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.

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A Muslim hate criminal recently attempted to kill the cartoonist.

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