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Thursday, October 26, 2006

Muslims seething over dismissal of cartoon lawsuit

Al-AP reports that Muslims are seething over the dismissal of lawsuit filed in a Danish court that related to the publication of cartoons of the 'prophet' Muhammed in a Danish newspaper last year.
"This was expected because the values and culture of the West are different from Muslim countries," said Ameer ul-Azeem, spokesman for Jamaat-e-Islami, which belongs to an Islamic alliance that organized mass protests across Pakistan last year.

Western courts "should listen to what Muslim scholars think," ul-Azeem said. "If they think these cartoons insult their religion and the prophet, the courts should respect these views.

It is not up to the court to decide if Muslims will have hard feelings or not."

The City Court in Aarhus said it could not be ruled out that some Muslims had been offended by the 12 drawings printed in Jyllands-Posten, but said there was no reason to assume that the cartoons were meant to "belittle Muslims."


Ul-Azeem said it was unlikely that mass protests would erupt over the decision because the Muslim anger over the cartoons is already well known.

"Muslim countries have already registered their anger," he said.
I'm glad that the court dismissed this lawsuit, and I'm sorry that it was filed in the first place. The political correctness of hearing a lawsuit like this is beyond absurd.


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