A Maltese artist was shocked to learn that his art installation at the Council of Europe was defaced because it included an edited and toned down version of the infamous Danish cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad.

The Malta Independent can reveal that the section of the 1000-photo collage that showed a representation of the prophet was literally sliced off – allegedly by a Muslim MP who took offence at the picture.

Contacted by this newspaper, artist Norbert Francis Attard confirmed that his work had been censored. He explained that his work, entitled Exiles: 'The road not taken', which is based on human rights, had been defaced.

Read the complete original version of this item...