Saturday, January 9, 2010

Norway newspaper publishes Mohammed cartoons

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    • Oslo

    • The Norweigan newspaper Aftenposten published Friday reproductions of controversial cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed by Kurt Westergaard, the victim of attempted murder last week.


      In an article on Westergaard, the daily printed small versions of six out of the 12 drawings by the Danish cartoonist that had infuriated Muslims around the world when a Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten first published them in 2005.

    • Several of the drawings were seen as linking Islam and the Prophet Mohammed to terrorism and suicide bombings, and one cartoon showed the prophet with a hat in the shape of a bomb.


      On January 2, an axe-wielding 28-year-old broke into Westergaard's home screaming for "revenge" and "blood" before police - alerted by the cartoonist who had hidden in a panic room - shot and arrested him.

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"Don't be evil" Google 'censors' its results when it comes to Islam

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    • Google has been hit with controversy following observation that it censors its results on Islam.

      It has come to knowledge that when "Islam is" typed into the search engine, the Google's auto-results pane mysteriously vanishes.

      However, when "Christianity is" or "Judaism is" is typed, results indicating common discussions on the web follow.

      Google, whose mantra is "don't be evil," essentially filters out search when it involves dirty word or violence.

      The company explains: "We try to filter out suggestions that include pornographic terms, dirty words, and hate and violence terms. If you encounter a term that should not be suggested, please let us know by posting in the Google Web Search Help Forum."

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