Free speech at issue 10 years after Muhammad cartoons controversy

The editor who commissioned the controversial cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad is urging Muslims to redefine blasphemy.

Speaking on the 10th anniversary of the publication of the 12 cartoons, Flemming Rose, formerly the culture editor of Denmark’s “Jyllands Posten” newspaper, said a new concept of blasphemy was required in order to “save the social peace in a multireligious, multicultural, multiethnic society.”

Under the watchful gaze of Danish protection officers during an interview in Copenhagen’s main park, Rose said: “For too many Muslims it’s okay to commit violence when non-believers or Muslims commit blasphemy according to Islamic clergy.”


Islam thrives on murder and ignorance, it’s a feature not a bug.