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2006-02-04 05:12:28

JAKARTA (Reuters) - The leaders of Muslim-majority Indonesia and Malaysia added their voices on Saturday to the condemnation of cartoons depicting Prophet Mohammad, whose publication has sparked outrage across the Islamic world. But there was no repeat of Friday's protests in Jakarta and elsewhere in Asia, and both Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi called on their countries' Muslims to exercise restraint. "The Indonesian...

2006-02-03 14:40:15

By Kerstin Gehmlich PARIS (Reuters) - European leaders called on Friday for restraint as Muslims staged growing protests over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad they consider blasphemous and more newspapers reprinted the images in the name of press freedom. Muslim protests in Indonesia, Turkey and the Palestinian West Bank staged violent demonstrations against the caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad, one with a turban resembling a bomb. "I am concerned...about this escalation we have...

2006-02-03 13:26:18

By Kerstin Gehmlich PARIS (Reuters) - European leaders on Friday called for restraint as more newspapers published caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad, saying freedom of speech was sacrosanct, and Muslims protested against the jokes they consider blasphemous. Muslim protesters in Indonesia, Turkey and the Palestinian West Bank staged violent demonstrations against the cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammad, one with a turban resembling a bomb. "I am concerned...about this...

2006-02-03 08:16:50

By Per Bech Thomsen COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - European media have leapt to defend a Danish paper's right to publish cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, but some commentators are also asking if press freedom has become an excuse for intolerance. Described by one of the cartoonists behind the uproar as a "collection of reactionary provocateurs," according to a Swedish report, the now apologetic paper Jyllands-Posten has elicited sympathy but also suspicion from colleagues around the...

2006-02-03 07:42:42

RIYADH (Reuters) - A leading preacher in Saudi Arabia proclaimed a new spirit of defiance among Muslims after worldwide protests over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad in European newspapers. "A great new spirit is flowing through the body of the Islamic nation ... this world can no longer ignore this nation and its feelings," Saleh bin Humaid said in a televised sermon at the Grand Mosque in the Muslim city of Mecca. "The nation has fought to back its Prophet Mohammad in recent...

2006-02-03 09:18:33

By Kerstin Gehmlich PARIS (Reuters) - Denmark said on Friday it could not apologize for cartoons in a Danish newspaper depicting the Prophet Mohammad as outrage spread across the Muslim world from the Middle East to countries in Asia. More European newspapers published the cartoons on Friday, arguing freedom of speech was sacred, but angry Muslims staged violent protests against jokes they consider "blasphemous." "Neither the Danish government nor the Danish nation as such can be...

2006-02-03 08:45:55

By Kerstin Gehmlich PARIS (Reuters) - Outrage spread across the Islamic world on Friday over Danish cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, as Muslims condemned them as "blasphemous" and more European newspapers published them, arguing freedom of speech was sacred. Up to 300 militant Indonesian Muslims went on a rampage in the lobby of a building housing the Danish embassy in Jakarta. Shouting "Allahu Akbar" (God is Greatest), they smashed lamps with bamboo sticks, threw chairs, lobbed...

2006-02-03 06:40:00

By Kerstin Gehmlich PARIS -- Outrage spread across the Islamic world on Friday over Danish cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, as Muslims condemned them as "blasphemous" and more European newspapers published them, arguing freedom of speech was sacred. Up to 300 militant Indonesian Muslims went on a rampage in the lobby of a building housing the Danish embassy in Jakarta. Shouting "Allahu Akbar" (God is Greatest), they smashed lamps with bamboo sticks, threw chairs, lobbed rotten eggs and...

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...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.