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Should news organizations publish cartoons that depict the Muslim prophet Muhammad?

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Last answered 2 years ago

Free Speech Poll Results for Republicans

Yes

12,551 votes

74%

No

4,319 votes

26%

Distribution of answers submitted by Republicans.

4 Yes answers
3 No answers
0 overlapping answers

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Dozens of major news organizations published cartoons of the Muslim prophet Muhammad last week after 12 people were killed in an attack on the French newspaper Charlie Hebdo. The two men who carried out the attack were suspected of exacting revenge on the newspaper for regularly publishing cartoons that mocked the prophet. Opponents argue that the cartoon should not be published since it is offensive to Muslims worldwide and will cause rampant religious sectarianism. Proponents argue that banning news organizations from publishing the cartoon will threaten free speech .  See recent free speech news

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