Danish minister's Prophet Muhammad post sparks outrage


Denmark's integration minister sparked fresh controversy when she republished a cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad, threatening to reignite outrage experienced by many Muslims around the world when it first appeared in a Danish newspaper in 2005.

Inger Stojberg's post on Facebook came as a response to a decision by the Skovgaard Museum in Viborg city not to include the cartoon in an exhibition on blasphemy.

Stojberg shared a screenshot of her mobile device showing a drawing, noting: "It is the museum's own choice and they have their full right to do it, but I think it's a shame."

"Honestly, I think we should be proud of the Mohammad cartoons," Stojberg wrote.

Speaking to local media, Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen said he did not agree with his minister, adding that he is not proud of any cartoon.

Anne-Mette Villumsen, the head of the museum, said that the cartoon would not be exhibited.

In 2015, Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten issued 12 satires insulting the Prophet Mohammad. The minister re-posted one of these caricatures.

The publication sparked outrage and some Danish embassies overseas were attacked in Muslim-populated countries.

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