Sweden: Muhammad cartoon contest initiated
Roee Nahmias
Published: 07.02.06, 21:49
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1. Europe is finally waking up!!!
DR ,   Florida, USA   (02.07.06)
For so long Europe has judged and condemned Israel for thei treatment of Muslims and Arabs. Now the tables have turned and the "fight:" is in their back yard. I hope they remain strong and have some resolve like this Swedish newspaper does. Bon Voyage!!!
2. Playing with fire? Nope.
AK   (02.07.06)
Just letting it be known that Western values are as important to Western countries as Islam is to Muslims. If muslims don't like it, they can always move back to a Muslim country.
3. Double-Standard Racism:
Chad ,   EU   (02.07.06)
"Jyllands-Posten, the Danish newspaper that first published the cartoons of the prophet Muhammad that have caused a storm of protest throughout the Islamic world, refused to run drawings lampooning Jesus Christ... on the grounds that they could be offensive to readers"
4. Oops, Here's the link:
Chad ,   EU   (02.07.06),,1703552,00.html I guess this didn't qualify for "freedom of speech"
5. DR
KS ,   Lebanon   (02.07.06)
You're a racist.....period!!
6. Put me down for a subscription
Bill Pearlman ,   Chicago, USA   (02.07.06)
7. So what?
Meir Moses   (02.07.06)
Jews or Muslims - both are vilified in Sweden.
8. #5
Jane   (02.07.06)
No, actually, you're a racist. Any Jews allowed in Lebanon?
9. uk
mussa ,   redlands,ca   (02.07.06)
where are this good brits how like to preach to israel all the time about freedom of speach when it's come to there arab pets? look's like a bomb in tube did a good job on them.
10. Could somebody explain.......
Ruth ,   Canada   (02.07.06)
how there are Muslim Christians. Have those Muslims abandoned their belief in Mohamed? I'm trying to understand how it is that the Muslims have not retaliated with cartoons of Yoshke? Is it because they don't want to offend Muslim Christians?
11. idiotic people...
provoke them even more then...oh that is reall smart. dur...let's make it worse why don't we. idiots...just because the arab press slanders people doesn't mean WE have to also. let them look bad...don't lower yourselves to their level...
12. I Think I'm Buying a Saab!
emanon ,   USA   (02.07.06)
13. not surrendering to threats and intimidation
Marcel ,   Florida   (02.07.06)
It's good to see not everyone is capitulating to the pressure from the intolerant ones. Israel could learn a valuable lesson and not be enslaved to fear of these barbaric hordes.
15. Waking Up From Self Imposed Stupors
Adina kutnicki ,   US   (02.08.06)
The chickens are coming home to roost on the morally ambiguous continent. At long last the Europeans will be forced to deal with the Islamists in their midst. Waking up from their comas, sooner rather than later, will save them from their otherwise fate - Eurabia.
16. Jag älskar du, Sverige. Berömlig verk.
Tahl ,   Israel   (02.08.06)
17. Double standard
Mike ,   Chicago, USA   (02.08.06)
Isn't it true that the prohibition against images of the the Phophet Muhammad is to prevent Muslim idol worship. Since these cartoonists were not Muslim, they are not practicing idol worship. This seems more of a point of the Muslims trying to force others to practice thier religion. As a Christian, I am not shocked that non-Christians sin, what would I expect from a non-believer who hasn't repented and turned to God? "I have not wronged you, but you are doing me wrong by waging war against me. Let the LORD, the Judge, decide the dispute." Judges 11:26-28
18. To #8
Lebanese ,   Lebanon   (02.08.06)
Actually, Jane, yes Jews are "allowed" in Lebanon. We don't have the exclusionary logic that you can't seem to do without. There is a synagogue standing in Beirut, although it is abandoned. The Jews of Lebanon left during the war, just like many Muslims and Christians did. But as usual, you yell anti-Semitism. Know that the Lebanese Jews would prefer to live with me over living with any of you. The proof is that the majority of them have not immigrated to Israel all this time.
19. No 10
Mikael ,   New Zealand   (02.08.06)
There is no such thing as a muslim christian. The two belief systems are diametrically opposed. There are Arab Christians , there are former muslims who have converted to christianity but 'muslim christians' is a contradiction in terms.
20. Radical Islam...Radical Muslim!
MainStream ,   Richmond   (02.08.06)
The world is waking up to the irrational nature of this religion, which by design teaches non-diversity and hatred. Anyone who is not a muslim is an "infidel". They are no more than the worlds largest cult. Their teachings say "kill all infidels." Can we kill them with kindness??? It's getting harder and harder....
Linda Rivera ,   New York   (02.08.06)
WHERE is the MUSLIM APOLOGY to the ONE GREAT G-D of the UNIVERSE? Jews and Christians are outraged at the continual ATTACKS ON G-D by the Muslims. Muslim mobs destroyed Gaza Jews' synagogues where G-D was honored and exalted. Hamas flags flew from synagogue roofs as synagogues burned. Joseph is the beloved Bible hero of Jews and Christians. Muslims murdered IDF soldiers at Joseph's Tomb. Muslim mobs burned Jewish prayer books that gave praise and glory to the One great G-D, and destroyed the Tomb. In the Islamic invasion and filthy desecration of Jesus Christ' birthplace, Church of Nativity, BIBLES WERE TORN UP FOR TOILET PAPER. It was an act against G-D. Inscribed in those Bibles are the laws G-D gave to Moses. Some of the laws - Exodus 20: "You shall have no other gods before Me" "You shall not make for yourself an idol" "You shall not murder" "You shall not commit adultery" "You shall not steal" "You shall not bear false witness" "You shall not covet" Exodus 21:16 "He who kidnaps a man, whether he sells him or he is found in his possession, shall surely be put to death" JERUSALEM is MENTIONED OVER 800 TIMES in the BIBLE, not once in the Koran. G-D designated the Temple Mount to the Jews for His worship and prayer only. Muslims on the Temple Mount repeatedly engage in massive rock throwing at Jews, turning the HOLIEST place on earth into a common place of violence! Muslims have perpetrated massive desecration and destruction at Judaism's HOLIEST site, the Temple Mount. The OFFENSE to G-D is ENORMOUS! The Temple Mount must be returned to its Jewish owners immediately!
Linda Rivera ,   New York   (02.08.06)
WHERE is any MUSLIM RESPECT for RULER of the UNIVERSE, the G-D of ABRAHAM, ISAAC and JACOB? On March 27, 2002, at the Park Hotel in Netanya, terrorists targeted for murder Jews honoring and thanking G-D for His great mercy: Exodus 12:14 “you shall celebrate it as a feast to the L-RD” Exodus 12:42 “It is a night to be observed for the L-RD for having brought them out from the land of Egypt; this night is for the L-RD, to be observed by all the sons of Israel throughout their generations.” The Islamic homicide bomber murdered 30 Israelis as the Jews obeyed G-D, taking part in the Passover meal. 140 Jewish innocents were injured. The bomb was filled with nails and other metal pieces to maximize the suffering of survivors. On August 19, 2003, terrorists targeted for murder Jews who worship G-D - Giver of all life. The homicide bomber blew himself up on the bus as Jews returned from prayer at the Western wall-the Temple Mount, the holiest place on earth, is Judaism's holiest site. Jerusalem is mentioned over 800 times in the Bible, not once in the Koran. The gruesome attack-the bomb packed with metal pieces, killed 22 Jews and injured 134, many seriously. If Jesus Christ lived today, from the time Jesus was in his mother's womb, he would be targeted for murder by the Islamofascists for being a Jew living in his homeland of Israel. The Palestinian Authority hailed as heroes the terrorists who brutally murdered defenseless 8 months pregnant Jewish Gaza mother, Tali Hatuel, and four little daughters in Gush Katif in May 2004. In defiance of Israel's G-D, and massively breaking G-D's law given to Moses: "YOU SHALL NOT MURDER", the Palestinian Authority teach that murdering Jews is a religious obligation through their mosques, media and public education system. Islamic human bomb murderers of innocent Jews are revered and considered heroes. Broadcast from Gaza mosque, Oct 13 2000, Dr. Ahmad Abu Halabiya, on Palestinian Authority TV (transcribed by Memri): "Have no mercy on the Jews, no matter where they are, in any country. Fight them, wherever you are. Wherever you meet them, kill them. Wherever you are, kill those Jews and those Americans who are like them..."
23. Mike #17
Dave ,   NYC   (02.08.06)
Yo Mike, which version of the Bible did that verse come from?
24. I'll pay $1,000,000
Mo ,   Toronto   (02.08.06)
to anybody that can find a case, in the past or in the future, of a Muslim portraying Jesus Christ or Moses or any other Prophets of Christianity or Judaism in a negative light. Now go look.
25. Just Join Iran's Contest instead!
Marilynn ,   Kelowna CA   (02.08.06)
Hey I suggest turning the Iranian contest on its head! I think that Iranian paper should be bombarded with Jewish caricatures of Hitler and the Nazis and what survivors think of what their captors did to them! Imagine the western civilized world jumping into this contest??? What would Iran do if a western or Israeli journalist actually won??? I can't stop laughing thinking about it! They would have us right where we want them! Drop the Swedish contest and take it to the Iranian paper! Let's see if they can handle their own provocations!
26. Website will be popular with Israelis
Aamir Ali ,   Peshawar, Pakistan   (02.08.06)
Israelis and Danes will be the top contributors to this neocon websites competition! lol
27. Western Double Standards
Nialanjana Dasgupta ,   India   (02.08.06)
It is very disheartening to see the West cry hoarse about infirngement of freedom of expression and freedom of press. Double standards don't get more brazen than this. In this context I remember how the British establishment issued gag oder against newspaper who had intended to publish the scripts of meeting between Blair and Bush where Bush flouted the idea of bombing Al Jazzera. Where were the proponents and advocates of Free Press and Freedom of Expression then. The history West is littered with examples of pseudo-morality and convenient reasoning. When they sponsor Laden to fight the communists, he is a freedom fighter of highest order. When he turns the guns against them, he becomes the biggest terrorist. Try saying anything against the Government in the free West and you will land in some secret gulag without even a shred of remote evidence. Don't believe me, look up at All a big farce in the name of freedom.
28. Freedom
John ,   USA   (02.08.06)
Give up your freedom of speech and you may as well be dead. Buy Dainsh!
29. Muhammad cartoon
SG ,   Montreal, Canada   (02.08.06)
There seems to a great amount of hypocrisy by the so called Muslims. Have you ever seen the cartoons about Jews and Christians made in Iran and Saudi Arabia? I rest my case by saying that if Muslims living in western countries don't like the precious freedoms they have acquired, they should pack up and return to their countries of origin where dictatorship is perpetual persistent.
30. Chad #3
Christopher ,   Boston, MASS USA   (02.08.06)
So what you are saying is that that decision by a free paper is justification for Muslims to show their true nature?
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