Wednesday, February 08, 2006

...And Everybody Hates the Jews

[UPDATED at bottom: crisis resolved ]

So it looks like Flemming Rose, the culture editor from the Danish paper that originally published the anti-Muslim cartoons, has figured out an exit strategy for the quagmire of Muslim hate and death threats into which he has fallen.

He is planning to run the cartoons from the great Iranian Holocaust cartoon contest coming up next week simultaneously with their publication in Iran.
The Danish editor behind the publication of caricatures of the prophet Muhammad that ignited deadly riots in the Muslim world said Wednesday that he is trying to coordinate with an Iranian paper soliciting cartoons on the Holocaust.

"My newspaper is trying to establish a contact with the Iranian newspaper, and we would run the cartoons the same day as they publish them," Flemming Rose said Wednesday in an interview on CNN's "American Morning."

That'll show those extremist Muslims what a good, upstanding guy he is. After all, he was only acting on principle. Their hatred against him is all misdirected. Because after all, he has so much in common with them. The lowest common denominator. Because everybody hates the Jews.

"Well, the Protestants hate the Catholics
And the Catholics hate the Protestants
And the Hindus hate the Moslems
And everybody hates the Jews...

I'm sure the Muslims who incited this riot will enjoy winning this round they drummed up out of nothingness. And enjoy as well despising the Danes - as represented by this man - even more for being so weak willed.

*And now it turns out that the cartoons were published last fall in Egypt and no one even blinked. Egyptian blogger Sandmonkey points to a scan of them here.

Hat Tip: Solomonia.

UPDATE: Apparently the editor in chief decided that this idea - of republishing the Iranian Holocaust cartoon simply to suck down to extremist Moslems - was quite as dreadful as it sounds. And nixed it absolutely.
Editor-in-Chief Carsten Juste said his newspaper Jyllands-Posten "in no circumstances will publish Holocaust cartoons from an Iranian newspaper."

I am now of the opinion that they should get rid of Flemming Rose - he's clearly an idiot. In this case, it wouldn't be like dhimmitude. Just a reasonable decision.
Earlier, culture editor Flemming Rose said of the Iranian cartoons: "We would consider publishing them, but we will not make a decision before we have seen the cartoons."

"I have committed an error," Rose said later in an interview with Danish television. "I am 100 percent with the newspaper's line and Carsten Juste in this case."

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