Cartoons of Mohammed – needlessly provocative or a defence of free expression?

Let’s start this thought experiment with a small scenario. Suppose you lived in a small town that contained buildings for the various religious beliefs to meet in, a Mosque, a synagogue and a Catholic Church. How would you feel if things played out like this. Each friday, the catholics and Jews would gather outside the … Read more

Illustrated biography of Muhammad coming soon

It has been announced that there is going to be an illustrated biography of Muhammed produced … methinks this means that there is trouble coming. The editor (pictured) of satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo has just announced some details … Its editor, Stéphane Charbonnier, known as Charb, made the announcement to Agence France-Presse (AFP), arguing that Life of … Read more

More cartoons of Muhammad

The French government has rapidly tightened up security at all its embassies around the world … why? Well because a French magazine, Charlie Hebdo, has decided to publish some cartoons of Muhammad. They know they are simply provoking the islamic community so why would they do it? Well, perhaps because some fanatical Muslims fire-bombed their offices … Read more

Jordan to try Danish artist over Mohammed cartoon

The news is that a Jordanian court will begin this month the trial of Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard over a controversial caricature of the Muslim Prophet Mohammed. The press reports …

Zakarya Sheikh, spokesman for a group of local media outlets that sued Westergaard in 2008 for depicting Mohammed with a bomb in his turban, said on Thursday the artist and others have been summoned by a magistrates’ court in Amman to stand trial on April 25.”

A copy of the subpoena obtained by AFP says Westergaard “is accused of the crime of blasphemy.”

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