Kurt Westergaard received the Danish Free Press Society's Sappho Award on Thursday evening for his creation of the Mohammed cartoon, which showed the prophet with a bomb in his turban.

The award is given out annually by the society, which was recreated in 2004 after a 155-year absence primarily due to its belief that Islamic censorship is threatening freedom of expression. Flemming Rose, former editor-in-chief for Jyllands-Posten newspaper - also Westergaard's workplace - received the award for his publication of the cartoons in 2007.

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