Dansk Folkeparti, the Danish People’s Party, has nominated Kurt Westergaard to the European Commission of Human Rights. Morten Messerschmidt took the initiative in recommending his nomination.
Mr. Westergaard is the artist who drew the most famous of the Mohammed cartoons, the “Turban Bomb”.
I just got the news from our Danish correspondent TB. So far there’s nothing about it in English, but here’s TB’s translation of a quote from Morten Messerschmidt in an article on the TV2 website:
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“With Kurt Westergård as a nominee, the European Commission will have a chance to prove that it is not a club for specially invited, politically correct individuals and nations, but that they as a matter of fact take human rights seriously — also, while attempts are being made to spread these rights in the Islamic world. Hopefully it will give rise to some reflection,” says Messerschmidt.
Here’s a press release from DPP (in Danish).
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