Fogh Rasmussen Reaches Out But Doesn't Apologize to Muslims
Still a hero–
Former Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen did not apologize for the Danish cartoons as was expected.
The Copenhagen Post reported:
Anders Fogh Rasmussen sought to smooth Muslim reservations during first international appearance after being nominated to become Nato’s next leader
Former Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen reiterated today that he condemns the demonising of cultural groups, but did not fulfil expectations that he might issue an apology for the 2005 publication of cartoons depicting the prophet Mohammed.
Rasmussen was nominated as Nato’s next secretary general on Saturday after weeks of Turkish reservations about his handling of the Muslim protests of the cartoons’ publication, and it was expected by some in the Muslim world that as part of a tit-for-tat deal to secure Turkey’s support he would apologise during a scheduled appearance at the UN Alliance of Civilisations conference in Istanbul today.
But Rasmussen said his position had remained unchanged.
‘Freedom of speech is essential. Deep respect for religious sensitivities is also essential, and that is the balance we need to find.’
Before the conference began, Rasmussen made it clear that an apology would not be forthcoming.
The controversy started in after 12 Mohammad cartoons were published in the Danish Jyllands-Posten newspaper in September 2005.
The cartoons made the Islamists go wild.
At least 139 people, mostly Muslims, died in the cartoon rioting.
Another 823 were injured in the Mohammad cartoon riots.
The Islamists set fire to the Danish Embassies in Syria, Lebanon and Iran, stormed European buildings, and desecrated the Danish, Dutch, Norwegian and German flags in Gaza City.
But, here’s what the mainstream media still will not tell you…
This whole Danish Cartoon controversy was made up by the “Islamic Society of Denmark” who spread FAKE CARTOONS on their trip to the Middle East to incite the rage against Denmark.
The leader of the group was a radical Islamist known for supporting the Anti-Western Islamist struggle!
The organisation Islamic Society in Denmark toured the Middle-East to create awareness about the cartoons, bringing 3 additional images, which HAD NEVER been published in any media source. Evidently, the originals were not offensive enough for the trip so they had to add these three:
The first of the three additional pictures, which are of poor quality, shows Muhammad as a pedophile demon.*
The third depicts a praying Muslim being raped by a dog*.
Blogger Dennis Nixon later identified one of the “cartoons”.
This was NOT a picture of Muhammad!
This is Jacques Barrot, a pig squealing contestant at the French Pig-Squealing Championships in Trie-sur-Baise’s annual festival.
This was proof that the Danish Imams were spreading lies.
The mainstream media still omits this fact when reporting on the cartoon controversy.
Good for Fogh Rasmussen for not apologizing.