Sunday, 26 November 2006

Editor Sentenced

Detail from Danish cartoonThis snippet of news reminds me that Coxsoft Art has been blogging for almost a year. One of the first major art controversies I covered was that of the Danish cartoons, in early February. Remember the explosion of insane religious violence those cartoons produced? A court in Yemen has just sentenced newspaper editor Kamal al-Aalafi to a year in jail for reprinting them. It also ordered that the newspaper involved be closed for six months. Appalling! Thank Goodness I don't live in a backward, primitive, Islamic country like Yemen. The recent kerfuffle over Nadia's cross is a perfect example of how a religious controversy can be handled in a civilized country.


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