Danish court dismisses lawsuit against editors over Muhammad cartoons Katerina Ossenova at 9:37 AM ET
[JURIST] A Danish court dismissed a lawsuit [ruling, in Danish] Thursday filed by Muslim organizations [JURIST report] against the two editors of the Danish newspaper who published caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad [JURIST news archive] earlier this year. Worldwide protests among Muslims followed Jyllands-Posten [media website, in Danish] publication of the cartoons, leading to multiple deaths [JURIST report], the burning of Danish embassy buildings [JURIST report], and boycotts of Danish goods. The plaintiffs sued Editor-in-Chief Carsten Juste and Culture Editor Flemming Rose for defamation and sought more than $16,000 in damages. The City Court in Aerhus held that while some Muslims may have been offended by the cartoons [BBC analysis], there was no reason to believe the editors intended to "belittle Muslims."
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