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Blasphemy in Ink: The Danish Mohammed Cartoons and Their Fallout

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John McCoy, information and collections specialist at the McMullen Museum of Art, discusses the controversy surrounding publication in September 2005 by the Danish newspaper, Jyllands-Posten, of political cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed. “As you look at these works, you’ll find that they are actually less offensive as you understand them. In fact, they tend to be rather unremarkable in themselves,” he says at the beginning of his talk, sponsored by the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life. “However, the events surrounding their publication are remarkable and illustrative of the difficulties right now between the Western world and the Islamic world.”

Format: Lecture
Length: 26

Presenter(s): John McCoy

Date: April 3, 2007

Location: Boisi Center

Sponsor(s): Boisi Center

URL: http://frontrow.bc.edu/program/mccoy/

The information on this page is accurate as of April 2007