Dhimmitude as Dialogue -Danish PM meets with Muslims - promises to look into why Catholics aren't subject of generalisation
March 6, 2006
To relieve the Danish administration of the pressure created by the cartoon crisis, Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Monday received an envoy from the Democratic Muslims, an association established by Naser Khader, a member of the Radical Party in Denmark.
"The spread of false images, stories and rumors besmirched the opinion that the Muslims have of Denmark," Rasmussen told reporters after the meeting.
When asked by one of three Turks at the meeting, Gulay Sahin, why there are generalizations about Muslims as opposed to Catholics who are not faced with such oversimplifications when, for example, the Irish Republican Army bombs somewhere, Rasmussen replied, "That is a subject that needs further consideration; therefore, I will report it to the government."
Claims that Khader is a close ally of the Danish government and that Rasmussen classifies Muslims and meets with only those who share his opinion was also brought to the fore.
In a new development over the cartoons, Danish Foreign Minister Per Stig Moeller said there is no point for the government to apologize for the cartoons.