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2006-02-17 09:49:16

By Simon Cameron-Moore ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A Pakistani Muslim cleric and his followers offered rewards amounting to over $1 million for anyone who killed Danish cartoonists who drew caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad that have enraged Muslims worldwide. The cleric offered the bounty during Friday prayers as Muslim anger against the cartoons flared anew in parts of Asia. Weeks of global protests over the cartoons have triggered fears of a clash of civilizations between the West and...

2006-02-17 06:48:17

By Faisal Aziz KARACHI (Reuters) - Muslim anger against cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad flared anew in Asia on Friday with thousands rallying for a fifth day in Pakistan and police in Bangladesh blocking demonstrators heading for the Danish embassy in Dhaka. Weeks of global protests over the cartoons have triggered fears of a clash of civilizations between the West and Islam, and have led to calls on all sides for calm. Adding their voice to the crisis, former U.S. President Bill...

2006-02-15 08:12:31

By Ali Imam PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Three people died and outlets of a Norwegian phone firm, a U.S. fast food restaurant and banks were set ablaze in Pakistan on Wednesday in renewed violence against cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad. More than 20,000 people, including traders, students and Islamist radicals, took part in protests in cities in North West Frontier Province (NWFP) and the eastern city of Lahore. Police said that while the majority of the protesters were...

2006-02-14 10:50:01

By Crispian Balmer ROME (Reuters) - Italy's Reform Minister Roberto Calderoli has had T-shirts made emblazoned with cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad in a move that could embarrass Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's government. Calderoli, a member of the anti-immigrant Northern League party, told Ansa news agency on Tuesday that the West had to stand up against Islamist extremists and offered to hand out T-shirts to anyone who wanted them. "I have had T-shirts made with the cartoons...

2006-02-14 11:36:08

By Zeeshan Haider ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Security guards shot dead two men, police used teargas on students in Islamabad's diplomatic enclave and protesters attacked Western businesses on Tuesday in Pakistan's most violent reaction yet to cartoons of the Prophet. In Iran, scores of demonstrators hurled petrol bombs at the British embassy in renewed protests against the cartoons and Western opposition to Tehran's nuclear ambitions. The dispute should not be allowed to divide Europe...

2006-02-14 11:24:30

By Zeeshan Haider ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Security guards shot dead two men, police used teargas on students in Islamabad's diplomatic enclave and protesters attacked Western businesses on Tuesday in Pakistan's most violent reaction yet to cartoons of the Prophet. In Iran, scores of demonstrators hurled petrol bombs at the British embassy in renewed protests against the cartoons and Western opposition to Tehran's nuclear ambitions. The dispute should not be allowed to divide Europe...

2006-02-13 12:03:03

By Kim McLaughlin and Per Bech Thomsen COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - A senior member of Denmark's Muslim community urged followers on Monday to "move on" in the row over the cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad after holding crisis talks with Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen. "The majority of Muslims may feel offended by the cartoons as they link Islam with terrorism, but let's take it easy and move on now," Naser Khader, a member of parliament and founder of a new group called Democratic...

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 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...


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