Many Muslims consider any depiction of the prophet to be forbidden, and Islamic teachings call for handling the Quran with respect. Incidents of both intentional and unintentional disrespect have occasionally prompted protests and violence around the world. Here are six examples:
Colorado triple homicide: Police charged Jaacob Vanwinkle with triple homicide, kidnapping, and sexual assault. A mother and two children were found dead in Canon City, Colorado. A teenage girl had been assaulted.
Attorneys for a Boy Scout suing the Boy Scouts of America and his former scoutmaster in Minnesota have obtained documents that detail internal records kept by the Scouts on cases of suspected sexual abuse from 1999-2008.
Judge Judy's son sued a New York sheriff for defamation in a child rape case. Judge Judy says her son, a New York prosecutor, is 'principled, honorable and dedicated.' The sheriff says the son's suit is 'blatantly political.'
The testimony of Stephen Flemmi Tuesday in the James 'Whitey' Bulger case marked some of the most sordid moments in a trial filled with them as the defense sought to discredit Bulger's former associate.