”Until now nobody has had to answer for insulting our prophet. We have no choice but to ask for a fatwa,” says Kasem Ahmad, spokesman for Islamic Society, referring to the publication of the 12 cartoons of Mohammed in Jyllands-Posten September 30, 2005.
.. writes Flemming Rose, the Culture Editor of Jyllands-Posten (the Dannish paper that posted the Mohd cartoons first). The aim of Muslims is clear – they dont give two hoots for the liberal culture of the country they moves into…. and now since their Prophet was “denigrated” they will bring the newspaper to book.. and if the courts cannot give a sentence THEY like.. then they will bring in the force of the Middle East fatwas from the clerics there. I think it shows the magnanimity of Dannish society that they are actually LISTENING to this case in the courts!! In an Islamic country, a Hindu bringing such a case in the court would be jailed himself and possibly thrown out of the country, if the Govt is really nice.. otherwise stoning would probably be the most appropriate term for such an act to say that the Hindu immigrants want, say, Vedic laws to govern in (even as progressive as) Malaysia!! Think about it!
This is SHEER BLACKMAIL!! There is no reason why you should be living in that country ANYWAYS if you dont agee with its particular ethos and laws! And the impunity to tell them to follow Shariat as opposed to the laws of the land in NONSENSE! This is what makes Muslims immigrants the bane of any society…. and if such actions keep getting repeated elsewhere.. the “Clash of Civilization” will become a reality in its physical sense!
The Muslims have sued the paper’s editor-in-chief Carsten Juste and me for defamation. Anything but acquittal will be a sensation, and the same goes for the European Human Rights Court, which in recent years have widened the limits of acceptable speech. Islamic Society has said that they also want an apology from the paper. In a similar case in France the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo was aquitted in March after having published two of Jyllands-Posten’s cartoons and one of their own.
Apparently, Islamic Society don’t want to accept that the cartoon crisis is a thing of the past.
”No Muslim will ever forget that the prophet was insulted,” says Kasem Ahmad.
He adds that Islamic Society has well established contacts with clerics in the Middle East, and that Arab media will be contacted in order to put focus on the issue. At the time of the cartoon crisis Islamic Society was headed by the radical imam Abu Laban, a strong supporter of Osama bin Laden and in favor of establishing a Taleban-like Caliphate in the Muslim world. For a long time he was perceived as a moderate by the authorities. Abu Laban passed away this year and his place has been taken by Mostafa Chendid.
In March the new imam was interviewed by the Danish weekly Weekendavisen. At that time a fight was going on between the city council of Copenhagen and a group of young people who illegally had occupied a building bought by a Christian sect. Mostafa Chendid then called on the young people to respect the law and leave the building. That answer prompted the reporter to ask the imam, if he and his fellow Muslims then shouldn’t accept the verdict in the case against Jyllands-Posten that said, that it was legal to publish the 12 Mohammed cartoons.
”Next question. I don’t want to discuss it anymore. I am just saying that there are exceptions from every rule. And if these cartoons have insulted 1,4 billion Muslims, then…”
What can I say?
Islamic Society is basically notifying the public: we do not accept secular law, we want the sharia imposed, and if you don’t obey, we will take our case to clerics in the Muslim world to pass a legitimate verdict against the blasphemers.
An unveiled threat. Will supporters of secular law meet the challenge?
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