The article refers to the autonomer of Ungdomshuset, but I assumed that Muslims must be involved too, since Gellerup (a predominantly Muslim suburb of Århus) is mentioned.
The violence is also being billed as a response to the republication of the Motoons over the last few days, but the first cars were burning before the death-plot against Kurt Westergaard was publicly revealed and the plotters were arrested.
So I asked our Danish correspondent Kepiblanc about the J-P article, and for his reactions to the situation in his country. Along with the map and photos shown at right, he sent the following impressions:
It’s just about all those small-scale riots all over the country, setting ablaze cars, trash-containers and whatnot. And when the fire brigade arrives they have to wait for the police to arrive in order to avoid being stoned. No injured humans, so far…- - - - - - - - -
OK, it’s a mini-intifada, but in no way out of control.
And it has nothing whatsoever to do with ‘de autonome’. The punks are 100% Muslims, initially whining about ‘police brutality and harassment’, ‘racial profiling’ (strip-searching all dark-skinned ‘youths’) etc.
But when PET foiled the murder of Kurt Westergaard and almost all newspapers re-printed the ‘turban bomb’ cartoon, they changed their motives to ‘insults to our dear prophet, Mohammad (pbuh)’.
The general opinion in our country is getting more and more anti-Islam by the hour…
Now we’re waiting for Friday prayers to finish. If the imams are smart they’ll calm things down and postpone the fun for a few weeks, because the weather forecast promises frostbite tonight. And Arabs slow down considerably in cold weather…