The Internet encyclopedia Wikipedia is defying more than 180,000 who demand that photos of medieval paintings depicting the Prophet Mohammed be removed from its pages. Islam prohibits any depiction of Mohammed.
The images appear on most European versions of Wikipedia, not Arabic versions. Still, some users claim the images are simply posted to bait or insult Islamic readers, and want the encyclopedia to at least blur or blank out Mohammed's face.
In a statement posted on the site, Wikipedia said that it recognizes some Muslim groups have traditions that are offended by depictions of Mohammed, Wikipedia aims for a neutral point of view and won't censor content for any particular group.