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Denmark's Mohammed cartoons: a decade in the news

Iranian demonstrators burn a Danish flag in front the Danish embassy in Tehran February 2006Ten years after a Danish newspaper published cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, the shockwaves are still reverberating — but experts are divided over how attitudes to freedom of expression have changed. The 12 caricatures, published by the Jyllands-Posten daily on September 30, 2005, included portrayals of the prophet wearing a bomb inside a turban and as a knife-wielding nomad flanked by shrouded women. Foiled terror plots against Jyllands-Posten, as well as this year’s gun attack against French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, which reprinted the Danish cartoons in 2006, have changed the conversation on Islam and immigration in many European newsrooms.

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