Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten a news publisher base at Denmark published 12 cartoons or caricatures of Islamic Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) on September 30, 2005. One of the caricatures of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) depicted by Kurt Westergaard as a suicide bomber. Norwegian Christian magazine on January 10, 2006 reprinted this cartoons.
The International Union for Muslim Scholars (IUMS) issued a statement on the Anti-Prophet cartoons posted at IslamOnline website last Jan. 29 2006. And on the next day – Jan. 30th, the campaign to boycott Danish products was getting attention all over the Arab world and it’s now all across the muslim world.
The Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoon row 2005-2006 can be read here.
Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten – Editor-in-Chief, Carsten Juste, wrote an open letter to Muslim World stating:
“In our opinion, the 12 drawings were sober. They were not intended to be offensive, nor were they at variance with Danish law, but they have indisputably offended many Muslims for which we apologize.”
Heres the fulltext of the open letter of Carsten Juste.
Due to this incidents an angry Lebanese protestors set on fire the Danish consulate in the capital Beirut in protest of the anti-Prophet cartoons. This will be a big test/jihad to us Muslims to uphold the Islamic values accordingly and not put justice on our hands by blowing up cars or buildings.
Heres also a link pointing to how diverse the Danish Media and to what extent their freedom of expression. Heres the link.
I join the sentiments of the Muslim Ummah against Denmark for mocking the image of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). Boycott Danish Product !!!
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- Fatwa: When Muhammad Is Insulted by Non-Muslims
- Anti-Prophet Cartoons: Muslims’ Role
- Fatwa: The Simple Life of Prophet Muhammad
- Lebanon Apologizes to Denmark for Violence
- Muslims Want Int’l Law on Respecting Religions
- Qaradawi Condemns Violent Cartoon Protests
- How the Prophet Might Have Responded to the Cartoons