Michelle Malkin has an important column on the Islamist threats to Denmark over the cartoons of Muhammad published by the newspaper Jyllands-Posten: “Fight the bullies of Islam.” At her site, Michelle has a parallel post with relevant links. Also of interest this morning is this story via the BBC: “France enters Muslim cartoon row.” The BBC reports:
A French newspaper has reproduced a set of Danish caricatures depicting the Prophet Muhammad that have caused outrage in the Muslim world.
France Soir said it had published the cartoons to show that “religious dogma” had no place in a secular society.
Their publication in Denmark has led to protests in several Arab nations.
Responding to France Soir’s move, the French government said it supported press freedom – but added that beliefs and religions must be respected.
Islamic tradition bans depictions of the Prophet Muhammad or Allah.
Under the headline “Yes, we have the right to caricature God”, France Soir ran a front page cartoon of Buddhist, Jewish, Muslim and Christian gods floating on a cloud.
It shows the Christian deity saying: “Don’t complain, Muhammad, we’ve all been caricatured here.”