Finally the Danish Cartoons displayed in the USA
2/27/2006, 7:00 p.m. ET Protesters against the discussion session and unveiling of the controversial Danish cartoons are seen Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2006, in Irvine, Calif. Dozens of Muslim students and supporters protested at the University of California, Irvine, against plans by organizers of a panel discussion on Islamic extremism to show controversial cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad first published in Danish newspaper. The protest began when about 200 Muslim students, many wearing green armbands, placed mats on the barricaded street and said a prayer. (AP Photo/Sang H. Park)
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) Â A student panel discussion that included a display of the Prophet Muhammad cartoons descended into chaos, with one speaker calling Islam an "evil religion" and audience members nearly coming to blows.
Organizers of Tuesday night's forum at the University of California, Irvine said they showed the cartoons as part of a larger debate on Islamic extremism.
But several hundred protesters, including members of the Muslim Student Union, argued the event was the equivalent of hate speech disguised as freedom of expression.Read the Rest.