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Pakistan bans Newsweek issue, mulls legal action

[JURIST] A Pakistani district magistrate has ordered all copies of the November 22nd issue of Newsweek magazine destroyed for publishing material that desecrates the Koran. Islamic groups in the country have said that an article about murdered Dutch film-maker Theo Van Gogh which also included pictures of a woman with Koranic verses inscribed on her body (Van Gogh had made a film critical of islamic culture), showed Western bias against Muslims. Pakistani authorities are considering legal action against Newsweek, but have given no details. BBC News has more.

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