Prophet Muhammed Cartoon Controversy

South African Muslim Bid to Ban Cartoon Fails

May 21, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/8696763.stm

A bid by a Muslim group in South Africa to stop the publication of a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad has failed.

The drawing by Jonathan Shapiro, known as Zapiro, shows the prophet on a psychiatrist's couch bemoaning his followers' sense of humour failure.

He drew it in response to a Facebook group inviting drawings of the Prophet Muhammad, which prompted...

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Pakistan Asks Facebook to Block 'Draw Mohammed' Page, Then Will Consider Restoring Service

May 21, 2010

Author: Chris Brummit

Source: Los Angeles Times

Wire Service: AP

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/wire/sns-ap-as-pakistan-internet-crackdown,0,372913.story

Pakistan acknowledged the "suffering" caused by its bans on Facebook and YouTube, but said it would only consider restoring the websites if they take down pages considered offensive to Islam, the...

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Swedish Cartoonist Goes Into Hiding

May 17, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Irish Times

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/world/2010/0517/1224270548949.html

Lars Vilks, a Swedish cartoonist whose sketch of the Prophet Muhammad enraged many Muslims, has gone into hiding following an attempted arson attack on his home.

The attack came days after Vilks, who depicted the Prophet Muhammad with the body of a dog in 2007, was head-butted while giving a lecture about...

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Swedish Newspapers Reprint Mohammed Cartoon

March 11, 2010

Author: Andrew Ward

Source: Financial Times

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/caa3ca58-2cac-11df-8abb-00144feabdc0.html?nclick_check=1

Leading Swedish newspapers yesterday published a cartoon depicting the Prophet Mohammed with the body of a dog after the foiling of an alleged plot to kill the artist responsible for the drawing.

Seven people were detained in Ireland on Tuesday in connection with the alleged plan to...

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