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'Wash. Post' Pulls Muslim-Themed Comic Strip

'Wash. Post' Pulls Muslim-Themed Comic Strip

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Ombudsman Deborah Howell explains why the newspaper chose not to run the cartoons:

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The Washington Post recently refused to print a comic strip with a Muslim theme, fearing the depiction of Muslim female dress would offend some readers. Washington Post ombudsman Deborah Howell discusses the newspaper's decision.

Deborah Howell, Ombudsman, The Washington Post