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Monday, February 06, 2006

Mohammed cartoons from Jyllands Posten

This is the now notorious series of Mohammed cartoons that appeared in Jyllands Posten newspaper in Denmark and has sparked all this Muslim outrage around the world.
mohammed cartoon from Jyllands Posten
This is the first Mohammed cartoon originally published in the Danish newspaper Jyllands Posten. This is what all the outrage is about. Not sure what this Mohammed cartoon is meant to say.
mohammed cartoon from Denmark
I think this cartoon about Mohammed is meant to say something about the reversal of roles in Muslim society and perhaps the hiding behind Islam of terrorists.
Danish mohammed cartoon
This next cartoon in the infamous Mohammed cartoonn series is really ironic. Here is an artist hiding while drawing a cartoon of Mohammed to avoid being terrorised. Now isn't that exactly what has happened?
mohammed cartoons
From what I understand this Mohammed cartoon basically says "Wait don't worry, they are only Danish infidels. Please correct me if I am wrong.
mohammad cartoon from Danish newspaper
I have absolutely no idea what this cartoon is saying about Mohammad or Islam. Please tell me if you understand.
mohammad cartoons from newspaper
In another version of this Mohammad cartoon I saw a caption that said the Mohammad being referred to was actually a boy in class and not the Muslim prophet. Comments?
mohammad cartoons from Jyllands Posten
This next one of the Mohammad cartoons talks about womans freedom (or lack thereof) in Islam and makes some sort of comparison to other religions while addressing Mohammad.
mohammad cartoons
This Mohammad cartoon I think is actually a stab at one of the artists who drew the cartoons about how this can all ultimately be viewed as a publicity stunt. Talk about bad publicity, doubt they envisioned worldwide Muslim riots over these Mohammad cartoons.
muhammed cartoons
I think this Muhammed cartoon is meant to compare Muhammed to Jesus, with the horns on Muhammed being the obvious add in. Not sure, tell me what you think.
muhammed cartoon
This cartoon of Muhammed from Jyllands Posten is exactly the type of thing that the Muslims around the world are so upset about. It knocks their beliefs in a middle east cartoon and depicts Muhammed - 2 big no no's! 2 questions I have heard in the past regarding the virgins promised to Muslim terrorists for killing innocent people are 1)how many virgins are there, if each terrorist (martyr according to some) gets one and 2)what do the women terrorists get?
Danish muhammed cartoons
This one of the Muhammed cartoons is a bit strange and the message evades me, but apparently translates as "I don't recognise him". Something about all these different people looking or being the same as Muhammed with turbans on. Opinions please!
muhammed cartoons from Jyllands Posten
This is one of the Muhammed cartoons that has been referred to the most in this recent spate of outrage by Muslims worldwide (by the way since when is outrage at a foreign newspaper an excuse for voilence and destruction in other countries?). This particular cartoon about Muhammed really offended Muslims becauase it is a direct depiction of Muhammed (and Islam) being violent and promoting violence and death. Draw your own conclusions!

8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

lets see some muslim editorial cartoons that depict the glee some muslims enjoy when their extremeist brethren inflict death and destruction on innocent "people". Muslims must stop being stampeded into blind outrage. There are much more effective ways to demonstrate displeasure with ethnic or religous smears than making the cartoons in fact real depictions of some muslims. I bet a majority of the "protesters" have never seen the cartoons but believe they exist because they were told so by a "leader".

The muslim sheep are denied any opportunity to interpret their religion for themselves or to research what they are told by lunatic leaders.

The cartoons were published in September and these people are only now upset. Shows the deception and lack of freedom these people endure.

The Koran does not apply to "non-believers" just like muslims do not adhere to the religous beliefs of others.

These muslim protesters are in fact not adhering to their true religion but a hijacked version bent on controlling ignorant masses.

The islam portrated by these protesters and terrorists is a false religion. Allah would not support the viscious nature of those few muslims toward the rest of the world as god.

Too bad there are so many gods and prophets.

4:26 AM  
Blogger Baron bleu-obscur said...

All this « Muhammed cartoons affair » is just vile manipulations and conspiracies by some imams who want to get more political powers over the masses...

These imams showed muslims the 12 original Danish cartoons with 3 more (really most offensive ones) made to shock the muslims fidels.

Anyway, the 12 original Danish cartoons were also published last October in an Egyptian newspaper and nobody cared at that time...

4:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi

Just fell over your blogg and even though the comment is a few days old here’s my comments.

“This is the first Mohammed cartoon originally published in the Danish newspaper Jyllands Posten. This is what all the outrage is about. Not sure what this Mohammed cartoon is meant to say.”

It’s a picture of Mohammed… He was a historical person, drawn as a such…

“I think this cartoon about Mohammed is meant to say something about the reversal of roles in Muslim society and perhaps the hiding behind Islam of terrorists.”
It’s about the suppression of women and the way some people see radical believers in mohammed related to terrorism.

“This next cartoon in the infamous Mohammed cartoonn series is really ironic. Here is an artist hiding while drawing a cartoon of Mohammed to avoid being terrorised. Now isn't that exactly what has happened?”
It is ironic… The cartoonist obviously made a comment about why the cartoons were commissioned by the paper. Leading to the article in Jyllandsposten was a story about a writer who could not get anyone to draw mohammaed for the use in a book about mohammed. The reaction from the muslim world is underpinning the fact that forces in- and outside Denmark will dictate how the Danish society should be.

“From what I understand this Mohammed cartoon basically says "Wait don't worry, they are only Danish infidels. Please correct me if I am wrong.”
Well you’re right. Why bother if it’s just no believers who are making drawings, muslims all ready know the truth…

“I have absolutely no idea what this cartoon is saying about Mohammad or Islam. Please tell me if you understand.”
Not really, but is that a reason to go beserk… ?

“In another version of this Mohammad cartoon I saw a caption that said the Mohammad being referred to was actually a boy in class and not the Muslim prophet. Comments?”
You are right. You need to understand Danish humor. The English text says it all. “JP journalist are a bunch of reactionary provocateurs”. The cartoonist is making a joke of the newspaper even without actually drawing the prophet…..

“This next one of the Mohammad cartoons talks about womans freedom (or lack thereof) in Islam and makes some sort of comparison to other religions while addressing Mohammad.”
There’s no comparison to other religions, it is comment of lack of freedom for women in Islam seen from a west-perspective.

“This Mohammad cartoon I think is actually a stab at one of the artists who drew the cartoons about how this can all ultimately be viewed as a publicity stunt. Talk about bad publicity, doubt they envisioned worldwide Muslim riots over these Mohammad cartoons.!
The person to the left is the cartoonist having an orange in his turban (ie being lucky), because he was asked to draw mohammed. The person (eh drawing) on the right shows the cartoonist skills in drawing mohammed.

"I think this Muhammed cartoon is meant to compare Muhammed to Jesus, with the horns on Muhammed being the obvious add in. Not sure, tell me what you think."
It's not horns.... It's a caricature of a holy glory as a half moon. Sorry that you couldn’t see the respect built in that cartoon. Danes actually respect the right of others religion.

“This cartoon of Muhammed from Jyllands Posten is exactly the type of thing that the Muslims around the world are so upset about. It knocks their …..”

It’s a joke for crying out loud..

“This one of the Muhammed cartoons is a bit strange and the message evades me, but apparently translates as "I don't recognise him". Something about all these different people looking or being the same as Muhammed with turbans on. Opinions please!”
One of the persons is a danish politician from the right wing (2. from left). Another is a cartoonist (far right). Well the obvious message is that no one know how the historical mohammed looked like.

“This is one of the Muhammed cartoons that has been referred to the most in this recent spate of outrage by Muslims worldwide (by the way since when is outrage at a foreign newspaper an excuse for voilence and destruction in other countries?). This particular cartoon about Muhammed really offended Muslims becauase it is a direct depiction of Muhammed (and Islam) being violent and promoting violence and death. Draw your own conclusions!”
We have all seen the reactions. The picture from London says it all: "behaed those who say Islam is violent”. The cartoon is a comment on the terror acts being committed in the name of mohammed.

I guess you can see from my comments that the intention was not to offend muslims, but to comment on how the use and misuse of mohammed is seen.

Why did this get out of control?
The main problem comes from the fact that some of the Imams living in Denmark does not understand nor respect the country. They made an international case out of this, before having tried to fight the statements from Jyllands Posten be the legal means available. The case was brought for the police, but was turned down because the drawings were within the limits of Danish law. (Same reason why the government could not excuse nor procecute the newspaper…) The case could also have been brought for the “presse nævn” who deals with complaints about newspapers…. Problem was apparently that they didn’t know that option, so they never did…. (How should the Imams be able to guide their followers, when they do not know how the Danish society works.)

Next thing, the imams sent a delegation to ME, bringing lies about the real situation in Denmark ie. wrong pictures, claiming to represent 180.000 persons (estimated 15.000….)

Last news is that one of the imams, Abu Laban, has called the moderate muslims for “Rats in the hole”. The moderate muslims respect the democracy and the laws in Denmark.....

6:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Marc K.
Could you comment on the drawings based on the insights from Anonymous?
Regards Martin

2:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Being Muslim and not an extemist - I can tell you why they are so upset. I do not support the violence they are doing and do not speak for all Muslims. on the extemist side they are looking for anything to go off about, but for Muslims who really do seek peace, these cartoons are offensive because most of the west and Europe know nothing about Islam or have missconceptions and stereotypes which they for some reason believe. Being a woman - not oppressed and having chosen this way in my late 20's I can tell you it is nothing what I thought it would be like the 72 virgins - Completely Untrue read the book! These people do not speak for all the Muslim world. But it is cartoons like these that just multiply the ignorance among our country. Most Muslims don't believe it is ok to characterize any prophet, Jesus, Mohammed, abraham...etc. the list goes on and Islam believes in all these prophets. Muslim are not sheep either (as posted above) it is the world who believes things they see on the media without learning with an open mind the truth. I don't find the cartoons funny, but I'm not going to get violent over it and I think that those of you who have such horrible things to say about Muslims are just as ignorant as the extremists. There are good and Bad in every religeon but Muslims are being pushed and pushed to no end by being battered physically (abu graib)emotionally and mentally. In places like palistine where isreali soldiers use families for target practice and children as shields - that should outrage some but only Muslims, because the west doesnt care about them, just Money I'm sure the tables would be turned if palistinian families had weapons of there own instead of Rocks - or if the were a richer country that had something the rest of the world needed, but no they just get there backs turned on. I can see the other side of the story, I wish more people would be knowledgeable in both sides before waging an opinion. Every religeon has bad eggs..Just don't put them all in one pot. Unfortunatley this could go on on and on and turn out very bad for everyone. Thats why some things are just better left unsaid or drawn, in this case. WHY? must people have to insult anyone's religeous beliefs...I think you need to respect ones religeon no matter what your beliefs, tolerance is what Islam really teaches - there are just too many that have benn taught wrong or pushed to there breaking point- Islam has a respect for thier religeon like no other. there are no short cuts or tricks you follow it to the best of your knowledge - but you try try try not to go against it, for that I will livewell in heaven and have whatever I want and yes if I so wished I could have 72 of my very own virgins, I could have 110 if I wanted..( theres a passage that says you can have 72 dates...don't quote me I dont have the book in front of me but no where 72 virgins its a missinterpretation, like many have in the bible, torah and all other bibles things get missinterpreted.)Before becoming Muslim it was something I had heard and its one of the first Passages I looked for. I can have what I want as long as I have followed on the right path and done the best I could given my all to doing what God says, not by trying to trick him - If he says don't do then don't do it its as simple as that. And he said do not try and picture the way a prophet looks or God looks it is worng because NO ONE knows.. So don't whats so hard in that and whats so hard in respecting the wishes of others.

D.
California USA
Proud Muslim
It took me 26 years to find my way

1:06 AM  
Anonymous Martin said...

Hi D.

Thanks for your comments. Yes I do understand that muslims may be offended, but there are many things to be offended of.

Also I don't see muslims as sheeps. You have made a choice and I respect your choice, though I have no incentive to do the same.

As I see it, non-muslims can not asked to adhere to anything written in the quran. Ex regarding make drawings etc. of the prophet.

We can discuss whether or not it was disrespectful to put drawings in the news paper, but in the end, there is free speech in Denmark and most western countries. The news paper have apologized to have offended to have hurt the fealings of muslims.

If we stick to the drawings and not involve Abu Graib, Israel, USA etc. could you go through the drawings one by one, so we in an objective manner could have a dialogue of why it is so offending?

To me some of them are just a drawing of the prophet, so it shouldn't bother any one, muslims or not, because it is just non-believers who do not understand anything.

Being offended by the one with the 72 virgins.. well. Why be so upset, because as you say, it comes from the fact that the cartoonist does not know the quran as you do.
(on the other hand, if a muslim can get what ever he/she wants, and to many muslims want virgins, there may be a risk of running out... (please see the smile in the paragraph)) The same could probably be said about the christian heaven, but any one should feel free to do that.

Regarding the drawing with the bomb in the turban, could it be, there may be a slight risk of non-muslims seeing a relationship between terror and Islam, due to the fact that act of terrorism is committed in the name of Allah, Muhammed or jihad?

Another question arising to me is, why do muslims generally not reflect upon why non-muslims have a wrong perception of muslims? Could muslims do something else to get respect, besides demanding that non-believers read the quran?

As long as religion is a private matter, anyone can follow his or hers belief, but beliefs should not be sought enforced onto others using pressure.

Regards Martin

(and sorry for taking up space in your blogg, Marc K)

2:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Btw the newspaper asked the cartoonist to make drawings of muhammed as they see him. Some made a cartoon, others just a drawning.

So they may not fall into the category of this blogg.

5:22 AM  
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