Our Swedish correspondent Carpenter has sent us the latest on the Modoggie crisis:
I decided to translate a report by Upplandsnytt (Sweden’s state public radio’s local news in Uppland, Sverige) from yesterday. Apparently, Uppsala’s local newspaper Uppsala Nya Tidning has published Mohammed too. Hence, the “Arabic Cultural Association” forms an anti-free speech committee.
And now Carpenter’s translation:
Yesterday in Uppsala, Muslim associations and congregations formed a committee for planning protest actions against publication of drawings of Mohammed similar to those drawn by Lars Vilks. Among others, Uppsala Nya Tidning has published Mohammed as a roundabout dog, which has angered many. For instance Yiha Abu Sakaria [Don’t know if my spelling is correct — translator] of the Arab Cultural Association in Uppsala.
[Yiha, in faulty Swedish:] “I think that Nerikes Allehanda, Uppsala Nya Tidning and most of the Swedish newspapers have hurt Muslims”
The caricature drawings by Lars Vilks which have been published in many papers, among them Uppsala Nya Tidning, have raised emotions among many Muslims. Yesterday the Iranian government sent a formal protest of Nerikes Allehanda’s publication, and a committee was formed in Uppsala in order to protest against further publication. For instance, they want to meet UNT’s editor-in-chief.
[Yiha again:] “We will try to convince him that one cannot publish such drawings. It will hurt Muslims here in Sweden. [And] Sweden has big investments in Arab countries. What if Muslims would react furiously and boycott Swedish products; Scandia, Ericsson, Volvo… Why repeat what happened in Denmark?”
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[UNT’s editor-in-chief Lars Nilsson:] “I’ve no objection to discussing this, but the question is: is there that much worth discussing? When listening to this representative of this group speaking about the threats [Muslim countries] are going to expose on the newspapers… [interrupted]”
Do you mean boycotts?
“Well, it has become clear what it’s all about..”
He is saying that you abuse the freedom speech and press and insult people and their religion.
“Hurting Muslims.. Well, I think this reaction from an number of Muslims is hurting Muslims more than the tiny little drawing that has been published in the papers.”
What refreshing common sense from this Swedish newspaper editor!
But why repeat what happened in Denmark?
Why indeed? What good would displaying a spine do the Swedes?
After all, the only thing it did for Denmark was to reduce Muslim agitation and harden public attitudes against further Islamization.
And who wants that kind of racist thinking in Sweden?
Previous posts on this topic:
The Swedes Narrowly Avert Their Own Motoon Crisis
The Prophet as an Obedient Retriever
That Doggone Mohammed
Swedish Muslims Will Exhibit the Modoggies
Lars Vilks Dogged by Death Threats
Modoggies Make it into the Swedish MSM, But…
Oh, No! It’s Happening Again!
Sweden Gets Sent to the Woodshed
An Ironic Rondellhund
Now We Know Who’s Behind the Modoggies