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2006-02-12 09:35:00

By Michael Conlon CHICAGO -- The violence linked to cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad is not unique to Islam, experts say, and the protests reflect political and cultural passions more than the faith's core values. Looking for distinct features that would make Islam liable for the cartoon-related violence around the world does little to explain it, said the Rev. Patrick Gaffney, an anthropologist and expert on Islam at the University of Notre Dame. "There are parallel behaviors in every...

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By Per Bech Thomsen COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark said on Saturday it had withdrawn diplomats and staff from Indonesia and Iran because of security threats, while Muslims held demonstrations in European cities over cartoons of the Prophet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...

2006-02-10 17:41:43

By Guled Mohamed NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan police opened fire at hundreds of people demonstrating against cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad on Friday, wounding at least one, as protests across the Muslim world showed no sign of abating. Police in Bangladesh beat back about 10,000 people marching on the Danish embassy in Dhaka and demonstrators took to the streets in the Middle East, Asia, Africa and, for the first time, Latin America. The Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad,...

2006-02-10 10:25:00

By Peter Graff LONDON -- Imagine you are a political cartoonist, colleagues are receiving death threats and sparking riots around the globe. Now: draw something clever about it. They are used to flinging barbs about the toughest issues of the day, but now their own profession has become the focus of a firestorm, some cartoonists say they are angry, others frightened, others simply stumped for good material. Strong supporters of free speech and natural iconoclasts as a group, many nonetheless...

2006-02-10 10:00:41

By Guled Mohamed NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan police opened fire at hundreds demonstrating against cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad on Friday, wounding at least one person, as protests across the Muslim world showed no sign of abating. Police in Bangladesh beat back about 10,000 angry protesters marching on the Danish embassy in the capital Dhaka and demonstrators also took to the streets in Afghanistan, India, Jordan, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Turkey. The Palestinian militant group...

2006-02-10 07:35:25

By Mark Bendeich KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia slapped a blanket ban on circulating or possessing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad as angry protests still flared up across the world. Police in Bangladesh beat back about 10,000 angry protesters marching on the Danish embassy in the capital Dhaka. Protesters also took to the streets in Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Turkey, Jordan, India and Malaysia. "We are ready to die. You can insult us Muslims but you do not insult our beloved...

2006-02-10 04:52:54

By Tom Heneghan PARIS (Reuters) - Violent protests in the Middle East over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad are pressuring France's Muslim minority, the largest in Europe, to walk a tightrope between French citizenship and Islamic solidarity. The task is fraying nerves among leading French Muslims who have been working for years to have Islam seen as a faith that respects both the Koran and the French constitution. Instead of being accepted as France's second religion, they fear,...

2006-02-10 00:26:23

By Mark Bendeich KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia has slapped a blanket ban on circulating or even possessing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad after it closed a local newspaper for printing the same caricatures that have enraged the Islamic world. In neighboring Indonesia, police said on Friday they were questioning an editor over publication of a cartoon of the prophet. In a short statement confirming its order to shut down the Sarawak Tribune, the government of mainly-Muslim...

2006-02-08 17:38:47

By Sue Pleming WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Wednesday accused Iran and Syria of deliberately stoking rage among Muslims over cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammad, as three people were killed in fresh protests in Afghanistan. "Iran and Syria have gone out of their way to inflame sentiments and to use this to their own purposes and the world ought to call them on it," U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told a news conference. Both countries are at loggerheads...


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