October 28, 2006

Danish paper wins Mohammad cartoon libel case

A court ruled on Thursday that a Danish newspaper did not libel Muslims by printing cartoons of Mohammad that unleashed a storm of protests in the Islamic world. Seven Danish Muslim organizations brought the case, saying Jyllands-Posten had libeled them with the images by implying Muslims were terrorists.[Smooth: Implying? ] The Aarhus court said in its ruling, "There is no sufficient reason to assume that the cartoons are or were intended to be insulting...or put forward ideas that could hurt the standing of Muslims in society." The court ordered the seven organizations to pay the paper's court expenses.