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August 23, 2006

Flemming Rose to Sheikh Mohammed Sayyed Tantawi: Dialogue Needed

I missed a couple of elements about Sunni Muslim authority Sheikh Mohammed Sayyed Tantawi's statements in an interview at Berlingske Tidende that the Muslim world had not forgotten the cartoons of the Prophet Muhammed that ran in the paper Jylland-Posten, and that the paper should be closed and the editor jailed. One was that he suggested that another editor, Flemming Rose, be depicted as a pig. The other is that Rose repolied by suggesting that the thought that being depicted as a pig as punishment indicates a need for dialogue in that few members of the Western World would think being depicted as a pig all that bad a thing.
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