October 26, 2006

Muhammad Cartoon Case Dismissed

MOHAMMEDCHICS2.jpgFinally, strike a blow for freedom.

Times Online: A Danish court has thrown out a defamation case against the newspaper that first published controversial cartoons of the prophet Muhammad.
The City Court in Aarhus today rejected a lawsuit brought by seven Danish Muslim groups claiming that the 12 drawings printed in Jyllands-Posten were intended to insult the prophet and make a mockery of Islam.

While the cartoons may have offended some Muslims, there was no basis for claiming that the newspaper sought to belittle their faith, the court said.

Carsten Juste, Jyllands-Posten’s editor-in-chief, hailed the decision as a victory for free speech. "Anything but a pure acquittal would have been a disaster for press freedom and the media's possibility to fulfill it’s duties in a democratic society," he said.

The Muslim groups behind the lawsuit said they would appeal.

So to use Michelle’s term "the religion of perpetual outrage" will continue to whine about the cartoons. The truth does hurt but rather than face the issues that inspired the cartoons they seek to suppress that which hurts their pride: The truth.

By Howie at 09:10 AM | Comments |