”Cartoon Wars” On Riz Khan September 8th


A trial is pending in the Netherlands over a cartoon published on an Arab website belittling the Holocaust. The Arab European League says they posted it to illustrate a double standard in prosecuting cartoons considered objectionable to Jews versus those deemed offensive to Muslims. They point out that far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders printed the infamous cartoons of Prophet Mohammed that sparked widespread protests across the Arab world a few years ago – but charges brought against him for distributing this material have been dismissed. Jewish groups in the Netherlands say it is unreasonable for Muslims to respond to perceived bias against them by deliberating offending Jews.

When does freedom of expression cross the line to inciting hatred? On Tuesday’s “Riz Khan” Riz Khan  will discuss this question with Abdoulmouthalib Bouzerda, president of the Dutch branch of the Arab European League.

You can join the conversation by posting your questions and comments on the situation. Watch the show live at 20:30 GMT (4:30PM EST) on Al Jazeera English, or online at Livestation.com/aje

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