The people of Denmark have been reacting differently after last year’s coordinated Mohammed riots, protests and boycotts over the now infamous Mohammed Cartoons.
Small protests in reaction to radical Islamists(a small percentage of the Muslim community) have been going on throughout Europe. The difference between the protests against radical Islam and protests by radical Islamists is of course the violence.
What appears to be a coordinated protest in Denmark to symbolically burn Mohammed in effigy began this weekend as part of midsummer celebrations by groups of Danes. The culmination has been the production of the video that was posted on YouTube. The Danish midsummer burning of Mohammed protest has either gone un-noticed by Swedish and Danish Newspapers or has purposely been suppressed.
The protesters begin their YouTube Video with three pages of text. They are in Danish. Below you will find the Danish text and the English Translation of that text.
The Danish protesters use the word “muhammedaner” which some people have stated is not the Politically Correct term for a person of the Islamic faith. On Danish sites we have read the argument that Christians are called Christians because they follow Christ. In “Det Danske Fredsakademi ordbog” The Danish Peace Academy Dictionary the word is defined as:
- Ã†ldre forÃ¦ldet europÃ¦isk udtryk for muslim.
- Old Ancient European expression for muslim.
The word being a legitimate historical word or not the Danish Protest was clearly not intended to be mistaken for something resembling Political Correctness.We see similar protests throughout the Islamic world on a daily basis and worse. While two wrongs do not make a right, fair is fair. We will have to see if free speech exists in Denmark or Europe for that matter.
Sankt hans aften har altid haft
tradition for at man brÃ¤nder det
onde af, i fordums tid
symboliseret ved heksen som man
pÃ¥stod havde direkte forbindelse
med satan. Og hvis den ikke blev
brÃ¤ndt af, ville hÃ¶sten ikke
komme sikkert i hus.
On Saint Hans’ Eve it has always
been a tradition to burn the evil,
in ancient times symbolized by
the witch that they claimed had
direct connections to Satan.
And if it wasn’t burned,
the harvest wouldn’t be safely
brought into storage
Nu er der kommet en ny ondskab
ind over Europa som mÃ¥ lyve og
drÃ¤be i deres pÃ¥stÃ¥ede Guds navn.
En ondskab som udspringer fra
den sÃ¥kaldte profet muhammed.
Derfor er det i vores tid ham der
symboliserer ondskaben og det er
ikke kun Ã©n hÃ¶st der forsvinder,
men hele Vesteuropas fremtid der
forsvinder hvis ikke denne
ondskab bliver sendt ad
Now there is a new kind of evil
that has come in over Europe that may
lie and kill in their alleged God’s name.
An evil that springs from the
so called prophet Mohammed.
Therefor in our time it is he
who symbolizes evil and it
is not just one harvest that
will disappear, but the entire
Western Europe’s future will
disappear unless this evil is
sent to Heklafell. (eg Hell refers to the Volcano in Iceland where ancients believes Hell resided)
Derfor vil vi Sankt Hans aften
d. 23. juni 2007, 3 unavngivne
steder brÃ¤nde vor tids vÃ¤rste
ondskab af, den sÃ¥kaldte
Vi afbrÃ¤ndte muhammed 3
steder i landet. Vi frigiver
nu videoen fra den fÃ¶rste
afbrÃ¤nding. De 2 andre
afbrÃ¤ndinger der fandt
sted frigiver vi d. 23.
juli og d. 23 august.
For et muhammedaner-frit
Therefor on Saint Hans’ Eve,
June 23rd 2007, on 3 unnamed
locations we will burn the worst evil
of our time, the so called
We burned Mohammed on 3
locations in the country.
We now release the video from the first
burning. The 2 other
burnings that took place
we will release on July 23rd
and August 23rd.
For a Mohammedan-free