To criticise Zionism means to demand justice for its victims The final sequence of Eran Riklis’ poignant 2008 film Lemon Tree, based on actual events, is symptomatic of the hidden dynamics of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Israel’s defence minister, who moves with his family to a new house on the occupied West Bank, deems the neighbouring lemon grove of a Palestinian widow Salma Zidane, a security […]
Egypt police clash with Morsi supporters at Al-Azhar University in Cairo Protesters throw stones during clashes with riot police in front of Al-Azhar University in Cairo. (File photo) Sun Dec 8, 2013 10:6PM GMT Egyptian police have clashed with supporters of the country’s ousted President Mohamed Morsi at the dormitories of Al-Azhar University in Cairo. According to a security official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, […]
Miscreants tried to demolish an old mosque in Kolkata Kolkata: A group of miscreant’s tried to demolish an old Mosque at Sulekha More in Jadavpur area of Kolkata on 6 December, but local police immediately swung into action to prevent any untoward actions. After getting the information, police personnel under Deputy Commissioner of Police reached the spot and warned against any such untoward action. […]
BJP scores 4-0, Congress crushed, AAP stuns Delhi By IANS, New Delhi : In a “semi-final” verdict ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha election, the BJP Sunday retained Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, snatched Rajasthan from the Congress but was denied a clear win in Delhi by the debutant Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) spectacular showing. So humiliating was the Congress rout in three places […]
1000s of Ukrainians stage protest in Kiev Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians have staged a protest in the capital Kiev amid persisting public unrest in the country. On Sunday, the demonstrators gathered at Independence Square of Kiev, putting President Viktor Yanukovych under pressure after his refusal to sign a European integration deal. The demonstrators also toppled a statue of Vladimir Lenin, the […]
"The utter hypocrisy is that Muslim countries regularly lampoon Christians and Jews in their comics while demanding the west refrain from any criticism of Islam."
Why did Jyllands-Posten publish the cartoons? The Copenhagen Post explains: Jyllands-Posten called for and printed the cartoons by various Danish illustrators, after reports that artists were refusing to illustrate works about Islam, out of fear of fundamendalist retribution. The newspaper said it printed the cartoons as a test of whether Muslim fundamentalists had begun affecting the freedom of expression in Denmark. Click here for the Dutch cartoons & reaction to them