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March 24, 2011

Your Danish Cartoons Hangover Update: Accusation Jumps Gun

The claims made by Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi that Denmark was leading a western European anti-Islamic faction against his country is not only mired in reality-straining conspiracies that rope in the Danish Cartoons controversy, it's also not even technically true as asserted, this article reports. I guess they jumped the gun in terms of what actions took place by what actors and when. It's nice to see reporting that thorough, although it's also worth noting that the claims were super-goofy to begin with, so there's likely some danger in over-arguing the relationship between the country's involvement and a more general desire to get at nations significantly influenced by Islam.
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