As part of Politiken's news coverage of Mr Kurt Westergaard's cartoon drawing
of the Prophet Mohammed ("the Cartoon Drawing"), first published
in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten in September 2005, Politiken
reprinted the Cartoon Drawing.
Politiken has never intended to reprint the Cartoon Drawing as a statement of
editorial opinion or values but merely as part of the newspaper's news
It was never Politiken's intention to offend Muslims in Denmark or elsewhere
with the reprinting of the Cartoon Drawing.
However, Politiken recognizes and deplores that our reprinting of the Cartoon
Drawing of the Prophet Mohammed has offended Muslims in Denmark and in other
countries around the world.
We apologize to anyone who was offended by our decision to reprint the Cartoon
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