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Name :Ahmad Abu Laban
Period :1947 - 2007
Biographical detail : Danish Imam who raised the issue of disrespectful cartoons.

Denmark’s most prominent leader who was a central figure in the uproar in 2005 over cartoons first published in a Danish newspaper and which were considered to be disrespectful to Islam.

One of the cartoons published by the Danish newspaper, Jyllands-Posten, depicted Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, wearing a turban shaped like a bomb that offended Muslims all over the world.

A Palestinian immigrant, Laban who was Imam at the Dortheavej Mosque in Copenhagen, Denmark, a country with about 210,000 Muslims out of its 5.4 million population, and who emerged into international spotlight, was hailed as a great spiritual leader by Muslim leaders.

Ahmad Abu Laban died of lung cancer.
 (Compiler : M. Nauman Khan)


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