Friday, February 15, 2008

Free Speech and Radical Islam

At a lunch last year celebrating his 25th anniversary with Jyllands-Posten, Kurt Westergaard told an anecdote. During World War II Pablo Picasso met a German officer in southern France, and they got into a conversation. When the German officer figured out whom he was talking to he said:

"Oh, you are the one who created Guernica?" referring to the famous painting of the German bombing of a Basque town by that name in 1937.

Picasso paused for a second, and replied, "No, it wasn't me, it was you."

Read the rest of the article by Flemming Rose.

1 comment:

Balder said...

Translated transscripts of complete interviews with Kurt Westergaard

Murder plot to kill Muhammed cartoon artist Kurt Westergaard - DR February 2, 2008 - English translation of complete transscript of TV interview

More interesting older interview with Kurt Westergaard and Imam Kasem Said Ahmad - English translation of transcript of the program.

Kurt Westergaard would do it again - Interview with cartoonist Kurt Westergaard September 24 2006