Editor who published Mohammed cartoons confronted by students who ‘fear for our safety’

Danish journalist and free speech advocate Flemming Rose recently drew an aggressive pack of student protesters to his speech at Franklin & Marshall College as he spoke on his book The Tyranny of Silence: How One Cartoon Ignited a Global Debate on the Future of Free Speech.

Rose in 2005 published cartoon depictions of the Islamic prophet Mohammed in his role as cultural editor of the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, sparking international controversy and catapulting him to the forefront of free speech debates.

  • G

    Students- STFU and go study something.

    Cartoonist – Go get a real job.

    • Cartooning is as real as it gets.

      It’s obviously more dangerous than clearing land mines.

      • G

        Yes,editorial cartooning is such a noble profession. Sitting on your self righteous ass drawing snotty pictures of others.
        I can’t stand Islamists. They are hysterical nut jobs. But that doesn’t mean I have any respect for this useless dick head either.

  • Would you wear a T-shirt with a Mohammad cartoon printed on it?

    You might in Montana. Don’t try it in Mecca.


    Because, Islam trains a small number of its most devout believers it’s OK to kill. And Islamic killers have been trained to kill anyone who insults Allah and/or Mohammad.

    In Montana you’d have a good chance none of these Islamic killers would see you.

    In Mecca you wouldn’t last five minutes. One of Islam’s killers would come from out of nowhere and kill you. It is that simple.

    You don’t believe me? Ask any Muslim!

    Read it all at: http://islamsfatalflaw.blogspot.com/

    • G

      As I said Bob. I can’t stand Islamists and I recognize the danger but I have no use for editorial cartoonists. They are a bunch low rent visual Bill Mahers sitting around pissing all over other people.

      • G

        Sir, let me explain my position this way. Editorial cartoonists are like spoiled little brats who enjoy running around pulling dog’s tails.
        They think it’s great fun as long as they meet gentle dogs. But sooner or later you run into a dog that bites.
        Don’t blubber to everyone about how hard done by you are then.

        • I’m sorry to re-ignite your dislike for me – I have enjoyed the detente – but you seem to be missing the point rather catastrophically. It’s not about enjoying his cartoons, or disliking the man personally. It’s about defending our civilization’s right to publish anything, in freedom. It’s about freedom.

          And his neck is on the line. He could be murdered any day. (Heck, he could be prosecuted any day.) Do you think he didn’t realize what he was risking and giving up, when he published those cartoons? This “spoiled brat” is brave when most are cowards: I don’t sign my name and neither do you.

          Personally, I would be honoured to shake his hand.

        • Will Quest

          Editorial cartoons , it’s called mockery and is a valuable tool to diffuse totalitarian censorship…….Mockery is what has made the West superior to censoring supremacist cultures , societies that wither on the vine ….. unable to understand the value of mockery is a sign an idiot is frightened .

  • Millie_Woods

    If the students fear for their safety, they’re helping the speaker make his point.

    • Editor

      Yes! That would be my question for the eternally offended students. Who and what exactly do you fear? If it’s Flemming Rose, for disturbing your intellectual “safe space”, you’re a bunch of coddled, fake offense taking, lying drama queens and if it’s muslim reaction to the cartoons, you’ve made his point.

      Are these students working on their Masters in Cognitive Dissonance?

      • Blind Druid

        I doubt that there is a single STEM student in the whole sorry bunch.

        • ntt1

          they have no time for this foolishness. most are honours level and need 36 hour days to keep up.

          • Editor

            They are useful people in a productive field compared to the useless snowflakes.

      • ntt1

        lesbian dance theory.

  • ntt1

    shut down the social science faculties .That is the source of the agitators