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Muhammad Caricature Watch: New Protests Erupt Around the World

Pakistani protesters burn a Danish flag to condemn the publication of cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad in European papers , Monday, Feb. 6, 2006 in Lahore, Pakistan. Pakistan opposed violent protests against newspaper cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad on Monday as local journalists demonstrated against the drawings that have inflamed the Muslim world.

Reuters: New protests erupt in cartoon row

Fresh protests erupted across Asia and the Middle East over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad on Monday, despite calls by world leaders for calm after Danish diplomatic missions were set ablaze in Lebanon and Syria.

U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan expressed alarm and urged restraint but oil giant Iran, which is reviewing trade ties with countries that published the cartoons, vowed to respond to “an anti-Islamic and Islamophobic current.”

In Iran:

Iranian woman shouts slogans, as she holds photos of Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, right, and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, during a rally to protest against the publication of cartoons mocking the Prophet Muhammad in European newspapers, in Tehran.

In India:

Protesting students of Jamia Milia Islamia University burn a symbolic flag of Denmark in New Delhi, India, Monday, Feb. 6, 2006. Riot police fired tear gas and water cannons Monday at hundreds of protesting students in the Indian capital, while a strike called by Islamic groups shut down the main city of Indian-controlled Kashmir. Both groups were protesting the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in European newspapers.

In Afghanistan:

Afghan policeman guards as Afghan protesters march during a demonstration against the cartoons depicting caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad, in Kandahar , Afghanistan, Monday, Feb. 6, 2006. Clashes in Afghanistan left one person dead and four others injured, and police fired warning shots to protect a U.S. consulate in Indonesia as protests against the publication of cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad roiled across Asia on Monday.

Afghan Police Fire On Stone-Throwing Cartoon Protesters

Afghan protesters shout slogans as they burn a Danish flag outside their embassy during a demonstration in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Feb. 6, 2006.

In Indonesia:

ndonesian Muslim protesters burn a Danish flag during a demonstration in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia, Monday, Feb. 6, 2006. Muslims rallied in several cities in the world’s most populous Muslim country Monday to show anger over cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in Western newspapers. Writings on the posters say ‘Put Danish Prime Minister on international tribunal.’

Indonesian men try to pry the U.S. seal from the gate of the U.S. consulate in Surabaya, Indonesia’s second largest city, Monday, Feb. 6, 2006. Police fired warning shots to protect the consulate as protests against the publication of cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad roiled across Asia on Monday.

CNN: Asian Muslims protest cartoons

In New Zealand:

Muslims protest in Auckland against the publication of cartoons that mock the Prophet Muhammad.

The Age: Cartoon rage spreads to New Zealand


Moderate Moslem groups and Western leaders condemned the weekend violence and calls to arms and called for calm. (Barcepundit parses the plea from Spanish Prime Minister Zapatero and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.)

Jim Hoft has more on the casualty count. BBC reports 4 dead.

Muslim dissident Ibn Warraq has a must-read manifesto published in Der Spiegel over the weekend.

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross at The Counterterrorism Blog has similar thoughts and puts the Danish cartoon controversy in context.

Victor Davis Hanson has an exclusive piece over at the indispensable Real Clear Politics: “A European Awakening Against Islamic Fascism?”

This is a wake-up call for the Western World on the fanaticism of fundamental Islam.

Christians and Jews have been blasphemed on a daily, weekly, monthly basis for centuries and more vilification than these ianane and childish cartoons.

As Flap has said before ……these folks need to get over it.

By the way, don’t these protesters have jobs or better things to do than burning Danish flags?

The cartoons:


Muhammad Caricature Watch: The False Cartoons and Danish Imams

Muhammad Caricature Watch: Angry Demonstrators Set Danish Consulate in Beirut Ablaze

Muhammad Caricature Watch: Syrian Protesters Set Danish Embassy Ablaze Over Cartoon

Muhammad Caricature Watch: Protests Over Muhammad Drawings Intensify

Muhammad Caricature Watch: Anger Over Cartoons of Muhammad Escalates

Day by Day by Chris Muir on CNN

Day by Day by Chris Muir on Muhammad Caricatures

Cox & Forkum: Publication of Caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad by a Danish Newspaper

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One Comment

  • mike

    this over reaction to these cartoons only further increases the average persons belief that the muslim religion revolves around everything but peace. Everyone realizes that tolerance for all races , religions, is not always easy , but should be something that we all try hard to practice and teach every day.I am growing really tired of watching these assholes killing our soldiers, each other, just about anybody really and then try to say that its a peaceful religion. Heres a novel idea , try to actually go a few weeks without killing, look for ways to further peace and tolerance towards others and see if the rest of the world begins to take a different view of the muslims. The sad part is these cartoons and far from what we see on tv everyday. Its up to these people to prove themselves different