...And this is one of them
Jyllands-Posten, the Danish daily that published the controversial Muhammad drawings, has made a dramatic U-turn on comments an executive made about using Holocaust caricatures.
The paper said it would under no circumstances publish the Holocaust cartoons that an Iranian newspaper, Hamshari, is planning to commission.
Damn right. I originally sat down to write about how disgusted I was with the original decision and while searching for an online article to quote I came up with this piece of pleasant news.
For Jyllands-Posten to even consider
publishing cartoons about the Holocaust, especially
in light of the wholesale murder of Danish Jews during the Second World War is just unbelievable. When I read they were considering it in the local paper, my jaw dropped. Such an action, in itself a complete surrender to the despicable anti-Semitic Mullahs of Iran, makes no sense whatesoever. Why on earth would Jyllands-Posten want to enagage in horrid anti-Semitism to placate these criminals? Why did Flemming Rose (the Culture editor who made the decision) decide "Let's offend an already beaten-down religion in order to placate a violent sect of another? Let's do all their hateful work for them
This is Europe
, people. This is where the Holocaust occured, not more than 61 years ago. The Holocaust defines the very context of every inter-European relationship. It is inescapable. For those of you who haven't been there, Europe is extremely
sensitive about what happened to the Jews. This is tantamount to the Chicago Tribune printing hardcore racist cartoons about the lynching of blacks. This is vile, vile, vile.
Thankfully, someone at Jyllands-Posten discovered their damn backbone.
And I'm glad they did too. There will be no great surrender, no placation of these murderous "religious" fanatics. I say fire Flemming Rose.
Something frightens me though: this whole affair is another battle in the culture war between Islam in the Third World and the West. These intolerant bigots are trying to force their violent brand of Islam upon the free world; that is their goal. Something written in Jyllands-Posten seems to me to be a portent of things to come:
"We apologise for the great misunderstanding generated by the publication of the caricatures that showed the prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and created aggressive feelings towards Denmark and calls for boycotts against Danish goods," the paper said.
Emphasis mine. Can you imagine Hamshari prefacing an article about Christ by referring to him as the Son of God? I think not. Already, western cowards are learning their place and prostrating themselves before the mullahs. I expect they'll soon be carrying around their own copies of the Koran and reciting from it daily in an effort to educate us all about how "righteous" these fanatics really are. Has Europe learned nothing from the policies of appeasement?
Denmark, you don't have to live by the rules or customs of these intolerant fanatics. You are in your
country and you are living by your rules
. If throngs of Muslims don't like what you've done, tough beans
. They'll simply have to get used to it. If the Western World needs any indication that political correctness has gone too far, this is one hell of a glaring wake-up call. It is a fallacy to consider that these societies are better than ours simply by the virtue of their exotic nature. We don't have to placate them. They should be the ones apologizing to us for burning western embassies, inciting volence, and most of all for their unbridled hatred and arrogance.
One of these days, something will happen that will push these people farther than we have ever seen. The riots in France were the first pages in the newest chapter of Islamic violence and I fear that the last words in it will be ones of untold bloodshed and tragedy. The Islamic world has seen how the West works and have learned how to manipulate it. Unless we put our collective feet down, and soon, we will lose our cherished freedoms.