Officials: Anti-Muslim Images Are Protected Speech

January 7, 2010

Author: Patrick Condon

Source: The Seattle Times

Wire Service: AP

Two Minnesota prosecutors say they won't file charges against a man who investigators say admitted posting anti-Muslim images in front of a mosque, a Somali-owned store and other spots.

They say the cartoons are protected under the First Amendment.

The posters put up last month in the St. Cloud area depicted images such as the Prophet Muhammad engaged in bestiality and an Islamic crescent with a swastika inside it.