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ABOUT THE “TURBAN BOMB” CARTOON BY KURT WESTERGAARD
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 (188 Euros), 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. Proceeds will support research, public education and legal efforts for individuals and organizations under assault for exercising their right to free expression; and to support efforts to ban hate speech laws and pass laws protecting freedom of expression.
You can order using the Paypal button on the right - OR if you prefer not to use Paypal, please use a bank wire transfer.
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
Account owner: Trykkefrihedsselskabet
Bank number: 1551
Account number: 1032801
Message: Indicate payer’s name, email address and postal address with payment. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you within 24 hours (we may be in a different time zone so we appreciate your patience).
Your personal support is crucial and urgently needed for the efforts of IFPS advocates for free speech across Europe, Canada, the United States, India, and worldwide. This is a limited edition sale and over 300 of the 1000 prints were sold in the first 10 days. We encourage you to order your print today - and thanks for supporting free expression worldwide.