On behalf of Mohammed’s myriad descendants, a Saudi law firm has brought legal action against all the Danish newspapers that published the Motoons.
It’s important to bear in mind that this is another probe, like the “Flying Imams” in the USA several years ago. The Islamic world just keeps pushing and pushing against the kuffar to see how far they can get.
Every line of civilized defense is probed — military, police, media, social, legal, political — and if any weakness is found, the push in that direction is intensified. Or, if they meet resistance, they withdraw and push somewhere else.
This process continues all the time, patiently and relentlessly, never ceasing. It’s designed to wear the infidel down.
We’re fortunate that, out of all the infidel nations, Muslims have chosen Denmark as their test case. If there is any place in the West that will flip the bird to the Ummah over this issue, it is Denmark.
And it is precisely for that reason that Islam has chosen Denmark to probe. They’re well aware that the Danes are the epicenter of Western resistance to Islamic intimidation. If a crack is found in the Danish armor, then the whole of Dar al-Harb may thereby be brought down.
Berlingske Tidende has published the version of the letter that was sent to their Editor-in-Chief. Fortunately, it’s in English:
AHMED ZAKI YAMANI
Lawyers and & Legal Consultants
By fax 0045 3375 2020 and e-mail email@example.com
1147 København K
Att.: Ansvarshavende Chefredaktør Nis, Lisbeth Knudsen
Jeddah, 28 August 2009
Dear Ms. Lisbeth Knudsen,
Re.: Mr. Kurt Westergaard’s drawing of the Prophet Mohammed
I am writing to you in relation to your newspaper’s re-publication, on 13 February 2008, of Mr. Kurt Westergaard’s drawing of the Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him).
Over the past months my law firm has been contacted by several thousand descendants of’ the Prophet, who have learned about your newspaper’s re-publication of the drawing, depicting their esteemed ancestor as a terrorist suicide bomber with a bomb in his turban.
As descendants of the Prophet, these individuals feel personally insulted, emotionally distressed and defamed by your newspaper’s re-publication of the drawing. They have therefore retained my law firm and instructed me to approach you, as well as the editors of other Danish newspapers, which re-published the drawing last year.
Accordingly, I am now contacting you with the request that you, first of all, remove the drawing of the Prophet Mohammed from any Internet websites, which your newspaper owns, controls, or have [sic] posted the drawing on. The drawing must be removed before the end of September 2009.
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I secondly request that you, on behalf of your newspaper, before the end of September 2009, issue a clear, public and unconditional correction and apology for the insult and injury which your newspaper committed when it re-published the drawing by Mr. Westergaard last year. The correction and apology must be announced in a “teaser” on the front page and printed on one of the first three pages of your newspaper in all four of the English, French, Danish and Arabic texts that are contained in the appendix attached to this letter. These four texts must furthermore be published on the Internet version of your newspaper as one of the top headline stories. which must be available for at least 30 days from the date of the publication.
Thirdly, my clients have instructed me to request you to confirm and undertake that your newspaper will not again print or otherwise make public any similar drawings or materials concerning the Prophet Mohammed, since they affect my clients directly and personally due to their common ancestry and their status in the Muslim world. The apology in the attached appendix contains wording to this effect, as you can see.
If you fulfil these conditions before the end of September 2009 my clients will be satisfied and refrain from taking further legal action against your newspaper.
Furthermore, it is my belief that your newspaper’s fulfilment of the above-mentioned conditions would be perceived as a sign of respect and understanding throughout the Muslim world in general, and your newspaper might thus help resolve the severe conflict, which your re-publication of the drawing has created. As you may be aware, this conflict is still affecting Danish and Arab interests, in particular in the Middle East, where a number of Danish products are still being boycotted.
I invite you to respond to this letter at your earliest convenience and in any event before 30 days from the date of this letter by informing me whether you intend to fulfil the above-mentioned conditions.
If you decide not to fulfil the above-mentioned conditions, please note that this letter is by no means a waiver of any legal rights of my clients, including in particular their fight to bring a lawsuit against you and your newspaper for defamation. Accordingly, I reserve all rights of my clients in this matter.
Faisal A. Z. Yamani
Correction and Apology
[Name of newspaper] hereby unconditionally apologises for the insulting, malicious and defamatory re-publication of Mr. Kurt Westergaard’s drawing of the Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him), which appeared in [name of newspaper] on 13 February 2008. We regret our decision to re-publish the drawing, which has insulted so many people across the world, and we hereby undertake to refrain from printing or otherwise making public any defamatory drawings or materials concerning the Prophet Mohammed in the future.
[Danish, French, and Arabic versions of the apology follow]
Update: Eric MacLeod points out that a “pbuh” after the prophet’s name was left out of paragraph four. The horror!
Surely that is an infidel plot, too…?
Hat tip: TB.