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September 13, 2007

Your Danish Cartoons Do-Over Update

A pair of articles out in the last 24 hours provide analysis from different directions why the recent publication of a drawing of Muhammed as a dog didn't result in the fury that eventually boiled over in the 2005 case of multiple Muhammed-based caricatures being published in a Denmark newspaper. One notes that the apology proffered by Swedish officials seems to have worked; the other lists the various cultural factors that worked against things blowing up.
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