German Court Refuses to Block Demonstration Displaying Caricatures of Mohammed

So report the AP and Agence France Press. The demonstration is being organized by (according to the AP) “the far-right ‘Citizens Movement — Pro Germany,” “under the slogan ‘Islam does not belong in Germany — stop Islamization.'”

According to the AFP, the court reasoned that “the cartoons were protected as ‘artistic freedom’ and could not legally be considered as abuse of a religious group. ‘Simply showing the Mohammed cartoons does not qualify as a call to hatred or violence against a specific segment of the population.'”

If anyone can point me to the caricatures involved, I’d love to see them. For our posts on the earlier Mohammed cartoon controversy, see here and especially here. Thanks to Prof. Howard Friedman (Religion Clause) for the pointer.