Award for Danish Cartoonist Kurt Westergaard: Angela Merkel Defends Press Freedom, Condemns Koran-Burning

9th September 2010, Comments 0 comments

Chancellor AngelaMerkel has paid tribute to the courage of the Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard, whose caricature of the Prophet Mohammed sparked global protests by Muslims, at an award ceremony. She also condemned the planned burning of Korans by pastor Terry Jones, saying it was "disrespectful, even repugnant."

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