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2006-02-06 12:50:30

By Per Bech Thomsen COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - For years, Scandinavian countries have been among the most generous with aid to the Muslim world, but that generosity has stood for little in the scandal over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad. In the past week, Scandinavian embassies have been set ablaze in Syria and Lebanon and bans have been put on Danish exports, creating a row that threatens to unravel the substantial goodwill Scandinavia had in the Middle East. Despite the vast...

2006-02-04 13:38:07

By Rasha Elass DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Furious Syrians set fire to the Danish and Norwegian embassies on Saturday as protests over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad showed no signs of abating despite calls for calm. Oil giant Iran, already embroiled in a dispute with the West over its nuclear programme, said it was reviewing trade ties with countries that have published such caricatures. Chanting "God is Greatest," thousands of protesters stormed the Danish embassy, burned the Danish...

2006-02-04 12:35:00

By Rasha Elass DAMASCUS -- Several thousand Syrian demonstrators set the Danish and the Norwegian embassies on fire on Saturday to protest at the publishing of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad by European newspapers. The protest marked an escalation in the Muslim world's uproar over the cartoons, which have been reprinted in a number of European publications. One depicted Prophet Mohammad wearing a turban resembling a bomb. The fire badly damaged the Danish embassy's building, a Reuters...

2006-02-02 05:40:30

PARIS (Reuters) - The Paris newspaper France Soir has sacked its managing editor after the daily printed caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad that have sparked protests and boycotts in the Muslim world. The daily confirmed that owner Raymond Lakah had fired Jacques Lefranc on Wednesday evening after a tumultuous day on which German and Spanish dailies ran the controversial cartoons that first appeared in the Danish daily Jyllands-Posten. Lakah said in a statement Lefranc was sacked...

2006-02-01 15:30:26

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Workers at the Danish newspaper that angered many in the Muslim world by publishing caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad returned to their offices following a false bomb threat on Wednesday evening, police said. It was the second time in two days that the offices of the Jyllands-Posten newspaper were evacuated in Aarhus, Denmark's second city. "The evacuation has been called off as nothing was found in the building," a police spokesman said.

2006-02-01 14:58:38

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - The main offices of the Danish newspaper that angered many in the Muslim world by publishing caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad were evacuated on Wednesday evening after a bomb threat, police said. It was the second time in two days that the offices of the Jyllands-Posten newspaper were evacuated in Aarhus, Denmark's second city. "A bomb threat was made over a telephone by an English-speaking man from a public phone in the neighborhood (of the newspaper in...

2006-02-01 08:07:37

DAMASCUS (Reuters) - A telephoned bomb threat against the Danish embassy in Damascus forced staff to evacuate the building on Wednesday while security personnel cordoned off streets and searched the complex, witnesses said. A diplomatic storm has blown up over cartoons deemed offensive to Islam and the Prophet Mohammad that were published in a Danish newspaper in September and republished in Norway last month and in the French paper France Soir on Wednesday. No bomb was found and...

2006-02-01 07:07:16

By Jon Boyle PARIS (Reuters) - A French newspaper reprinted on Wednesday a series of 12 Danish newspaper cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammad that have sparked protests in the Muslim world and prompted Saudi Arabia to recall its ambassador from Denmark. With a mounting diplomatic storm, calls for a boycott of Danish goods and flag-burning protests, Danish security police met Muslim religious leaders in a bid to contain any domestic reaction to cartoons first run by the...

2006-01-31 09:12:30

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's Foreign Ministry summoned the Danish ambassador on Tuesday to protest against satirical newspaper cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad that have sparked Muslim anger, state television said on Tuesday. The drawings, that seemed to portray the Prophet as a terrorist, were published in September, but a row erupted this month after diplomatic efforts to solve the issue failed. One drawing showed Mohammad wearing a turban shaped as a bomb. "Iran's Foreign Ministry...

2006-01-31 09:36:48

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Thousands of Palestinians protested for a second day on Tuesday against Denmark for allowing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad to be published, saying an apology by the newspaper involved was not enough. Demonstrators burned Danish flags, chanted "War on Denmark, Death to Denmark" and called for an Arab boycott of products from the small north European country until it showed contrition for the satirical caricatures deemed blasphemous by Islam....


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reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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