Protests Over Muhammad Drawings Intensify

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Protests Over Muhammad Drawings Intensify

Postby DP on Fri Feb 03, 2006 12:18 pm

Religion of peace?<br>
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<!--EZCODE QUOTE START--><blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Outrage over caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad erupted in a swell of protests across the Muslim world Friday, with demonstrators demanding revenge against Denmark and death for those they accuse of defaming Islam's holiest figure. <br>
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In Iraq, the leading Shiite cleric denounced the drawings first published in a Danish newspaper in September, one of which depicted the prophet wearing a turban shaped as a bomb. But the cleric also suggested militant Muslims were partly to blame for distorting the image of Islam.<br>
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Some European newspapers reprinted the caricatures this week, prompting protests Friday in Britain, Turkey, Lebanon, Syria, Pakistan, Indonesia, Malaysia and Palestinian areas. In Sudan, some even urged al-Qaida terrorists to target Denmark.<br>
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"Strike, strike, Bin Laden," shouted some in a crowd of about 50,000 who filled a Khartoum square.<br>
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The U.S. and British governments criticized publication of the caricatures as offensive to Muslims, raising questions about whether the line between free speech and incitement had been crossed.<br>
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The Danish government tried to contain the damage. Foreign Minister Per Stig Moeller called Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas and said the Danish government "cannot accept an assault against Islam," according to Abbas' office.<br>
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On Monday, Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen said his government could not apologize on behalf of a newspaper, but that he personally "never would have depicted Muhammad, Jesus or any other religious character in a way that could offend other people."<br>
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Many Muslims consider the Danish government's reaction inadequate.<br>
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Clerics in Palestinian areas called in Friday prayers for a boycott of Danish and European goods and the severing of diplomatic ties. Tens of thousands of incensed Muslims marched through Palestinian cities, burning the Danish flag and calling for vengeance.<br>
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"Whoever defames our prophet should be executed," said Ismail Hassan, a tailor who marched in the pouring rain with hundreds of other Muslims in the West Bank city of Ramallah. "Bin Laden our beloved, Denmark must be blown up," the protesters chanted.<br>
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Foreign diplomats, aid workers and journalists began pulling out of Palestinian areas Thursday because of kidnapping threats against some Europeans.<br>
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In Iraq, about 4,500 people protested in the southern city of Basra, burning the Danish flag. Some 600 worshippers stomped on Danish flags before burning them outside Baghdad's Abu Hanifa Mosque, Sunni Islam's holiest shrine in Iraq. Demonstrators also burned Danish journalists in effigy and torched boxes of Danish cheese.<br>
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Iraq's leading Shiite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, condemned the publications as a "horrific action."<br>
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But in remarks posted on his Web site, al-Sistani referred to "misguided and oppressive" segments of the Muslim community whose actions "projected a distorted and dark image of the faith of justice, love and brotherhood."<br>
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Islamic law, based on clerics' interpretation of the Quran and the sayings of the prophet, forbids any depictions of the Prophet Muhammad, even positive ones, to prevent idolatry.<br>
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British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw criticized European media for reprinting the caricatures. While free speech should be respected, Straw said "there is not any obligation to insult or to be gratuitously inflammatory."<br>
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The State Department called the drawings "offensive to the beliefs of Muslims" and said the right to freedom of speech must be coupled with press responsibility.<br>
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"Inciting religious or ethnic hatred in this manner is not acceptable," State Department press officer Janelle Hironimus said. <br>
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In Damascus, Syria, entrances to the Al-Murabit mosque were strewn with Danish, Israeli and American flags so worshippers could trample them as they entered. Banners outside called for a boycott of Danish, European and U.S. products "until Denmark is brought to its knees, regretting this farce of freedom of expression." <br>
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Some 1,500 worshippers in Jordan marched in the northeastern city of Zarqa, demanding that Denmark prosecute the cartoonist who drew the caricatures. <br>
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Pakistan's parliament unanimously passed a resolution condemning the cartoons as a "vicious, outrageous and provocative campaign." <br>
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And in Jakarta, Indonesia, more than 150 Muslims stormed a high-rise building housing the Danish Embassy and tore down and burned the country's flag.<hr></blockquote><!--EZCODE QUOTE END--><br>
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Re: Protests Over Muhammad Drawings Intensify

Postby perigrini on Fri Feb 03, 2006 12:53 pm

So my question is, if muslims can get up groups worldwide to protest a couple of cartoons in Denmark why can't they get more than 3 people in a single place to protest terrorism in the name of Islam?<br>
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Re: Protests Over Muhammad Drawings Intensify

Postby Abiding in His Word on Fri Feb 03, 2006 3:22 pm

fear? The ones who are protesting are terrorists and radical.<!--EZCODE HR START--><hr /><!--EZCODE HR END--> <p>"And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men, by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12<br>
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Re: Protests Over Muhammad Drawings Intensify

Postby blessedayers on Fri Feb 03, 2006 4:26 pm

<!--EZCODE QUOTE START--><blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr> "Bin Laden our beloved, Denmark must be blown up," the protesters chanted.<hr></blockquote><!--EZCODE QUOTE END--><br>
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They are showing their true face.....and growing bolder about it. I cant see the governments of the world tolerating this much longer...if for no other reason than that their constituents are sick of having to bow down to islam. <p><!--EZCODE FONT START--><span style="color:olive;">~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~</span><!--EZCODE FONT END--> <br>
<!--EZCODE FONT START--><span style="color:navy;">"Seek ye out of the book of the LORD,and read: no one of these shall fail...Therefore every scribe instructed concerning the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who brings out of his treasure things old and new...Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.”<br>
Isa.34:16a,Matt.13:52, 2Tim 4:2<br>
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A false witness shall perish; but the man that obeyeth shall speak unchallenged. <br>
For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, <br>
which all your adversaries shall not <br>
be able to gainsay nor resist.<br>
Pro 21:28 Luk 21:15</span><!--EZCODE FONT END--> <br>
<!--EZCODE FONT START--><span style="color:olive;">Jody ***Psalms 119***</span><!--EZCODE FONT END--> </p><i></i>
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Re: Protests Over Muhammad Drawings Intensify

Postby javierruizleon on Fri Feb 03, 2006 7:26 pm

Christians write letters and call protesting "The Book of Daniel" TV show, Muslims get violent over a cartoon. True colors indeed. <p></p><i></i>
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