February 3, 2006, - 9:18 am

Anti-Muslim Cartoons?: Detroit News Already Cowered to Islam; It’s NO Jyllands-Posten

By Debbie Schlussel
Judith Apter Klinghoffer and Michelle Malkin have written about the Danish newspaper, Jyllands-Posten, which published Mohammed cartoons that have led to riots throughout the Muslim world. Michelle is rightly up in arms about American media kowtowing on this story. But neither of these things–Muslims and Arabs going nuts over the expression of free speech and trying to silence it, and the American media acquiescing to it–are new.

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Take The Detroit News. It is the anti-Jyllands-Posten, except for when it runs Michelle’s column (and we doubt it will run her column on the Mohammed cartoons, lest it upset the Muslim audience to which the Detroit paper panders).
The Detroit News editorial page ran the cartoon, above, on December 15, 2005–a cartoon which is arguably more tame and less offensive than the anti-Muhammad cartoon.
But the paper and its editorial page removed the cartoon immediately and issued an apology (also posted below), when “former” Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine terrorist and FBI award revokee, Imad Hamad (who now heads the Muslim-dominated Midwest American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, which is also whining about the Mohammed cartoons) bitched and moaned.
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We note that while The Detroit News dumped the cartoon and immediately apologized, its hypocritical editorial page editor, Nolan Finley and op-ed page editor, Richard Burr, continue–without apology–to run on Detroit News editorial pages the rantings of anti-Semitic, anti-Christian, anti-American Hezbollah agent Imam Mohammed Ali Elahi in a monthly column. Again, they run this column despite complaints by the Jewish and Christian communities. But don’t hold your breath to see Michelle’s column on Jyllands-Posten on the paper’s pages.
Another example is Detroit’s television affiliates, like NBC’s local affiliate, WDIV-TV, and ABC’s WXYZ-TV. Both censored out showings of movies like “Delta Force” and “True Lies” when their respective networks ran them on national TV, lest they offend local Muslims and Arabs. We got to see old reruns of “Columbo” movies. Ditto for WXYZ’s coverage of Arab and Muslim issues: it was the “Official Network of the 2003 U.S. Arab Economic Conference” and, therefore, its reporters, and even then-news director, told me they could not cover mid-east, Islamic, or terrorism issues in a way that would be “negative” to Arabs and Muslims.
Muslim fundamentalist suppression of free speech and exercise of anti-Semitic, anti-Christian free speech is alive and well because it has willing human tools like The Detroit News’ Nolan Finley and op-ed editor Richard Burr (and editor and publisher Dave Butler, who issued a personal letter of apology to Hamad and ADC) and TV stations like we have, here in the Detroit area, the heart of Islamic America.
But, unfortunately, there are a ton more cowering, spineless parties like them in media outlets all over the country.

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Here’s another paper (The Lexington Herald-Leader) that kowtows to the Islamo-Fascist-sympathizing media by saying something as offensive as Israel deserves to get nuked by the Arab World. http://www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/news/columnists/larry_webster/13733778.htm
Here’s another despicable, liberal lawyer named Larry Webster that deserves some feedback from the masses that would strongly disagree with him. I wish he was man enough to publish his e-mail address after writing such anti-semitic cess.

Yiddish Steel on February 3, 2006 at 10:36 am

THIS is what’s wrong with Amerikkka today…it seems like yesterday that all the limbaughnistas were bitching and moaning about the war on Christmas…but when it comes to non Judeo-christian religions…off with their heads!!!
First they came for the homos and the gypsies…..

EminemsRevenge on February 3, 2006 at 1:18 pm

Are you really equating Judeo-Christian religions with Islamic radicals? Are you really that stupid?
Idiot said, “First they came for the homos and the gypsies…..”
Bonehead, who do you think the “they” of this era are?

Jeff_W on February 3, 2006 at 3:44 pm

Maybe the Detroit Free Press will take a principled stand and run the cartoons, you know, in the name of free speech and all that jazz . . . and maybe Hamas will create a legitimate government in Gaza and the West Bank . . . and maybe pigs will fly . . . but not over Muslim countries.

sonofsheldon on February 3, 2006 at 5:07 pm

It is hardly surprising for the DFP. What is disappointing is that dhimmitude has broken out in almost all American MSM.

John Sobieski on February 3, 2006 at 6:28 pm

Waaa, we hurt their feelings, waaa, it’s racist, big deal!

KOAJaps on February 4, 2006 at 1:33 pm

You canít have your moral cake and eat it to. If you are going to lie, kidnap, torture, and kill, then you canít argue your points from any moral high ground. Itís hard to believe anyone sho supports terrorism, and the killing of innocents, is offended by a cartoon. How do they think their victims families feel?
Raymond B
http://www.voteswagon.com

raymondb.voteswagon.com on February 4, 2006 at 2:35 pm

ray: but you are thinking as a normal being.These are people that ,from birth learn hate and violence.That’s all they know.

danny on February 4, 2006 at 7:00 pm

Heinrich Heine once used to observe those who burned books ultimately burned people. Today, people who celebrate the slaughter of innocent human beings get enraged over the portrayal of a human being in a cartoon. Its like human life in the eyes of Islam doesn’t have as much importance as reverence for the founder of the faith. Islam has its sense of right and wrong reversed. The Muslim protestions of desecration would attract much more understanding if the religion was soliticious of human life. I’ll be damned if I accord the homocide bomber cult empathy it doesn’t deserve. Islam today, if you’ll pardon the expression, is a charnel house of moral horrors.

NormanF on February 5, 2006 at 2:41 pm

Typical Moslum double standard. They can call Jews the sons of pigs and monkeys, they can defile and blow up churches, and they can blow up the Infidel and chop off their heads while screaming ‘allahu ackbar’ and there is not ONE Muslum peep about it. But God forbid you draw a cartoon about a demon-obsessed pedophile who invented a cult hell-bent on murder, and you wind up with the brain-dead Muslum world with their panties in an uproar. It just goes to prove a medical anomaly: That Islam causes its practitioners to produce spawn who are born without a brain.
Equally bad are the LIBERAL media outlets who pander to these barbarians by covering up Islam’s duplicity and apologizing for telling the truth about the Moslom’s intententions of destroying Western civilization. It’s equally bad because LIBERALS are encouraging these savages to continue to riot, destroy, and murder.

Thee_Bruno on February 6, 2006 at 1:47 pm

In the name of God the Merciful
The existence of the Zionist entity in the heart of the Arab and Muslim is itself a strange
Because the Zionist entity is not shared with the Arab world of anything characteristics such as religion, customs
Traditions and language. The existence of Israel within the Arab world is a big mistake, and constant tension
In the Middle East, and we note since 1948. Such as the entry of foreign bodies within the human body begins
Body fever, tension and fatigue and to ensure that until the UFOs.
To all Arab and Islamic countries to form the Ministry of Defence and one common to all States and the expulsion of the Jews
From the Middle East. This is the best choice for Arabs and Jews in that one because Bjrdasiraiil within the Arab world
Will feel the Arab world would not be true of the world would not be true of the Jewish people will never feel the stability and comfort, unless
Came out of Palestine, all Palestine greetings to all

jordan on May 24, 2010 at 5:57 am

There is no state called Israel.
State of thieves called Israel a
basis of the displacement
and killing of Innocent nation of thieves
basis bloodshed and war
And the arrest of people
for tens of years to
prevent him from claiming
The right to life .
basis steal the land of the
Palestinian people
And then steal
the land of the Arab-Muslim
the entire .State of the
thieves do not know the law …..
Does not recognize the
law of the United Nations,
a state that considers itself above the
law . the law is the siege of Gaza
And the bloodshed and
destruction of houses and
killing innocent people
and occupying the country
This is a country named Israel thieves

arraabb on November 4, 2010 at 9:15 am

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