Comment: This is a typical example of what happens when woolly-headed self-styled “liberals” attain power.
It is the European Constitution, misleadingly renamed as the Lisbon Treaty that allows (demands) this kind of nonsense.
Drawing cartoons of Mohammed may be considered as insurrection in Jordan and most other Islamic countries. Undoubtedly, Motooning would be a capital offence in Saudi Arabia.
We should all remember, especially Danes, that Abu Qatada won an appeal against deportation from the UK to Jordan because the Court of Appeal said it was concerned that evidence allegedly obtained under torture may form part of a future trial in Jordan.
SIOE wonders if such concerns will prevail in Danish courts presiding over trials of cartoonists who have committed the heinous crime of satirising Islam’s “holiest” human.
That he is also considered Europe’s “holiest” religious figure (that is his teachings were/are full of holes) must also now be worthy of prosecution.
We must now expect to see Motoonists being jetted around in a flurry of Euro-style “extraordinary renditions” to face the music.
Story: From the Copenhagen Post
A Jordanian organisation wants to prosecute the Danes responsible for the printing of the Mohammed cartoons
Eleven Danes have been summoned to appear before the Jordanian pubic prosecutor to answer charges of blasphemy and threatening the national peace. They include the cartoonist who drew one of the Mohammed cartoons and editors from 10 of the 17 newspapers that reprinted them.
The group behind the announcement is called The Prophet Unites Us, a union of Jordanian media organisations, organisations and private individuals.
‘The public prosecutor decided to summon the Danes for a series of criminal offences. Now the Danes have to meet in Jordan,’ said Zakaria al-Sheikh, the group’s general secretary, to Politiken newspaper.
He explained that the public prosecutor will ask the Danish embassy for help in contacting Danish officials to arrange the meeting of the editors.
Osama al-Bettar, the group’s lawyer, said that if the Danes do not appear, the next step will be to inform Interpol and seek their arrest.
The public prosecutor confirmed to Politiken that the editors have been summoned.
However, the Danish foreign ministry has said that a forced deportation is not a possibility. It would require that the printing of the Mohammed cartoons is punishable in Denmark, which is not the case.
The case was opened by Jordanian public prosecutor Hassan Abdullat on 21 April. He will hear witness testimony and decide if the case will continue further with the possibility of a three-year jail term or be dismissed.
The case is being brought under changes made to the Jordanian Justice Act in 2006.
The changes make it possible for Jordanian officials to prosecute crimes committed outside the country if it affected the people of Jordan by electronic means.
The 10 Danish newspapers all published the cartoons on their websites in February after a threat was made on the life of one the cartoonists.
Both the cartoonist and the responsible editors are accused of violating Jordanian law, which prohibits the ridicule of a prophet. It is considered offensive to depict Mohammed in any way. (KR)