In Århus last Friday night, a local Somali representative of Al Qaeda paid a little visit to the home of Kurt Westergaard, the artist who drew the famous “Turban Bomb” Mohammed cartoon. Mr. Westergaard’s culturally enriched guest brought along a knife and an axe to punish the artist for his blasphemy against Mohammed, and the story might have ended tragically had Mr. Westergaard not locked himself up in a specially secured bathroom in his house before summoning the police.
When incidents like this occur in Denmark, the Danish press routinely responds to the attempted intimidation by republishing the Mohammed cartoons in their online and print versions. The American press is just the opposite: almost all major media outlets have steadfastly refused to display any of the Motoons, out of that exquisite sensibility for Muslim feelings that we have all come to know and love.
This time, however, it was possible to see the Turban Bomb on a North American media outlet. The Canadian network CTV broadcast a brief news item about Kurt Westergaard, and Vlad Tepes was kind enough to Youtube it for us:
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