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Thanks for the Uncertainty

Posted by azi on February 16, 2006

The publisher who lead the “Freedom of the Press Week” almost 20 years ago after a Bronx newspaper was firebombed for defending Salman Rushdie is taking a slightly less outspoken position with the Danish cartoons.

That publisher, and my old boss, Mike Schenkler wrote in his column this week:

“We are not afraid; however, we are uncertain whether reprinting the cartoons serves any purpose but to inflame. We just don’t know at this moment.”

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More Cartoon Protests

Posted by azi on February 16, 2006

Several Islamic groups will protest tomorrow outside the Danish embassy in Manhattan, from noon to 3 p.m.

Lets see if it’ll turn into the kind of mayhem some people feared.

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