Flags burned and protesters chanted as outrage spread over the Middle East, with Denmark being the brunt of the storm. Trouble started brewing when Frederik Anders, a 12 year old boy from Copenhagen, posted a photo on his blog of the Egyptian pyramid he built from materials created by the Denmark-based company LEGO.
His blog, "I Love LEGO" was bombarded with messages threatening him with death. Islamic leaders demanded an apology from the Danish government, or predicted more violence.
At a demonstration organized by Hamas, tens of thousands of protesters marched in the streets, some of them chanting: "Those responsible should have their hands cut off."
"We are a religion of peace," said a cleric.
Oops, wrong story. Oh, yes, the satirical cartoons published in the Danish newspaper, Jyllands-Posten. One of the cartoons shows Muhammad as a jihad warrior wearing a turban shaped like a bomb.
I wouldn’t dare publish the cartoons here, in fear of my life. But as a newly self-actualized Jewish blogger, I can publish this lovely "satirical" cartoon from today’s Bahrain’s newspaper, Akhbar al-Khalij, explaining how this Danish situation was really caused BY THE JEWS!
The text reads "The Penetration of Zionism to Denmark." Notice the "Star of David"- shaped cheese and the worms.
That’s it! — this weekend I am boycotting all shish-kabobs!
Update #2: The burning of the Danish Embassy in Syria.
Update #3: Burning the Danish Consulate in Beirut — all because of cartoons…
UPDATE 4: I’ve decided to "publish" the photos as well, in support of the Danish publisher.