Saturday, September 17, 2005

Danish artists scared of Islam

Danish artists scared of Islam

Since the murder of the Islam critical Dutch film director Theo van Gogh, and the violent attack on a lecturer at the Danish Carsten Niebuhr Institute, Danish artists are fearful of criticising Islam. Author, Kåre Bluitgen, is due to publish a book on the profit Mohammed in two weeks time, but so far no one has agreed to illustrated the work through fear of reprisals from Islamic extremists. According to the author, three artists have turned down an offer to illustrate the book based on their fear of being attacked if they do so. The president of the Danish Writers Union, Frants Iver Gundelach, said that it is a gross attack on freedom of speech, and the issue will be taken up at the next union meeting.


At September 17, 2005 11:17 PM, Blogger John Sobieski said...

It's the wearing down of the Infidels that I have read about before. The dhimmitude that emerges from Muslim infiltration and immigration doesn't have that shock value from an attack and enslavement that was more common in the previous 1000 years of jihad. It's cancerous. It is hardly noticeable at first, but the demands get more uncomfortable as time goes on, and then, when the patient knows there is something seriously wrong with him, the cancer has ravaged the body.

What do the gays in Amsterdam think of all this Islamic dhimmitude demands and punishment for those who criticize? Are they quaking in their boots? Are they fleeing the Netherlands? Are they becoming dhimmis? Maybe the pretty young ones can join some rich Muslim's harem of boy toys. Or are they fighting back?

I hope they are fighting back.

At September 18, 2005 4:20 AM, Blogger Thomas the Wraith said...

Dhimmitude, Denmark-style. Next Muslims will protest and threaten if anyone dares to build a church.

If the government won't protect its own citizens from physical violence then perhaps it is time for citizens to organize to protect themselves. Where is underground group of native Danes who will stand up to this intimidation?

At September 18, 2005 6:04 AM, Blogger GunJam said...

Well, I see that both axis and thomas are thinking along the same lines as I: I was going to post as follows:

This amounts to virtual and intellectual -- if not legal -- dhimmitude.

It is a sad state of affairs if the once pagan Viking -- and subsequently (though formerly) boldly Protestant Christian -- Danes have become such a band of simpering wimps that they cannot together muster ample courage to throw these threats back in the teeth of these Islamic cultural intruders and -- in turn, throw a few threats of their own back in their general direction.

At September 18, 2005 11:32 AM, Blogger José María said...

It is "reasonable" to be afraid of death. I don´t think freedom has ever reigned anywhere. Islam is only a different face for an old satanic power that rules the world.

May be there will be individuals or small groups that fight back, but they will be crashed by the legal authorities.
I don´t think these problems could really exist without the complicity of part of the ruling power in the world.

It looks like we go to some kind of authoritarian government in the whole world, and it is easier to get it if people are so scared that demands security at any cost.

At September 18, 2005 10:09 PM, Blogger Jude the Obscure said...

jmaria - my thoughts exactly. There is definitely complicity on the part of the ruling powers of the world preparatory to their move towards an authoritarian world government - first requirement - a frightened and powerless populace who will exchange many freedoms for what they see as security and safety.

At September 19, 2005 12:03 AM, Blogger Thomas the Wraith said...

Kierkegaard is spinning in his grave. I doubt he even imagined Danish society could fall so far, so fast.

At September 19, 2005 1:28 AM, Blogger PD111 said...

Western civilisation has progressed rapidly because its thinkers were free to express their thoughts. Freedom of expression is the quintessential value of the Western world. Without it, Western civilisation is nothing but a collection of gadgets, and even those will come to an end. Without free and unfettered expression of thought, we may as well sign up to sharia.

If this carries on, dhimmitude i.e., islamisation of society, is very likely, or a war that will make WW1 and 2 appear childs play. We will win, no doubt of that, but the price will be very heavy.

So why does the elite persist in believing that all cultures can live in harmony? Muslims by their own defining texts are enjoined not to.
So what the hell are Western governments doing about this? The only way is to expel muslims and take in Christians from muslim nations, or else these poor souls will be massacred.

Separation from muslims, is the one humane way I can think of, to avoid a catastrophe for mankind.


At September 19, 2005 1:59 AM, Blogger PD111 said...

The present age of enlightened values has only come to fruition in the last 60 years as one absolutist dogma after another, vied to replace Christianity’s central position in Western values. It was only after the horrors of the last two World wars, that a reasonably civilised system has taken root; and only in some parts of the world. But in the context of the long history of human subjugation, the last 60 years, is a very short period indeed.

By and large, human society whether European or otherwise, has been in the dark ages, primarily because of dogma; for the most part, of the religious variety or its corollary, the Marxist variety, or dogmas based on race. Thus our present Universal civilisation, to use V.S.Naipaul's term, continued existence is by no means assured, when viewed through the scope of history. Rome’s military, economic and diplomatic clout was without parallel at the time, much like that of the US at present. And yet Rome failed in the most important challenge it faced i.e. the challenge to its system of values. The outcome of a fairly similar situation in history does not provide much ground for comfort so long as our soceities continue on the path of wilfull ignorance.

After a difficult and tortuous journey, Western civilisation has reached a point, where religious debate or belief was not significant in the public square. My religion is my private affair between me and my God. Yet religion, with its certainties, is back on the public agenda, in fact these days we’re choking on god/allah related issues. And it is here the danger lies, of ushering in another long era of the dark ages. Historians may well see this period of freedom, as a mere blip of freedom in the long time line line of subjugation of humanity by one creed or dogma.



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