Mohammed cartoon to be auctioned for quake victims
More news from Denmark.dk on the cartoon controversy. Franz Füchsel, one of the 12 cartoonists who submitted a portrait of Mohammed to Jyllands-Posten, is auctioning his drawing and donating the proceeds to the Pakistan/Kashmir earthquake relief effort.
I am pleased to be able to donate my drawing to the victims of the tragic events in Kashmir.
Füchsel, whose cartoon is shown here, was surprised by the intensity of reaction against the “Faces of Mohammed” series, but has no regrets about taking part.
It was never my intention to sully or degrade someone else’s religion. I was given a task, and as a citizen in a democratic country, it is my right to have an opinion about things, even though it may be provocative.
In response to the ambassadors from 12 Muslim countries who called on the Danish prime minister to intervene, Füchsel had this to say:
Before the countries where democracy is something of a foreign term begin to read too much into this, they ought to set their own house in order. Where I live, it is okay to criticise others without being strung up.
Give that man a Nobel prize.