Anne Christensen. Global violence erupted after a Danish newspaper ran a political cartoon that depicted the prophet Muhammad. Understanding the strong reaction required prior knowledge of the cultural rules in the Koran which forbids the depiction of the prophet in any shape or form. Link to Huff Post article about the "Danish Cartoon Crisis of 2005:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/peter-mcgraw-and-joel-warner/muhammad-cartoons_b_1907545.html
Charlie Hebdo: first cover since terror attack depicts prophet Muhammad
Charlie Hebdo to release new issue on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2015. Cover reads, "All is forgiven," a call to forgive the terrorists who murdered their colleagues last week, and urges Muslims to accept humour.
The cartoon world’s double standards on freedom of speech… Charlie Hebdo mocks the prophet Muhammad through insulting cartoons and calls it satire. As a result, half of the magazine’s staff is wiped out by terrorists in the name of Allah. The massacre raises questions about …
These Are The Charlie Hebdo Cartoons That Terrorists Thought Were Worth Killing Over
Charlie Hebdo gained notoriety in 2006 for its portrayal of a sobbing Muhammad, under the headline ("Muhammad overwhelmed by fundamentalists"). Within its pages, the magazine published 12 cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, bringing unprecedented condemnation from the Muslim world. The French Council for the Muslim Faith eventually sued the weekly for the cartoon. The issue has since been considered the one which positioned Charlie Hebdo as a target for terrorist attacks.