Saturday, February 11, 2006



The Western Standard, publishing on Monday, is going to run the controversial Prophet Muhammad cartoons. The cartoons have sparked worldwide debate over free speech and free press.

The cartoons, which first appeared in a Danish paper in September, caused outrage among Muslims, who consider the caricatures to be offensive to Islam, which is interpreted to ban images of the prophet.

The Standard will be the second publication in Calgary to run the images. On the first two pages, the Jewish Free Press -- an independent Calgary paper -- reprinted three of the cartoons in its Thursday edition alongside paintings of the prophet in human form found in books and museums.

Anyone wanting to drop the Calgary Jewish Free Press a note can do so to this address:

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