Cartoons of Mohammed and the California Press

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Cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed published in Europe are the subject of continuing demonstrations in some Muslim countries. Two people were killed during a protest today in Pakistan. In the United States, only a handful of American newspapers have showed their readers and viewers the cartoons and debate continues about whether a free press has the responsibility to show readers or viewers what the fuss is all about. Why haven't local papers published the drawings? How would American Muslims leaders have reacted? Is there a different standard for pictures offensive to Muslims--as opposed to Christians and Jews? We talk to the head of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, an LA Times columnist who tried unsuccessfully to get his paper to print them, a San Francisco editor who decided against publication.
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