Muslim Cartoon News Roundup: Sat. 11 Feb. Late
For your contemplation, the latest tensions sparked by the Muhammad cartoons. In this post:
In U.S., Muslims protest The Philadelphia Inquirer's decision to print cartoons.
Denmark tells nationals to get out of Indonesia.
Iran's president blames Europe, U.S. for cartoon rage.
Islamic Conference tells Europeans to get over fear of Muslims.
"Now in the West insulting the prophet is allowed, but questioning the Holocaust is considered a crime," he said. "We ask, why do you insult the prophet? The response is that it is a matter of freedom, while in fact they (who insult the founder of Islam) are hostages of the Zionists. And the people of the U.S. and Europe should pay a heavy price for becoming hostages to Zionists."
Muslims protest Philadelphia paper's publishing of cartoon
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Protesters with signs that read "Irresponsible Journalism" gathered outside the offices of The Philadelphia Inquirer Saturday to condemn the newspaper's decision to reprint a caricature of the Prophet Mohammed that had angered Muslims worldwide.
Danes urged to leave Indonesia over cartoon protests
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.
Iran Blames U.S., Europe in Cartoon Crisis
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's hard-line president on Saturday accused the United States and Europe of being "hostages of Zionism" and said they should pay a heavy price for the publication of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad that have triggered worldwide protests.
OIC tells EU: Combat Islamophobia
(Aljazeera.Net) -- The Organisation of the Islamic Conference has urged the European Union to combat what it terms Islamophobia and which it says should be equated with xenophobia and anti-Semitism.
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