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Berlusconi sacks minister over cartoons

Italians have a lot to lose in the Middle East. Berlusconi knows that "free speech" does not mean "free for all."

Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi, right, talks as Northern League party's Reforms and Devolution minister Roberto Calderoli looks on . . . photo taken Wednesday Feb. 8, 2006 file photo.

According to reports Friday Feb. 17, 2006, Berlusconi asked Calderoli to "resign immediately" from his post, after the minister was seen on television allegedly wearing a T-shirt featuring the Prophet Muhammad cartoons that sparked violent protests around the world (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Don't look so glum, Roberto. You still have your t-shirt.


At Saturday, February 18, 2006, Blogger Red Tulips said...

I think it's pathetic that the cartoons have this impact. It greatly saddens me. You know how I think, alas.


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