Friday, March 31, 2006

Just another average week...

Let's see what's offended Islam over the past few days.

Cartoons first. Attempts to prevent their appearance at the March for Free Expression failed, although one man is due in court because this fat-faced little fuck complained.

A group of 27 Danish Muslim organizations have filed a defamation lawsuit against the newspaper that first published the caricatures of Islam's Prophet Muhammad, their lawyer said Thursday.

New York Sun:
A student group at New York University last night bowed to what they said was pressure from administrators and decided not to display the controversial Danish cartoons depicting the prophet Mohammed at a panel discussion on the often-violent worldwide reaction to the cartoons.
News & Observer:
Borders and Waldenbooks stores will not stock the April-May issue of Free Inquiry magazine because it contains cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad that provoked deadly protests among Muslims in several countries.
One more point about the cartoons. A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that the Alberta Human Rights Commission had accepted the complaint of a radical Imam and was pursuing the Western Standard for printing the cartoons. This week the magazine launched a defence fund to fight this malicious attack on the freedom of the press. Learn more and donate here.

It's not just little drawings of Mo that have caused offence, though.

A crowd of Muslims of Griya Bukit Jaya Housing Complex, in Bogor Regency of West Java Province, forced a Christian pastor, Fekky Tatulus, to stop his Sunday service and to close his home church on Sunday 26 March. The reason given was that the lack of a permit to hold religious services in a private house.
US-based Christian news source, Compass Direct, reports that more Christians have been arrested for their faith in Afghanistan in the wake of the release of Abdul Rahman.
Mother Teresa:
Muslims in Albania's northern city of Shkoder are opposing plans to erect a statue to Mother Teresa, the ethnic Albanian Catholic nun in line for elevation to sainthood by the Vatican.
Cairo. Plans by an Orthodox Christian filmmaker to make the first movie in Arabic about Jesus are receiving opposition from Muslims...
And best of all, the word "Muslim" (hat tip Justify This):
Posters with the phrase "America's latest hero is a Muslim straight out of jail" has been banned from the Tube by London Underground (LU).

LU said it will not show the posters from a £1m advertising campaign for new TV series Sleeper Cell until creators remove the word Muslim from the text.
As Charles says at LGF:
Maybe it would be easier for everybody if some sheikh somewhere just made a list of things that don’t offend the feelings of Muslims.


Anonymous alison said...

Excellent post!
Did you notice over at Nordish where there is an extra shot of this fucker that he has a set of binoculars in his hand or is it my imagination?!

12:22 pm  
Anonymous alison said...

They are binocs. here:

Maybe this is old news though, sorry!

12:28 pm  
Blogger DFH said...

Bloody hell, so he has! Well spotted.

He was pretty determined not to miss anything that might've offended him, the pudgy-faced little jerk-off.

2:52 pm  
Anonymous alison said...

Shame he didnt really need them (in sense not enough people) but TERRIFIC to know he thought he would!

7:56 pm  
Anonymous JuliaM said...

"As Charles says at LGF:
Maybe it would be easier for everybody if some sheikh somewhere just made a list of things that don’t offend the feelings of Muslims."

I've got a postage stamp he can write it on......

7:57 pm  
Blogger Clematis Fraud said...

Of course, this gentleman's tactics are spot-on and should be employed by his foes. When there is - for example - an anti-freedom of speech rally, DfH and the rest of us should go out with our binos and look for anything we deem to be 'offensive'.

For instance, why not complain about those imams' hats? They offend me. Beards also offend me. Deeply. Especially long beards.

Then we bombard plod with complaints and ensure each one is dealt with properly.

If Winnie-the-Sodding-Pooh is considered to be 'offensive' then so is excessive facial hair.

10:45 pm  

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