The Daily Plitiken printed an apology for running the Mohammad cartoon along with other Danish papers in a show of solidarity after the New Year murder attempt on cartoonist Kurt Westergaard. But not all are happy with the apology for reasons you might not expect.
Politiken said that it was apologising for the offence caused and not for the decision to publish, in an attempt to reduce tensions with the Muslim world.
Westergaard and Jyllands-Posten, which first printed the cartoon, have expressed outrage at Politiken?s move.
“Politiken?s pathetic prostrating before a Saudi lawyer takes the first prize in stupidity. It is a sad day for Danish media, it is sad for freedom of expression and it is sad for Politiken,” The Times quoted Jørn Mikkelsen, the editor-in-chief of Jyllands-Posten, as saying.
Westergaard, 74, who has round-the-clock security, added: “I fear this is a setback for the freedom of speech.”