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Tunisian cartoonist pardoned, but remains in jail

I know I’ve mentioned this case before. Here’s the back story again: Jabeur Mejri was sentenced to seven and a half years in a Tunisian jail for posting cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed on Facebook. Under pressure from human rights groups, Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki had publicly stated he wanted to release Mejri, but was […]

Posted on: Feb 20, 2014,  Section: International, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: Comments Off on Tunisian cartoonist pardoned, but remains in jail

Jihad Jane sentenced to 10 years for cartoonist death plot

The New York Times reports that Colleen LaRose, AKA Jihad Jane, who plotted to kill Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks, has been sentenced to 10 years. The woman, Colleen R. LaRose, had faced the possibility of life in prison, but Judge Petrese B. Tucker accepted a government request to reduce the sentence, because of her cooperation […]

Posted on: Jan 6, 2014,  Section: International, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: 1 Comment

Prosecutors want long sentence for Jihad Jane

I haven’t heard any news in a couple of years about Colleen LaRose, AKA “Jihad Jane”, who plotted to kill Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks. The New York Times reports that federal prosecutors are seeking a “very lengthy” prison sentence citing, “her punishment should serve as a deterrent to ‘other lonely, vulnerable people who might be […]

Posted on: Jan 3, 2014,  Section: Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: Comments Off on Prosecutors want long sentence for Jihad Jane

Tunisia president says he’ll free man jailed for posting cartoons

Jabbeur Mejri was sentenced to seven and a half years in jail for posting caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed on his Facebook page. He’s been in jail since March of 2012. Tunisia’s President Moncef Marzouki says he will free him. Maybe it’s just me, but he doesn’t sound very convincing. Here’s the quotes from IOL: […]

Posted on: Nov 7, 2013,  Section: International, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: Comments Off on Tunisia president says he’ll free man jailed for posting cartoons

Muslim leader who fanned 2006 Prophet Mohammad riots says: Oops!

Ahmad Akkari, a Danish Muslim leader who traveled through the Middle East inciting outrage at the Prophet Mohammad caricatures published in the Jyllands-Posten, now says that was “wrong”. Money quote from The Guardian: “I want to be clear today about the trip: It was totally wrong,” Akkari said this week. “At that time, I was […]

Posted on: Aug 19, 2013,  Section: International, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: 7 Comments

Why cartoonists keep drawing the Prophet Muhammad

Arsalan Iftikhar, a senior editor at The Islamic Monthly, opines that there are essentially five reasons why artists draw the Prophet Muhammad: The moral of the story is that people will continue to draw cartoons of our beloved Prophet in the future whether we like it or not. For these reasons, it is important for […]

Posted on: Apr 2, 2013,  Section: Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: 26 Comments

Charlie Hebdo magazine publishes more Mohammed cartoons

The French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo is publishing yet another edition featuring the Prophet Mohammed. The anti-establishment publication, which says its cartoonists are atheists who are interested in satirising all religions, claimed it was publishing a profile to learn more about the prophet. “Before you can have a laugh about a character, it’s better to […]

Posted on: Jan 3, 2013,  Section: International, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: 8 Comments

Cleric offeres $100k for death of French cartoonist

An Afghan cleric has offered $300,000 for anyone who kills the producer of the anti-Islam film, "Innocence of Muslims,? that has angerd the Muslim word and another $100,000 to the person who kills the French cartoonist who drew caricatures of the prophet Mohammed that recently appeared in the French magazine Charlie Hebdo. I have yet […]

Posted on: Oct 8, 2012,  Section: Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: 1 Comment

Charlie Hebdo Mohammed cartoons and the aftermath

Citing they have a legal right to free speech, the French magazine “Charlie Hebdo” published a new round of cartoons depicting the Muslim prophet Mohammed after a week of deadly protests by Muslims offended at a 14 minute film that mocks their prophet. The French government has had to shut down schools, embassies and send […]

Posted on: Sep 24, 2012,  Section: International, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: 1 Comment

French magazine publishes Mohammed cartoons

Satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo has published crude caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed which has many fearing they are throwing “oil on the fire” considering the protests and riots occurring right now around the world over a short film called “The Innocence of Muslims.” From Huffington Post: The prime minister said freedom of expression is […]

Posted on: Sep 19, 2012,  Section: International, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: Comments Off on French magazine publishes Mohammed cartoons

Pakistan blocks Twitter on Everybody Draw Muhammad Day anniversary

The Washington Post reports that Pakistan shut down access to Twitter yesterday after the social network allegedly declined to remove tweets mentioning “Everybody Draw Muhammad Day.” Details on the allegedly offensive tweets were unavailable, but they apparently urged participation in “Everybody Draw Muhammad Day,” a campaign launched two years ago that Muslims worldwide have denounced […]

Posted on: May 21, 2012,  Section: Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: 2 Comments

Trial starts in alleged plot to attack Jyllands-Posten newspaper

Four Swedes will have their day in Danish court tomorrow after their December 2010 arrest for allegedly planning to attack the newspaper offices of the Jyllands-Posten newspaper – the newspaper that published the 12 caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad in 2005. From the Washington Post: The trial will be the second major criminal process involving […]

Posted on: Apr 12, 2012,  Section: Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: Comments Off on Trial starts in alleged plot to attack Jyllands-Posten newspaper

Lars Vilks pelted with eggs at University lecture

Lars Vilks, whose drawing of the prophet Muhammad as a dog was published in 2007, was attacked by students throwing eggs during a lecture at Karlstad University in central Sweden. He was unharmed and was able to continue his lecture on limits of free speech after the protestors were removed from the audience. This hasn’t […]

Posted on: Feb 22, 2012,  Section: Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: 3 Comments

Two men found guilty in plot to bomb Danish newspaper

Mikael Davud and Shawan Sadek Saeed Bujak have been found guilty of plotting to bomb the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten back in 2010. David Jakobsen, the third man arrested in connection with the plot was cleared of terror charges but still was convicted of helping to acquire explosives. From MSNBC: Prosecutors said the Norwegian cell first […]

Posted on: Jan 30, 2012,  Section: Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: 1 Comment

Atheist society Prez forced to resign over Jesus, Mohammad cartoon

The headline from the Daily Mail pretty much sums it up: University atheist society president forced to resign after cartoon of Muhammad having a drink with Jesus is posted on Facebook The controversy is over a recent Jesus and Mo comic. The bi-weekly strip has been running since 2005. And here’s the offending cartoon. UPDATE: […]

Posted on: Jan 20, 2012,  Section: Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: 7 Comments