Newspapers finally report on the new cartoon protests, a month after Gates of Vienna
The Telegraph has a story today on the current cartoon protests:
Fears grew of a new confrontation over images deemed blasphemous by Muslims as Pakistan joined Iran in protest over a sketch by a Swedish artist portraying the prophet Mohammed as a dog.
Pakistan’s foreign ministry said it had summoned the Swedish charge d’affaires to condemn “in the strongest terms, the publication of an offensive and blasphemous sketch of the Holy Prophet”.
The move adds to a chorus of criticism over the series of drawings, by artist Lars Vilks, one of which was published earlier this month by a regional Swedish newspaper.
Lars Vilks‘s website (link in Swedish) has all the offensive and blasphemous drawings.
What I find interesting is not the protests, which of course are expected, but that it’s taken this long for the papers to get around to it.
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