Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Yet more defiance

Something extraordinary and laughable happened in Jordan yesterday. A trial commenced against Kurt Westergaard and other Danish nationals for drawing and publishing the mohammed cartoons. 

As far as I am aware Mr Westergaard has never set foot in Jordan, and what he is charged with is not a crime in Denmark.

The concept that a nation can reach outside it’s own borders and attempt to prosecute a foreign national in their own country for exercising rights guaranteed to them in that country would be hilarious if it were not being taken so seriously in Jordan.

The charges include blasphemy and the humiliation of islam. Unsurprisingly none of the “defendants” have felt the urge to go to Jordan and defend themselves. Who can blame them.

OK Jordan, here are those cartoons.

Come and get me.

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