What were they thinking?

23 Mar

It all began on Sep. 30th, 2005 when a Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten printed twelveReprinting caricatures of the Holy Prophet protest caricatures or cartoons of the Holy Prophet P.B.U.H, entitled “Faces of Mohammad” some of which seemed to equate Prophet Mohammad P.B.U.H. with terrorism. And then the not-so-unexpected happened as the cartoons stirred anger across the Muslim world with calls for boycotting Danish products, mass protests, Danish flag-burning incidents, Danish embassies were attacked and unfortunately some people even lost their lives.

And then after all that, the cartoons got reprinted. And their reason was:

“They say they wanted to show their commitment to freedom of speech after an alleged plot to kill one of the cartoonists behind the drawings.”

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The republication of the cartoons has drawn condemnation among Muslims. Arab News reported from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, that the secretary-general of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) had expressed regret about the new move.

“Professor Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu urged Muslims to use legal and peaceful means to protest the outrage. He said that he wished the Danish media would have chosen another subject as a test case to reassert the freedom of speech instead of supporting a blatant act of incitement to hatred in a most unfortunate and senseless manner, noting that the newspapers were aware that this act would offend not only Danish Muslims but the world’s other 1.3 billion Muslims who have nothing to do with the alleged three-man terror plot.”

“The OIC General Secretariat would not hesitate to condemn the plotters in the strongest possible terms if their crime is established by the proper judicial Danish authorities. Although these individuals represent neither the Danish Muslims nor the Muslim world.” he added.

A note to Danish Officials or to whom it may concern: What do you want from us? Why would you do anything like this? What are you trying to prove?

A call to Muslims:Carefully read what Professor Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu is saying. Start boycotting Danish products, if needed organize peaceful protests. Let your voice be heard. Don’t involve innocent civilians who have nothing to do with it as many Danes condemn the printing of these cartoons.
So please be prudent and choose your words wisely, make use of your anger in a constructive way. Know more about Danish products and try to create or use substitute products.

First think about your choices and then make a choice. And my first choice is to boycott their products. Ban Danish products

Say No!

Say No! ll


4 Responses to “What were they thinking?”

  1. Indigo April 11, 2008 at 10:43 PM #

    Boycott helps but ignore them. The more Muslim world shows furor the more publicity they get. We know there have been enough literature even by the non Muslims that speak high of our Prophet.

  2. |eemz April 16, 2008 at 3:05 PM #

    But that’s exactly what we’ve been doing since they first got published. Hundreds protested, many lay low and most of us left it unnoticed. And unfortunately i was one of them who didn’t even bother taking some action, or anything so this is a reminder to all muslims to wake up from their ‘mean’ slumber. And atleast ban their products, don’t harm their citizens , don’t burn their embassies, simply use your right to say no to their products.

    It’s simple and easy way to get noticed.
    Hope you will agree.


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