Remember the Danish cartoon crisis? Riots and mayhem, trade boycotts, burnt-down embassies, more than 100 killed in violent demonstrations, death threats against artists and editors. All of it the result of the Danish daily Jyllands-Posten’s decision to publish 12 cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammed on 30 September 2005.
One cartoon in particular stood out as the focus of world-wide Islamic rage and has since acquired the status as the iconic image of our age: Kurt Westergaard’s drawing of the prophet with a bomb in his turban.
This is the picture that won Kurt Westergaard world fame but also meant that he has been forced to live under constant police protection ever since its publication. Despite contracts on his head and determined efforts by Islamists to kill him, Kurt Westergaard has never recanted and never apologized for being a free artist.
Now you can own your exclusive reproduction of this icon, which has never been offered for sale before.
In collaboration with the artist, the Free Press Society in Denmark and the International Free Press Society have printed up a limited edition of 1000 copies.
Each copy is individually numbered and signed by Kurt Westergaard.
The picture is printed in durable colors on fine paper 42 by 21.5 centimeters, suitable for framing. It will be delivered in a solid cardboard tube.
It can be yours for US $ 250, postage and handing included, but exclusive of customs dues or VAT where applicable.
The proceeds from this offer will go towards the International Free Press Society’s continuous campaign for free speech.
Here are three ways to order:
2) To pay via bank transfer:
Please go to your bank and ask for a “bank to bank transfer”.
Transfer amount: US $ 250
Bank name: Danske Bank
Holmens Kanal 2-12
1092 København K
Bank number: 1551
Account number: 1032801
Account owner: Trykkefrihedsselskabet
Message: Indicate payer’s name and postal address with payment
3) To pay by check:
Please send an international check payable to a Danish bank.
c/o Leif Knudsen
Indicate payer’s name and postal address with the check.
For more information please visit http://www.internationalfreepresssociety.org