldn't pass up a chance to spew out something like that. Given any evidence whatsoever that Islam is not a religion of peace, and perhaps is even worthy of condemnation, asshats such as yourself will leap to condemn Christianity, democracy, America, and everything the west stands for. Dear god let's not say anything bad about Islam, eh? Enemy of my enemy...
 
2006-01-30 04:16:13 PM  
These cartoons offended me too. I only laughed at one.

I hope my offence is duly noted.
 
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