Friday, March 20, 2015

Pretty Ballsy Danish Move: Danish Editor Given National Award

"The Danish editor who commissioned the caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed that sparked international protests was awarded a prize by Denmark's national press club, AFP reported late Thursday."

"Flemming Rose was the culture editor of daily Jyllands-Posten in 2005 when he published 12 satirical cartoons of the Islamic prophet, triggering deadly protests in some Muslim countries.
The cartoons were also published in French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdowhere Islamist gunmen killed 12 people in January."

"For me, the debate I was drawn into almost 10 years ago by chance... is about tolerance and freedom," Rose said in a speech at the awards ceremony."

"Rose, 57, still lives under police protection because of death threats made against him."

Imagine ten years living in "protection" in your own country, among your own people because your government has betrayed you, and made it a death sentence to freely speak your mind and draw what you like and publish what you like. Imagine the thought of living that way until you die, in an artificial "security" bubble, where your life is in the hands of others, all the time. It's life, but a living nightmare.