Danish auction house drops controversial cartoonist’s work

A fundraising auction in Denmark on Tuesday generated debate about free speech after the auction house declined to include a water colour by the newspaper cartoonist who caused outrage among Muslims worldwide in 2006, DPA reports.

Auction house Lauritz.com was criticized by among others Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen for rejecting the work by Kurt Westergaard for the event organized by broadcaster TV2 for the benefit of earthquake-ravaged Haiti.

Westergaard’s controversial cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed with a bomb in his turban was one of 12 images published in September 2005 by the newspaper Jyllands-Posten.

A Muslim hate criminal recently attempted to kill the cartoonist.


(Listed if other than Religion News Blog, or if not shown above)
, , , http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/europe/news/article_1526625.php/Danish-auction-house-drops-controversial-cartoonist-s-work

Religion News Blog posted this on Tuesday January 19, 2010.
Last updated if a date shows here:


More About This Subject


Our website includes affiliate links, which means we get a small commission -- at no additional cost to you -- for each qualifying purpose. For instance, as an Amazon Associate, Religion News Blog earns from qualifying purchases. That is one reason why we can provide this research service free of charge.

Speaking of which: One way in which you can support us — at no additional cost to you — is by shopping at Amazon.com.