Friday, April 06, 2007

Nazi Denmark?

A week ago, Flemming Rose, the cultural editor of Jyllands-Posten received the Free Press Society's award for his decision to print the Muhammad Cartoons and for "sticking to his guns" despite receiving death-threats from islamo-fascists in the after wake as the prize comity put it.

The event did evoke a few headlines abroad, such as this one from British Guardian (log-on). A short, no-nonsense report of the fact.

However, in dhimmified Sweden the reporting was a bit different. In his speach, the chairman of the Free Press Society, Lars Hedegaard, had compared calls for Rose and Jyllands-Posten to apologise for the cartoons to those calling for appeasement towards Nazi Germany before the second world war. That remark prompted this headline in Swedish tabloid Expressen [Link in Swedish, translation mine]:
In Denmark Islam is now compared with Nazism
The journalist end his (quite neutral actually) piece by qouting one Adb al Haqq Kielan, spokesman for the "Swedish-Islamic Union".
Mr. Kielan waste no time in bringing out the old worn-out violin:
It's not like Muslims are invading Denmark with tanks. The Muslims in Denmark are a vulnerable minority and they where hurt by Flemming Rose's idea.
During WW2 Sweden received hundreds of young Danish freedom fighters on the run from Gestapo and allowed them to receive military training, they took in thousands of Danish Jews, who had been smuggled across the sound separating our two nations. Back then, Sweden stood up against the Nazis. And now when Denmark are trying to stand up against another totalitarian ideology suddenly we are the Nazis!

What the heck happened?

(See also Sappho Free Press Society's on-line mag, with links in various tongues. If able, do read the speech Hege Storhaug gave at the event. Freedom is not for frightened people. It's in Norwegian, which is very similar to Danish. Link is also here. Norway did not come out of the motoon crisis looking good.)

Hmm, Dhimmies to the left of me, Cowards to the right...

2 comments:

Yankee Doodle said...

Interesting!

In the next post, we have people fighting the Nazis even though they know they'll lose.

In this post, we have people who won't stand up for what is right.

Are they really intimidated by a vocal, violent minority, or do they just not see the danger that certain elements in the Islamic community pose?

If they really don't see it, but really believe the Muslims in Denmark today are akin to the Jews of the last century, then their concern is well-intentioned, though mistaken. They're not necessarily cowards.

Good post!

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