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2006-09-05 09:39:14

By Kim McLaughlin COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish security police on Tuesday arrested nine men suspected of plotting to carry out a terrorist bomb attack in the Nordic country. Justice Minister Lene Espersen said most of the men are Danish citizens and that police had acted after discovering several of the group had collected materials to make explosives. "This is what is most alarming. These are Danish citizens living in Denmark that have been plotting a terror attack in Denmark,"...

2006-09-03 07:59:29

By Edmund Blair TEHRAN (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan told Iranians the Holocaust was "an undeniable historical fact" on Sunday after meeting President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who caused outrage in the West when he said it was a "myth." Annan also condemned an exhibition of Holocaust cartoons in Tehran that was staged by an Iranian newspaper in retaliation for the September publication of caricatures of the Muslim Prophet Mohammad in Danish and other European newspapers....

2006-06-01 07:07:49

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish prosecutors said on Thursday that they would not charge a group for publishing controversial Danish cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad on a Web site earlier this year. Prosecutor Jorma Kalske found the cartoons had been damaging to Muslim sensitivities, but had not been published with the intent to insult anyone. The anti-immigration group Suomen Sisu posted the pictures in February after a similar site in neighboring Sweden was shut down. "I consider it...

2006-04-11 17:42:53

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark on Tuesday reopened its embassy in Syria more than two months after it was set ablaze by demonstrators protesting the publishing of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, the Danish foreign ministry said. The ministry said the Damascus mission was now open to the public but cautioned Danes in Syria to be vigilant as the cartoon row could still induce negative reactions in the country. "Recently, there have been several instances of verbal threats against...

2006-03-23 08:25:00

By Tom Heneghan, Religion Editor ROME -- The strong Western response to a threatened death sentence for an Afghan convert to Christianity looks something like a mirror image of the Muslim reaction to the Prophet Mohammad caricatures printed in the European press. There have been no riots or sackings of Afghan embassies, unlike the violence that marked the uproar in Muslim countries after the Danish cartoons were published, but the shock and mutual incomprehension expressed in both cases are...

2006-03-15 10:29:25

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark's public prosecutor decided not to press charges on Wednesday against a newspaper for violating Danish blasphemy law by printing 12 drawings of the Prophet Mohammad which triggered widespread Muslim anger. "I have today decided not to institute criminal proceedings in the case of Jyllands-Posten's article 'The Face of Mohammad', published on September 30," prosecutor Henning Fode said in a statement. Although the cartoons, one of them portraying the...

2006-03-10 09:10:42

By Per Bech Thomsen COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Only an official apology by the Danish government to all Muslims for offence caused by the Prophet Mohammad cartoons will prompt the lifting of the boycott of Danish goods, Muslim preachers said on Friday. An official apology "is absolutely necessary ... because your government has not dealt with them (Muslims) respectfully," Islamic scholar Tareq al-Suweidan told a conference hosted by the government in an attempt to ease tension over the...

2006-02-26 02:08:39

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Shouting slogans and waving banners, more than 1,000 Muslims in Hong Kong mounted a protest on Sunday to denounce cartoons lampooning the Prophet Mohammad. "Mockery is not humour," "We want peace, don't harass us," read some of the banners the Muslims brandished in Chater Garden, a favorite weekend gathering place for foreign domestic helpers. It was the second peaceful protest in 10 days by Hong Kong's Muslim community, a usually quiet and almost invisible...

2006-02-23 04:29:32

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Around 1,000 Indonesians staged a protest outside a building housing the Danish embassy on Thursday against cartoons of Prophet Mohammad, two days after the Danish envoy returned to the country. The demonstrators carried a banner that read "Denmark is the Evil of the World." There was no violence during the one-hour rally, watched by around 100 police. Denmark's envoy left Indonesia on February 11 because of a "serious, concrete threat" against the mission by...

2006-02-22 12:38:16

By Chris Johnson and Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) - The far-right British National Party (BNP) said on Wednesday it would distribute leaflets showing a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammad, a move Muslim groups said would provoke protests and was "playing with fire." A spokesman for the tiny fringe party, which has no seats in parliament but a handful on local councils, said its use of the image was not intended to cause offence, but illustrated how Islam and Western values did not mix....


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