Excuses from editor and Prime Minister?
Flemming Rose January 30 22:30 in the news program Deadline.
This is not a 'partial excuse'; Jyllands Posten is still backing its decision to print the drawings one hundred percent. Nothing has changed about that. To accept that we after foreign pressure would have to say something suggesting that we would excuse printing the drawings would be the same as saying that opeoples or alien regimes are influencing the way a Danish newspaper is being edited.
What we do regret and excuse, is if some muslims were offended by the publication of the drawings.
Anders Fogh Rasmussen January 30 at 21:00
Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen explains why he didn't want to meet with the muslim ambassadors in December: The Ambassadors had demanded that I (Fogh Rasmussen) "call the newspaper to order".
Of course it would have been impossible for me to make any concessions in that direction, so I felt it would be less humiliating for them if I wrote them a letter in stead of having them come out of the meeting and having to tell the press that their demands had been rejected by the Prime Minister.
Jyllands Posten's message to muslims in English
Honourable Fellow Citizens of the Muslim World
Well I guess that was not worded too smart! We (Danes) are not 'Fellow Citizens of the Muslim World'.
Jyllands Postens Editor in Chief Carsten Juste (right) is fully supporting Flemming Rose's way of handling the muslim problem.
Some people from the bussiness community notably the traitor Hans Skov Christensen (cartoon) from the Danish Industry Association (DI) have been out whining about their profits, and trying to backstab the courageous newspaper and the Fogh Rasmussen government, and sweet talking the fascist muslim regimes. Happily not everybody felt this way, and the wel respected bussiness man Asger Aamund has warned against even giving the muslim extortionist even a finger, stating that this would be the road to more and more 'religiously based demands'.