Canadian Store Bans Sale of Magazines with Muhammad Cartoons

Canadian Store Bans Sale of Magazines with Muhammad Cartoons

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Indigo, Canada's largest bookseller, bans the sale of the magazines Western Standard and Harper's because they reprint some of the Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons.

The June issue of Harper's also includes five extra cartoons inspired by an Iranian newspaper's call for an international Holocaust cartoon contest.

Publisher John MacArthur says he is"genuinely shocked" by this decision, especially since U.S. book chains Borders and Waldenbooks are selling the same June isssue.

According to an internal Indigo memo, customers are to be told that

"the decision was made based on the fact that the content about to be published has been known to ignite demonstrations around the world."

Indigo, however, does allow an issue of Free Inquiry magazine with some of the same cartoons to be sold in its outlets.

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