Two Editors Fired Over Mohammed Cartoon Row

Posted on February 4, 2006

Two editors have been fired because of the growing Mohammed cartoon row. Several European papers and now a New Zealand newspaper have republished Mohammed cartoons that were originally printed in the Jyllands-Posten, a Danish newspaper. The cartoons have enraged Muslims in the Middle East and Europe. So far two journalists have been fired as a result of the cartoons.

  • Jacques Lefranc, the managing editor of France Soir
  • Jihad al-Momani, editor of Shihan, a Jordanian newspaper

    So far the mainstream U.S. media has shied away from publishing the cartoons. Many blogs are displaying the cartoons. The twelve cartoonists that drew the Mohammed cartoons are currently in hiding and afraid for their lives because of threats from militant Islamic groups.

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