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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...

2006-02-04 11:51:10

By Rasha Elass DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Furious Syrians set fire to the Danish embassy on Saturday as protests over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad spread and oil giant Iran said it was reviewing trade ties with countries that have published such caricatures. Chanting "God is Great," thousands of protesters stormed the embassy, burned the Danish flag and replaced it with a flag reading "No God but Allah, Mohammad is His Prophet." They set fires which badly damaged the building before...

2006-02-04 11:16:35

By Rasha Elass DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Several thousand Syrian demonstrators set the Danish embassy on fire on Saturday to protest the printing by a Danish newspaper of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad. The fire badly damaged the embassy's building, a Reuters witness said, but fire engines later put it out. Protesters also threw stones at the building, shattering windows. Chanting "God is Great," they stormed the embassy, burned the Danish flag and replaced it with another flag reading...

2006-02-04 10:19:23

DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Hundreds of Syrian demonstrators set the Danish embassy on fire on Saturday to protest the printing by a Danish newspaper of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, a Reuters witness said. The fire badly damaged the embassy's building. Protestors also threw stones at the building shattering its windows.

2006-02-04 07:02:30

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian youths tried on Saturday to storm the European Union office in Gaza in protest over the printing by European newspapers of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad that has whipped up fury across the Islamic world. The leaders of Muslim-majority Indonesia and Malaysia added their voices to the chorus of condemnation of the cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, one with a turban resembling a bomb, in a face-off between freedom of speech and...

2006-02-04 05:12:28

JAKARTA (Reuters) - The leaders of Muslim-majority Indonesia and Malaysia added their voices on Saturday to the condemnation of cartoons depicting Prophet Mohammad, whose publication has sparked outrage across the Islamic world. But there was no repeat of Friday's protests in Jakarta and elsewhere in Asia, and both Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi called on their countries' Muslims to exercise restraint. "The Indonesian...

2006-02-03 17:35:45

By Michael Conlon CHICAGO (Reuters) - North American newspapers have given extensive coverage to the anger that cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad unleashed across the world but have taken a hands-off approach to reprinting the caricatures themselves. "I don't see it as a necessity to run them," said John Diaz, editorial page editor of the San Francisco Chronicle. "There's a lot of ways that we can gratuitously offend our readers. We want to avoid that." Muslims generally believe...

2006-02-03 14:40:15

By Kerstin Gehmlich PARIS (Reuters) - European leaders called on Friday for restraint as Muslims staged growing protests over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad they consider blasphemous and more newspapers reprinted the images in the name of press freedom. Muslim protests in Indonesia, Turkey and the Palestinian West Bank staged violent demonstrations against the caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad, one with a turban resembling a bomb. "I am concerned...about this escalation we have...

2006-02-03 13:26:18

By Kerstin Gehmlich PARIS (Reuters) - European leaders on Friday called for restraint as more newspapers published caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad, saying freedom of speech was sacrosanct, and Muslims protested against the jokes they consider blasphemous. Muslim protesters in Indonesia, Turkey and the Palestinian West Bank staged violent demonstrations against the cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammad, one with a turban resembling a bomb. "I am concerned...about this...


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mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.