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'The Simpsons' guide to satirizing Islam
by Mark I. Pinsky
In the latest salvo of anti-Islamic cartoons aimed at the Muslim community, Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders on Wednesday plans to display images of the Prophet Mohammed on Netherlands television.
In early May, an inflammatory cartoon contest featuring derogatory Mohammed caricatures in Garland, Texas, left two Muslims attackers shot and killed. Wilders was a keynote speaker at the event, and he intends to display the same cartoons on Dutch TV.
Earlier, Wilders had been refused permission to show the cartoons in Parliament, so he announced he would use his allotted -- and unrestricted -- time as a candidate to air the images. Mainstream Islamic tradition prohibits any representation of Mohammed, and disparaging images have enraged Muslims around the world.
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