Wednesday, February 13, 2008

European papers reprint cartoon, cite free speech

Several Danish papers have reprinted the Kurt Westergaard cartoon depicting Muhammed wearing a bomb as a turban. The news story is here, as covered by the BBC.

The Lede, a blog on The New York Times web site, has a a good analysis of the decision as well as background and helpful links.

It is interesting to note that of the papers in the U.S. that decided to publish the cartoon, a majority are student newspapers at colleges and universities.

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