Saturday, February 25, 2006

Radicals and the Cartoon Crisis

Part three of Random Platitudes' dissection of the Danish cartoon controversy is up now on his site. RP is a historian and lecturer from Denmark and he offers up a highly-detailed insider's view of the Muhammad cartoon crisis.

Part three deals with two obscure Danish imams with ideological and financial ties to Saudi Arabia and the Muslim Brotherhood of Egypt and their involvement in propagating the story of the cartoons to the Muslim world at large.

RP also connects outbursts of protest and violence in the Muslim world to the fact Iran and Syria, both states facing possible sanctions from the UN Security Council, may have been interested in influencing Denmark, which was serving its rotation on the UNSC.

This blog has lots of detail and lots of background that hasn't been reported elsewhere. Go check it out.
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