Saturday, August 29, 2009

The Prophet Retains Counsel

On behalf of Mohammed’s myriad descendants, a Saudi law firm has brought legal action against all the Danish newspapers that published the Motoons.

It’s important to bear in mind that this is another probe, like the “Flying Imams” in the USA several years ago. The Islamic world just keeps pushing and pushing against the kuffar to see how far they can get.

Every line of civilized defense is probed — military, police, media, social, legal, political — and if any weakness is found, the push in that direction is intensified. Or, if they meet resistance, they withdraw and push somewhere else.

This process continues all the time, patiently and relentlessly, never ceasing. It’s designed to wear the infidel down.

Allah go boom!We’re fortunate that, out of all the infidel nations, Muslims have chosen Denmark as their test case. If there is any place in the West that will flip the bird to the Ummah over this issue, it is Denmark.

And it is precisely for that reason that Islam has chosen Denmark to probe. They’re well aware that the Danes are the epicenter of Western resistance to Islamic intimidation. If a crack is found in the Danish armor, then the whole of Dar al-Harb may thereby be brought down.

Berlingske Tidende has published the version of the letter that was sent to their Editor-in-Chief. Fortunately, it’s in English:

AHMED ZAKI YAMANI
Lawyers and & Legal Consultants
Since 1956

By fax 0045 3375 2020 and e-mail likn@berlingske.dk

Berlingske Tidende
Pilestræde 34
1147 København K
Denmark

Att.: Ansvarshavende Chefredaktør Nis, Lisbeth Knudsen

Jeddah, 28 August 2009

Dear Ms. Lisbeth Knudsen,

Re.: Mr. Kurt Westergaard’s drawing of the Prophet Mohammed

I am writing to you in relation to your newspaper’s re-publication, on 13 February 2008, of Mr. Kurt Westergaard’s drawing of the Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him).

Over the past months my law firm has been contacted by several thousand descendants of’ the Prophet, who have learned about your newspaper’s re-publication of the drawing, depicting their esteemed ancestor as a terrorist suicide bomber with a bomb in his turban.

As descendants of the Prophet, these individuals feel personally insulted, emotionally distressed and defamed by your newspaper’s re-publication of the drawing. They have therefore retained my law firm and instructed me to approach you, as well as the editors of other Danish newspapers, which re-published the drawing last year.

Accordingly, I am now contacting you with the request that you, first of all, remove the drawing of the Prophet Mohammed from any Internet websites, which your newspaper owns, controls, or have [sic] posted the drawing on. The drawing must be removed before the end of September 2009.
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I secondly request that you, on behalf of your newspaper, before the end of September 2009, issue a clear, public and unconditional correction and apology for the insult and injury which your newspaper committed when it re-published the drawing by Mr. Westergaard last year. The correction and apology must be announced in a “teaser” on the front page and printed on one of the first three pages of your newspaper in all four of the English, French, Danish and Arabic texts that are contained in the appendix attached to this letter. These four texts must furthermore be published on the Internet version of your newspaper as one of the top headline stories. which must be available for at least 30 days from the date of the publication.

Thirdly, my clients have instructed me to request you to confirm and undertake that your newspaper will not again print or otherwise make public any similar drawings or materials concerning the Prophet Mohammed, since they affect my clients directly and personally due to their common ancestry and their status in the Muslim world. The apology in the attached appendix contains wording to this effect, as you can see.

If you fulfil these conditions before the end of September 2009 my clients will be satisfied and refrain from taking further legal action against your newspaper.

Furthermore, it is my belief that your newspaper’s fulfilment of the above-mentioned conditions would be perceived as a sign of respect and understanding throughout the Muslim world in general, and your newspaper might thus help resolve the severe conflict, which your re-publication of the drawing has created. As you may be aware, this conflict is still affecting Danish and Arab interests, in particular in the Middle East, where a number of Danish products are still being boycotted.

I invite you to respond to this letter at your earliest convenience and in any event before 30 days from the date of this letter by informing me whether you intend to fulfil the above-mentioned conditions.

If you decide not to fulfil the above-mentioned conditions, please note that this letter is by no means a waiver of any legal rights of my clients, including in particular their fight to bring a lawsuit against you and your newspaper for defamation. Accordingly, I reserve all rights of my clients in this matter.

Sincerely yours,

[signature]

Faisal A. Z. Yamani
Attorney-at-Law

[seal]

Appendix

Correction and Apology


Allah go boom![Name of newspaper] hereby unconditionally apologises for the insulting, malicious and defamatory re-publication of Mr. Kurt Westergaard’s drawing of the Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him), which appeared in [name of newspaper] on 13 February 2008. We regret our decision to re-publish the drawing, which has insulted so many people across the world, and we hereby undertake to refrain from printing or otherwise making public any defamatory drawings or materials concerning the Prophet Mohammed in the future.

[Danish, French, and Arabic versions of the apology follow]

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Update: Eric MacLeod points out that a “pbuh” after the prophet’s name was left out of paragraph four. The horror!

Surely that is an infidel plot, too…?


Hat tip: TB.

28 comments:

Eric MacLeod said...

They forgot to say pbuh in para 4. Will that require a fatwa or something? Cheers, Eric.

Zenster said...

I'm hoping for a three-word reply somewhere along the lines of:

SIT AND SPIN!

I secondly request that you, on behalf of your newspaper, before the end of September 2009, issue a clear, public and unconditional correction and apology for the insult and injury which your newspaper committed when it re-published the drawing by Mr. Westergaard last year. The correction and apology must be announced in a “teaser” on the front page and printed on one of the first three pages of your newspaper in all four of the English, French, Danish and Arabic texts that are contained in the appendix attached to this letter. These four texts must furthermore be published on the Internet version of your newspaper as one of the top headline stories. which must be available for at least 30 days from the date of the publication.

Who is this maroon and why hasn't he been whacked just out of sheer principal? Actually, I hope the Danish courts invite this mouth-breather to press charges in Denmark and then force him to pay for the expenses of all parties involved right before they laugh him straight out of court.

WAKE UP said...

It's a sad, insecure little religion that can't handle a few cartoons and whose Main Man has to retain a lawyer :)

Greg said...

PBUH = Place Bacon Upon Him

Zenster said...

Greg: PBUH = Place Bacon Upon Him

My vote would be more for something like:

PBUH = Push Bacon Up His

But that's just curmudgeonly little old me.

Robert Marchenoir said...

I hope they do reply, and their reply violates Gates of Vienna's guidelines for propriety.

Robin Shadowes said...

I suggest an answer something like this:

Dear Mr Yamani

Vi dansker boller med er mohammed. :)

Sincere

The danish people

Because of the PG-13 rules I decided to write it in danish. As you probably know there is an excellent tool called g****e to help you out. :)

laine said...

Mohammed was a historical figure whom any objective observer would consider disreputable except for his cult followers who decided a pedophile war lord is an appropriate role model for them even 14 centuries later.

So how soon can we expect lawsuits by Hitler's descendants over how depictions of him have caused them to "feel personally insulted, emotionally distressed and defamed"?

Papa Whiskey said...

Those with long memories will recall that, as Saudi oil minister, Ahmed Zaki Yamani was the mastermind of the 1973
Arab oil embargo against the United States, which prompted a ruinous economic recession. Subsequently, "Ahmed Zaki Yamani's commands boosted or battered personal pocketbooks and national economies around the world," according to a report by Pamela Sherrid in U.S News & World Report (February 15, 1988).

No lightweight, this boy.

Papa Whiskey said...

Nor is it to be imagined that his litigation is being launched without the consent, if not the active collaboration, of the Saudi government.

Jedilson Bonfim said...

Mahound (eternal torment be upon his crab-ridden rear end) is most likely (and I mean really, really most likely) a myth, an imaginary collection of inbred bedouin savage "virtues", epitomizing human perfection from the perspective of the lower forms of life which inhabit the Arabian Peninsula (and, therefore, including pedophilia, treachery, lies, cross-dressing, mass-murder, genocide and intolerance of dissent among its great traits of "character.") How a lawsuit can be filed on behalf of myriad descendants of something as imaginary as its (not his) alter-ego allah makes as much sense as filing a lawsuit on behalf of the descendants of Sasquatch, the Easter Bunny, Nessie or Saci Pererê (a Brazilian legend.)

As the Baron has noted, good thing that Denmark is the most likely country in Western Europistan to tell those inbred bedouin tapeworms to go screw themselves, and that's what it will probably do.

By the way, the respect that should be awarded to anything coming from Jeddah, or from Saudi Arabia for that matter, should be equal to the respect and consideration given to what one would get from the byproducts of plunging a clogged toilet.

Jedilson Bonfim said...

And, for the sake of offering a perspective on the non-existence of Mahound (eternal torment be upon his crab-ridden rear end) other than the one from the Jerusalem Post, how about that from a German convert to mahoundianism, Sven Kalisch, whose ability to think critically still hasn't been completely destroyed by mahoundian brainwashing, who has also stated that there is no compelling evidence that Mahound (etbuhc-rre) ever existed?

thll said...

pbuh - it's the sort of noise you make when you've got a mouthful of something you don't want in your mouth.

kepiblanc said...

It appears the Saudis have a special talent : miscalculations. No doubt they selected Denmark as a target due to its small size and traditional tolerance - forgetting a few other characteristics such as humor and economy. No matter what they do, they inevitably ridicule themselves...

When they initiated their boycott of Danish goods all over the Muslim world our economy was more than compensated by a surge in exports to the civilized world - (which, coincidently proves that people in other countries aren't that stupid after all...). So, please renew!

And what can they do? - Start another oil embargo against Denmark, 1973-style? - Forgetting that Denmark is a net oil exporter? - Besides, 20% - and rising - of our energy comes from wind turbines? - Intensify terror against Denmark by means of the Muslim bridgehead already established here? - In that case I'm afraid the Danes' safety valve blows, considering the present situation...

Now, of course they'll not get any excuses from those dailies at all. No matter how dhimmified the editors are, they'll immediately lose all their subscribers - well, apart from 'Politiken', that is. And papers are about money, right?

Sorry fidel fellas, but this is nothing but yet another shot in Allah's foot.

ANTI-ISLAMIST said...

On behalf of the DOLE Fruit Company of US origin, an US law firm has brought legal action against a producer of a film exposing the alleged criminal actions of the DOLE Company against its enmployes.

It’s important to bear in mind that this phenomene is since long practized in the US by all sorts of actors with in most cases dubious agendas.

WHY SHOULD NOT THE ARABS NOW TRY THE SAME METHODS?

ALMOST EVERYTHING "BAD", by the way, ACTUALLY EMANATE FROM THE USA.
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Banana giant Dole Foods filed a DEFAMATION lawsuit on Wednesday against the producers of a new documentary about Nicaraguan banana workers who sued Dole for allegedly exposing them to pesticides on its Nicaraguan plantations. Dole said it repeatedly "implored" director Fredrik Gertten and producer Margarete Jangard to revise the film "Bananas!" to show the bananeros' lawsuits against Dole were thrown out in April by a Los Angeles judge who found a "pervasive conspiracy" to defraud U.S. courts by plaintiffs attorneys and Nicaraguan judges. Gertten "refused to make any meaningful changes to the film and persisted in publicly screening it and touting its accuracy in the face of court rulings that the story was false ...," [read full story]
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Baron Bodissey writes:
We’re fortunate that, out of all the infidel nations, Muslims have chosen Denmark as their test case. If there is any place in the West that will flip the bird to the Ummah over this issue, it is Denmark.

Read the Danish Penal Law, Baron, Paragraf 266 b, and...well, wait and see -- this might become interesting.

Den, der offentligt eller med forsæt til udbredelse i en videre kreds fremsætter udtalelse eller anden meddelelse, ved hvilken en gruppe af personer trues, forhånes eller nedværdiges på grund af sin race, hudfarve, nationale eller etniske oprindelse, tro eller seksuelle orientering, straffes med bøde, hæfte eller fængsel indtil 2 år.
Stk.2. Ved straffens udmåling skal det betragtes som en skærpende omstændighed, at forholdet har karakter af propagandavirksomhed.

(it seems word-to-word to tally the Swedish equivalent!)

Robin Shadowes said: As you probably know there is an excellent tool called g****e to help you out. :)
[http://translate.google.com/]

Sean O'Brian said...

keipblanc,

Sorry fidel fellas, but this is nothing but yet another shot in Allah's foot.

If this suit gets thrown out of court the Saudis will have lost nothing. They can always file another suit on some other pretext, just as the enemies of Ezra Levant keep mounting legal challenges against him. This kind of litigious jihad can go on indefinitely.

This particular challenge against Denmark may have been dreamt up after Anders Fogh Rasmussen's rapproachment with pseudosecular Turkey.

Nilk said...

This is legit? Not just someone taking the mickey?

If it is a real suit, I guess we'll be seeing all those thousands of descendents of Mo listed in the paperwork real soon.

Free Hal said...

Hi Zenster,

"Actually, I hope the Danish courts invite this mouth-breather to press charges in Denmark and then force him to pay for the expenses of all parties involved right before they laugh him straight out of court."

I think the Baron is right: it's a colonoscopy. Just how strong are the fear of costs, the fear of liberal disapproval, and the fear of boycotts on dysfunctional European economies?

There's no legal case, and it's hard to see how the Danes could successfully comply even if they wanted to. But you never know. Just see Sebastian Faulks' ridiculous climbdown a few days ago. And the manner of response will be useful intel.

Best wishes,

Hal

Profitsbeard said...

As soon as the descendants of Mohammad return all of the lands they have over-run and devastated and raped and pillaged and plundered, the West should consider their request.

And then say:

Sorry, but Freedom of Thought in our world prohibits restricting criticism of anyone, especially a pedophile warlord and terrorist tyrant like your putative "prophet".

But thanks for the inquiry.

bewick said...

I think this is great. This "law firm" claims to be representing several thousands of the "prophets descendants"

Interesting. Given that said prophet looted from many Jewish tribes and his descendants robbed, killed, enslaved, raped, many more Jewish and non-Jewish tribes this presents a legal opportunity.
Presumably it isn't just the descendants of M who can trace their ancestry. MILLIONS more could sue for reparation from the descendants of M!
We must now demand that the Law firm provides the names and addresses of all said "drscendants"

ole said...

Never underestimate your enemies
I think the baron displays great understanding of the enemys psykology and strategy when he states that they are "probing for a week point in our defences".
Thats exactly what they will continue doing FOREVER, or until we or somebody else destroy them.
Relying on defence only ,or even on limited counteratacs wil not work in the long run when your enemy is ISLAAM ,MGRTAP (may god reincarnate them as pigs)

Zenster said...

Jedilson Bonfim: inbred bedouin tapeworms.

That's yet another keeper, JB. Your particular brand of verbiage has a certain special and exceptionally entertaining colour to it. Keep up the good work!

kepiblanc: It appears the Saudis have a special talent : miscalculations.

The Islamic Problem™ goes well beyond just poor mathematical skills. Muslims display a consistent tendency to over-reach themselves. It is likely the byproduct of their monumental and crippling inferiority complex. Their typical overcompensation manifests in a variety of ways.

Forbidding all dissenting opinion lest anyone's brain fire on more than one nueron at a time.

Rigid prescriptions for how to live every single waking minute of your life right down instructions about wiping your posterior and exactly how much residual excrement is allowed to remain beneath your fingernails afterwards.

Prohibiting anything that vaguely hints of fun, pleasure or (gasp!) inordinate gratification.

The list is as endless as it is varied and, to a rule, opressively idiotic in its monotonously barbaric ability to remain wholly uncontaminated by anything remotely resembling normal human existence.

Free Hal: I think the Baron is right: it's a colonoscopy.

Isn't it long past tea for us to return the favor?

There's no legal case, and it's hard to see how the Danes could successfully comply even if they wanted to.

None of which has ever deterred Muslims from making similar asses of themselves on innumerable previous occasions.

Stupidity should be painful.

laine said...

I don't understand anti-Islamist's point except that somehow he thinks the United States is to blame for the latest Saudi funded legal jihad instead of Islamic expansionism.

Is he saying Dole is as wrong in protecting its reputation against what sounds like yet another leftist agitprop film as Mo's fictitious descendants are in their lawsuit?

The two cases are like apples and bananas to paraphrase.

Henrik R Clausen said...

Profitsbeard, perfect response!

First make them apologize, compensate.

Then consider. And eventually return a firm 'No'.

But I don't think our inept, EU-drunken politicians will come up with anything of that quality.

Papa Whiskey said...

Erratum:

Faisal Ahmed Zaki Yamani is a younger partner in the law firm founded by Ahmed Zaki Yamani, the former Saudi oil minister. The firm's site may be seen at

http://www.azylawfirm.com/lawyers.html

Sorry for the error, folks.

ANTI-ISLAMIST said...

Apples and Bananas.

First thing first. About a thoroughly rotten judicial case -- a sour soup of suings!

Nicaraguan banana workers claimed they suffered health problems -- they actually suffered from sterility and other evident health problems, and their children actually had birth defects -- because of the chemical pesticide Nemagon, which was banned in the United States in 1977 after workers in California started getting sick; but Standard Fruit (which later became Dole) continued using Nemagon in Latin America and the Caribbean, where no prohibitting laws existed. This worried the Nemagon manufactor Dow Chemical (and Shell), which tried to stop selling, but Standard Fruit threatened to sue for breach of contract. Dow agreed to continue shipments only after Standard Fruit agreed to indemnify Dow in the case of any lawsuits. When the lawsuits came up in the 1990’s, however, it seems Dow jumped back to arguing that there was no proof of Nemagon being dangerous. In 2001 Nicaragua passed Law 364, specifically designed for those affected by Nemagon. Then when a group of alleged victims there won a $490 million settlement, Dole, Dow and Shell changed their tune and argued that Nicaragua had an inadequate legal system so the case needed to be tried in the United States etc, etc. This and the subsequent ape-gestures of Dole and Dow is what this additional - leftist - agitprop (as lain suggested) film Bananas is about.

Sure someone should feel a need in protecting a reputation! Read more here.

Consequently, the displeased Banana giant Dole filed a DEFAMATION lawsuit against the producers of this new documentary about Nicaraguan banana workers who sued Dole for allegedly exposing them to pesticides on its Nicaraguan plantations.

The fictitious descendants of the prophet Mohammed and all his misled an deceived followers -- supposedly 1.400.000.000 poor pious people, has since the original publication of the defamatory motoons in the Danish paper JP, felt a deep spiritual disturbance and discomfort.

What could be more natural than that a conscious of its responsibility arab law firm threatens with and perhaps finally files a DEFAMATION lawsuit against any malicious publisher of the motoons.

Theoretically this could be successful, I suppose, in a lot of Europeen countries which no longer are true democraties. In a true democracy all citizens in front of law are treated alike - so is not anymore the case in at least Ireland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark, were any one who publicly or with intent to disseminate to a wider circle makes a statement or other communication by which a (minority) group of persons is threatened, insulted or degraded on account of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion or sexual orientation shall be punished with fine, detention or imprisonment in up to 2 years. At sentencing, it should be considered as an aggravating circumstance if the state of things can be caracterized as propaganda activities.

I assert that the two cases are like two apples (to paraphrase).
One Granny Smith and one Red Delicious
- different outsides but nearly the same mediocre and tasteless insides?

sitamnesty said...

It's time to fight back and strike right in the heart of the evil source.

That's piece of cake using a terrible, tremendous, horrible, yet cheap and commonly available M3D (Massive Muslim Mind Destruction) weapon : a stamp.

Print this article with the caricature, directly from your browser, and snail-mail it to that clown lawyer as an answer to his ridiculous threat.
His snail-mail adress is on page
http://tinyurl.com/M6l5NE


After opening a pile of such letters and facing Mo caricatures again and again and again and again and (so on...), good chance is he will die from a brain blow-up due to over-hating !

WAKE UP said...

Isn't it interesting how they actually have to resort to mundane, secular law to protect their all-supreme untouchable idol?