Monday, October 9, 2006

Amateur video footage of Mohammad cartoon competition

Once again, Muslims across the world are crying over cartoon depictions of the Prophet. Back in August, a bunch of drunken members of the Danish People's Party staged a Mohammed cartoon drawing contest which was captured on video and subsequently aired on a Danish TV station.

Denmark acted on Monday to calm Muslim indignation at a new series of cartoons ridiculing the Prophet Mohammad and advised its citizens against traveling to the Middle East as Islamic leaders condemned the drawings.

Muslim anger was roused when a public Danish television station aired amateur video footage showing members of the youth wing of the anti-immigrant Danish People's Party (DPP) taking part in a competition to draw images mocking the Prophet at a summer camp in August.

The foreign ministry said in a statement on Monday that footage of the cartoons was first posted on the video-sharing web site YouTube, which is not hosted in Denmark.
At least two of the youths are reported to have gone into hiding, fearing Muslim violence over their silly pencil sketches.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said those who insulted the Prophet were "low life" devoid of human values.

Lebanon's top Shi'ite Muslim cleric, Ayatollah Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah, did not blame the Danish government for the latest drawings, but called for unspecified legal action.

"This nonchalance toward the continued insults against Islam could set the stage for negative responses due to inflamed emotions," he said in a statement.

"We affirm that Muslims should respect Westerners and not insult them," he added. "We affirm that Westerners should respect Islam and refrain from insulting Muslim sanctities so this doesn't turn into a hot or bloody (issue) with reactions that harm the relationship between Muslims and Westerners in one way or another."

The 57-nation Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) also condemned the cartoons, saying the values of tolerance were eroding in Europe.
In other words, "tolerate" and obey the rules of our religion, otherwise we will not "tolerate" you.

The video footage has been pulled from the broadcaster's site, but is once again available on YouTube. See Sugiero.

Zombietime is also hosting the video clips in an ongoing Mohammed Image archive.

Crossposted at Dust My Broom


Honey Pot said...

The muzzie's don't have much of sense of humor. You should host a contest on London Fog here. I think it is so important to let the muzzie's know that not only are they foolish, but we are not going to tolerate their stupidity.

Anonymous said...

Good thought, Honey pot. Hey, that rhymes.

Yes, the Fog should have a contest. I'll submit the first blasphemous pictorial.