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DANISH NEWS - Leading Danish Islamists mixed extremely graphic and anti-Muslim images with the Mohammed cartoons to whip up hate against Denmark in 2005, report media
In his new book, ‘Goodbye to Islamism’, Islam ‘apologist’ and former imam Ahmad Akkari, who was a spokesman for the delegation that travelled throughout the Middle East spreading the word about the Mohammed cartoons printed by Jyllands-Posten in 2005, admits that the aim was to exert maximum pressure on Denmark in the Muslim world. This is according to Seven59.dk and Danish national broadcaster DR.
In the new book he admits that to incite hate against Denmark, Muslim allies were presented with harrowing images, such as a praying Muslim woman having sex with a dog. He writes:
“We placed the photos in a file that we handed out to Muslim leaders without saying there was no connection to the Mohammed cartoons. They obviously believed that the ‘fakes’ had also been published by Jyllands-Posten,” he told tabloid daily BT, Sunday.
Mr Akkari, a 34-year old Danish-Lebanese immigrant who has now renounced Islamism and apologised for his role in the cartoons crisis, said he defended his position at the time by convincing himself that it wasn’t a direct lie.
“It took a long time for me to realise that what I did was wrong,” he said.
In a TV documentary on Danish TV, Sunday, he also offered a direct apology for his role in the crisis to prime minister at the time, Anders Fogh Rasmussen.
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