Prophet Muhammed Cartoon Controversy

Danish Newspaper Provokes Uproar With Apology Over Muhammad Cartoon

February 27, 2010

Author: David Charter

Source: The Times Online

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article7042939.ece

A Danish newspaper was accused yesterday of betraying the freedom of the press after it apologised to Muslims for offence caused by its reprinting a cartoon showing the Prophet Muhammad with a bomb-shaped turban.

Politiken, a leading Danish newspaper, had printed the cartoon as a gesture of...

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Danish Paper Apologises for Printing Muhammad Cartoon

February 26, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8539831.stm

A Danish newspaper has apologised for any offence caused when it reprinted a cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad with a bomb-shaped turban in 2008.

Politiken said it was apologising as part of a settlement with Muslim groups in the Middle East and Australia.

Other Danish newspapers criticised Politiken for its move.

Twelve cartoons of Muhammad were...

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Attempt to Kill Danish Cartoonist Fails

January 1, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/02/world/europe/02denmark.html

The police foiled an attempt to kill an artist who drew a cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad that sparked outrage in the Muslim world, the head of Denmark’s intelligence service said Saturday.

Jakob Scharf, who heads PET, the Danish intelligence service, said a 28-year-old Somalia man was armed with an ax and a...

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Support Lower for U.N. Text On Religion Defamation

December 18, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The New York Times

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2009/12/18/world/international-us-un-religion.html?_r=2

The U.N. General Assembly condemned defamation of religion for the fifth year running on Friday but support continued to erode for a resolution Western countries say threatens freedom of speech.

The assembly...

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Push to Build Mosques Is Met With Resistance

November 11, 2009

Author: John Tagliabue

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/12/world/europe/12copenhagen.html?_r=2&emc=tnt&tntemail0=y

Paris has its grand mosque, on the Left Bank. So does Rome, the city of the pope. Yet despite a sizable Muslim population, this Danish city has nothing but the occasional tiny storefront Muslim place of worship.

The city, Denmark’s capital, is now inching...

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Danish Muhammad Cartoonist Defiant In Face Of Threats, Alleged Murder Plots

October 28, 2009

Author: Jan M. Olsen

Source: Yahoo News

Wire Service: AP

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/091028/world/eu_denmark_cartoonist_1

A few pen strokes thrust Kurt Westergaard into the midst of an international crisis, exposing him to death threats and an alleged assassination plot.

Terror charges brought against two Chicago men this week show the 74-year-old Dane remains a potential target for...

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Arabs Charged Over Dutch Cartoon

September 2, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8234359.stm

An Arab organisation is to be put on trial in the Netherlands over its publication of a cartoon deemed offensive to Jews, prosecutors say.

The cartoon, published by the Arab European League (AEL) on its website, questions the Holocaust.

It said the decision to prosecute illustrated bias against Muslims.

It said the same standards were not applied to...

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Prophet Muhammad Cartoon Goes On Sale In Denmark

April 8, 2009

Author: Jan M. Olsen

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/04/08/AR2009040802273.html

A Danish press freedom group said Wednesday it is selling copies of a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad that caused outrage across the Muslim World.

Some 1,000 printed reproductions of a drawing depicting the prophet wearing a...

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