What a sad day…
From Arab News:
The Danish imam [Faith Alev] said that Muslims there have expressed their dissatisfaction by participating in the Danish media and holding public debates.
Muslims who make up three percent of the Danish population of 5.2 million, are now better heard and known than before, he said.
“Now, every one knows for sure that there is no unlimited freedom of expression,” he said.
Abdul Wahid Pedersen, vice chairman of the Islamic Christian Study Center, said that Muslims did not face any discrimination from the Danish government or its people during this controversy.
“Denmark appreciates the freedom of religion,�? he said, adding that in rare cases from time to time they encounter some criticism by individuals and hear some rude talks about Islam.
There were no boycott reactions by Muslims in Denmark, because most of the market’s product is made locally.
“Though we could not have an actual reaction, we appreciate the steps taken by our brother Muslims all over the world,�? he said.”
From a linguistic-political perspective this is a series of immensely interesting utterances. From my perspective it is just about the most hypocritical statement I have ever laid my eyes upon.
Please explain to me how, on the one hand, one is pleased about having accomplished limitations on freedom of speech and, on the other, one claims to be against discrimination?
I wonder what “steps” and “an actual reaction” refer to here. What is my fellow Dane talking about: would it be the death threats, the bombscares, the protest marches, the flag-burnings, the diplomatic rows, the condemnations and demands for apologies from the world’s Islamic and Arab bodies, the calls for a U.N. resolution carrying a sanctions threat, the fatwa issued against Danish troops in Iraq, the widening Mideast boycott of Danish goods, or would it be the UK-based Jihadists now declaring holy war against Denmark…
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