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#1 Natalia

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Posted 08 February 2006 - 10:42 AM

I'm not sure if this is the right place for this topic. It can be moved elsewhere, if necessary.

I know that this board is full of admirers of the Danish ballet, as well as a few occasional posters who live in Denmark. I wanted my Danish friends & the dancers who I so admire to know that they are in my thoughts during these difficult days. I hope that everybody is 'weathering the storm' allright & staying safe.

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Posted 08 February 2006 - 10:56 AM

Thank you for saying it so well, Natalia.

I echo your good wishes.

#3 Giannina

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Posted 08 February 2006 - 02:28 PM

Natalia: I must have missed something; to what are you referring?

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#4 Helene

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Posted 08 February 2006 - 03:16 PM

Giannina,

I just finished reading an article in the Washington Post on the topic, and I'm going to jump in.

Several Danish political cartoonists used charicatures of Muhammad; they were published in Danish newspapers and reprinted elsewhere in the West. Images of Muhammad are forbidden under Islamic law. There has been outrage expressed within the Muslim community worldwide, with protests that have turned violent, as well as threats against the cartoonists and the Danish nation.

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Posted 08 February 2006 - 03:21 PM

Wonder what they'd think of "Abdallah?" :thanks: (Seriously, it's a lovely sentiment, Natalia.)

#6 Giannina

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Posted 08 February 2006 - 04:01 PM

Oh, I see. I've been reading about that too. I thought it was something within the ballet company. Thank you.

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#7 atm711

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Posted 09 February 2006 - 05:47 AM

I hope this doesn't sound flippant--But to help the Danes 'weather the storm' I bought my 3 year old grandson some Lego's today.....I read somewhere about sanctions against Danish products in the middle east.

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Posted 09 February 2006 - 09:41 AM

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Just a note that we holding strictly to board policy against discussing politics and religion, unless they have direct relevance to ballet.

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#9 carbro

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Posted 09 February 2006 - 03:10 PM

Moderator's note:

Wonder what they'd think of "Abdallah?"  :)  (Seriously, it's a lovely sentiment, Natalia.)

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This post generated some very interesting comments, enough to warrant a thread of its own. I've moved them here.


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