Originally Posted by SickFinga
Danish newspaper apologized too. I dont remember any Jews burning embassies for what PETA did or boycotting all Canadian products. So reaction was quite different, wasn't it?
Both reaction AND action were different...the Danish gov't apologized, and the paper gave a vague "sorry if we offended you but we believe in freedom of speech" response. Also after this, France and Germany published the same cartoons, after knowing the response from Muslims towards Denmark. That just added to the fire. French govt apologized but again the paper defended itself under "free speech".
Why were the cartoons drawn of Jesus considered offensive? Same paper refused to publish that, saying it was offensive. Where was freedom of speech in that case? That happened only weeks before they decided to publish the Mohammed cartoons.
Also online in the Morgenevisen Jyllands-Posten they say they refuse to publish "tasteless" Holocaust cartoon pictures. Copied directly from their site:
Please allow me to begin with the conclusion: Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten will not publish any Iranian Holocaust cartoons, and it will not establish or seek to establish co-operation with any Iranian newspaper on such cartoons.
Nor will Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten publish any anti-Christian or anti-Jewish cartoons.
Yet when the Muslims asked that their apology be backed up with a promise to not repeat such offensive cartoons in the future, the response, again copied directly is:
No, I can definitely not promise not to do it again. It could be that we won't do it again, but we can't make that a promise. If we did, we would be curbing freedom of expression.'
But will you do it again?
`I have already said that we will take a break, but of course I cannot rule out that if a situation comes along where it seems relevant to do it, then we must do it.'
Look at the difference with which Islam is treated, from Christianity and Judaism.
The paper's site is http://www.jp.dk/forside/
if you want to check where i got the info.