probably been posted already and not sure where it belongs..
Making it clear its under duress with all the 'possibly' and 'if' caveats which saves face. Then in the brit guardian..COPENHAGEN (AFP) - Danish daily Politiken on Friday apologised to Muslims for possibly offending them by reproducing cartoons of the prophet Mohammed in 2008, but said it did not regret publishing the drawings...
..In the agreement Politiken said it regretted if it had insulted Muslims' faith, but that it did not regret publishing the drawings and that it did not renounce the right to publish the controversial drawings again.
Politiken's apologies were condemned by the Danish political class, who said the paper was caving in to pressure and had sacrificed freedom of expression, which is considered a cornerstone of Danish democracy..
Danish paper sorry for Mohammed cartoon
Mr.Yamani seems pleased too which is great!
..Last year 11 Danish newspapers were contacted by the Saudi lawyer Faisal Yamani, who demanded that the Muhammad cartoons were removed from their websites, that the newspapers print an apology and that they promise not to use the cartoons again.
Seidenfaden initially refused Yamani's request for an apology, saying it was the paper's duty to print the cartoons as part of its news coverage after Westergaard became the subject of an alleged murder plot.
Yamani, the lawyer who negotiated the settlement on behalf of the descendants, said: "This is a good settlement. It would be wrong to speak of a victory. Both parties have reached the point where they understand the background to what has happened. Politiken is courageous in apologising, even though its was not their intention to offend anyone."http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/feb/26/danish-cartoons-muhammad-politiken-apology
Not entirely clear to me how Mr.Yamani would have pursued the paper, unless the threat they were faced with was just constant litigation and wrangling in an effort to bankrupt them. Wonder what the other papers will do faced with the same?