Spanish newspaper prints Muhammad cartoon03/02/2006 - 09:05:32
Spain’s leading newspaper El Pais joined other European dailies by publishing a front-page cartoon of Prophet Muhammad today.
The cartoon, originally published by French daily Le Monde, depicts the head of the Prophet Muhammad made up of lines which say “I must not draw Mohammad” in French.
Many Muslims consider it blasphemous to illustrate Muhammad in any manner, to prevent idolatry.
El Pais did not comment on the decision to publish the cartoon on its front page, which was accompanying front-page news about the angry reaction among Muslims over the republication of the cartoons that already riled the Muslim world when a Danish newspaper ran them in September.
The drawings have divided opinion within Europe and the Middle East, where they have prompted boycotts of Danish goods, bomb threats and demonstrations against Danish facilities.
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