Islamophobia in Denmark

A balanced and informed article from the NYT  by Dan Bilefsky on the controversy in Denmark arising from the decision by the newspaper Jyllands-Posten to publish cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, including one in which he is shown wearing a turban shaped as a bomb with a burning fuse. Bilefsky places the issue in the context of “an intensifying anti-immigrant climate that is stigmatizing minorities and radicalizing young Muslims” and the rise of the far-right Danish People’s Party.

New York Times, 8 January 2006

It is articles like this, of course, that lead to angry denunciations of the NYT by Jihad Watch et al.