Mississippi lawmakers recently voted to remove the Confederate battle emblem from their state flag. The state’s Republican governor signed the decision into law, solidifying another response to ongoing racial reckoning and calls for change. Now the debate continues as some question what the emblem will be replaced with. A commission called to redesign the flag […]
Associated Press – May 25, 2010
STOCKHOLM – A Swedish university has invited an artist who angered Muslims by caricaturing the Prophet Muhammad to finish a lecture that was disrupted by violent protests.
Officials say Lars Vilks has agreed to return to Uppsala University in the fall to complete his lecture about the limits of freedom of expression in art.
Angry protesters interrupted the lecture May 11 when Vilks showed a film about Islam and homosexuality.
Vilks, who infuriated Muslims in 2007 for portraying Muhammad as a dog, was escorted from the building by bodyguards as police held back protesters.
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