Why I Published Cartoons of Muhammad and Don't Regret It | Flemming Rose

February 19, 2015 7:04 PM

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Why I Published Cartoons of Muhammad and Don't Regret It | Flemming Rose

Almost a decade has passed since I commissioned drawings of the Prophet Muhammad to run in Jyllands-Posten. But despite countless op-eds and even a book that laid out my motivation for publishing the drawings, confusion and bizarre conspiracy theories continue to cause controversy about that fateful decision.

In 2006, for example, a Syrian television series portrayed me as a Ukrainian Jew with close ties to neoconservative circles in the U.S. My purpose for publishing cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, according to the show, was to stir up conflict between the Muslim world and the West.

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