Danish Footage Mocking Prophet Mohammad
Danish state TV on Friday, October 6, aired video footage showing young members of a Danish party mocking Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessing be upon him).
You can see the footage on YouTube.
Filmed in August, the video shows young adherents of the Danish People's Party (DPP) – a political ally of the centre-right coalition led by Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen - mocking Prophet Muhammad during a summer party, reported Agence France-Presse (AFP).
Participants in the summer gathering were competing who could draw the Prophet in the most humiliating and laughable manner.
One cartoon appeared to depict the Prophet as a camel, urinating and drinking beer. A song playing in the background contains the lyrics, "The camel Muhammad has four beers…"
Some other participants portrayed the Prophet dressed in a turban and wearing a belt with explosives as others look on in laughter.
The video was filmed by Martin Rosengaard Knudsen who posed as a member of the party for several months to document attitudes among young members.
The footage comes a year after Denmark's mass circulation Jyllands-Posten published 12 cartoons lampooning the Prophet, sparking furor in the Muslim world.
The blasphemous cartoons, including one showing the Prophet with a bomb-shaped turban, were later reprinted by European newspapers on claims of freedom of expression.
The Danish premier has regretted the hurt caused to Muslims by the cartoons, but has refused to apologize under the pretext of free speech.
Danish business leaders said Tuesday they hoped a video showing a political youth group mocking the Prophet Muhammad would not spark another boycott of Danish goods in the Middle East.
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