torsdag, februar 02, 2006

"I demand an apology"

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Danish MP and moderate muslim Naser Khader: "There is nothing to excuse"
The wellknown Danish MP Naser Khader, who is himself a moderate muslim, is now speaking out against the strong rhetorics of the Islamic Society who are behind the current anti-Danish campaign. He asks them to moderate themselves.
»There should be encouragement to take it easy and not make a international afair out of a Danish conflict, that can be solved in Denmark. It is also good to activate diplomacy and dialogue, so that the foreign minister can take a roundtrip to stop the myths about Denmark. Yes to dialog, no til excuses. There is nothing to excuse. That would be a surrender to fundamentalism", says Khader.
I appreciate that what I hope to be a silent majority of moderate muslims is slowly making their voices heard and saying no to the anti-Danish campaign of Abu Laban , the arab regimes and their state controlled newsmedia.
In the same newspaper, Khader wrote a debate article in which he states: "I feel offended by Saudi Arabia and other muslim countries, and I demand an apology, now."
"It´s not for denmark to apologize. It´s the Saudies who should apoligize for their contempt for human rights, freedom of religion, persecution of homosexuals and christians, equality between the sexes, for barbaric sharia and lack of democracy in all aspects of society. I therefore demand an apology for offending my democratic conviction."
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Danes face growing Muslim storm
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Denmark has advised citizens against travel to Saudi Arabia, amid growing anger across the Muslim world at Danish depictions of the Prophet Muhammad.
The backlash has included a boycott of Danish goods, diplomatic sanctions, and Islamic militant threats.
The editor of the Jyllands-Posten newspaper told a Jordanian news agency: "These cartoons were not in violation of Danish law but have irrefutably offended many Muslims, and for that we apologise."
'High watchfulness'
The Danish Prime Minister, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, responded: "It delights me enormously that Jyllands-Posten took this evening a very essential step." But he again refused to apologise himself, and defended the freedom of the press.
"The Danish government cannot apologise on behalf of a Danish newspaper. It does not work like that... and we have explained that to the Arab countries. Independent media are not edited by the government," he said.
The Danish foreign ministry advised against non-essential travel to Saudi Arabia and urged Danes to be cautious in other Muslim countries.
"Danes who choose to stay in Saudi Arabia should show extraordinarily high watchfulness," it said on its website.
Saudi Arabia has recalled its ambassador to Denmark, while Libya said it was closing its embassy in Copenhagen.

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