Attempts to muzzle Pia
The Islamic Faith Community had filed a libel suit against the leader of the Danish People's Party. After she accused some of its members of treason for going to the Middle East to stir up protests against the Danish government. After a newspaper there published an editorial cartoon depicting the prophet Mohammad.
Not only did the judge rule against the IFC, but he ordered the organization to pay the Danish People's Party 40-thousand Danish crowns in costs.
Three Danish embassies were attacked. And 50 people were killed around the world in rioting protesting the publication of the cartoon.
The Islamic Faith Community is continuing to pursue the matter, saying it will issue a fatwa against Danish People's Party leader Pia Kjaersgaard if the paper continues to refuse to apologize for publishing the images.