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Old 02-09-2006, 02:22 PM   #1
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Support freedom ... Buy Danish !!!



Here is an article from today's National Post:


Compared to the violent threats being issued by Jihadis, the Muslim world's
boycott of Danish goods is certainly a more civilized response to the
publication by a Danish newspaper of crude cartoons depicting the Prophet
Muhammad. But that does not mean the boycott is justified. A whole nation
should not be made to suffer for the editorial decision of a single obscure
newspaper.

Arla Foods Group, Denmark's largest exporter to the Middle East, has seen
its Middle East market, which it has carefully cultivated over four decades,
evaporate overnight, costing the company $1.8-million a day. Novo Nordisk,
the world's biggest maker of insulin, said pharmacies and hospitals in Saudi
Arabia had been boycotting its products.

Other Danish companies have also been hurt. The full cost to the Danish
economy remains unknown, but will reach hundreds of millions of dollars
before it is over.

It goes without saying that none of these companies or their employees had
anything to do with the decision to publish the caricatures. They just
happen to live in a democratic country with a tradition of free speech. For
this, they have become collateral damage from the latest Islamist
freakout -- one abetted not only by Muslim militants but also their
governments.

So far, the Canadian response to all this has been unimpressive. Yesterday,
Foreign Minister Peter MacKay released a statement that was all too
reminiscent of his government's morally equivocating Liberal predecessors.

The statement paid nominal respect to the principle of free speech, but also
declared that such freedom must be exercised "responsibly" (after noting
that "the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed has caused offence
to Muslims and non-Muslims around the world"). Memo to Minister MacKay: We
voted for change.

Meanwhile at the University of P.E.I., editors at the student newspaper
reprinted the cartoons. But before the press run could be distributed,
university security guards invaded their offices and seized all available
copies. It was a shameful act of censorship that would have done the censors
of Tehran and Damascus proud.

For those Canadians who do value free speech, and want to register their
opposition to the Muslim world's misguided campaign of cultural
intimidation, there is a logical response: Buy Danish. There really has
never been a better time, and Danish products, in just about every category
of consumption, stand among the world's best. From the smooth taste of
Tuborg beer, to the style of Ecco shoes, and Bang and Olufsen's combination
of cutting edge design and astonishing auditory virtuosity, the real
question is why wouldn't we buy Danish?

In the history of toys, has anyone ever invented a product better than Lego?
Or Brio?

Who can top Nilfisk-Advance for commercial vacuums, or Georg Jensen for cool
understated elegance in jewellery and watches, or Lind for bed sets or Royal
Copenhagen for porcelain?

We could go on and on, and in fact we will: Vesta for wind systems, Toms for
chocolate. And is there a better producer of licorice than Lagermann?

We didn't think so.

In particular, we would like to draw your attention, and your sophisticated
palate, to the delights offered by Arla Food Group. The company offers their
luxuriant dairy products under five brand names in Canada: Tre Stelle, Arla,
Mediterra, Dofino and, of course, the legendary Rosenborg, winner of
countless "best taste" awards, from the Wisconsin Cheese-Makers World
Championship, to the Canadian Grand Prix to the American Culinary Institute.

Finally, why not also visit Denmark? It it is a splendid country, much
improved since Hamlet's day. Which is more than can be said for its current
adversaries in the Muslim Middle East.
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Old 02-09-2006, 02:28 PM   #2
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Can i get some coles notes? sounds very interesting but i know i wont make it through all this
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Old 02-09-2006, 03:00 PM   #3
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How about **** the Danes & boycott their products? Sounds like a more appropriate punishment. Why reward bigotry?
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Old 02-09-2006, 03:01 PM   #4
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very interesting concept....i like the idea of buying danish products to oppose the the boycott going on....however, it's too bad the ban's are being done by ignorant people who think that by doing this they are 'getting back' at the people responsible for the cartoons.

This is hurting a whole nation......quite sad really...i could go for some danish cookies right about now....hmmm
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Old 02-09-2006, 03:03 PM   #5
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Danish smanish... people should get over it already.
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Old 02-09-2006, 03:41 PM   #6
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How about **** the Danes & boycott their products? Sounds like a more appropriate punishment. Why reward bigotry?
How about:

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Old 02-09-2006, 04:11 PM   #7
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Danish smanish... people should get over it already.




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Old 02-09-2006, 04:40 PM   #8
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very interesting concept....i like the idea of buying danish products to oppose the the boycott going on....however, it's too bad the ban's are being done by ignorant people who think that by doing this they are 'getting back' at the people responsible for the cartoons.

This is hurting a whole nation......quite sad really...i could go for some danish cookies right about now....hmmm
Now they know what it is like to be an American. Being hated because of a few ignorant SOBs is tough (i.e. those U.S. soldiers doing wicked things to the Iraquian prisoners).
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Good article. Makes perfect sense.
Gonna get myself some tasty Danish cheese.

Im going to Sweden on Saturday, so it will be very interesting to see the reaction on that side of the world.
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Old 02-09-2006, 05:56 PM   #10
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Good article. Makes perfect sense.
Gonna get myself some tasty Danish cheese.

Im going to Sweden on Saturday, so it will be very interesting to see the reaction on that side of the world.
Where are you going in Sweden? You may want to read this first:

http://www.jihadwatch.org/dhimmiwatc...ves/003692.php
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Here is an article from today's National Post:

Meanwhile at the University of P.E.I., editors at the student newspaper
reprinted the cartoons. But before the press run could be distributed,
university security guards invaded their offices and seized all available
copies. It was a shameful act of censorship that would have done the censors
of Tehran and Damascus proud.
what the hell is this? why are Canadians jumping on the bandwagon now??

If University of PEI wants to publish cartoons insulting Mohammed, then they should publish alongside it, the pictures of the Iranian Holocaust cartoon contest.

That would be fair and free speech right? And i think that the problem is not so much the publsihing of those pictures, but rather the double standard set out by society. For example, when PETA came to toronto for a campaign, and had a poster of animals in an oven in comparison with Jews in an oven, there was such an outcry of protest that PETA had to publicly apologize to the Jewish community. Similarly, when the artist who wanted to print a picture of Jesus in the same Danish paper was denied authority to, becaue it was deemed to be too offensive, the question comes up of just who everyone is trying to please, and whose religion is bascially taken as a joke.
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Old 02-09-2006, 06:52 PM   #12
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Old 02-09-2006, 07:31 PM   #13
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what the hell is this? why are Canadians jumping on the bandwagon now??

If University of PEI wants to publish cartoons insulting Mohammed, then they should publish alongside it, the pictures of the Iranian Holocaust cartoon contest.

That would be fair and free speech right? And i think that the problem is not so much the publsihing of those pictures, but rather the double standard set out by society. For example, when PETA came to toronto for a campaign, and had a poster of animals in an oven in comparison with Jews in an oven, there was such an outcry of protest that PETA had to publicly apologize to the Jewish community. Similarly, when the artist who wanted to print a picture of Jesus in the same Danish paper was denied authority to, becaue it was deemed to be too offensive, the question comes up of just who everyone is trying to please, and whose religion is bascially taken as a joke.

Well put.
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Old 02-09-2006, 09:19 PM   #14
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interesting read..
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For example, when PETA came to toronto for a campaign, and had a poster of animals in an oven in comparison with Jews in an oven, there was such an outcry of protest that PETA had to publicly apologize to the Jewish community.
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?
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