Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Danish Prime Minister Articulates
The Principles Of Western Civilization

Yes, it appears these days we need a headline when one of our leaders makes a stand for the principles of Western Civ, rather than caving in to the Jihadi Muslims. The Prime Minister of Denmark gave the right answer in respsonse to Muslim pressure to punish Jyllands-Posten for publishing cartoons poking fun at Mohammed:

The prime minister had been encouraged by the opposition to meet with the group as a way to increase understanding in an increasingly controversial public debate. In recent weeks, both the minister of culture and a Copenhagen mayoral candidate have retracted statements they made about Muslims and Islamic culture.

Most recently, national daily Jyllands-Posten has invoked international ire by publishing twelve caricatures of the prophet Mohammed, some of which characterised him as a terrorist. Pictorial depictions of Mohammed are frowned upon by Islam.

'This is a matter of principle. I won't meet with them because it is so crystal clear what principles Danish democracy is built upon that there is no reason to do so,' said Rasmussen.

Rasmussen reiterated his message that individuals who felt offended by the tone of the public debate should bring their grievances to the courts.

'As prime minister, I have no power whatsoever to limit the press - nor do I want such a power,' he said. 'It is a basic principle of our democracy that a prime minister cannot control the press.'

Yes, that's Western Civilization. If you don't like it, leave.