Published Caricatures of Prophet Mohammed Spark Muslim Furor

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All over the Arab world, and among millions of Muslims in Europe, there have been widespread, angry protests over published caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed, which first appeared in Jyllands-Posten. Islamic tradition bans any depiction of the Prophet Mohammed. Meantime, newspapers in France, Germany, Italy and Spain have reprinted the caricatures to support for the Danish paper that's received death threats and provoked diplomatic sanctions. Bruce Clark, who covers Europe for the Economist magazine, has more on the fiery battle between religion and free speech. (This segment was originally broadcast earlier today on To the Point.)

Jyllands-Posten

Economist article on religion and freedom of expression

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