Danish protests against politicizing Images of Africa Festival. Cartoon war Operation Naughty Boy

Posted By Balder On August 25, 2006 @ 14:44 In Demonstrations, EU - Globalisering, English, Indvandring, Medierne | Comments Disabled

[1] SIAD: We have recieved the following from a group which names itself

“The Danish Integration Council - Department for Islam-Dialogue”:

With the culture-festival "Images of the Middleeast", the Danish Foreign Ministry has sent a signal to the Arabic world: Look, we have submitted! You have burned our embassies, stepped on and spit on the most anchient flag of any nation and even burnt it in our sitting rooms, threatened Danmark with terrorism, threatened the twelwe cartoonists with death, and only a few months after these dramatic events the Foreign Ministry has decided that it is a good idea that these very same countries, which stood behind this terrorism against Danmark, should come and and show how fantastic their culture is compared to such a bunch of infidel barbarians. On top of that they have kept Israel out of the culture-festival.

Ved Åen in Aarhus Denmark

Protest Posters - Danish Resistance

We recognize now that it is by no means certain that our freedom of expression will continue forever, our politicians being as miserably stupid and rotten as they are (the word ”elendig” stands alone in the Danish text. It may be translated “miserable”, but it hasn’t the same “flavour” in English, therefore I have added “stupid and rotten”. Translator’s note), so we have chosen to use our freedom of expression while it is still legal. We have put up 1000 muhammad-posters in Copenhagen and 1000 in Odense when the festival began. When the festival moved to Skive we put up 400 and in Aarhus we have put up 700 muhammad-posters until now.

We shall continue as long as the festival lasts, but we have noticed thay they are not permitted to hang for long. 4-5 persons dressed in suits and with neck-ties have been observed using scrapers to remove Muhammad’s countenance....

We have mailed you 6 copies of the muhammad-cartoons, that We have set up - we called the operation “naughty boy”, because one boy have given his contribution on the drawings. Use them as much as you like. You have been given the drawings and the story because you are one of the very few who have spoken out against the Images-festival before it started.

The editor appreciates the honour and the confidence. What you have asked, we have done.
We shall put up a new picture every day, so that our readers have something to look forward to. (A little like the christmas calendar in december...).

[2] See more comments and images of the cartoons in Århus
[3] Images of Hizbollah demonstration against Israel in Odense / Denmark, July 22 2006

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URLs in this post:
[1] SIAD: : http://siad.dk/
[2] See more comments and images of the cartoons in Århus : http://balder.org/presse/Images-Of-The-Middle-East-Festival-Protest-Denmark-2006.php
[3] Images of Hizbollah demonstration against Israel in Odense / Denmark, July 22 2006: http://balder.org/presse/Demonstration-Odense-Hizbollah-Mod-Israel-220706.php