By now, things are developing so fast that its hard to keep track:
- Hungary sides with Denmark. Says the Hungarian foreign minister: "To us, freedom of speech is a cornerstone of a functioning democracy". The arab reaction is "unfitting".
- In the arab parts of Palestine, the Danish representative office in Ramallah was fired on yesterday, and today demonstrations burned pictures of, among others, prime minister Fogh, US president Bush and Israeli prime minister Olmert.
- In Iraq, a terrorist has issued a fatwa against the Danish battalion stationed there.
- In Sudan, the foreign minister has urged "all sudanese companies and institutions to stop the omport of Danish products".
- In Bahrain, the parliament has passed a resolution calling for boycott of Danish goods, and demanding apologies from the Danish government and the Danish queen.
- A like resolution from the Egyptian parliament has brought EU trade commisioner Peter Mandelson to threaten opening an investigation into it, since government-sponsored boycotts are a breach of WTO-rules.
- At the same time the Council of Arab Ministers of the Interior representing 17 arab ministers has demanded the Danish government punish those responsible for the 12 drawings.
- Suicide bombers are threatening attacks on Denmark.
In Denmark, things are heating up, too:
- Tuesday afternoon saw the web versions of papers Politiken and Ekstrabladet crash again after another hacker attack.
- Likewise tuesday afternoon, the editorial offices of Jyllands-Posten in Århus and Copenhagen were evacuated after an english-speaking person telephoned in a bomb threat. About 300 employees were evacuated.
- Prime minister Fogh urges against any counter-boycot of moslems in Denmark, as text messages are circulating calling for one such.
- At the same time, Danish internal intelligence is urging against following any of the calls for demonstrations against the islamic aggression