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Muhammad Caricature Watch: 4 Killed In Afghanistan in Caricature Bloodshed

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Jordanian Islamists burn Danish and U.S. flags during a protest against Prophet Muhammad’s offensive cartoons, published in Danish and several other European newspapers, in Amman, Jordan February 7, 2006.

Reuters: Afghan police kill four in cartoon bloodshed

Afghan police killed four protesters on Tuesday in some of the worst violence to erupt over satirical cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad which have provoked a deepening crisis between Europe and the Muslim World.

British troops were ordered to the Afghan town of Maymana to restore order after crowds attacked a NATO base of Norwegian troops with guns and grenades and police opened fire bringing the protest death toll in the Middle East and Asia to nine.

Afghan protesters burn a Danish flag in the western city of Herat, Afghanistan February 7, 2006. Norwegian soldiers in the NATO-led mission in Afghanistan were attacked on Tuesday by a crowd throwing stones and which smashed their way into the force’s camp, Norway’s defence ministry said. The attack occurred three days after Norway’s embassy in Syria was torched by Muslim demonstrators angry at the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad in Danish and Norwegian newspapers.

Where are the moderate Islamic clerics asking for the cessation of violence? Their silence is deafening.

“The situation is still out of control, but we have established some kind of a show of force with F-16s,” Norway’s defense ministry said. Norway was the second country after Denmark to publish the cartoons, one of which depicts Mohammad wearing a turban resembling a bomb with a fizzing fuse.

A wave of Muslim fury spread across the Middle East and Asia on Tuesday over the cartoons as leaders urged restraint and struggled to contain the protests which in recent days turned from peaceful to volatile and bloody.

Afghan protesters burn a Danish flag in the western city of Herat, Afghanistan February 7, 2006. Norwegian soldiers in the NATO-led mission in Afghanistan were attacked on Tuesday by a crowd throwing stones and which smashed their way into the force’s camp, Norway’s defence ministry said. The attack occurred three days after Norway’s embassy in Syria was torched by Muslim demonstrators angry at the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad in Danish and Norwegian newspapers.

This entire display is reminding Flap of the inanity of the French riots by Islamic immigrant youths. The countries so affected with Muhammad caricature demonstrations must show force, quell the violence and protect the foreign embassies.
Indonesian students burn a tire on a Danish flag during a protest outside their university in Makassar, South Sulawesi province February 7, 2006.

In Iran, which is locked in a nuclear stand-off with the West and which has cut trade ties with Denmark where the images were first published, a crowd pelted the Danish embassy in Tehran with petrol bombs and stones for a second day.

After rioters set Danish missions ablaze in Syria and Lebanon at the weekend, the European Union presidency issued a strongly worded warning to 19 countries across the Middle East that they are obliged to protect EU missions.

Denmark’s Foreign Minister Per Stig Moeller called his Iranian counterpart “and demanded in clear terms that Iran does all it can to protect the embassy and Danish lives,” a spokesman said, as the Tehran mission was once again attacked.

So, who is “snow-balling” these demonstrations? It is likely that this is an organized attempt to stir unrest and violence.

Who will benefit?

The fundamentatist Islamic regimes……..

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