Defending the right to mock and disdain Muslims is far from the only battle this Jutland based newspaper has taken upon them to fight. A competitor in the Danish media has been reading their back issues.
Of course, the Muhammad Cartoon Attack was a bit one sided as the paper also censored drawings of Jesus Christ - but hey only hippies bring up that kind of double standards (see Nice things about the Muhammad Cartoon Crisis). Taking a stand through decades a few missteps are to be expected, right? As you will read below, Jylland-Posten has always been fighting for what's RIGHT.
1965: Supporting the US carpet bombing of North Vietnam
At a time when the hippies were in virtual control of the media Jylland-Posten stood up for Uncle Sam in the 'Nam. Humanitarian of course, the paper has extensive coverage of president Johnson's troubled sleep and Defense Secretary McNamaras flu. What is in between the lines speak legacies of the Jylland-Posten paradigm: Only stupid hippies and pacifists believe the Communist Terrorists and their propaganda US Army press releases are The Truth.
Including the controversial incidents leading to not only the Vietnam War (Gulf of Tonkin Incident) but also to the Iraq invasion (WMDs and Al-Qaeda links). Of course. No regrets.
(Source in Danish: Da Berlingske og Jyllands-Posten hang fast i 'Vietnams vildnis', Løgnenes krige.)
1979-86: Spinning in Nicaragua
When in 1979 the USA-friendly dictator Anastasio Somoza was put from power and an election held the US Reagan administration sponsored an army of Freedom Fighters to prevent the citizens of Nicaragua to put Marxists in his place. CIA even wrote a terrorism handbook for these "Contra guerrillas" and mined a civilian port (later condemned at the International Court of Justice). In Denmark, Jyllands-Posten took their turn again: coup leader Daniel Ortega is portrayed as "snuffling" and "lacking anything but the partisan's primitive understanding of the world" while attacks on 14 poll offices by Reagan's Contras - including a bombing that killed a policeman - is entirely omitted from Jyllands-Postens pages.
Years pass, Nicaragua slowly recovers while the Contras deteriorate into a band of robbers and rapists. However, when a nation wide high school campaign runs to have students collect money for building schools in Nicaragua, Jyllands-Posten is still Defending Freedom arguing that the aid will be nothing but dictatorship support. At the exposure of the Iran-Contra scandal, Jyllands-Posten remain at the side of Reagan who is defended for having sold weapons to the Iranian Muslim regime "in good faith" although being a bit "naive" for raising extra-budgetary funding of the Nicaraguan terrorists in this way.
(Source in Danish: Jyllands-Posten, Ronald Reagan og 'sandinist-diktaturet')
1960ies: Supporting Apartheid
March 1960 thousands protest another racist law. Police brutally disperse the Sharpeville crowd by gunning down 69 protesters. Mandela'a protest arranging ANC is blamed for it and banned.
"Don't forget that South Africa in particular has it's problems that are different than those we know from America. The colored population of South Africa is very mixed. Part of them but not a large percentage is - or was before Apartheid - at a level comparable to the American negroes. But the vast majority is at a low civilizational level because they have within a generation migrated from steppes and jungle to possibilities of labor in the cities. One cannot blame the white South Africans in their hesitation to leave their destiny in the hands of people of that kind."
Even a massacre condemned by the entire world doesn't sway Jyllands-Posten from their concrete solid editorial style.
".. the majority of these colored people are unqualified to wield the same democratic rights as whites, hence it is the obligation of the whites in power to raise the colored for democracy in appropriate time."
When Mandela and eigth others are jailed in the 1964 Riviona process Jyllands-Posten doesn't write a single word about it. Not even later UN sanctions against the Apartheid regime were mentioned in Jyllands-Posten. Year 2008 Jyllands-Posten use Nelson Mandela on an ad campaign poster (view it with English translations).
(Sources in Danish: Sydafrikansk skuffelse over JP-plakater, Mandela, Jyllands-Posten og alle de primitive negre)
1933: Supporting Benito Mussolini's dictatorship
"Mussolini saved Italy from the Communism which the incompetent parliament had led the country towards. Noone can deny his dictatorship has been beneficial to the Italian people."
(Source in Danish: Mussolini pa Kgs. Nytorv)
1920ies: Only media to address The Jew Problem
Hardly the only anti-semitic publication Jyllands-Posten made their mark as the country's unrivalled no. 1 anti-Jewish smear apparatus. Opposition to their line was Communist Jew influence. It was advocated that Jews should be banned from government and army employment. What was said in between lines is beyond me to translate in a quickie article like this one here.
(Source in Danish: Da Jyllands-Posten ikke kunne lide jøder.)
Disclaimer: Danish newspaper Information did the reading of all those old articles, not I. I merely do a bit of pushing of it towards a little international audience here. Interpretations from Danish are mine and not 100% strict as I didn't intend to spend the entire day doing this article.