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UPDATE: Swedish newspaper Expressen reports here from the funeral of a 17-year-old Lebanese boy who died during the attack on the Danish consulate in Beirut:
Family and friends were there - as well as many of the rioters who together with Khoudor [the dead boy] attacked the Danish consulate the day before yesterday. None of them want to appear with their last name, since they know that they are wanted by the Lebanese authorities.
'If the army only had
let us burn down the consulate without resistance this would not have had to
happen. We wanted to get to the consulate, but the army tried to stop us'
says Tala, only 14 years old.
Just a few kilometres outside Barja is the village of Saida - with a Palestinian refugee camp, Ain al-Houlwa. At the time of the funeral a rally took place:
'Every muslim must kill a Dane, a Frenchman or another Westerner' chanted the crowd." hat tip Expat Swede
Violent rioting continues to spread and intensify across the world.
WE MUST FIGHT THIS, FIGHT BACK
Cartoon bans hit Danish firmsCNN.com A boycott of Danish goods called by Muslim leaders over the publishing of cartoons of Prophet Mohammed is dealing a blow to the nation's businesses.
PLEASE BOYCOTT THE BOYCOTT!
Bush should speak out strongly against this repression of free speech.
As for Denmark, I have enormous respect for that country and their people. It's one of the great untold stories of World War II: In 1943, in German-occupied Denmark, the Danish people find out that all 7,500 Danish Jews are about to be rounded up and deported to German concentration camps. Danish citizens spontaneously make their own decision: it's not going to happen. And it didn't. Risking their own lives, the Danes quickly rallied round to save their fellow citizens, and almost all of the country's Jews were able to escape the clutches of the Nazis and find refuge in neutral Sweden.More here
Protests over Mohammed cartoons intensify in Iran with the regime halting trade with Denmark and demonstrators smashing the facade of Austria's embassy in Tehran. Iran has cut all trade ties with Denmark . Commerce Minister Masoud Mir-Kazemi announced a ban on Danish imports as well as any other business dealings with the country "until further notice," and added that Danish-registered ships entering Iranian ports would also be charged "very heavy" fees.
Crowds set fire to Danish and Norwegian missions in Damascus and storm the Danish Embassy in Beirut. Gunmen seize European offices in the Gaza Strip. Violent protests are spreading after European newspapers published cartoons depicting Muhammad that were considered blasphemous by many Muslims. Nordic embassies have been attacked in the Middle East and in Indonesia, and some protesters have reportedly died in Afghanistan. A group of approximately 500 people demonsrated yesterday in the Turkish city of Halkali over A clash of cultures is growing more intense, as tensions rise in both western and Islamic countries.
Alienated Danish Muslims Sought Help from Arabs hat tip Ed, FLA
Danish companies losing money due to Muslim boycott
COPENHAGEN, Denmark Danish businesses say they're losing more than one million dollars a day because of a boycott in response to cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.
Gulf Muslims Step Up Danish Boycott Over Cartoons
Arab News EDDAH, 7 February 2006 — People in Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries intensified their boycott of Danish goods as the uproar over caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) raged unabated yesterday.
Chicago food distributor SUSPENDS all Business with Denmark-based Arla Foods iyad Brothers Importing, one of the largest distributors of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food products, announced today it SUSPENDED all business with Denmark-based Arla Foods.
Nemer Ziyad, vice president of Ziyad Brothers Importing, said the decision is in response to the insulting and offensive caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed published by Denmark's leading newspaper, Jyllands-Posten, and the growing controversy.
"I am furious with what the newspaper did. I am disappointed with the hesitation of the Government of Denmark to speak out against this. I support free speech, but I believe that we must speak out when free speech crosses the line and incites hatred, as the publication of these extremely offensive cartoons have done," Ziyad said.
"We have enjoyed a relationship with Arla Foods, acting as the exclusive distributor of three of its most popular products here in the United States. We are encouraged that this issue may be resolved, but until it is properly resolved, we must take this action" Hat tip Tom via Rantburg
Do I have any readers out there is the food biz to pick up the slack and carry ARLA, the Danish food products line?
UPDATE to ARLA: Fellow Infidel Bloggers Alliance contributor, DS, says Arla foods has asked the government to apologize. He says we shouldn't suppport Arla. NO APOLOGIES ARLA!
WE WILL NOT SUPPORT DHIMMIS! BUY DANISH; ARLA CAN LANQUISH!
A LIST OF DANISH PRODUCTS
Arla Foods is Europe's second-largest dairy company and the leading Danish exporter to Saudi Arabia, where it sells an estimated 328 million dollars worth of products every year
Danish Crown (meat)
Galle & Jessen
Aalborg Aquavit (snaps)
Gevalia (Coffees, Teas)
Audio Equipment/Home Theater
(Theatre for those across the Pond):
B&O (Bang & Olufsen)
Prince (Do not start smoking because of this fire!)
Ecco (USA Site)
B & G Porcelain
Raadvad (knives etc.)
Royal Danish Porcelain
Watco Danish Furniture Oil
UPDATE: I've been invited to join the Infidel Bloggers Alliance, and so I have here . Check it out, it is my little Dar al-Harb.
UPDATE February 7:
Muslims demonstrate across Asia, Middle East; 4 killed in Afghanistan Demonstrations against the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad by European newspapers spread across Asia and the Middle East Monday, turning violent in Afghanistan, where at least four protesters were killed. Hundreds in Iran Protest Muhammad Drawings by Pelting Danish Embassy With Rocks, Firebombs
Michelle Malkin "We are all in this together" here
UPDATE: Lesssons in Dhimmitude:
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (UPI) -- A Swedish publishing company Monday withdrew a religious textbook because it contains two images of the Muslim prophet Mohammed.
The book published by Liber was aimed at intermediate-level high school students, The Local reported.
The pictures were taken from a 14th century Persian manuscript and a 13th century Iraqi manuscript. The book was published in 1993.
The actions coincide with a series of demonstrations around the world protesting newspaper cartoons depicting Mohammed as a terrorist. A statement published by Liber on its Web site made no mention of the controversy. Hat tip: Night rider
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