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Prophet Mohammed cartoons

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Seven years on and the Danish cartoon crisis refuses to be erased. In early 2006, a dozen cartoons lampooning the Prophet Mohammed, originally published in a Danish newspaper, triggered debate about the fine line between respect for religion and press freedom. Fiery protests erupted in Muslim countries when European papers reprinted them.

Since then, IFEX members have banded together with notable success to oppose a "defamation of religions" campaign mounted at the UN by Islamic states to pass UN resolutions which make criticising religion a crime.

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