Danish paper slams ‘special treatment’ for Muslims

The editor-in-chief of the Danish daily embroiled in the cartoons row claimed on Wednesday, February 15, that the press was giving Muslims a special treatment, as his cultural editor defended the decision to commission the lampooning drawings of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him).

“It turned out that the freedom of the press crumbled much more quickly than I thought,” Jyllands-Posten Editor-in-Chief Carsten Juste told the Danish Christian daily Kristelig Dagbladet, reported Agence France-Presse (AFP). “It seems to me that the freedom of the press the world over is being limited as Muslims are being given special treatment.”

Islam Online, 16 February 2006