2005: The Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy
Let's be CLEAR about this "great world religion of peace" (David Cameron). Ordinary Muslims MURDERED hundreds of totally innocent people because of what a newspaper did THOUSANDS OF MILES AWAY. The murdered people had NOTHING WHATSOEVER TO DO with the images of Muhammed published by the newspaper, and probably knew nothing about them until they were murdered.
THIS is how ISLAM unhinges the mind; its followers lose their humanity.
...... (or Muhammad cartoons crisis) (Danish: Muhammedkrisen) began after the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten published 12 editorial cartoons on 30 September 2005, most of which depicted Muhammad. The newspaper announced that this was an attempt to contribute to the debate about criticism of Islam and self-censorship. Muslim groups in Denmark complained, and the issue eventually led to protests around the world, including violent demonstrations and riots in some Muslim countries.
Islam has a strong tradition of aniconism, and it is considered highly blasphemous in most Islamic traditions to make a picture of Muhammad. This, compounded with a sense that the cartoons insulted Muhammad and Islam, offended many Muslims. Danish Muslim organisations that objected to the depictions responded by petitioning the embassies of Islamic countries and the Danish government to take action in response, and filed a judicial complaint against the newspaper, which was dismissed in January 2006. After the Danish government refused to meet with diplomatic representatives of the Muslim countries and would not intervene in the case, a number of Danish imams visited the Middle East in late 2005 to raise awareness of the issue. They presented a dossier containing the twelve cartoons from the Jyllands-Posten, and other information some of which was found to be falsified. As a result, the issue received prominent media attention in some Muslim countries, leading to protests across the world in late January and early February 2006. Some escalated into violence resulting in more than 200 reported deaths, attacks on Danish and other European diplomatic missions, attacks on churches and Christians, and a major international boycott.
Killing of innocents
Nigerians Rampage with Machetes After Koran is Desecrated
- Nigeria confirms that 35 persons were killed, 30 churches and five hotels were also burnt in violence the past three days.
- For the third day in a row, Nigerian Muslims rampaged through the streets leaving 13 dead on Monday in Bauchi after at least 25 reported deaths in two previous days of violence.
- The Red Cross put the death toll in Maiduguri and Katsina at 28, but the Christian Association of Nigeria said it had counted at least 50 dead bodies in Maiduguri alone.
- Monday’s death count reached at least 13 with two more churches torched after an argument between a teacher and a pupil over the confiscation of a Koran in school.