Archive for February 6th, 2006

Jyllands-Posten previously rejected Jesus cartoons

by Sunny, on 6th February, 2006

Jyllands-Posten, the Danish newspaper that first published the cartoons of the prophet Muhammad that have caused a storm of protest throughout the Islamic world, refused to run drawings lampooning Jesus Christ, it has emerged today.

The Danish daily turned down the cartoons of Christ three years ago, on the grounds that they could be offensive to readers and were not funny.

So much for taking a stance. As I said before, claims of Freedom of Speech are ludicrous - it’s just a matter of which taboos you choose to break.

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Hari Kunzru on Mohammed cartoons controversy

by Hari Kunzru, on 6th February, 2006

I’ve seen the Danish cartoons. I found several of them offensive, in a way that wasn’t particularly surprising, given what I found out about Danish society when I visited Denmark as a novelist.

On my press trip I inevitably, found myself answering a lot of journalistic questions about race, immigration and so on. Denmark is in many ways a parochial place…..

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guest article by writer Hari Kunzru

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Eisenhower’s Nemesis Meets Her Death

by SajiniW, on 6th February, 2006

Betty Friedan, US feminist extraordinaire passes away aged 85 - obituary, courtesy of Pickled Politics.

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