German Satire Magazine Shocks and Offends with ‘Unbelievable Competition.’
A Muhammad look-a-like competition is slated to take place during the Frankfurt Book Fair, and it has already offended and outraged people far beyond Germany. But Titanic, the monthly satirical magazine behind the inflamatory event, insists: “It will be a blast.”
Titanic, the German satire magazine, is never far from polemics, but its latest action takes its reputation for controversy to new heights: It is staging a Muhammad look-a-like competition — and has invited the Turkish President Abdullah Gül to take part. The popular Turkish daily Sabah drew parallels with the infamous Muhammad cartoons published in Denmark’sJyllands-Posten newspaper in 2005, which sparked death threats and protests across the Muslim world, with some escalating into violence.
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