"The EU must stop the Muhammad affair," headlines the Berlingske Tidende, after conservative Danish justice minister Lars Barfoed’s asked Brussels to amend the EU regulation on the mutual recognition of judgments. In the name of freedom of speech, the Danish government is flying to the rescue of the Danish papers that ran the infamous Muhammad cartoons on their websites. A number of them have been taken to court or threatened with lawsuits by the Prophet’s devotees in the UK, where the libel laws are notoriously favourable to even pettifogging plaintiffs.
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