UP TO 95,000 descendants of the prophet Muhammad are planning to bring a libel action in Britain over “blasphemous” cartoons of the founder of Islam, even though they were published in the Danish press . . .The Times article explores the jurisdiction issue--is this the latest and ultimate example of "libel tourism" in Great Britain? I'm struck by the dubious notion of a libel suit over the portrayal of a figure from the distant past. Can all those "descendants" prove that they are descendants? MPAC.ie thinks glorious days for the Ummah are here again:
[The lucky lawyer] said the descendants could argue that the cartoons — which first appeared in the Jyllands-Posten newspaper in 2005, sparking violent protests around the world — were a direct slur on them. [...]
This is fantastic news and the way to go in lands that protect blasphemers. Muslims need to pool their monetary resources and bring ingrates who insult the prophet to justice. Like we have said before, a few high profile cases that bring offenders to ruin will dissuade would-be transgressors and restore our honour for the Prophet retains his among the angels and the believers. It is WE who have shamed ourselves by our inaction, indolence and apathy.Wow--riots resulting in over 100 deaths are described as "apathy." They're not exactly shrinking violets, are they?
Crossposted on Soccer Dad