Carnival Parade Supports Denmark

Flanders' largest carnival parade, which was held today in the town of Aalst, 35 kms to the west of Brussels, became a statement of solidarity with Denmark. All the floats participating in the parade were adorned with at least one Danish flag, while many of the onlookers waved Danish flags as well.


Carnival of Aalst, 2006. Photo: Herman Boel

Last year the organizers of the annual carnival festivities, which have been held in Aalst for centuries, received an official letter of protest from the Saudi Embassy and the Arab League because the parade had been "offensive to Muslims and their culture." Participants of the parade had dressed up as Muslim women in burqas.

This year the authorities approached the organizers with the suggestion that it would not be wise to provoke Muslims by dressing up as the prophet Muhammad, though the authorities in Aalst did not go as far as some local Dutch authorities who banned all references to the Muhammad cartoon case. Though they refrained from "offending" Muslims the carnival participants in Aalst today made a clear statement of solidarity with the Danes in their resistance against Muslim censorship. 


"Cartoonists until our dying day". Photo: Herman Boel

I makes me very happy to see this kind of support.

It warms my heart to see this kind of support from the people of Aalst. It means a lot more to me that the man on the ground support free speech, compared to professional politicans.

Thanks a lot :-)

Best Regards
A Dane.

Breadth of support

Just a little aside concerning the Aalst event.The Bulletin, an English laanguage weekly in Brussels had an article about the event. They usedd it to make an attack on the Belgian government's pension proposals, illustrating it with a photo of a float carrying a great mask of Verhofstadt and a coffin "he will work you to the grave" was the message. The elephant in the room of course ois that even this float was decorated by a number of Danish flags, and the blurtred crowd in the background were carrying a host of them. No mention of this odd occurence passed the editorial line of course.

A very big thank you

A very big THANK YOU to the participants in the Flanders carnival, and to all of you around the world who are showing your support for the Danish fight against Islamic censorship, especially our US friends who are showing a hell of a lot more backbone than their spineless mainstream media

Re re: marrying inanimate objects and goats

Well it conferms only - that the muslim religion and muslim men regards woman - as ??? goat's ???

Since a woman must give her accept when she is marrying a man here in the "non-muslim world" - it's enough, that her ovners (her father - or goat owner) give his accept in the muslim world.

What kind of religion is Islam ? Allowing men to marrying goats ... whats next ?

To kungfumaster - if you are to prof

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Arab traditions - Well I don't get it ..Goat traditions

Regarding emeda30 views on Islam - well at BBC I could read this - from a Muslim country:

Source: BBC (

A Sudanese man has been forced to take a goat as his "wife", after he was caught having sex with the animal.

The goat's owner, Mr Alifi, said he surprised the man with his goat and took him to a council of elders.

They ordered the man, Mr Tombe, to pay a dowry of 15,000 Sudanese dinars ($50) to Mr Alifi.

"We have given him the goat, and as far as we know they are still together," Mr Alifi said.

Mr Alifi, Hai Malakal in Upper Nile State, told the Juba Post newspaper that he heard a loud noise around midnight on 13 February and immediately rushed outside to find Mr Tombe with his goat.

"When I asked him: 'What are you doing there?', he fell off the back of the goat, so I captured and tied him up".

Mr Alifi then called elders to decide how to deal with the case.

"They said I should not take him to the police, but rather let him pay a dowry for my goat because he used it as his wife," Mr Alifi told the newspaper

To the people of Flanders ...thank you

Thank you for the support of Denmark - and our freedom values.

Particular I'm happy for your "buying danish" support, by drinking Danish beer. - That's a support with a heart - since I know that your local beer are probaly some of the best you can get ;-)