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By Per Bech Thomsen COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark said on Saturday it had withdrawn diplomats and staff from Indonesia and Iran because of security threats, while Muslims held demonstrations in European cities over cartoons of the Prophet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

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...

2006-02-08 15:32:35

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The editors of a New York alternative newspaper which drew criticism last year for making light of Pope John Paul's failing health resigned on Wednesday over what they called their managers' refusal to publish controversial cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammad. The cartoons, one of which showed the Prophet Mohammad with a turban resembling a bomb, have sparked fury from some Muslims and violent protests at Danish embassies and other European targets in the...

2006-02-08 12:08:16

By James Kilner COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - The Danish newspaper that first published caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad infuriating Muslims worldwide previously turned down cartoons of Jesus as too offensive, a cartoonist said on Wednesday. Twelve cartoons of the Prophet published last September by Jyllands-Posten newspaper have outraged Muslims, provoking violent protests in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. "My cartoon, which certainly did not offend any Christians I showed it to,...

2006-02-08 07:26:38

By Kerstin Gehmlich and Swaha Pattanaik PARIS (Reuters) - A French satirical weekly reprinted cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad on Wednesday and published one of its own on its front page, further angering Muslim groups which say the caricatures are blasphemous. French Muslim organizations tried to prevent Charlie Hebdo reprinting the 12 cartoons, which were first published by the Danish paper Jyllands-Posten, but a court rejected their suit on Tuesday on a technicality. President...

2006-02-08 06:16:40

By Kerstin Gehmlich and Swaha Pattanaik PARIS (Reuters) - A French satirical weekly reprinted cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad on Wednesday and published one of its own on its front page, further angering Muslim groups which say the caricatures are blasphemous. French Muslim organizations tried to prevent the weekly Charlie-Hebdo from reprinting the 12 cartoons, which were first published by the Danish paper Jyllands-Posten, but a court rejected their suit on Tuesday on a...

2006-02-08 06:35:11

By Robert Birsel KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan police fired at a crowd trying to storm a U.S. military base on Wednesday, killing three and wounding 20 in fresh protests over cartoons depicting Prophet Mohammad that have unleashed rage across the Muslim world. The latest deaths in the town of Qalat, in southern Zabul province, brought the total number of Afghans who have been killed this week during protests to 10. Afghanistan's top religious council called for an end to the protests...

2006-02-07 16:40:29

By John Acher OSLO (Reuters) - The head of Norway's press association, whose life has been threatened by Muslims angered by satirical cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, said on Tuesday the right to offend others was crucial to freedom of expression. Amid spiraling unrest over the images, Per Edgar Kokkvold, Secretary-General of the Norwegian Press Association, told Reuters in an interview he was unafraid and would continue to defend the right to publish offensive material. He neither...


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