Journey of a Muhammad Caricaturist From Pariah to Guest of Honor in Five Short Years

Chancellor Merkel was on hand on Wednesday night to honor Muhammad caricaturist Kurt Westergaard for his contributions to free speech rights. Yet just a few short years ago, he was a pariah in the West for having offended Islam. What happened?
Von Henryk M. Broder
Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard was honored on Wednesday evening in Potsdam.

Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard was honored on Wednesday evening in Potsdam.

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