March 1, 2013
Spot the 'Xenophobic Butcher'
In my earlier blog about NY Times agitprop journalist Andrew Higgins, who calumniated a real journalist and historian, Lars Hedegaard, I mentioned Higgins' warped hagiography of The Danish Muslim Society, and its two recent leaders, whose role in fomenting the cartoon riot carnage -- 200 dead and over 800 wounded -- Higgins failed to discuss. Higgins also singled out for praise Minhaj ul Quran International, which he characterized as "the Danish offshoot of a controversial group in Pakistan that has taken a hard line at home against blasphemy." Diana West, citing a 2006 article "Free Speech in Denmark", which was co-authored by Lars Hedegaard, notes that Minhaj ul Quran's leader, Tahir ul-Qadri wrote these words, consistent with the Sharia, on the universal application of Islamic "blasphemy" law: The act of contempt of the finality of the Prophet (peace be upon him) is a crime which can not be tolerated whether its commission is direct or indirect, intentional or...(Read Full Post)