Thursday, February 14, 2008

Western media too nervous to illustrate Mohammed cartoon story

Yesterday, 17 Danish newspapers, in a show of free speech, decided to republish the infamous Mohammed cartoon on their front pages.

Now, this gave Western newspapers a conundrum.

Clearly, the fact that the newspapers published the cartoon is news, but how can they illustrate the story without printing the cartoon themselves?

As can be imagined, the vast majority of liberal, free-speech-loving Western newspapers decided not to risk the wrath of crazy Muslim fanatics and they didn't even print sample front pages of the Danish newspapers.

So far, the only exception I have found is Der Speigel, which printed the picture shown here. Outside of that I have not been able to find a single mainstream newspaper to illustrate this story.

Fear of Islam dictates our "independent" news policy.