Friday, December 09, 2005

Kashmir shutdown over Quran desecration, Prophet caricature

Via Jihad Watch. These Muhammed cartoons in Denmark are turning into quite the international incident:

Kashmir shutdown over Quran desecration, Prophet caricature

Shops and establishments in most parts of Kashmir Valley were closed Thursday to protest a Danish newspaper publishing a caricature of the Prophet and the alleged desecration of the Quran in Sopore town. The strike call was given by the separatist Hurriyat Conference group led by Syed Ali Geelani. The Kashmir bar association and other groups supported the shutdown. Authorities have made elaborate security arrangements all over the valley to maintain law and order. Though shops in parts of Kashmir capital Srinagar and other major towns were closed, traffic was plying. Tension is still high in the north Kashmir town of Sopore, famous for its apples, where three drunk youths had desecrated the Quran and also tried to set ablaze the mosque earlier this week.

Cartoon protest closes Kashmir

Thousands of shops and businesses were closed down on Thursday in the Indian-controlled part of Kashmir in protest against twelve caricatures of the Muslim prophet Mohammed printed in daily newspaper Jyllands-Posten in September. Jyllands-Posten reported that newspapers in the area said businesses in entire neighbourhoods in the capital of Jammu and the province of Srinagar had been closed down. 'In four to six of the biggest cities in the province shops were closed to express anger over the caricatures of the holy prophet. In some places there were clashes, and people started throwing rocks. Most Muslims feel deeply affronted,' said Abdur Rasheed, editor-in-chief of the newspaper Kashmir Observer. In the city of Sopore, shops were closed in protest. 'We are talking about hundreds of thousands of shops in six of the seven biggest cities. In large areas, 98-99 percent of the shops were closed. People are not allowed on the streets because of the strained situation in the region, so instead they close their shops to demonstrate against the Danish newspaper,' said Meraj Wani from the newspaper Greater Kashmir.


At December 09, 2005 4:10 PM, Blogger justmom said...

Free advertising for Jylands Posten?
The greater the protest the better name recognition for a non-dhimmified free press. More please!

A link to all the images:

At December 09, 2005 4:27 PM, Blogger sissyblue said...

Fjordman, I really don't think you should shut down. Why don't you just post one news item or article per day? I like to stop by and see what's going on, but I can see that you put a lot of effort into your posts. There are several blogs I like to check on just to get their take on things and they only post one article per day.

At December 09, 2005 5:11 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Sissyblue: Thank you, I have gotten dozens of requests to keep on blogging recently, but I don't think I will change my mind. Maybe if something extraordinary happens, I could write a post and send it to Jihad Watch, but in general, I will leave the blogopshere.

At December 09, 2005 5:43 PM, Blogger Evan said...

It is interesting that with per capita income of less than $1000, endemic corruption and Sunni/Shiite violence, the terrible problems after the recent earthquake and the like, this thing happening in a small country thousands of miles away is what gets people excited.

This appears to be a very troubled society.

At December 09, 2005 5:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Fjordman,

just came across the letter you had drafted in support of Jyllands-Posten and will post it on my blog this evening.

You'll be sorely missed - hopefully we will be able to follow in your footsteps.


At December 09, 2005 6:04 PM, Blogger ThBadMonkey said...

Im amazed that more people havent run "Cartoon Contests" of 'mohamad' the 'prophet'. They shoudl run one in the NAME OF FREEDOM every week. Censorship is anti-western, as is Islam...

At December 09, 2005 11:05 PM, Blogger Heloise said...

The people of Kashmir were once a highly civilized nation of mainly Hindus and Buddhists. The mohammedans pushed and bred them out and now it's a rubble heap and third world country. This pattern has been repeated again and again and again all over the globe.

At December 10, 2005 6:56 AM, Blogger ik said...

This is the problem with having a Muslim minority in your country.

When Jerry Falwell called the Prophet a terrorist in America in 2002 - the Muslims rioted in India and went around butchering their Hindu neighbors (What did we have to o with Falwell?)
Falwell 'sorry' for Mohammed remark

In 1921 when the Caliphate was abolished by Ataturk - the Muslims in Kerala state went on an orgy of violence and rape for days rioting and killing thousands of Hindus (This is called the Moplah "Rebellion")- along with forced mass conversions The violence only stopped when the British finally sent some troops to stop it. (Once again what did the Hindus in South India have to do with the Caliphate being abolished)

At December 28, 2005 8:20 PM, Blogger Nelson Santos said...

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