Typical of Scandinavian pioneering, Denmark's free press leaders trail-blazed the way by orginally publishing the cartoons last year.
Why did Jyllands-Posten publish the cartoons? The Copenhagen Post explains: "Jyllands-Posten called for and printed the cartoons by various Danish illustrators, after reports that artists were refusing to illustrate works about Islam, out of fear of fundamendalist retribution. The newspaper said it printed the cartoons as a test of whether Muslim fundamentalists had begun affecting the freedom of expression in Denmark."
To see the Muhammad drawings:
Today 7 newspapers in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy and Spain have reprinted caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad to show support for a Danish paper whose cartoons have sparked fundamentalist Muslim outrage.
Germany's Die Welt proudly proclaimed "we have the right to blaspheme". Very cool!!
Could Kossacks show solidarity by publishing these cartoons here and making Kos a fundamentalist-free zone.