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Stand Up For Denmark February 24, 2006

Posted by RepublicanWitch in Why we fight.

From Christopher Hitchens at Slate.com:

Please be outside the Embassy of Denmark, 3200 Whitehaven Street (off Massachusetts Avenue) between noon and 1 p.m. this Friday, Feb. 24. Quietness and calm are the necessities, plus cheerful conversation. Danish flags are good, or posters reading “Stand By Denmark” and any variation on this theme (such as “Buy Carlsberg/ Havarti/ Lego”) The response has been astonishing and I know that the Danes are appreciative. But they are an embassy and thus do not of course endorse or comment on any demonstration. Let us hope, however, to set a precedent for other cities and countries. Please pass on this message to friends and colleagues.

If you can’t be there, please offer your support by contacting:

Embassy of Denmark
3200 Whitehaven St., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008
Tel: +1 (202) 234-4300
Fax: +1 (202) 328-1470 

Email: wasamb@um.dk

Now, do you think you’ll read about this in your newspapers, or see it on the news?  Nope.  I can guarantee that the people who show up won’t be shouting for the deaths of those who want to kill the cartoonists, or burning down buildings, so it’ll be ignored.

Go on over to Freedom’s Zone for a look at blogs discussing free-speech issues from around the world.   Support Denmark!

For some excellent cartoons, Attackcartoons.com and U.S. Cartoonists Fight Back are must-sees.  Here’s a sample:

My new favorite sentence?  From Ed at The Captain’s Quarters:

“The American media consists of sitzpinklers who cannot summon the sammenhold to publish the Prophet cartoons in defense of the free speech they espouse.”



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