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Westergaard remains defiant; urges free speech
Kurt Westergaard, who drew the well known caricature of the prophet Mohammad with turban resembling a bomb, made a couple of speeches yesterday the day after the fourth anniversary of the original printing of the 12 Danish Mohammad cartoons. He spoke at Princeton as well as Yale (off campus for security concerns). Here’s reports
Answering questions about whether his work intended to target Muslims rather than Islamic terrorists, Westergaard said he never drew cartoons about “Muslims because they were Muslim.”
“I was provoked by terrorists themselves,” he said.
“You have the right to speak. You have the right to vote. You have the right to demonstrate,” Westergaard told the audience. “But there is one right you do not have, and this is the right not to be offended.”
Fox News covers Westergaards U.S. visit with a summary of the history of the aftermath of the cartoons.