Agam's Gecko
Saturday, March 04, 2006
* updated *

ihadis in Denmark have attempted to "get at" the daughter of one of sketchers of blasphemy, according to a spokesman for a political party there. According to Jens Rohde, the young girl sounds like she was very lucky not to have been in school that day:
A group of Moslem males have tried to get at the daughter of one of the 12 cartoonists who drew the cartoons of Muhammed at her school. The political spokesman of the Liberals, Jens Rohde, revealed this during an interview with TV-Avisen...

...the discussion about the principles of this is first of all important, and apart from that I think we ought to consider that we have 12 cartoonists in this country who have to live in hiding under protection, have had their lives turned around. The daughter of one of the cartoonists was sought out by 12 Moslem males at her school - they wanted to get at her. Luckily, she wasn’t there, and these people now live with fatwas over their head. And this is where I think that all of us ought to back these people up and say that we don’t want to allow this kind of thing to happen to our cartoonists - we need to back up their right to exercise their profession.
Every time I think these boneheads can't get any more reprehensible, they outdo themselves once again.

UPDATE: Apparently Mr. Jens Rohde wasn't supposed to talk about this case in public, after meeting with a lawyer representing the cartoonists. It now appears that he either embellished or misheard parts of what he was told in this "confidential meeting" at which "nothing was written down."

So the original portrait of a dozen mad jihadis "on the hunt" for the cartoonist's daughter, now becomes eight Muslim female students from a rival school, who came looking for “the daughter of the cartoonist who had insulted their prophet,” and were turned away by the girl's school. Some who are participating in the media storm over this in the Danish press, are now claiming that it was "just a 'girl' thing." Agora has been updating the originally linked post as more info comes out, and has a more detailed examination of the conflicting versions of events here.

So I unreservedly withdraw my remark about "boneheads" with regard to this case, for if those who were searching out this girl were merely other students, and even if they had been looking for some sort of physical revenge for her father's drawing, it's probably just simple immaturity at play. There are already more than enough examples of reprehensible boneheadedness, there is no need to stretch the definition. The angry Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar who tried to kill as many pedestrians as possible, with an SUV rented for that purpose, for example.

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