Although both violate Muslims ‘feelings and Kurt Westergaard own copyright, so the cartoonist believes that today’s’ Character Muhammed’ initiative is an important showdown with self-censorship. It says in an interview with Journalisten.dk.“It is actually a very fun initiative.”That is the immediate response from the world famous cartoonist Kurt Westergaard, as he speaks with Journalisten.dk.The reason is that people in several countries have appointed the day today to mark International Muhammed days . On Facebook, citizens from around the world as upload their own drawings. And the time of writing the group has received over 6,700 drawings. Visit the group here.Kurt Westergaard, who drew it probably most famous drawing of them all – Muhammad with a bomb in his turban, has also made his mark on today’s generation of new Muhammad caricatures. Scripture Proof of the new designs are namely based on his original drawing, which back in 2005 caused a sensation worldwide.“The initiative must surely be understood as a manifestation of freedom of expression, where Muhammad and my drawing has become icons of this culture struggle. I always think it is excellent when it is touched by the debate. There is obviously a risk that it may provoke some of the dark forces which then inspired terror. But it is not so much to do, we must not let ourselves be cowed, “said Kurt Westergaard to Journalisten.dk.The noise in the background, the Police Intelligence Service is putting the finishing touches to it, Westergaard himself calls “a transformation of my home into a fortress”. It happens after a man armed with an ax broke into the artist’s home in January to kill him.The controversial cartoon represents believe that the international manifestation comes at a time when freedom is under severe pressure – including from journalists, cartoonists and debaters in Denmark.
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