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​UCT’s Max Price was right to disinvite Flemming Rose, but he insulted students

The vice-chancellor rightly withdrew the Jyllands-Posten editor's invitation. But failure to consult the student body was unwise.

Editor behind Denmark’s Mohammed cartoons steps down

The Danish editor who commissioned the Mohammed cartoons that triggered deadly protests a decade ago says he's leaving the Jyllands-Posten newspaper.

‘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.

Swedish artist says he didn’t aim to provoke Muslims

The artist intended to challenge political correctness in art, and he was naive to think the effect of depicting the prophet would be limited.

Al-Qaeda claims responsibility for ‘Charlie Hebdo’ attack

The terrorist organisation says it was responsible for the attack that saw 17 people killed, as the latest edition of the satirical weekly sold out.

MJC: Freedom of speech should not lead to hate speech

South Africa's Muslim Judicial Council said they condemn the attacks carried out in France, but there are limits to freedom of expression.

Two brothers suspects in Charlie Hebdo massacre

French security forces are searching for two brothers suspected of killing 12 people at a French magazine, a third suspect is in police custody.

Qatar and Iran on rival missions to make films about Prophet Muhammad

Duelling biopics of Muhammad reflect differing traditions of Sunni and Shia Islam over depiction of the Muslim prophet.

French magazine prints comic book life of Prophet Muhammad

A French satirical magazine has published a comic book biography of Prophet Muhammad.

Truth about the Prophet’s wife

The Orientalist scholar W Montgomery Watt wrote of Muhammad, the prophet of Islam: "Of all the world's great men, none has been so much maligned."

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.

Protests against insults to Islam kill 15 in Pakistan

Protests against insults to Prophet Muhammad turned violent in Pakistan, killing at least 15, but remained mostly peaceful in other Arab countries.

France braces for Prophet Muhammad cartoon backlash

France has stepped up security and appealed for calm after a magazine published naked cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad that risks fanning outrage.

Nothing, however vile, justifies censorship

Even in the hardest of cases such as this anti-Islamic film, the old arguments against censorship remain the best.

Fury over Muhammad video simmers on

Anti-Western protests against a film mocking the Prophet Muhammad has abated, but US policy in the Muslim world remains overshadowed by the video.

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