Kurt Westergaard has described himself as a “cultural Christian, a culture-liberal Atheist“. That the drawing wasn´t meant as a critique of Islam as such, and his strong emphasising of the context rest on the premises that clear distinctions between islamism and Islam, between Islam as religion and Islam as a political ideology do exist are are self explanatory.
The cartoonist thereby walks away from the drawing desk and is now navigating the muddy waters of vaguely defined concepts of islamic terror, islamism, religious fundamentalism, moderate Islam etc. Using a copyright lawsuit the ‘islamic-terror-critic’ cartoonist is re-branding himself by criticising what he calls “radical right-wing forces”.
Danish Union Of Journalist (DUJ) lawyers will continue to assist Kurt Westergaard in preventing unauthorized use of his drawing for purposes that are outside the framework of serious and independent journalism (like radical bloggers).
According to Jyllands-Posten March 28th Westergaard´s lawyer is currently trying to close down the website SIAD.dk (Stop Islamiseringen Af Danmark). SIAD has made use of parts of KW´s Mohamed drawing during a recent protest demonstration against Sharia loans. SIADs website also hosts the Fitna movie.
The Danish Union Of Journalist (DUJ) supports Westergaard´s case and DUJ had prepared the lawsuit. T o defend a drawers copyright is understandable and reasonable which makes copyright issues completely relevant.
Agence France-Presse: Thursday, April 22, 2010...Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard recently survived worldwide calls by Muslims for his murder and a recent attack at his home by a Muslim with an axe. His newspaper the Jyllands-Posten daily newspaper has responded by effectively firing him — allegedly to avoid further death threats from extremists. If true, it is only the latest example of newspapers and publishers caving in to such threats, including the shameful act of censorship by Comedy Central.
"It's a pity. I have become a too heavy burden and a very big security risk," he said, adding that he had not actually worked for the paper since last November. "The management was worried following the arrests last year of two men in Chicago who planned to attack Jyllands-Posten, and after the attack on me in January," he explains.
Radical blogger Pamela Geller who had supported Kurt Westergaard and his "Muslim Cartoons", now says of him "Westergaard was always a reluctant 'hero' -- hardly an icon for the fight of our lives", she is so two faced.
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