The Danish editor who first published 12 cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed that sparked outrage across the Muslim world said on Thursday he would soon republish the drawings in a new book.

The book, written by Jyllands-Posten cultural editor Flemming Rose and titled "The Tyranny of Silence," is set to hit bookstores on September 30 -- five years to the day after the cartoons first appeared in the paper, provoking angry and, in some cases, deadly global protests against Denmark.

The author insisted in an interview with Jylland-Posten competitor Politiken that he was not trying to be provocative, stressing that he simply wanted to "tell the story of the 12 drawings and put them into a context of (other) pictures considered offensive."

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