Muslims Protest Against Denmark
To whom it may concern:
Peace be upon those who follow the true guidance
I have reviewed what some of the news agencies dealt with concerning the Danish news agency Jyllands-Posten and what had been published. I believe it to be a heinous mistake and dreadful deviation from the path of justice, reverence and equality.
I personally visited the site of the agency on the net and i examined the size of the blundering scandal it was. On Sept 29th, 2005 issue of Jyllands-Posten, the news and the cartoons were horrifying and extremely disturbing to me.
There have been many violent protests against the cartoons since the cartoons were first published, in which many people have been injured and many people even lost there lives (reports say fifty) as a result of those protests. So how could these news agencies be so irresponsible as to re-publish the sickening cartoons?
'Media people must be alert of risks that may arise as a result of prejudice and discrimination implied by the media. The Council would exert every possible effort to avoid being involved in such calls, which are based on prejudice and religion, or other social differences discrimination. A media man may commit a dangerous professional deviation such as: claiming other's work, ill-interpretation of facts, false accusations of others, condemning others for no basis, accusing others with their integrity and honor for no sound basis or accepting bribes to either publish or prevent the publishing of specific materials. A noteworthy media-person should believe that it is their duty to give an honest attention to the aforementioned items, and through the general framework of the law in each country.' Therefore, we also base our opinion and/or statements herein on an honest and sound media proclamation requesting the Danish newspaper to apologize for what they did. The proclamations states: (The media person would exert every possible effort to correct, modify any published information that he/she noticed that they are inaccurate and/or harmful to others.) Undoubtedly, what the Danish newspaper; Jyllands-Posten published is harmful not only for more than two hundred thousand Danish citizen, but also to more than one-billion-three-hundred-million Muslims along with others who are fair and just people. All these hurt people honor, respect and love Mohammed the Prophet (PBUH). This action will continue to hurt and harm all muslims so long as we live on the face of this earth. Denmark, if it does not deal with this problem on a fair ground, will also continue to be a source of harm and revulsion to many Muslims. This is because of the mentality of some Danish individuals who are anti-prophets, messengers and divine messages. We would like to remind also with the decree which the Human Rights Agency in the United Nations adopted on the 12th of April, 2005. This decree insisted on the ban of distortions and vicious attacks against religions and especially Islam; which had been strongly attacked in the last few years..
Finally, I would like to inform you that all Muslims will certainly stop their commercial business dealing with Denmark until they openly and officially apologize for the shameful attack to the person of Allah's Messenger (PBUH) by Jyllands-Posten newspaper and the other news organizations which have followed their example.