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January 4, 2007

Jury Out In Umran Javed Trial

BBC News reports this morning that the jury is out in the Umran Javed trial, the second such trial against protesters last February of the Danish Cartoons, who are being pursued for a combination of incitement to murder and using various forms of charged speech. The first trial against a protester ended in a guilty verdict.

As the article notes, Javed has expressed regret over the content of his speech on that day, but says they were more political sloganeering than serious, considered threats and/or legitimate calls to action.

To show the lingering power of the cartoons, here's a report on a college campus presentation that is described in almost jittery terms.
posted 3:04 am PST | Permalink

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