Manipulation alleged in the "Mohammad Cartoons" affair

Saturday, February 4, 2006

The Danish tabloid Ekstra Bladet has published a 43-page document allegedly used by Danish Islamists in an international tour meant to involve the Arab world in a backlash against the Mohammad Cartoons.

The document contains several "extra" cartoons showing Mohammad as a pig, Mohammad sodomised by a dog and Mohammad as a pedophile. These cartoons have been said to be fabrications intended to heat up the issue.

The recent surge of indignation among many Muslims occurred three full months after the original publication of the cartoons.