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Kurt Westergaard, whose lampoon of Mohammad in the
Jyllands-Posten paper nearly got him killed by an axe-wielding
assassin in 2010, told Austrian magazine News he had no regrets
about his work and said freedom of speech was too precious to
relinquish.

“Should we in future let ourselves be censored by Islamic
authorities in deeply undemocratic countries? Should they be
allowed to tell the German chancellor in future whom she should
honour and whom not? Are we really this far along?” he asked,
referring to Angela Merkel’s citation of his work.

For many Muslims, any depiction of the Prophet is
blasphemous and caricatures or other characterisations have
provoked protests across the Muslim world – most recently after
the denigration of Mohammad in an amateurish film trailer
concocted by anti-Islamic campaigners in the United States.

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