It sounds like the delegation of Danish Muslims also has some explaining to do.
Not all the pictures that it distributed in the Middle East in order to drum up support for the boycott were actually from Jyllands-Posten. One bogus picture was particularly inflammatory, as it portrayed a pig-like man. (I’ve seen it–it’s hideous.)
I must say I’m disgusted, though not terribly surprised, that some Muslims would intentionally spread lies while on a mission to defend the Prophet’s honor. It is truly sickening.
Has Imam Abu Laban explained what happened? If this is was indeed the action of a member of his delegation, has he apologized?
I want to know who did it. That person needs to be held accountable for their dishonesty and irresponsibility, too.
Twelve cartoons were originally published by Jyllands-Posten. None showed the Prophet with the face of a pig. Yet such a portrayal has circulated in the Middle East [...]
This picture, a fuzzy grey photocopy, can now be traced back (suspicion having been confirmed by an admission) to a delegation of Danish Muslim leaders who went to the Middle East in November to publicise the cartoons. The visit was organised by Abu Laban, a leading Muslim figure in Denmark.