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‘I’ve no idea who they are; they’re dead and in the street’

Two men have been gunned down by police in Texas after opening fire at a "hate group" event celebrating cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.

Gunmen open fire at French satirical newspaper

Gunmen stormed the offices of a French satirical weekly publication on Wednesday, leaving 12 dead and more seriously injured.

Spanish magazine publishes Prophet Muhammad cartoon

Spanish political satire magazine El Jueves has published a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad on its cover, soon after protests rocked the Muslim world.

Muhammad cartoons still resonate as Nordic risk

How did the Nordic region go from being a tranquil group of countries to a prime target for militant attacks? One word: cartoons.

Twin blasts hit Sweden

In what Sweden's government is calling a terrorist attack, a man was killed in a blast with threats referencing controversial cartoons and Afghanistan.

Picturing the prophet: your response

<i>M&G</i> readers have flooded us with letters about Zapiro's cartoon on the Prophet Muhammad. Read a selection here.

May 28 to June 3 2010

Readers react to Zapiro's Prophet Muhammed cartoon and a spokesperson for Minister Sicelo Shiceka takes on the <i><I>M&G</I></i> after our expose.

Muslims do have a sense of humour

Muhammad not only encouraged smiling, he laughed easily and made jokes

Why draw the Prophet?

From very early last Friday, the protests began rolling in. At the time of writing, my inbox alone has 79 complaints.

A not so simple twist of faith

I have been asked repeatedly over the past week "Why did you do it? Why run a cartoon that you knew would cause such profound anger?

Zapiro’s response: A teaser

The <i>M&G</i> has released a teaser of Friday's Zapiro cartoon, in response to the uproar caused by his previous depiction of the Prophet Muhammad.

Muslims are not humourless, they are in fact very funny

Muslims are upset with Zapiro for many reasons. So let's unpack what irks them, says <b>Mahomed Faizal Dawjee</b>.

M&G meets with Muslim leaders

The <i>M&G</i> will refrain from publishing any images of the Prophet Muhammad while reviewing its editorial policy on religious matters.

‘This is not the Muhammad of the Danish cartoons’

<i>M&G</i> editor Nic Dawes has reiterated the paper's disapproval of the Islamophobia that has stalked the "Everybody draw Muhammad Day" campaign.

Muslim leaders seek apology over cartoon

Muslim leaders said they would be seeking an apology from the <i>M&G</i> after the paper published a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad.

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