I was deeply distressed that the cartoons were seen by many Muslims as an attempt by Denmark to mark and insult or behave disrespectfully towards Islam or Mohammed.
In relation to the Danish cartoon affair, 2005
That's what it's like when people have crawled very high up in a tree, then they sometimes need help to get down with ladders and ropes and other instruments.Anders Fogh Rasmussen
The good thing is that all the symbolic elements are gone, and that which really matters – the core – is left.Anders Fogh Rasmussen
It could never happen in Denmark, Danish people are much more calm than those further south.Anders Fogh Rasmussen