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Yemeni Editor Convicted For Publishing Mohammed Cartoons

He claims he was only trying to show other Yemenis how insulting they were:

A Yemeni editor has been fined for reprinting controversial cartoons about the Prophet Muhammad from a Danish newspaper earlier this year.
Muhammad Assadi of the Yemen Observer daily was found guilty of denigrating Islam and fined 0.5m riyals (£1,280).
The cartoons caused Muslim anger around the world. Mr Assadi said he wanted to show Yemenis how insulting they were.

As Michelle Malkin points out, the death penalty appeared to be a real possibility in this case. But when it comes to those who offend Islam, isn’t it always?