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Posted: 2/4/2006 10:02:13 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/4/2006 10:05:29 AM EDT by C-4]
Syria protesters set Danish embassy ablaze over cartoon

By Rasha Elass

DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Several thousand Syrian demonstrators set the Danish embassy on fire on Saturday to protest the printing by a Danish newspaper of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad.

The fire badly damaged the embassy's building, a Reuters witness said, but fire engines later put it out. Protesters also threw stones at the building, shattering windows.

Chanting "God is Great," they stormed the embassy, burned the Danish flag and replaced it with another flag reading "No God but Allah, Mohammad is His Prophet."

BBC News 24 quoted Jorgen Nielsen, the representative of Danish Institute in Damascus, as saying the building was empty at the time because the protest was expected. The embassy was closed on Saturday.

"There were policemen there but it seems to have been a symbolic presence," he said.

A security official present at the scene said the building, located at the upscale Abou Remaneh area, also housed the Chilean and the Swedish embassy. He had no further details.

Cartoons published in a Danish newspaper and reprinted in several European publications, one depicting the Prophet Mohammad with a turban resembling a bomb, have caused uproar across the Muslim world.

Protestors were expected to march to the Norwegian embassy as well, witnesses said.


© Reuters 2006. All Rights Reserved.


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ETA:



Protests against Denmark have spread to many Muslim countries



Reuters Photo: Iraqi Shi'ite clerics burn a flag of Denmark in Baghdad February 1, 2006. (Mahmoud Raouf)

Link Posted: 2/4/2006 10:05:08 AM EDT
Nuke Syria
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 10:05:13 AM EDT
Shocked....

I bet nobody saw this coming. No way.

Must be the liberal left skewing the facts.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 10:05:36 AM EDT
glad our embassies are protected by marines.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 10:05:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By alaman:
Nuke Syria



it'll happen, just give it time.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 10:08:32 AM EDT
Foreign countries have embassies in Syria? What for?
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 10:11:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By KlubMarcus:
Foreign countries have embassies in Syria? What for?



So adherents to the Religion of Peace will have something to burn down and foreigners to kill.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 10:12:07 AM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 10:12:09 AM EDT
May the lunatics in Syria be stomped to death beneath 1,000 pairs of wooden shoes.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 10:13:40 AM EDT
I'm gonna get rich!!! Selling flags to the ROPers.

Keep the cartoons coming

Link Posted: 2/4/2006 10:14:51 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/4/2006 10:21:18 AM EDT by vito113]
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 10:14:55 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 10:16:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 3rdpig:

Originally Posted By KlubMarcus: Foreign countries have embassies in Syria? What for?
So adherents to the Religion of Peace will have something to burn down and foreigners to kill.

Yeah, gotta give those unemployed ROP'ers something to do.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 10:17:02 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/4/2006 10:18:39 AM EDT by twonami]

Originally Posted By napalm:
May the lunatics in Syria be stomped to death beneath 1,000 pairs of wooden shoes.


wrong country.
Maybe the ROPers will get hit with lots of cookies
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 10:21:48 AM EDT
Reminds me of that Sammuel L Jackson movie Rules of Engagement
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 10:23:05 AM EDT
I don't wanna get this thread locked or anything but I can't help but make one simple observation. Apparently, a day in the middle east without violence is like a day without sunshine. Maybe I'm just cynical?


Here's an honest geniune question: Has the middle east EVER known real peace---even for a limited period of time???? Ever???? Again, perhaps I'm just cynical, but I think I already know the answer to my own question.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 10:23:22 AM EDT
These people have been suckled on hatred their whole lives. Combine that with a medieval mindset, profound ignorance, illiteracy, stupidity, etc., and it isn't very difficult to whip them into a murderous frenzy. Somebody farts? "Well, let's get a mob together and have a go at something. If nothing else we'll trample a bunch of women to death and might get to burn some shit. Might even get on TV. Maybe. Then Merle Hommed* will be pleased."

*Moe Hommed's cousin, from Southern Arabia. The one that issues fatwahs with a twang.

Link Posted: 2/4/2006 10:24:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ElevenO:
I don't wanna get this thread locked or anything but I can't help but make one simple observation. Apparently, a day in the middle east without violence is like a day without sunshine. Maybe I'm just cynical?


Here's an honest geniune question: Has the middle east EVER known real peace---even for a limited period of time???? Ever???? Again, perhaps I'm just cynical, but I think I already know the answer to my own question.

Iran back in the 30's and 40's was a decent place. We used to have military bases there incase the reds decided to invide to the mideast oil fields.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 10:26:15 AM EDT
Not surprised.

So when are they going to start lopping off Danish citizens' heads?

Link Posted: 2/4/2006 10:28:48 AM EDT
Wow, how surprising...CoC prevents me from elaborating on how this should be stopped...

The Religion of Peace.....what a swell group....
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 10:32:13 AM EDT
Those guys suck. I wonder what the Danes will do.

Max
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 10:37:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/4/2006 10:37:50 AM EDT by twonami]

Originally Posted By maxell27:
Those guys suck. I wonder what the Danes will do.

Max


apologize and send them aid
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 10:39:08 AM EDT
HMMMMM is there a syrian embassy in Denmark?
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 10:41:08 AM EDT
Sadly, I think that world leaders, especially in Europe, are terrified of having muslims in their countries riot like they did in France. I think they are absolutely horrified at the prospect. And the events of the last few days prove them right - they should be scared into further inaction.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 10:43:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/4/2006 10:46:02 AM EDT by julenissen]

Originally Posted By amendment:
HMMMMM is there a syrian embassy in Denmark?



Not anymore.

There was some rioting in Copenhagen today, some 200 RoPers batteled the police when they tried to enter the central train station to battle the neo-nazi who according to romours where supposed to torch some korans.



Here are the same crowd who went for the French embassy after torching the Danish and Norwegian ones.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 10:45:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By julenissen:

Originally Posted By amendment:
HMMMMM is there a syrian embassy in Denmark?



Not anymore.

There was some rioting in Copenhagen today, some 200 RoPers batteled the police when they tried to enter the central train station to battle the neo-nazi who according to romours where supposed to torch some koran
s.



Now that I would Like to see.....
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 10:47:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By jj01:

Originally Posted By julenissen:

Originally Posted By amendment:
HMMMMM is there a syrian embassy in Denmark?



Not anymore.

There was some rioting in Copenhagen today, some 200 RoPers batteled the police when they tried to enter the central train station to battle the neo-nazi who according to romours where supposed to torch some koran
s.



Now that I would Like to see.....






Link Posted: 2/4/2006 10:48:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By twonami:

Originally Posted By napalm:
May the lunatics in Syria be stomped to death beneath 1,000 pairs of wooden shoes.


wrong country.
Maybe the ROPers will get hit with lots of cookies





You're new here, aren't you?

Link Posted: 2/4/2006 10:48:46 AM EDT
Wanna bet they will have rioting all over Europe soon, like that bullshit that went down with the ROP'ers and France a few months ago??

Link Posted: 2/4/2006 10:49:00 AM EDT
I'd make a comment about the ROP but I'd end up getting banned......
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 10:50:25 AM EDT
Is this the peace they want?

They will brook no insult, yet defile anything that offends them?

If it looks like war, sounds like war and smells like war....it's war.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 10:51:46 AM EDT
i just wonder how many of their newspapers have comics with drawing of a chrisitian god in them?
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 10:54:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By julenissen: There was some rioting in Copenhagen today, some 200 RoPers batteled the police when they tried to enter the central train station to battle the neo-nazi who according to romours where supposed to torch some korans.
Those JBT's need to get some common sense and kick back with some beer and popcorn. If there was a Neo-Nazi vs. Jihadi riot, I'd tell the boys to standby, weapons ready, with snipers and binoculars, then sweep up the survivors afterwards.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 10:56:36 AM EDT
Another country deserving a self-luminescent parking lot...

They also tried to attack the French embassy.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 10:57:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Hellhound:
Wanna bet they will have rioting all over Europe soon, like that bullshit that went down with the ROP'ers and France a few months ago??





Just a matter of time.... They are one "Koran incident" away from all hell breaking loose over there.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 10:57:57 AM EDT

Originally Posted By napalm:

Originally Posted By twonami:

Originally Posted By napalm:
May the lunatics in Syria be stomped to death beneath 1,000 pairs of wooden shoes.


wrong country.
Maybe the ROPers will get hit with lots of cookies





You're new here, aren't you?



I must have missed the wooden shoe joke then
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 10:59:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By JohnParis:
Another country deserving a self-luminescent parking lot...

They also tried to attack the French embassy.



I'm very sorry for you...
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 11:01:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By julenissen:

Originally Posted By jj01:

Originally Posted By julenissen:

Originally Posted By amendment:
HMMMMM is there a syrian embassy in Denmark?



Not anymore.

There was some rioting in Copenhagen today, some 200 RoPers batteled the police when they tried to enter the central train station to battle the neo-nazi who according to romours where supposed to torch some koran
s.



Now that I would Like to see.....



www.vg.no/bilder/edrum/1139056185965_149.jpg
www.vg.no/bilder/edrum/1139057716530_738.jpg
www.vg.no/bilder/edrum/1139056671751_635.jpg



Wow, that was a neat trick. thank you for the photos.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 11:01:41 AM EDT
Here's a quick quote from a CNN article on the incident. Shows where the Syrian government stands .


Norwegian ambassador to Syria, Svein Sevj, confirmed the fire but said the embassy staff was safe. He said the embassy had asked Syria for more security but did not receive it.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 11:02:18 AM EDT

Originally Posted By VTHOKIESHOOTER:
Reminds me of that Sammuel L Jackson movie Rules of Engagement



That's what I was thinking. Maybe it should be re-released over there with the ending scene added on saying "Fuck with us and you too will see how we fight back".... Of course, this will be right after the scene where the Marines open fire and all the dead bodies are in the court yard. Just advertise it as a short movie where they attack an American embassy. They will come in droves!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 11:04:47 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/4/2006 11:05:59 AM EDT by bulldog1967]

Originally Posted By julenissen:

images.bt2.metropol.dk/321/321596/321596_large.jpg

Here are the same crowd who went for the French embassy after torching the Danish and Norwegian ones.



Well I wouldn't be TOO upset at them....

ETA just kidding JohninParis!
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 11:05:34 AM EDT
A Danish citizen explains how this whole incident got started here.

An excerpt:


In September 2005, Jyllands Posten decided to publish 12 caricatures of the Muslim Prophet Muhammed, as a response to criticism of depictions of the Prophet in a book about his life. Several of the artists presented in that book did not want their names published along with it, for fear of retribution. The thinking  behind Jyllands Posten’s bold move, was to show support for the artists and to make a statement about free speech.

Since then a small delegation of Muslim religious leaders who reside in Denmark have been on a tour of various Muslim states in order to bring attention to this fairly straightforward case. Unfortunately they did not stop at the facts.

Disinformation was fabricated in order to characterize the Danish population and government as fiercely anti-Muslim. Several new drawings were added likening Muhammed to a pig, as well as statements to the effect that Danish citizens were under the impression that the Prophet was a violent pedophile.

Suddenly, a display of free speech had turned into blasphemous slander, which naturally enraged all of the Muslim world. Throughout all of this, several of the religious leaders responsible for the disinformation, had been feeding sweet words of reason to the Danish press with one hand and more disinformation to the Arab press with the other.

Link Posted: 2/4/2006 11:06:18 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Hellhound:
Wanna bet they will have rioting all over Europe soon, like that bullshit that went down with the ROP'ers and France a few months ago??




According to my cousin who lives in Ghent, Belgium, they tried there as well. The police squashed them early before they got up a head of steam. We think we have it bad with our illegals sucking on the .gov tit but European countries with their socialist programs are literally getting bankrupted by the "turks" (their generic term for middle easterners). Their illegals come in and apply for welfare benefits. In several German cities, Germans are a minority. I think it was in the news last year about one or two countries passing laws trying to curtail middle eastern immigration. Here it is 900 years later and it looks like Europe will finally be assimilated. Europe is a powderkeg and the fuse is lit.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 11:17:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By julenissen:

Originally Posted By amendment:
HMMMMM is there a syrian embassy in Denmark?



Not anymore.

There was some rioting in Copenhagen today, some 200 RoPers batteled the police when they tried to enter the central train station to battle the neo-nazi who according to romours where supposed to torch some korans.

images.bt2.metropol.dk/321/321596/321596_large.jpg

Here are the same crowd who went for the French embassy after torching the Danish and Norwegian ones.



That looks like they are storming a church! There really is no way to deal with these people. They reproduce like rats and act like animals. Usually feelings cool down after time goes on. If they were normal, their tempers would have cooled down somewhat by now, but instead, they just get more and more angry with each passing day. All they want to do is to hate. I don't know why. I feel so helpless just sitting here and watching these pictures. I wish that I could have been there with a force and mowed the entire crowd down with machine guns.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 11:31:49 AM EDT
Since religous stuff is so important to them, next time they threaten to kill a hostage I say we threaten to deficate on the koran.

Link Posted: 2/4/2006 11:37:02 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 11:37:47 AM EDT
I just buned a copy of the Koran that I checked out of the library.

I will be fined for losing the book.....best money I have ever spent.

The CoC prevents me from commenting further.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 11:40:24 AM EDT
See my sig line.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 11:41:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By bulldog1967:

Originally Posted By julenissen:

images.bt2.metropol.dk/321/321596/321596_large.jpg

Here are the same crowd who went for the French embassy after torching the Danish and Norwegian ones.



Well I wouldn't be TOO upset at them....

ETA just kidding JohninParis!



Anyway they just went there to seize the huge white flags stock we have.
More stuff to burn.

Seriously...I think that we , European people, need to react before it’s too late.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 11:42:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By roboman:
Here's a quick quote from a CNN article on the incident. Shows where the Syrian government stands .


Norwegian ambassador to Syria, Svein Sevj, confirmed the fire but said the embassy staff was safe. He said the embassy had asked Syria for more security but did not receive it.



You want to bet even money the Syrian government is behind the fire.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 11:48:21 AM EDT

Originally Posted By AKMan434:

That looks like they are storming a church!



There is a church located next to the Danish/Norwegian embassy building.


BTW, local RoP'ers tried to storm the Norwegian and Danish embassies in Jakarta yesterday.

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