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The Foreigner Tajikistan asks UN to veto controversial Norway book publication. Norwegian publisher Cappelen Damm is at the centre of an international row about a Danish book containing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed. In a joint letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the Muslim Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) and Tajikistan ask for intervention, stopping the publication of “Tyranny of Silence”. According to the Russian news agency Interfax, the Tajik Foreign Ministry “expresses anxiety over the fact that the Norwegian printing press Cappelen Damm plans to republish the book Tyranny of Silence in May 2011.”

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Tajikistan asks UN to veto controversial Norway book publication

Published on Tuesday, 10th May, 2011 at 09:56 under the news category, by Alexandra Spinu and Michael Sandelson   .

Norwegian publisher Cappelen Damm is at the centre of an international row about a Danish book containing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.



In a joint letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the Muslim Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) and Tajikistan ask for intervention, stopping the publication of “Tyranny of Silence”.

According to the Russian news agency Interfax, the Tajik Foreign Ministry “expresses anxiety over the fact that the Norwegian printing press Cappelen Damm plans to republish the book Tyranny of Silence in May 2011.”

“This book contains cartoons that blaspheme the name of the Islamic prophet,” the ministry says in a statement.

Tajikistan currently holds the presidency of the OIC, and all 56 Member States have approved the letter’s content.

“Tyranny of Silence” by Flemming Rose, former culture editor and now international editor of Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, contains the cartoons of Prophet Muhammad that were originally published in 2005.

Their publication caused widespread outcry amongst Muslims, resulting in a foiled assassination attempt on cartoonist Kurt Westergaard.

The cartoons were subsequently reprinted by Norwegian newspapers Aftenposten and Dagbladet, resulting in condemnation by Pakistani authorities, a successful hacking attempt which crippled Dagbladet's servers for hours, and demonstrations in Oslo.  

Cappelen Damm plans to publish the book at the beginning of next month. Tom Harald Jenssen, the publisher’s CEO, was not available for comment when contacted by The Foreigner.




Published on Tuesday, 10th May, 2011 at 09:56 under the news category, by Alexandra Spinu and Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: prophetmohammedcartoons, kurtwestergaard, flemmingrose, tyrannyofsilence, cappelendamm, tomharaldjensen.





  
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