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  1. That guy over there says:

    On behalf of my country:I am so sorry. It’s one of the most insane things we’ve ever done. All to enable our foreign minister, one of the most self-centered and corrupt politicians we’ve ever had, to be able to go to big dinners in the Middle East.

    Oh, and there’s an exception for “artists” and “art installations”. So of course the main burner of Qurans (who is a certified fool anyway) has registered a troupe of artists and is going to continue his shenanigans. *facepalm*

  2. rm says:

    excellent article. excellent cartoon.

  3. Eric Martin says:

    Who gets to decide what a “recognised religious community” is. Dangerous territory, I think.

  4. M27Holts says:

    Burning books is always a bad thing to do…though I was tempted to burn some of the literature that I had to read at school, any book by Thomas Hardy or the Bronte sisters for example? I just sold them to a second hand book vendor instead…

  5. Shaughn says:

    All kinds of books, religious or not, have been and will be burned by the millions. It is the way we disposed of old paper for centuries. No one ever made a problem of that. Perhaps in these times of recycling, the more enlightened should think of a demonstrative way of non-fiery recycling religious fiction?

  6. Son of Glenner says:

    Shaughn: Surplus quantities of books which have failed to attract buyers are often described in the media as having been “pulped”, ie recycled.

  7. jveeds says:

    Wait, did I not understand the law? It seems to be banning inappropriate treatment of protected (e.g sacred) writings. That seems like a good thing. That is, you can’t say bad things about recognized religions.

  8. Tambeau says:

    JVEEDS, you understand the law fine, I just don’t think you understand the cartoon or the whole point of this website.

  9. paradoctor says:

    Throw rocks for _not_ mocking the Quran? Some people are hard to please. (Or to be precise; some people are easy to please by displeasing.)

  10. M27Holts says:

    Slippery slope privileging any content…the muslims won’t be happy till everywhere is as joyless and backwards as Pakistan or Afghanistan….

  11. James Henry says:

    Wait til the Scientologists get going!

  12. Succubus ov Satan says:

    There are far more ways to make use of a quran than merely burning it – in Saudi Arabia it seems ( from internet news) that they use them to line sewers and storm drains

  13. jveeds says:

    Tambeau: are you purposely trying to be rude? (about me not understanding the “website”). I’ve been following Jesus & Mo for quite a few years. Maybe you could retract your claws and just post a civil response.

  14. hotrats says:

    Mo is clearly confused. The reason it only applies to the Quran is that apart from environmentalists, nobody cares if you burn a Bible or a Bhagavad Gita. Calling it Islamophobic, when the Dutch government did it to only to protect the Quran, and no other scripture, from attacks by Islamophobes, and nobody else, raises taking offence to an art form.

    One can only conclude that Mo’s real beef is in their not treating the Quran as a special case, and that he would regard the burning of other scriptures as not only permissible, but a sacred duty.

  15. D8ve says:

    So is J&M now in contravention of Danish law, it’s not an art installation and it is definitely disrespectful to peadophiles and other religious texts?

  16. M27Holts says:

    What have the lovers of Mushy Peas got to do with this?

  17. Son of Glenner says:

    M27Holts: ?

  18. Colin McLachlan says:

    SoG – refers to misspelling of peadophiles

  19. Rune says:

    Eric: “recognised religious community” is a term defined by the state, and it is the church ministry (Yes, we really have one of those *sigh*) that decides who is allowed to be that.

    James: Scientology is NOT a “recognised religious community” in Denmark so feel free to burn their books 😀

  20. Son of Glenner says:

    Colin McLachlan: Of course! I should have worked that out for myself!

    But I am so used to M27Holts’s own spellng mistakes!

  21. M27Holts says:

    It’s punctuation I often have issues with. My spelling is usually reasonable.mostly typos as I have quite bit chunky fingers…

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  24. Son of Glenner says:

    M27Holts: “I have quite bit chunky fingers…”

    Also sometimes called “sausage fingers”! Something you have in common with “King Charles III” (NMK!). Do you also have problems with your sons fighting each other?

  25. M27Holts says:

    My sons are very peaceful human-beings. A lot less bellicose than their father that’s for sure…though in my defence I have never hit anybody who wasn’t trying to hit me first…

  26. Son of Glenner says:

    M27Holts: Seems like the Windsor-Mountbatten family could learn a thing or two from the Holts family!

  27. M27Holts says:

    To be fair. I never had any interest in the anachronism that is the British Royal family. And even less interest as I get older…

  28. M27Holts says:

    It’s almost the winter solstice…short days, even shorter for the SOG me thinks….

  29. M27Holts says:

    After a whisky tasting, I have bought myself a bottle of GlenDronach Parliament Aged 21 years…a snip at £210…

  30. Son of Glenner says:

    M27Holts: Solstice is on Friday 22 December this year. Day still 24 hours, but daylight at its shortest (pedantic as ever!) – yes, shorter for me in Aberdeen than for you in subtropical Manchester!

    Glendronach “Parliament” – enjoy, but not all at once! (Probably over-priced, but you are wealthy and can afford it!)

  31. M27Holts says:

    Actually , It was quite warm when I put my rubbish in the bin this morning. Possibly about 10c….

  32. M27Holts says:

    Interestingly. In 2020 the Earth began to spin faster 1.59 milliseconds under 86400 seconds! I blame the shape changing lizard men at the South Pole….

  33. Nick says:

    It’s stupid to burn books. It’s even stupider to ban burning books.


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