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Sunday, February 05, 2006

This Danish thing again..

I have written 3 posts on this whole Danish cartoons mess, but left them saved as drafts and never published them - don't know why. Today, however, i think this issue has taken a whole new dimension in underlining the huge gap between the muslim and the western worlds.

I received an email today with this screen shot from by Al Jazeerah news channel quoting the Le Monde newspaper.

"Jyske Bank in Denmark is anticipating that if the boycott goes on for a whole year, 11000 jobs will be lost in Denmark along with EU 1 billion in financial losses."

A whole year?


  • crikey.

    By Blogger CG, at February 5, 2006 at 10:48 PM  

  • I want my LURPAK!

    By Blogger kaya, at February 6, 2006 at 2:05 AM  

  • If the ban lasts a year, we won't have any Danish products to buy at the end of it - they'll all be out of business.

    I'm despairing at the stupidity shown by the east and the west at the moment over this issue.

    The west's handling of the issue is deplorable and the east's reaction is over the top.

    By Blogger nzm, at February 6, 2006 at 9:28 AM  

  • And sadly, the violent and extreme reaction is only serving to strengthen the negative view of Muslims and Islam throughout the West.

    It's only going to get worse.

    By Anonymous ogopogo, at February 6, 2006 at 8:04 PM  

  • I'm so happy to hear that, I really wish the boycott last for years...

    Who cares about lurpak!

    Kaya: No offence but is that what you will say to god on judgment day? “ I want my lurpak!” if you want your lurpak then flay to Denmark and eat it there.
    CAN’T you see that our prophet Mohammed is more important to us than our lives? Do you think we will care about some stupid cows that makes us butter?

    NZM: stupidity!!! I think stupidity is ignore what happened and not reacting in any possible way, until now nothing of what happened can be called as stupidity and nothing of what happened until now is enough.

    agopogo: you have a point there man, but still you can't blame those guys, cuz to them and to more than 1 billion Muslim prophet Mohammed is not link any person! I don’t know about you if you are Muslim? But we are talking about our prophet” Mohammed” for god’s sake if your Muslim you will understand what I’m talking about.

    Kaya, NZM: sorry if I was kind of rude in my replay to you but you can consider it as “Freedom of Speech or Opinion” :)

    By Blogger mOoD, at February 7, 2006 at 11:11 AM  

  • mood - I call it stupidity because nothing is fixing the situation, it's just inflaming it.

    I don't see the sense in western papers continuing to publish the tasteless cartoons and promote the idiot cartoonist, and I don't see the sense in people burning down embassies.

    And now an Iranian newspaper has started a Holocaust Cartoon Competition in retaliation to the Danish cartoons. (see page 4 of today's 7 Days)

    That's what I call stupidity - and senseless too. Why start to drag other religions and countries into it - for the hell of it?

    And up until now (and somebody correct me if I've missed something), I haven't seen/heard/read anything from any country's leader that would make me believe that these people are capable of finding their way out of a paper bag, let alone ruling their countries.

    The GCC leaders should have issued a joint protest condemning the cartoons, and giving reasons why images of the Prophet (PBUH) are considered sacrilegious to the Islam faith.

    Instead we have riotous crowds encouraged by clerics who are running around fuelling the flames with, I believe, a mix of the published cartoons and some caricatures of the Prophet that weren't even published by the papers - and weren't even drawn by the Dane.

    The ban on Danish products and a GCC condemnation would have been enough. Orderly protests in the streets would have been a civilised response.

    The Danish export economy would have suffered greatly, (and still will), and we wouldn't have the western world once again seeing Muslims rioting and protesting in the streets, and giving credence to every westerner who thinks that all Muslims are terrorists and that Islam approves of the way in which they are behaving.

    That's why what is happening is stupid.

    That's my Freedom Speech - or my 0.02 fils - whichever way you look at it!


    By Blogger nzm, at February 7, 2006 at 9:13 PM  

  • Sorry - not off my soapbox yet!

    As a result of the Danish embassy burning and the Danish flag burnings in Beirut, Lebanon has apologised to Denmark.

    Because of a few uncontrollable people, a country that was not in the wrong has had to apologise to the country in which it all started.

    I only hope that somewhere along the line, that Denmark will have the grace to do the same, but I think that the reaction from the East has been too extreme for them to entertain that notion now.

    And I do hope that I'm proven to be wrong here.

    By Blogger nzm, at February 7, 2006 at 9:28 PM  

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