Saturday, February 04, 2006

Jyllands-Posten Apology?

With Danish flags burning all through the Muslim world, and the country facing what might well be described as its foreign affairs gravest crisis since 1940 and 1943 - when German troops first entered and then occupied the country - the paper Jyllands-Posten has published an open letter to the Muslim world.

It's certainly carefully drafted concerning the by now so famous cartoons:

"They were not intended to be offensive, nor were they at variance with Danish law, but they have indisputably offended many Muslims for which we apologize."

Exactly what Jyllands-Posten is apologizing for is less than crystal clear, and I would guess that this is highly intentional.

But Kofi Annan has asked the Muslim world to accept this apology.

In the meantime their regimes could at the least protect embassies in their capitals.

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