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Canberra, 21 January 2011.

01 February 2006

Mohammed Image Archive: Depictions of Mohammed Throughout History


www.zombietime.com, San Francisco/Berkeley, CA, US

Self-description: "Mohammed Image Archive - Depictions of Mohammed Throughout History.
Controversy over the publication of images depicting Mohammed in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten [www.jp.dk/english_news/ - ed.] has erupted into an international furor. While Muslim nations are calling for a boycott of Denmark, Europeans are divided as to whether they should stand up for Western principles of freedom of speech, or cave in to to self-censorship in the name of multiculturalism and fear.
While the debate rages, an important point has been overlooked: despite the Islamic prohibition against depicting Mohammed under any circumstances, hundreds of paintings, drawings and other images of Mohammed have been created over the centuries, with nary a word of complaint from the Muslim world. The recent cartoons in Jyllands-Posten are nothing new; it's just that no other images of Mohammed have ever been so widely publicized.

This page is an archive of numerous depictions of Mohammed, to serve as a reminder that such imagery has been part of Western and Islamic culture since the Middle Ages -- and to serve as a resource for those interested in freedom of expression. The images in the archive below [also mirrored at the nordish.net (Norway) and parazite.h1.ru (Russia) - ed.] have been divided into the following categories: * Islamic Paintings and Miniatures Showing Mohammed in Full, * Islamic Depictions of Mohammed with Face Hidden, * European Medieval and Renaissance Images, * Book Illustrations, * Dante's Inferno, * French Book Covers, * Various Eras, * Contemporary Christian Drawings, * Animated TV Parodies, * Satirical Modern Cartoons, * The Jyllands-Posten Cartoons, * Recent Responses to the Controversy, * Links."

[For more information about the 12 Jyllands-Posten drawings (http://michellemalkin.com/archives/images/facesgallery.jpg) see
* "Thou Shalt Not Draw", 21 Dec 2005 (www.frontpagemag.com);
* "Fabricated cartoons worsened Danish controversy", 2 Feb 2006 (counterterror.typepad.com) and "Danish Imams Busted!", 6 Feb 2006 (www.neandernews.com);
* Wikipedia article "Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy" (detailed entries by anonymous editors, constanly updated);
* http://www.google.com/search?hl=da&q=Jyllands+cartoons+islam (over 249,000 web pages dealing with "Jyllands cartoons islam")
- ed.]

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