Dagbladet responded to the harsh condemnations of its vile and anti-Semitic cartoon by claiming that they now have a situation similar to the one which occurred in Denmark after the publication of the Muhammed cartoons in Jyllandsposten in 2005.
It didn’t take many hours before their ludicrous claims were picked up by international media, so now they look even more foolish and brutish than before. First of all, the protests from Jewish organizations consisted entirely of letters and oped’s, in stark contrast to the global riots the Muhammed cartoons resulted in, claiming many lives. Secondly, Dagbladet is also trying to pass themselves off as the cornerstone of Norwegian philo-Semitism, saying that they have “long and consistent history of fighting anti-Semitism.”
Well, anybody who has read news papers for more than two weeks know that the opposite is true, that they have in fact spearheaded acts of anti-Semitism in Norway, as many of this blog’s entries have documented.
lifted from timesofisrael.com
JTA — The Norwegian daily newspaper Dagbladet said reactions to its caricature on circumcision “are similar” to riots that erupted over cartoons mocking Mohammed.
Several people died in what the New York Times termed “a wave of violent protests by Muslims” in the Middle East and Europe over the caricatures mocking Mohammed.
Last week, several Jewish organizations condemned the Dagbladet caricature, which showed two people who were widely perceived to be Jewish because of their clothing maiming a child with a fork and bolt cutter while holding a book and professing their faith.
“The groups which said the circumcision caricature was anti-Semitic “leave little room for nuances and reflections,” the paper wrote in a statement published this week on its website.
“They claim that this is proof of Dagbladet’s antisemitic views. We come from a different angle and have a different interpretation of the cartoon,” the statement read, adding: “It is important to distinguish between friend and foe when considering this question of values. Dagbladet has a long and consistent history of fighting anti-Semitism.”