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Provoked by the re-printing of a cartoon lampooning Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) by Danish newspapers, Danish young man Anders Botter has stood up and be counted, taking his case of defending the other"s religious sensibilities to the popular social website Facebook to say "Sorry Muhammad."
"As an average Danish citizen, my primary goal with this Facebook group is to say that "I'm sorry" to all those ordinary Muslims around the world, who have been offended by the cartoons of prophet Muhammed (sic)," Botter said in a live dialogue on IslamOnline. net.
"I think it was a very wrong decision (to reprint the cartoon). It was their decision to make as the freedom of speech is fundamental for all Danish newspaper, but I strongly disagree with this decision and was very disappointed," Botter said.
He said he hoped that the chief editors would have wised up after the 2005 cartoons crisis, when mass-circulation Jyallands Posten first published a set of offensive cartoons ridiculing Prophet Muhammad, sparking a Muslim outcry.
""Sorry Muhammed" critically questions the necessity of printing a picture of the prophet Muhammed, with a bomb in his turban. This picture has previously proved highly inflammatory in large parts of the Muslim world and can too easily be construed as denigrating and demeaning towards Muslims."
"There have been very many different responses. However, the vast majority (we) re supportive and very positive for this initiative. It is of the utter most importance to Muslims around the world get a chance to see that not all Danish citizens support the publishing of the cartoons.
"And it is of the utmost importance to Danish citizens get a chance to see that not all Muslims are radicals or member of organizations that are against the freedom of speech and democracy in general," Botter noted.
Ironically, he says, Danes who strongly defended the right of newspapers to re-print the offensive cartoon out of freedom of expression are the same people who sent him hate mails and even threats for silence.
"Up until now the media has forgotten about the voice of the average Danish citizens and only asked politicians (who are for the Muhammed drawings) or the Danish Imams (who are against the drawings)," he said.
Daripada Abu Umarah iaitu al-Bara' bin 'Azib radhiallahu anhuma, katanya: "Kita semua diperintah oleh Rasulullah s.a.w. untuk melakukan tujuh perkara, iaitu meninjau orang sakit, mengikuti janazah, menentasymitkan orang yang bersin, menolong orang yang lemah, membantu orang yang teraniaya, meratakan salam dan melaksanakan sumpah."