Germany: Danish Muhammad cartoonist receives prize in ceremony attended by Chancellor Merkel

Sep 8, 2010 Full story: The Winnipeg Free Press 55

A Danish cartoonist who caricatured the Prophet Muhammad and caused outrage in the Muslim world has received a German prize honouring his achievements for freedom of speech.

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#1 Sep 8, 2010
About frigging time! If muslims can't take the heat, like all the rest of us, then they need to get out of the business of conquering the world for Islam.

Hope the cartoonist enjoys his days of capturing all those quaint beliefs they hold dear to their hearts. The pedophile pleasures from allah. Rubbing salt into 99 stripes to the tune of '99 beers'. Roller-ball on camel at human heads above ground.

America could use some humor. I know Miss Piggy is dressing for the occasion and she is bring a legion of friends.

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#2 Sep 8, 2010
oink...Moi? oink....

“I'm not nuts. Just different”

Since: Mar 08

Cheswold, Delaware.

#3 Sep 8, 2010
Nice.
Joe

Montgomery, AL

#7 Sep 9, 2010
Finally someone gets honored for standing up for their rights.
Will

Columbus, OH

#8 Sep 9, 2010
I'm sure the far Right will be wetting themselves in joy at this award to someone who quite deliberately insulted the Muslim Prophet...just as they're amused and supportive of Qur'an burning in America.

But let those Muslims burn American flags or attack occupying American troops or blow up something, and they'll be screaming their outrage. "How could this have HAPPENED! What's the MATTEr with these people! They're ANIMALS!!"

Unbelievable how stupid the modern Right is. They simply cannot connect cause and effect. Events just fall out of the sky and into their laps.

(shaking head)
infidel

Santa Monica, CA

#9 Sep 9, 2010
Good !

they should all get prizes for bravery.

“If it ain't broke don't fix it”

Since: Jul 09

Arcadia, LA.

#10 Sep 9, 2010
Will wrote:
I'm sure the far Right will be wetting themselves in joy at this award to someone who quite deliberately insulted the Muslim Prophet...just as they're amused and supportive of Qur'an burning in America.
This isn't a right or left issue. You might want to keep up with current news. High profile pols from both parties are condemning it.
Will

Columbus, OH

#11 Sep 9, 2010
dragoon70056 wrote:
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This isn't a right or left issue. You might want to keep up with current news. High profile pols from both parties are condemning it.
They should condemn it...how many are condemning Merkel's award, though?

And yes, it is "left v. right" when it comes to whether Muslim anger should be provoked or those who provoke it be defended. The Right are wrong, for the most part.

“If it ain't broke don't fix it”

Since: Jul 09

Arcadia, LA.

#12 Sep 9, 2010
Will wrote:
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They should condemn it...how many are condemning Merkel's award, though?
And yes, it is "left v. right" when it comes to whether Muslim anger should be provoked or those who provoke it be defended. The Right are wrong, for the most part.
Name one right wing pol that is supporting this event....didn't think so. As far Merkel giving an award to the Danish cartoonist, get over it. While I'm not for intentional provocation, such as with the preacher burning the Koran, the cartoonist thing was satire. If there are Muslims out there that can't deal with that, then f##k them and Allah.

Since: Sep 10

Australia

#13 Sep 9, 2010
Will wrote:
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They should condemn it...how many are condemning Merkel's award, though?
And yes, it is "left v. right" when it comes to whether Muslim anger should be provoked or those who provoke it be defended. The Right are wrong, for the most part.
Will,

May I ask please (I disagree with inflamation from either christians or musilms), how you do not see the many hundreds of times to date muslims burning the US Flag as inflamitory?

I personally saw these "people" burning an Australian Flag and I was rather perturbed by this total lack of respect. It appears that they are very low on the communication scale. But I do notice that every time something like this happens there are government men in suits who have told them a story and are urging them on to show a deliberate disresepct holding the flag at either end.

What is worse than people burning the flag of another country? Their own governement watchdogs telling them to do it. And using these innocent people in this way causes me no end of disrespect for the government who does it.

Since: Sep 10

Australia

#14 Sep 9, 2010
What I was meaning to point out is that as far as muslims and sympathizers are concerned it is wrong for a government or other organisation to offer someone an award and acknowledgement for them standing up for their personal right to charicaturise & satirise anything, when there was no intent to alarm anyone, but it is alright for a muslim government to inflame its own constituents (choke, cough, ahem), into a flag burning ceremony for the cameras, which in turn inflames others.

These actions seem to me to be those of warmongers, just like those christians who are intent on burning the koran, to me no different than creationists burning science books because it goes against the bible.

“PantsUpDontLOOT”

Since: Mar 10

Northport, NY

#15 Sep 9, 2010
The longer we tapdance the worse the coming bloodbath will be.
Joe

Montgomery, AL

#17 Sep 10, 2010
If Muslim's want respect they should try showing some to the rest of the world.
Will

Columbus, OH

#18 Sep 10, 2010
dragoon70056 wrote:
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Name one right wing pol that is supporting this event....didn't think so. As far Merkel giving an award to the Danish cartoonist, get over it. While I'm not for intentional provocation, such as with the preacher burning the Koran, the cartoonist thing was satire. If there are Muslims out there that can't deal with that, then f##k them and Allah.
I'm talking about right-wingers IN GENERAL, idiot, not the public declarations of right-wing politicians. Read for meaning.

And provocation is provocation. Stupid, whether it's a cartoon or burning a Qur'an. Of course, right-wing Americans probably won't have to pay a price for it, but what do they care about THAT?
Will

Columbus, OH

#19 Sep 10, 2010
RhiannonSMoon wrote:
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Will,
May I ask please (I disagree with inflamation from either christians or musilms), how you do not see the many hundreds of times to date muslims burning the US Flag as inflamitory?
I personally saw these "people" burning an Australian Flag and I was rather perturbed by this total lack of respect. It appears that they are very low on the communication scale. But I do notice that every time something like this happens there are government men in suits who have told them a story and are urging them on to show a deliberate disresepct holding the flag at either end.
What is worse than people burning the flag of another country? Their own governement watchdogs telling them to do it. And using these innocent people in this way causes me no end of disrespect for the government who does it.
Flags are rags, who cares about 'em? Nor did Muslims "start" this whole, long-standing enmity by burning a few American or Australian flags.

I'd say that bombings, wars, and predator drones (and massive terrorist attacks such as 9/11) are just a LITTLE worse than burning flags, too, wouldn't you?
Will

Columbus, OH

#20 Sep 10, 2010
Joe wrote:
If Muslim's want respect they should try showing some to the rest of the world.
That works both ways, though, wouldn't you say?
Joe

Montgomery, AL

#21 Sep 10, 2010
Will wrote:
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That works both ways, though, wouldn't you say?
America has been more respectful and bailed out more countries than anyone in the history of the world.

We have shown respect to Islam, we didn't allow our soldiers to take Bibles to their country out of respect. Women soldiers are not allowed to drive in their cities out of respect.

They should respect our freedom of speech like we have respected their laws in their countries.

“If it ain't broke don't fix it”

Since: Jul 09

Arcadia, LA.

#22 Sep 10, 2010
Will wrote:
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I'm talking about right-wingers IN GENERAL, idiot, not the public declarations of right-wing politicians. Read for meaning.
And provocation is provocation. Stupid, whether it's a cartoon or burning a Qur'an. Of course, right-wing Americans probably won't have to pay a price for it, but what do they care about THAT?
So I take it next time shows like South Park air episodes where they make fun of Christianity (or any other religion), you will be on here calling for them to stop being provocative. Or is it only Islam that deserves to be left only?

“If it ain't broke don't fix it”

Since: Jul 09

Arcadia, LA.

#23 Sep 10, 2010
Will wrote:
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Flags are rags, who cares about 'em? Nor did Muslims "start" this whole, long-standing enmity by burning a few American or Australian flags.
I'd say that bombings, wars, and predator drones (and massive terrorist attacks such as 9/11) are just a LITTLE worse than burning flags, too, wouldn't you?
So, flags are rags, but your precious bullsh#t religion deserves respect?
Joe

Montgomery, AL

#24 Sep 10, 2010
dragoon70056 wrote:
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So I take it next time shows like South Park air episodes where they make fun of Christianity (or any other religion), you will be on here calling for them to stop being provocative. Or is it only Islam that deserves to be left only?
Maybe Christians should start flying planes into buildings, blowing up cafe's, public buses, trains etc. and it will be considered provocative to burn a Bible or make fun of Christianity.

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