Egypt: Media published cartoons in 2005

The Sydney Morning Herald
An Egyptian newspaper published several of the cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed that have sparked outrage across the Muslim world.
Six of the 12 cartoons of Mohammed, which first appeared in the Danish daily Jyllands-Posten last September, were also published in the Egyptian newspaper Al Fagr on October 17 to illustrate an article criticising their initial publication.
Muslim protests over the drawings, including one depicting the Muslim prophet wearing a bomb-shaped turban, have swelled over the past week to include the torching of Danish embassies and flags, boycotts of Danish goods and violent demonstrations in which a number of people died.

Other European countries where the caricatures have been published have also been the target of angry protests, their publication in Egypt had not appeared to provoke debate or other reactions.

Originally published on February 10, 2006 in The Sydney Morning Herald