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Drawing the line: the high price paid by Prophet Mohammed cartoonists

A life in hiding is the price two cartoonists have paid for their satirical depictions of the Prophet Mohammed. Swede Lars Vilks and Kurt Westergaard

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Drawing the line: the high price paid by Prophet Mohammed cartoonists

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A life in hiding is the price two cartoonists have paid for their satirical depictions of the Prophet Mohammed. Swede Lars Vilks and Kurt Westergaard from Denmark are under threat of death from Islamic extremists for their cartoons that outraged many Muslims around the world. The pair have already been the targets of attacks and attempted attacks, which forced them to go into hiding.

Point of view

I just made this drawing in 2007 and that's the contribution. And it then has been spread in different ways out of my control and it has led to a very wide, very broad debate which has taken up many associated problems.

The Charlie Hebdo killings and the recent deadly attack in Copenhagen dramatically illustrated the dangers they face. In this edition of Reporter Valerie Zabriskie explores the cartoonists’ stories and asks if the freedom of expression they defended is worth the price they are now paying.

Watch the video to find out more.