In deze krant staat namelijk een cartoon van Mohammed afgebeeld als hond.
News from the Local reports that a Swedish mailing company has refused to distribute a political newspaper called SD-Kurien, because it features an "offensivie" cartoon of Islam's prophet Mohammed. The newspaper is the publicity organ of the far-right Sweden Democrats, who already are involved in an anti-immigration campaign.
The current issue of SD-Kurien features a cartoon by artist Lars Vilks, depicting Mohammed as a dog. The cartoon is one of a series that Vilks created, which drew adverse publicity when one of these was reproduced in Swedish local newspaper Nerikes Allehanda on August 18. Vilks has received death threats for his drawings. An art gallery refused to display the series, for fear of attacks.
The company which is refusing to distribute the SD-Kurien newspaper is Posten, Sweden's largest direct marketing company. Their decision is not apparently based on morality, but upon fear of violent reprisals from fundamentalist Muslims.
Per Ljungberg, a spokesman for Posten, said: "We want to protect the safety of our mail carriers. This illustration has provoked reactions that have led to death threats."
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