Denmark endured a brief if intense boycott in the wake of its free press offending those Muslims who wish to impose Shari'a law restrictions on the entire world with regard to their Prophet Muhammad. A reader from Denmark who will remain anonymous (Denmark is a small country with inflamed jihadis readily able to identify individuals for repraisal) wrote us:
The MSM in Denmark yesterday cited a brand—new report from the Danish 'Institut for Konjunktur—Analyse' that unambiguously shows that the "cartoon crisis" has had a positive impact on Danish exports. The export business is literally booming and the result for the first half of 2006 is expected to be the best in the last 4 years.
Here's an article from Denmarks largest financial newspaper. Unfortunately it's in Danish (you might be able to extract the essentials from the headline nevertheless.) The article basically says that while the export to Islamic countries has gone down, this is more than compensated for by an increase in export to other countries, _especially_ the USA! Senior analyst Joern Thulstrup is quoted as saying: (translated) "It's an overlooked fact in the Danish debate that Denmark is held in very high regard in the USA, and this is really paying off in regard to business."
Asger Aamund (the Danish counterpart to Donald Trump, sort of), who is currently in America, was in the news yesterday saying the same thing.
This is great news, not least because the export issue was one of main points in the arguments of the appeasers in Denmark (they, of course, predicted a major drop.) Personally I'm convinced that this is, at least in part, due to your (and others) great efforts to encourage people to buy Danish. I hope you'll make a notice in the news section, so your readers will know that they have made a difference and that their help is appreciated in Denmark.
God bless you and the good people of America.
It is thrilling to see that for all the Islamist bluster aimed at tiny Denmark, the remarkable Danes redoubled their efforts and have emerged triumphant, thanks to brains, their work ethic, and the high quality of their exports. We must never forget them.
Thomas Lifson 6 14 06