Law firm hired to intimidate Danish and world media.
Here is a link to a Danish site which has a viewer for the three pages of the original legal letter sent to Berlingske Tidende, which, as a point of interest, is the ninth oldest newspaper on planet earth. It would be a significant victory for Islamist lawfare, if this newspaper is silenced and cowed as is requested. Gates of Vienna has written an excellent oped piece on this issue as well. This is a very similar tactic as was attempted on Ezra Levant in Canada when he published the ‘Danish Cartoons’ through the Canadian Human Rights tribunals, as well as tried on Mark Steyn and Mcleans Magazine for quoting various European Islamic leaders. In both cases, the defendants fought back and won, however the cost and damage taken by them made it purely a Pyrrhic victory.
In this case, it is through a real court where actual rules of evidence and law apply. The consequences to freedom of speech worldwide will be felt should Denmark lose.
The essence of this document, is that a law firm was hired by ‘descendants of Mohamed’ who are threatening to sue if the newspaper does not in essence pillory itself for republication of the Danish ‘Moetoons’, sign documents that it will never do anything like this again, and remove all images from any and all websites it has influence over:
It goes on to say, that a law suit will result if all the terms and conditions of this surrender of freedom of speech are not met, and hints at other aspects of Danish-Islamic relations not specifically part of the suit, but should be factored in to any descision made on this matter:
Please do go over to this site and read the entire three page demand. This is an issue that must be followed closely. It will set precedents far and wide by media across the world.
One also wonders, to what extent is the right to insult irrational religious authority on any terms fundamental to a free, secular, and truly progressive state.