Magazinet, a Norweigan magazine, has joined their Danish neighbors in being accused of blasphemy against Mohammed and against Islam. The magazine printed a series of cartoons depicting Mohammed in various settings. The cartoons originally appeared in the Danish newspaper Aftenposten in order to express freedom of expression.
Mohammad Hamdan, head of the Norweigan Supreme Islamic Council came out against the cartoons.
"What on earth does freedom of expression mean?" A furious Hamadan wondered.
"What is the real motive behind this act? Is it out of free speech or to insult Muslims who make up the largest minority in Norway?"
Hamdan said it is crystal-clear that the publishers want to trigger a sectarian sedition inside peaceful Norway.
Do they? Or maybe it is the other way around?
"We never heard of this magazine and had it not been for news agencies, we wouldn't have known about the publishing," Hamadan said.
He noted that this magazine did in no way speak for the Christian community in Norway.
"Some Christian organizations have already denounced in statements the magazine's act and distanced themselves from it," the Muslim leader said.
The Supreme Islamic Council is going to cause a major diplomatic incident over something that appeared in an "obscure" magazine? Wouldn't ignoring the whole thing be a little less insulting to Muslims?
Source: Islam Online (English)
A good summary of the Danish cartoon story can be found on Fjordman.