Muhammad cartoon editor put up for Nobel

Jyllands-Posten editor Flemming Rose, who made waves in 2005 by publishing Prophet Mohammed cartoons, has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by a Norwegian MP.

Jyllands-Posten — which has been under constant Islamist threat since 2005 — stood out last month as the only major daily in Denmark not to publish Charlie Hebdo illustrations after a January 7th attack on the satirical magazine in Paris that left 12 dead.

“It sends a shiver down my spine. Thinking about the people in Paris, what they’re experiencing now. In addition to shock, I’m not surprised. If you look at what’s happened in Europe over the past 10 years, since Jyllands-Posten’s Muhammad cartoons were published, time after time there have been threats and even violence,” he continued.

Rose has lived under police protection since the backlash against the Muhammad cartoons began.