Open Thread: From Yale to Denmark?
Yesterday I reported that a Saudi law firm demanded an apology from Danish newspapers who had reprinted the Mohammed cartoons in February 2008.
The cartoons were published in 2005. They were reprinted again in early 2008, after Danish police arrested five Muslims suspected of wanting to kill one of the cartoonists.
It's now September 2009. Almost four years after the original publication, and close to two years after the republication. And yet, this Saudi law firm remembered to send that letter just now. Why?
I see two possible options:
1. It's a way of celebrating the fourth anniversary.
2. It's somehow connected to the most recent 'Muhammad cartoon crisis' - the fact that Yale University just recently decided to censor a book about the Muhammad cartoon crisis. According to Martin Kramer, this was also connected to the Saudis. Maybe somebody decided that if Yale could fold, it's time for the Danes to do so as well?
What do you think?