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Sorry, so sorry

A Danish paper is criticized for apologizing over a cartoon of Muhammad with a bomb-shaped turban

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A Danish newspaper, Politiken, is being heavily criticized for apologizing for republishing a cartoon in 2008 that critics claims was blasphemous. The cartoon, which depicted the Prophet Muhammad  wearing a bomb-shaped turban, was initially published by the Jyllands-Posten in 2006 and led to riots by Muslims around the world. Politiken, which reprinted the cartoon along with other media after police uncovered an alleged plot to murder the cartoonist, said its apology was part of a settlement with Muslim groups in the Middle East and Australia. On Friday, the Danish Union of Journalists described Politiken as “kneeling before opponents of the freedom of press.”

BBC

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