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2006-02-13 15:23:19

By Alaa Shahine BEIRUT (Reuters) - Uproar in the Islamic world over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad has prompted many in the Middle East to ask why Muslims have rarely mobilized to address other pressing issues such as democracy and human rights. In a region largely dominated by absolute rulers, there has been little momentum for protests against restrictions on political freedom, sky-high unemployment or human rights violations regularly reported by international organizations....

2006-02-13 15:32:23

By Alaa Shahine BEIRUT (Reuters) - Uproar in the Islamic world over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad has prompted many in the Middle East to ask why Muslims have rarely mobilized to address other pressing issues such as democracy and human rights. In a region largely dominated by absolute rulers, there has been little momentum for protests against restrictions on political freedom, sky-high unemployment or human rights violations regularly reported by international organizations....

2006-02-13 13:32:07

By Samia Nakhoul LONDON (Reuters) - The Danish government should offer an official apology to Muslims over "irresponsible" cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad to avoid a clash of civilizations, Syria's ambassador to London said on Monday. "I think it is high time for the Danish government, in order to avoid a clash of civilizations, to express itself more vehemently against these irresponsible caricatures and present an official apology to the believers of the Islamic faith," Sami...

2006-02-13 06:44:06

HELSINKI (Reuters) - An anti-immigration Finnish group has published on its Web site the controversial Danish cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad after a similar site in neighboring Sweden was shut down last week. Suomen Sisu, which calls itself "a revolutionary Finnish nationalist movement" and has around 400 members, said on the Web site the publication was "the expression of an opinion" prompted by the Swedish site being closed. The cartoons were first posted on the site on Friday,...

2006-02-13 05:12:10

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistani police fired tear gas and charged with batons on Monday to detain hundreds of students who staged a violent protest against cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad. Up to 6,000 students, shouting "Allahu Akbar" (God is Greatest) and "Death to America," pelted offices and shops with stones during the protest in the northwestern city Peshawar. "We had no other option but to resort to tear gas and baton-charge them," Mohammad Tahir Khan, a...

2006-02-12 15:59:39

RIYADH (Reuters) - Irish President Mary McAleese on Sunday condemned the publication of cartoons depicting Prophet Mohammad but said violence was unacceptable as a way of protesting. "We abhor the publication of those provocative cartoons, they were designed to provoke, they were designed to be rude, they were designed to inflame, they did all of those things," she said. "Muslims have every right to feel angry," she told reporters in the Saudi Red Sea city of Jeddah where she took...

2006-02-12 13:25:18

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Sunday that violence sparked by cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad could get out of control and urged governments, especially Iran and Syria, to "act responsibly." "If governments do not act responsibly, we could face a sense of outrage that spins out of control and particularly if people continue to incite it, it can spin out of control," she said on ABC's "This Week." "It is well known that Iran and Syria bring...

2006-02-12 11:33:33

By Per Bech Thomsen COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - An opinion poll in a Danish Sunday newspaper showed that more than half the Danes questioned said they understood why Muslims around the world were outraged by cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad first published in Denmark. But fewer than half those asked thought it was wrong of the daily Jyllands-Posten to publish the 12 cartoons, whose reprinting by other European newspapers triggered a storm of protest from Muslims around the world. The...

2006-02-11 19:33:25

By Kim McLaughlin COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark urged its citizens to leave Indonesia on Saturday, warning of "clear and present danger" from Muslim extremists seeking revenge for Danish newspaper cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad. The foreign ministry said all Danes should leave the world's most populous Muslim country as soon as possible. "Concrete information indicates than an extremist group wishes to actively seek out Danes in protest for the publication of the Prophet Mohammad...

2006-02-11 13:42:46

By Per Bech Thomsen COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark said on Saturday it had withdrawn diplomats and staff from Indonesia and Iran because of security threats, while Muslims held demonstrations in European cities over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad. The diplomats' departure follows that of Danish embassy staff in Syria who left on Friday on the grounds that the security provided by Syrian authorities was inadequate. Denmark has been the target of protests in Islamic countries since...


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