South African Muslim Bid to Ban Cartoon Fails

May 21, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

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 Pakistan to ban the website for being "un-Islamic".

Zapiro told the BBC he did not want to be "cowed into submission".