Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Buy Danish !

Muslims around the world are calling for a boycott of Danish products after the Danish government refused to move against the Jyllaands-Posten for publishing some cartoons that satirized Islam and the prophet Mohammed. "Its a free speech thing", the Danes effectively said, "you wouldn't understand."

I'm not endorsing religious disrepect. I understand that Islam (but not Danish law) forbids the depiction of Mohammed. I can see how the cartoon of Mohammed with a turban in the shape of a bomb and fuse could offend. ut who is it, really, that has committed that bit of blasphemy? (The cartoon where the Prophet calls upon the homicide bombers to stop because they have ran out of virgins provides a hint.) But, in western democracies, we are free to offend one another. One of the reasons I am not a big fan of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, despite a great deal of ideological affinity, is that they are perpetually offended.

So, buy Danish (but not the pastries which are hard to provide fresh across the Atlantic). When I'm feeling better, I'm going to pick up a sixer of Carlsberg. Someone has to.

Update: Lots more on this at the Infidel Bloggers Alliance. Those of you gentlemen who are bored by Danish may still want to check out IFA's Babe of the Week who, despite being a blatant traffic ploy, has ... er ... nice eyes.


Jason_Pappas said...

I'm on board. I haven't had a Carlsborg in awhile. We at IBA have been talking about this for awhile.

Russell Whitaker said...

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I recommend downloading and using these banners on our blogs.