[Fwd: Bid to block Zapiro's Muhammad cartoon]

By Yusuf Moolla

An interdict was served late last night against the Mail & Guardian and
its editor, Nic Dawes, after it published a cartoon by Jonathan Shapiro
(Zapiro) depicting the prophet Muhammad.

Dawes said the cartoon depicted Muhammad lying on a couch speaking to
his psychiatrist: "The cartoon picks up on the Facebook group which
encouraged people to send pictures of the prophet."

He said when the first newspapers were distributed, he received a call
from attorney Yusuf Ismail, stating that further distributions should be

"At that time I could not stop further distributions, and I would not
have," said Dawes.

He said an interdict was then served and handled by Judge Mayat at the
Johannesburg High Court last night.

The Facebook page, "Everybody Draw Muhammad Day", encouraged users to
submit images of the prophet yesterday to protest against threats made
by a radical Muslim group against the creators of US TV series South
Park, for depicting Muhammad in a bear suit.

The page has attracted more than 100 000 people.

In Pakistan yesterday, the government ordered all internet service
providers to block the page.

The case against the Mail & Guardian was brought by the Jamiatul Ulama.

This article was originally published on page 3 of The Mercury on May
21, 2010


Anonymous 11:24  

From Sweden.
If muslims kill Sweden artists is it self defense to kill muslims?
Help to cure and help muslim children from islam.
Send this info to muslim childrens home page,
When "prophet" mohammed was 50 he marry a 9 year old child,
So he was a fucking pedophile and a slave owner.
Watch and read
it´s not mine ip nr

Haroun 12:11  

it is quite clear that you do not have access to or do not understand what a true muslim believer is all about..as for your comment regarding our prophet(pbuh)
i suggest you contact me fortuin.haroun@gmail.com where i will explain in detail to you re the marriage and other concerns you might have.

Anonymous 08:01  

a 9 year old?
That is sickening.
Their whole religion is based on hate even though the try to trove otherwise, their actions speak louder then words

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