Understanding the Roots of the Cartoon Scandal

Christopher Bollyn
American Free Press  

Date: Thursday, 9 February 2006, 7:50 p.m.
In Response To: Why the European Press is Provoking Muslims *PIC*


The mainstream media coverage of the anti-Islamic cartoons ignores the fact  that the publication of the images was a "calculated offense" commissioned a  Danish colleague of the Neo-Con ideologue Daniel Pipes, which was meant to  incite violence and promote the "clash of civilizations."  

MIAMI, Florida – After Danish embassies in three Muslim nations were  attacked and set alight by angry mobs protesting the anti-Islamic cartoons  published in a Danish newspaper the mainstream media turned its attention to  the controversial images and the violent reactions they provoked. Invariably,  however, the controlled press overlooked the important fact that the offensive  images were commissioned and published by a Danish colleague of the Neo-Con Zionist extremist Daniel Pipes.  

The anti-Muslim cartoon scandal has turned out to be a major step forward  for the Zionist Neo-Cons and their long-planned "clash of civilizations," the  artificially constructed conflict designed to pit the so-called Christian West  against the Islamic world.  

"The rioting that has erupted across the Middle East…is a predictable if  overwrought reaction to what now seems like a calculated offense against  Islam," The Miami Herald wrote in its lead editorial on February 7.  

"It is not necessary to reprint the offending cartoons for U.S. readers to  understand the issue," The Miami Herald, a Knight-Ridder paper, opined wisely.  "A religious taboo was violated, and those involved knew full well what they  were doing. The incident fell all too neatly into the hands of those who would  exacerbate tensions between Europe and the Muslim world."  

Flemming Rose, the cultural editor of Jyllands-Posten (JP), is the person who commissioned and published the offensive cartoons knowing full well that the images would exacerbate tensions between Europe and the Islamic nations.  Rose is a colleague of the Neo-Con Daniel Pipes who visited the Philadelphia office of Pipes' Zionist website called Middle East Forum in 2004.  

Rose then penned a sympathetic article about Pipes entitled "The Threat from Islamism," which promoted his extreme anti-Islamic views without even mentioning the fact that Pipes is a rabid Zionist extremist.  

Pipes, the son of the Polish-born Jewish Neo-Con professor Richard E. Pipes, is a Zionist of the most extreme sort, who says that the Palestinian people need to have a "change of heart" that should be brought about after being utterly defeated by the Israeli military.  

"How is a change of heart achieved? It is achieved by an Israeli victory and a Palestinian defeat," Pipes said in 2003. "The Palestinians need to be defeated even more than (the counterfeit-Jewish State in, but not of) Israel needs to defeat them."  

After three Danish embassies were attacked by angry Muslim mobs, CNN turned to Daniel Pipes, its carefully chosen Middle East analyst, to explain the cause of the widespread anger in the Muslim world. Rather than discuss the origin of the anti-Muslim images, which had provoked the protests, Pipes blamed radical clerics for having circulated the offensive images.  

CNN failed to mention that Pipes and Rose are Zionist Neo-Con colleagues  while Pipes blamed Muslims for the violent protests, saying that "extremists"  had used the offensive cartoons published by Rose "to rally their people and become more agitatedly anti-Western."  

While there have been massive protests throughout the Muslim world against Denmark for the offense against Islam, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, with Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni by her side, blamed Syria and Iran for the violent protests in Damascus and Tehran.  

"Iran and Syria have gone out of their way to inflame sentiments and to use this to their own purposes," Rice said. "And the world ought to call them on  it."  

In an article entitled "Cartoons and Islamic Imperialism," written as the Danish embassies smouldered, Pipes framed the "key issue at stake in the battle over the twelve Danish cartoons.  

"Will the West stand up for its customs and mores, including freedom of speech, or will Muslims impose their way of life on the West? Ultimately, there is no compromise," Pipes wrote. "Westerners will either retain their  civilization, including the right to insult and blaspheme, or not."  

Repeated questions to Rose, Pipes, and the editors of JP about whether Europeans should also have the right "insult and blaspheme" the Zionist version of the Holocaust went unanswered. Currently, no fewer than 4  historical revisionists are in European prisons for having written or spoken about the Holocaust in a manner deemed to be illegal.  

Framing the cartoon scandal in this way and forcing a false choice between defending the "free press" or the Muslim protesters, Pipes reveals his hidden hand behind the publication of the cartoons, which now appears to be a well-laid trap into which a number of newspapers and populist parties have fallen.  

There is also a clear connection between the publication of the anti-Muslim  cartoons and the secretive Bilderberg group.

Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the Danish prime minister and frequent Bilderberg attendee, for example, has refused to issue a formal apology, which would cost Denmark nothing but could save the nation from further losses to its exporting business and national prestige. Denmark has lost significant market share in Muslim nations due to a consumer boycott of Danish products.  

The damage caused to Denmark's image, prestige and economy is likely to be severe and long-lasting. Danish lives are also clearly endangered.  

Rasmussen's refusal to apologize, however, suggests that the "calculated offence," which has led to increased tension between Europeans and the Muslim world, was intentional. One would think that Flemming Rose, as the person directly responsible for the "calculated offence" to millions of Muslims, would be charged under Europe's anti-racism laws, not to speak of the severe damage his offensive cartoons caused to Denmark and the Danish people.  

Merete Eldrup, the managing director of JP/Politikens Hus, the parent  company that owns Jyllands-Posten, is married to Anders Eldrup of Denmark, a  Bilderberg attendee for the last five years. Anders Eldrup is chairman of  Danish Oil and Natural Gas (DONG).