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Why does depicting the Prophet Muhammad cause offence?

A Swedish artist living under police protection after drawing a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad has died in a car accident. Why does depicting the Prophet Muhammad cause offence?. What does the Koran say?. There is no specific or explicit ban in the Koran, the holy book of Islam, on...
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Is it really necessary to include images of the Prophet Muhammad when teaching about blasphemy?

We should all be troubled by the use of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad at Batley Grammar School last week, and should reflect on how we respond to the matter. Are we indifferent to an action that knowingly offends the nearly 2 billion Muslims with which we share the planet? Or are we ignorant of the sensitivities of a quarter of the world’s population? Equally troubling is community secretary Robert Jenrick’s comments on BBC News that “it must be right that a teacher can appropriately show images of the Prophet Muhammad in a free society”. As many are aware, the Prophet...