This article in The Guardian provides more background on the breaking of Jyllands-Posten’s refusal a few years ago to run potentially offensive cartoons about Jesus Christ. [Thanks for the heads-up, Carsten.]
This piece left out the juicier (and in some respects more damning) revelations the newspaper’s editor strenuously objecting to a , shall we say, sexually charged portrayal of Jesus Christ that I mentioned in my earlier post. Seems a glaring omission to me.
Could it be that they’re skittish about discussing Jesus Christ’s private parts? What’s wrong with these prudes? What are they, Muslims?
Jyllands-Posten, the Danish newspaper that first published the cartoons of the prophet Muhammad that have caused a storm of protest throughout the Islamic world, refused to run drawings lampooning Jesus Christ, it has emerged today.
[See all my posts re: the Danish cartoons on a single, long page.]