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Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Another clever commentary

Thanks to TV2-Sputnik I just watched the latest episode of the Danish comedy "Klovn" (in English: "Clown"). Do watch it! It has a clever commentary to the ongoing debate about freedom-of-speech.

That exactly this TV series comment on the incident is interesting. The lead role is played by Frank Hvam who Jyllands-Posten referred to when the newspaper published the drawings in September last year. This is the headline and first few lines of the article:

"The Face of Mohammed

The comedian Frank Hvam recently realized that he does "not dare to joke about the Koran on TV." An illustrator that drawed the prophet Mohammed for a children's book wish to be anynomous. The same goes for western European translators of a collection of essays that are critical of Islam." (Jyllands-Posten, September 30 2006)