Skip to comments.Muslims never saw Mohammed cartoons
Posted on 10/05/2007 12:56:02 PM PDT by Republicain
A new documentary shows that several of the instigators behind the violent Mohammed cartoon demonstrations never even saw the drawings
In a new documentary film, the violent protests in the Middle East over the infamous Mohammed cartoons in 2005 are proven to have been instigated by Islamic leaders who never actually saw the drawings themselves.
Danish director Karsten Kjær travelled throughout the Middle East to investigate who and what was responsible for the wave of violence released from the cartoons for his documentary Those Damned Drawings (De Forbandede Tegninger). He said the primary theme of the film is freedom of expression and its boundaries.
Ive sought to be objective about the crisis factual events, Kjær told public broadcaster DR. But it is also a very personal film that portrays my travels around the Middle East and my own impression of both the causes and consequences of the conflict brought about by the 12 drawings.
The film suggests the crisis began full-force when the man many consider to be Islams most powerful figure, Sheik Yussuf Al-Qaradawi, declared 3 February 2006 as Anger Day on his TV programme. A wave of violent protests across the globe unleashing followed in the wake of that transmission.
In the documentary, Kjær shows the Mohammed drawings to Al-Qaradawi, who views them for the first time.
Kjær also shows the cartoons to Ali Bakhsi, the Iranian who spearheaded demonstrations in Tehran that led to the burning of the Danish embassy there. Bakhsi laughingly says the drawings look nothing like Mohammed but rather like an Indian Sikh.
The key figure in the Mohammed cartoon affair, Jyllands-Posten newspapers culture editor, Flemming Rose, is also interviewed in the documentary. He explains his thinking at the time when he made the groundbreaking decision to run the drawings in the paper.
The film premiers Sunday evening at 22:05 on DR1.
“Muslims never saw Mohammed cartoons”
Of course they haven’t, they’d have to be able to read first.
Is Karsten Kjær in hiding yet?
Like a muzzie needs an excuse to riot, rape, detonate, murder, destroy. Hey, we are all infidels, it’s OK.
“..violent Mohammed cartoon demonstrations never even saw the drawings”
Do Muslims have to be provoked first before becoming violent?
You idiots in Denmark sold your souls to the libs and their Muslim friends for a dinner and “free” healthcare. (But they promised to be nice.)
Now wallow in the filth and smile.
Can’t draw the POS, yet they all name themselves after him. Nice.
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