New Danish cartoons illustrate further decay of secular liberal societies
London, UK , October 10 – Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain strongly condemns the latest series of cartoons that mock the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). The cartoons were drawn by activists of the Danish People's Party and aired on Danish television. The emergence of these new cartoons once again illustrates the further decay of secular liberal societies; under Western "freedom" it is perfectly acceptable to insult and defame religious communities whether they are Muslims, Christians or Jews and religious beliefs have no sanctity.
Once again, Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen is hiding behind the veil of "freedom of speech" and claiming that the government has no authority over what the media can and cannot publish. This is despite Section 140 of the Danish Criminal Code prohibiting any person from publicly ridiculing or insulting the dogmas of worship of any lawfully existing religious community in Denmark .
Commenting on the new cartoons, Imran Waheed, media representative of Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain, said, "As Muslim anger about these cartoons grows, we will undoubtedly hear Western governments lecturing Muslims to accept the freedom of others to insult and disparage their religion. Those who wish to insult Islam and Muslims, rather than engage in sincere and robust debate, will no doubt once again hide behind the facade of 'freedom of speech'."
"People of conscience throughout the world, Muslim and non-Muslim, look forward to the return of the Islamic Caliphate in the Muslim world. History is testament to the Caliphate's protection of Muslims and non-Muslims from such wanton disrespect."