Latest Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy Stories

2006-02-03 05:17:12

By Kerstin Gehmlich PARIS (Reuters) - Angry Muslims attacked a building housing the Danish embassy in Indonesia on Friday as more European newspapers reprinted cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad that have caused outrage across the Islamic world. Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen summoned foreign envoys in Copenhagen for a meeting to discuss the outcry and the government's response to the publication of the drawings, which first appeared in Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten....

2006-02-03 04:12:10

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's parliament on Friday denounced the publication by European newspapers of cartoons caricaturing the Prophet Mohammad which Muslims say insult Islam. Parliament's upper house unanimously passed a resolution condemning the cartoons, originally published by the Danish daily Jyllands-Posten last September, as "blasphemous and derogatory." Newspapers in France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland and Hungary reprinted the caricatures, saying that press freedom...

2006-02-03 03:04:00

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's leading newspaper El Pais on Friday became part of a growing international row by publishing a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammad on its front page. The cartoon, originally published by France's Le Monde, portrayed the head of the Prophet Mohammad made up of lines which say "I must not draw Mohammad" in French. Newspapers in France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland and Hungary have reprinted caricatures originally published in Denmark, arguing that press freedom is...

2006-02-03 00:43:35

JAKARTA (Reuters) - About 300 militant Indonesian Muslims went on a rampage inside the lobby of a Jakarta building housing the Danish embassy on Friday in protest over cartoons that Muslims say insult Islam and the Prophet Mohammad. Shouting "Allahu Akbar" (God is Greatest), the white-clad protesters from the hardline Islamic Defender's Front (FPI) smashed lamps with bamboo sticks and threw chairs around in anger at cartoons originally published by a Danish daily. They also threw...

2006-02-02 12:10:30

By Jonathan Wright CAIRO (Reuters) - Outrage spread in the Middle East on Thursday after more European newspapers published cartoons that Muslims say insult Islam and the Prophet Mohammad. Tunisia and Morocco banned copies of the French tabloid France Soir, which on Wednesday reprinted cartoons originally published by Danish daily Jyllands-Posten last September. Muslims consider any images of Mohammad to be blasphemous. In the Gulf state of Qatar, the Carrefour supermarket said it...

2006-02-02 08:02:03

In PARIS story headlined "More cartoons, protests in Mohammad blasphemy row" please read in first paragraph ...controversial Danish caricatures and... instead of ...Danish caricatures of him and... In fourth paragraph, please read ...Le Temps in Geneva and Budapest's Magyar Hirlap ran another offending cartoon showing an imam telling suicide bombers to stop because Heaven had run out of virgins to reward them... instead of ...Switzerland's Le Temps and La Tribune de Geneve ran some...

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...

2006-02-02 06:04:26

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian gunmen surrounded European Union offices in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, threatening violence and demanding an apology for caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad that appeared in European newspapers. About a dozen gunmen, from the militant group Islamic Jihad and an armed faction of Fatah known as the Yasser Arafat Brigades, climbed the surrounding walls of the compound and fired into the air before leaving the scene, witnesses said. The...

2006-02-01 15:49:49

By Tom Heneghan PARIS (Reuters) - Newspapers in France, Germany and Spain reprinted Danish caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed on Wednesday, saying press freedom was more important than protests and boycotts the cartoons have sparked across the Muslim world. The Danish embassy in Damascus was evacuated after a bomb threat that turned out to be a hoax and Syria recalled its ambassador from Denmark in protest at the cartoons, one of which shows the Prophet Mohammed wearing a turban...

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.

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