Danes Taking The Brunt

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  1. skunk macrumors G4

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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/4664408.stm

    Well really! You can take freedom of speech too far! :rolleyes:
     
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  3. Ugg macrumors 68000

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    When's the last time that someone in the west was prosecuted for defaming Jesus? It's probably more recent than I would like to think but anyone who takes a prophet so seriously is pretty insecure about who and what they are. Maybe that's the whole point.
     
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    Excellent point. People mock Gebus all the time.. oh wait..;) Well anyways, this shouldn't be a big deal.
     
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  6. skunk thread starter macrumors G4

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    I suppose the question then is "Should we care?"
     
  7. Nickygoat macrumors 6502a

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    The story is going wider. France Soir, Die Welt, La Stampa and El Periodico have all reprinted the cartoons.
    I just spoke to my girlfriend (who lives in the city where the Jyllands-Posten is published) who said that there, the Danish right wing groups were organising a mass Koran burning session outside of the town hall.
    The GCC has asked the Danish government to punish the Jyllands-Posten for publishing the cartoons.
    This might get ugly.
     
  8. skunk thread starter macrumors G4

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    Or interesting. Isn't it funny how George Bush spent a trillion or so dollars to inflame the Muslim world, and a little Danish newspaper has managed it with a few lousy Kroner?
     
  9. Nickygoat macrumors 6502a

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    I understand that the Danes value that ability highly ;)
    Leaves them more money to spend on decent healthcare, transport, education etc. ;)
     
  10. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    I think we should all try and be understanding of each other's cultures, but I believe in freedom of speech. Not freedom to not be offended.


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  11. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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    Freedom of speech is just that,freedom of speech.
     

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    Absolutely, and part of that understanding is that caricature is firmly entrenched in our culture. Muslims, especially those living in Europe or the US should realize it and accept that their religious beliefs are sometimes going to conflict with our right to expression.
     
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    The real important question remains to be answered...

    Will this effect me being able to get high-quality, well-designed modern furnishings?
     
  14. skunk thread starter macrumors G4

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    There should be no problem there as long as you're suitably apologetic. But that shouldn't be difficult for you...;)
     
  15. OnceUGoMac macrumors 6502a

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    You're thinking of the Swedes, not the Danes. The Danes do make Legos, though.;)
     
  16. skunk thread starter macrumors G4

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    Haven't you heard of "Danish Modern"? But seriously, they do have a solid furniture industry. Besides, nobody mentioned "cheap"...
     
  17. OnceUGoMac macrumors 6502a

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    You can't trick me, skunk. There's no way that they can create modern furniture. Denmark's too small. Therefore, they build small...Legos.:p
     
  18. skunk thread starter macrumors G4

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    It's bigger than a Hamlet.
     
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    Its amazing how Islamists have no issue with watching videos of the beheadings of Americans, but an illustration of Mahammad is blasphemous???

    FREEKIN SICKO'S!!!
     
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    As Skunk noted - The Danes do indeed make excellent furniture - (they seem to like teak a great deal)...As for the Swedes, I am content to drive their automobiles (I've had three Volvos and now drive a Saab [pre-GM, just barely] ).
     
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    I think they got off easy this time. At least no one issued a death sentence fatwa like it happened with Salman Rushdie's "The satanic verses".
     
  22. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    My parents have a very nice pair of matching Dutch oak, free standing cabinets they bought off some Gypsies at a flea market in Belgium (I think). I can't remember if it was during his first 4 year stint (military) in Europe or his 2nd though.


    Lethal
     
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    Outside of the general scandinavian furniture comaraderie, do the Dutch and Belgians have much in common with the Danes and Swedes?;)
     
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    They ain't the only ones...

    I'm thinking of trying my hand on a pair of teak adirondack chairs in the not -to-distant future. Once I save up enough to afford the wood of course...
     

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