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Danish Muslim Cartoons

Muhammad with a short sabre and a black bar censoring his eyes. He is flanked by two women in niqaabs burkas, having only their eyes visible.
Muhammad with a short sabre and a black bar censoring his eyes. He is flanked by two women in niqaabs burkas, having only their eyes visible.

Danish Muslim Cartoons A police line-up of seven people, with the witness saying: 'Hm... jeg kan ikke lige genkende ham' ('Hm... I can't really recognise him'). Not all people in the line-up are immediately identifiable. They are: (1) A generic Hippie, (2) politician Pia Kjærsgaard, (3) possibly Jesus, (4) possibly Buddha, (5) possibly Muhammad, (6) a generic Indian Guru, and (7) journalist Kåre Bluitgen, carrying a sign saying: 'Kåres PR, ring og få et tilbud' ('Kåre's public relations, call and get an offer')
A police line-up of seven people, with the witness saying: ‘Hm… jeg kan ikke lige genkende ham’ (‘Hm… I can’t really recognise him’). Not all people in the line-up are immediately identifiable. They are: (1) A generic Hippie, (2) politician Pia Kjærsgaard, (3) possibly Jesus, (4) possibly Buddha, (5) possibly Muhammad, (6) a generic Indian Guru, and (7) journalist KÃ¥re Bluitgen, carrying a sign saying: ‘KÃ¥res PR, ring og fÃ¥ et tilbud’ (‘KÃ¥re’s public relations, call and get an offer’).

Danish Muslim Cartoons Western Cartoonist drawing Muhammad in darkness, cowering over paper
A nervous caricaturist, shakingly drawing Muhammad while looking over his shoulder

Danish Muslim Cartoons Muhammad as a peaceful wanderer, in the desert, at sunset. There is a donkey in the background.
Muhammad as a peaceful wanderer, in the desert, at sunset. There is a donkey in the background.

Danish Muslim Cartoons An abstract drawing of crescent moons and Stars of David, and a poem on oppression of women 'Profet! Med kuk og knald i låget som holder kvinder under åget!'. In English the poem could be read as: 'Prophet you crazy bloke! Keeping women under yoke'
An abstract drawing of crescent moons and Stars of David, and a poem on oppression of women ‘Profet! Med kuk og knald i lÃ¥get som holder kvinder under Ã¥get!’. In English the poem could be read as: ‘Prophet you crazy bloke! Keeping women under yoke’

Danish Muslim Cartoons Muhammad standing on a cloud, greeting dead suicide bombers with 'Stop Stop vi er løbet tør for Jomfruer!' ('Stop, stop, we have run out of virgins!'), an allusion to the promised reward to martyrs.
Muhammad standing on a cloud, greeting dead suicide bombers with ‘Stop Stop vi er løbet tør for Jomfruer!’ (‘Stop, stop, we have run out of virgins!’), an allusion to the promised reward to martyrs.

Danish Muslim Cartoons Muhammad with a bomb in his turban, with a lit fuse and the Islamic creed written on the bomb
Muhammad with a bomb in his turban, with a lit fuse and the Islamic creed written on the bomb.

Danish Muslim Cartoons An Asian-looking boy in front of a blackboard, pointing to the Farsi chalkings, which translate into 'the editorial team of Jyllands-Posten is a bunch of reactionary provocateurs'. The boy is labelled 'Mohammed, Valby school, 7.A', implying that this Muhammed is a second-generation immigrant to Denmark rather than the man Muslims believe was a prophet. On his shirt is written 'Fremtiden' (the future). According to the editor of Jyllands Posten, he didn't know what was written on the blackboard before it was published.
An Asian-looking boy in front of a blackboard, pointing to the Farsi chalkings, which translate into ‘the editorial team of Jyllands-Posten is a bunch of reactionary provocateurs’. The boy is labelled ‘Mohammed, Valby school, 7.A’, implying that this Muhammed is a second-generation immigrant to Denmark rather than the man Muslims believe was a prophet. On his shirt is written ‘Fremtiden’ (the future). According to the editor of Jyllands Posten, he didn’t know what was written on the blackboard before it was published.

Danish Muslim Cartoons Two angry Muslims charge forward with sabres and bombs, while Muhammad addresses them with: 'Rolig, venner, når alt kommer til alt er det jo bare en tegning lavet af en vantro sønderjyde' (loosely, 'Relax guys, it's just a drawing made by some infidel South Jutlander'. The reference is to a common Danish expression for a person from the middle of nowhere.)
Two angry Muslims charge forward with sabres and bombs, while Muhammad addresses them with: ‘Rolig, venner, nÃ¥r alt kommer til alt er det jo bare en tegning lavet af en vantro sønderjyde’ (loosely, ‘Relax guys, it’s just a drawing made by some infidel South Jutlander’. The reference is to a common Danish expression for a person from the middle of nowhere.

Danish Muslim Cartoons The face of Muhammad as a part of the Islamic star and crescent symbol. His right eye the star, the crescent surrounds his beard and face.
The face of Muhammad as a part of the Islamic star and crescent symbol. His right eye the star, the crescent surrounds his beard and face.

Danish Muslim Cartoons KÃ¥re Bluitgen, wearing a turban with the proverbial orange dropping into it, with the inscription 'Publicity stunt'. In his hand is a stick drawing of Muhammad. An 'orange in the turban' is a Danish proverb meaning 'a stroke of luck.'
KÃ¥re Bluitgen, wearing a turban with the proverbial orange dropping into it, with the inscription ‘Publicity stunt’. In his hand is a stick drawing of Muhammad. An ‘orange in the turban’ is a Danish proverb meaning ‘a stroke of luck.’

Danish Muslim Cartoons Muhammad standing with a halo in the shape of a crescent moon.
Muhammad standing with a halo in the shape of a crescent moon.

Descriptions taken from Wikipedia entry “Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy