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LETTER: Muhammud cartoon perspective from Denmark

A reader from Denmark thanks the Western Standard for republishing the famous Danish Muhammad cartoons.

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RE: After today’s murder, the Western Standard is republishing the “Muhammad cartoons”

In 2006 I travelled Australia with my vife and three other couples, good friends. In Sydney at the Opera House build by the Danish arcitecht Jørn Utzon we met an American couple and had a chat. At that time Danish embassies were burned down in the Middle East in protest again the cartoons of Muhammed printed in the Danish paper Jyllands-Posten. Again and again we and you could see the Danish flag, Dannebrog, the eldest in the Wworld, in flames from Marokko to Teheran. 

The American gentleman told us that the the night before in his hotel room he was watching TV and called his wife from the bath room. Hurry, come here! Something is totally wrong! They are burning a flag, and it is not Stars and Stripes! 

Still I think about the US and your participation in the two World Wars, giving great help to save Europe from her self.

Then take Afganistan today. Did you know, that Denmark lost more soliders there than US – compared to population? Do you know what most Europeans think about US today with all your big talk about “fake news” and “Don’t believe the press and free journalism”?

I’m a journalist myself. One of the Muhammed cartonists is one of my former coclleges. I know two more of the 12. I have the cartoons on the wall in my office. My favorite Muhammed cartoon is Julius’: Stop-stop – We ran out of virgins.

Dear friens in America and in the rest of the World: The problem is not the free press, freedom of speech, print and drawings. The problem is leaders lying – and getting away with it.

One more thing: In Denmark we have free hospitals and free universities. We even pay our students a fee of about 600 USD a month. That means, that we are sure to get all talents educated to serve society, getting well paid jobs – and able to pays taxes for running universities and hospitals. That’s not socialism. That’s common sense. US economy is partly based on loans from China. The small country of Denmark hos no depth to other countries.  

That’s the result of fredom of speech, print and dawing. So thank you for printing the Muhammed cartoons.

Jørgen Lund Christiansen
Denmark

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LETTER: Stand against hate speech from BLM

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RE: MORGAN: Let’s call BLM for what it is. A hate group

Thank God for [Cory Morgan’s] perfectly worded article on this disgusting and vile Abdulhakim Dalel and the BLM movement. Please please do not let your words die out. 

In this day of cancel culture we the right need to cancel out the hate speech of the left as vigorously as they are trying to cancel out our lives and beliefs.  We must take a stand!

What they have just said about poor officer Harnett be our last straw. 

Please do everything in your literary power to cancel out this culture of hate toward our values. 

We must take a stand now!

Tina Roulston
Spruce Grove, AB

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LETTER: Time to end lockdown

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The provincial mask mandate states several reasons for exemption to the mandate, and yet many businesses (which if on private property is their right to enforce) are not honoring the mandate as it’s written.  I guess it shows that this lockdown is the result of widespread fear, fear of a virus that is no more dangerous than a bad flu.  

Another point of contention for me is the arguments against lockdown by thousands of doctors internationally are given zero consideration.  One might also direct attention to the splendid results from months of mask mandates and various restrictions: numbers are still ‘high’ – no doubt directly linked to false positives from molecular testing.  

Hospitals are not overrun, never have been during this (and it is normal in bad flu seasons for hospitals to become strained).  It is time enjoy freedom and liberty, and to ‘stand on guard for thee’!

Eric Moore 
Sherwood Park, AB

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LETTER: UCP snowbirds show lockdown isn’t necessary by their own actions

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Kudos to the press for calling out Kenney’s sun-seeking henchmen, but why do these officials continue to brazenly disregard their own orders? 

 If Allard believed the health crisis rhetoric coming from her colleagues, she would have skipped her Christmas Luau, swapped her sun hat for a mask and reached for the sanitizer instead of a martini.

With all their intel, you would think these bureaucrats would sequester themselves to escape this virulent disease that is the supposed culprit of so much chaos and misery.  Yet, the ones with all the information are the ones admitting, by their actions, that their information, the information they shove down our throats every day, is unequivocally false. 

Katrina Kitchen
Cochrane, AB


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