February 09, 2006 | Graham

Mary’s mother-in-law on Mohammedanism

Are the Dane’s running a set play here? Just as the furore over the Mohammed cartoons has probably peaked comes a delicately third-party intervention by the Danish head of state.
Queen Margethe is quoted by her biographer as saying in an official biography released yesterday:

“We are being challenged by Islam these years – globally as well as locally. It is a challenge we have to take seriously. We have let this issue float about for too long because we are tolerant and lazy.
“We have to show our opposition to Islam and we have to, at times, run the risk of having unflattering labels placed on us because there are some things for which we should display no tolerance.”
“And when we are tolerant, we must know whether it is because of convenience or conviction.”

You can read a bit more at The Daily Telegraph‘s site. Couldn’t have said it better myself.

Posted by Graham at 3:24 pm | Comments (1) |

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  1. Interesting post Graham.
    My circle of friends and family shut up because of convenience – not conviction. They shut up because they are fearaful of being called racist. Sad in a democratic society.

    Comment by Kay — February 9, 2006 @ 5:55 pm

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