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Denmark - a beacon of freedom and bravery

Papers reprint Muslim cartoon - Scotsman.com News

DENMARK'S 15 leading newspapers today reprinted a cartoon which depicts the Prophet Muhammad wearing a bomb-shaped turban.
The papers said they wanted to show their commitment to freedom of speech after yesterday's arrest in Denmark of three people accused of plotting to kill the cartoonist.

"We are doing this to unambiguously back and support the freedom of speech that we always will defend," said the Berlingske Tidende.

The cartoon was also broadcast on national television, and even newspapers that were originally against the publication of the caricatures are now backing the campaign to defend freedom of speech, says the BBC's Thomas Buch-Andersen in Copenhagen.

Oh, to see the same strength of belief here. All we get here is the pathetic Mrs David Mills simpering to prevent anyone upsetting the kleptocracies that are running this summer's fiesta of fascism, failure and doping:

BBC NEWS | UK | Olympic boycott has 'no purpose'

Any call for a boycott of this summer's Beijing Games would be counter-productive, the Olympics Minister Tessa Jowell has said.

Her comments come after a group of Nobel Prize winners, international athletes and politicians wrote a letter to the Chinese president.

Ms Jowell told The Times newspaper: "The world has known for the last seven years that Beijing would host the Olympics.

"Most progressive governments accept that there are wholly unacceptable aspects of Chinese policy but that did not stop the International Olympics Committee (IOC) awarding them the Games.

"A call for a boycott doesn't serve any purpose and it would be a great pity.

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Unfortunately Labour have no concept of protecting British values as they are so desperate for votes from every section of the population. Mind you, the Conservatives aren't exactly shouting from the rooftops about this.

Of course, the fact that >iBritain will be hosting the 2012 shindig and would therefore be vulnerable to a counter-boycott... no linkage there, no sir, none at all.

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