Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Free expression continues to have repercussions for Danes

The new John Oliver special on Comedy Central has pictures of Jesus, Vishnu and Buddha, but a "picture not available" for Muhammed. The network, which has dealt with image of the prophet issues before, is playing it safe with not wanting to disrespect or aggravate Muslims.

At the same time, Danish officials are still feeling repercussions of a decision made by several newspapers on Feb. 13 to reprint a cartoon with an unflattering image of Muhammed. Danish intelligence has warned of an aggravated terrorism threat against Danes, particularly in countries with large Muslim populations.

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