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Cox & Forkum: Publication of Caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad by a Danish Newspaper

Cox & Forkum: Image Problem

From the International Herald Tribune: In Arab countries, rage growing over cartoons .

A long-running controversy over the publication of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad by a Danish newspaper boiled over in the past few days as a boycott brought sales of some Danish products to a halt in Arab countries across the Middle East, while Danish interests came under attack.

A diverse group of Muslim activists has stirred a consumer uproar in one of Denmark’s fastest-growing packaged-foods markets in a case pitting freedom of the press against religious sensitivity, and which is playing out in the arenas of diplomacy and global trade. …

The controversy has been simmering since September, when the Danish daily newspaper Jyllands-Posten published 12 caricatures depicting the Prophet Muhammad, including one that shows him wearing a turban in the shape of a bomb with a lit fuse. Islam strictly forbids depictions of the prophet.

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One Comment

  • Mazhar Jamil

    I think this is one of the extream kind of terrorism demonstrated by the western world,which have heart the feeling of the Muslims of the entire world.West should apologise for this wrong doing or stop calling themselves as civilized,humanitarian and philanthropic ones.