Danish newspaper, Jyllands Posten, its editors, publisher, blah-blah had cases registered against them for the Muhammad cartoons they published (What about Egypt's Al Fager? or the Rocky Mountain News?)
Yahoo, Hotmail and Google were also named in the case. uh oh.......does that mean I have to get all lawyered up? I am surrounded by them , and they love raw meat.
Police have registered cases against the editor and publisher of a Danish newspaper and several other European dailies over their publication of cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), under a blasphemy law that carries the death penalty, an officer said.
Internet giants Yahoo, Hotmail, and the search engine Google were also named in the cases for allowing access to the drawings of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) that were considered sacrilegious by Muslims. A lawyer who runs a citizens’ rights group submitted the cases.
Islamic tradition bars any of drawings of the Holy Prophet (PBUH), favourable or otherwise, in a policy to discourage idolatry. Lawyer Iqbal Haider, who runs Awami Himayat Tehrik or People’s Support Movement, had petitioned the Supreme Court against the publication of the cartoons under a blasphemy law that allows the death penalty for anyone guilty of insulting the Holy Prophet (PBUH) or the holy Quran.
Cases were registered on Tuesday against Jyllands-Posten, its editor, publisher, a cartoonist, and newspapers in France, Italy, Ireland, Norway and the Netherlands at a police station in Karachi on the court’s orders, said Tariq Malik, an official at the station.
"It is now the government’s job to contact the Interpol and bring the offenders to a court of law in Pakistan," Haider said on Wednesday.
Evidently, there will be no charges handed out for the most offensive cartoons that were invented by the Danish Imams. hat tip Tom P boobyla
It will be interesting to see how Google handles this. Let's see if they bend over and yelp 'how far???' or if they finally take a stand. That would be fresh, they haven't yet. They could take a few lessons from Bill Gates. They are not worthy of their ill gotten gains. Chinese food anyone?
Top Photo: Jylland Danish newspaper, Bottom left photo: Egyptian newspaper