And the followers of the Ideology of Perpetual Outrage just lock arms and sing kumbaya together. Eh…no chance of that happening, now is there?
H/T Tundra reader
COPENHAGEN: A book on the controversial cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed will be released despite recent threats against Denmark linked to the case, the publisher said on Wednesday.
“The book will come out as planned,” Karsten Blauert of Jyllands-Posten Editions said.
“The Tyranny of Silence” is due out on Thursday, five years to the day the cartoons first appeared in Jyllands-Posten newspaper.
Although it will not reprint the drawings separately, its inside pages will feature “a picture of the front page of the Jyllands-Posten newspaper that had the Mohammed cartoons on it,” Blauert said.
Asked about the possibility of a strong reaction to its publication, he said: “It’s clear that a lot of things are happening, but everything is taking place as planned, and nothing will change that.”
The book is by Flemming Rose, who was the Jyllands-Posten’s cultural editor when on September 30, 2005, the newspaper ran its front-page spread featuring 12 cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.
The drawings sparked outrage across the Muslim world and led to violent protests against Denmark and Danish interests in 2006. Rose himself has since received numerous death threats.
In an August interview Rose insisted he was not trying to be provocative with the new book, stressing that he simply wanted to “tell the story of the 12 drawings and put them into a context of (other) pictures considered offensive.
It was important to write the book because, he said: “Words should be answered with words.