Women shout slogans to demonstrate among 1,200 other Muslims against the Mohammed cartoons next to the Danish embassy in Berlin on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006. The posters read:’ A insult is not freedom of opinion and freedom of the press.’ , right, ‘Do not confound the freedom of the press with defamation ‘ left, and ‘Against cartoons of the prophet we demand censorship’, background.
Denmark said on Saturday it had withdrawn diplomats and staff from Indonesia and
Iran because of security threats, while Muslims held demonstrations in European cities over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad.
The diplomats’ departure follows that of Danish embassy staff in Syria who left on Friday on the grounds that the security provided by Syrian authorities was inadequate.
Denmark has been the target of protests in Islamic countries since cartoons of the Prophet, first published in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten in September, were reprinted by other European newspapers in January.
Islamic Turks step on Danish flags as they shout anti-Europe slogans close to Danish Embassy to denounce the publication of caricatures of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad in some European newspapers, in Ankara, Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006
In other parts of Europe there were additional demonstrations:
French police estimated that 7,200 people took part in a march through central Paris, waving banners and chanting, but the atmosphere was peaceful and many families took part.
France’s Muslim Council had urged the country’s five million Muslims to stay calm. The council had tried in vain to block the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo from reprinting the cartoons earlier this week.
In London, up to 4,000 demonstrators converged on Trafalgar Square on Saturday, joining the capital’s Mayor Ken Livingstone in a protest against the publication of the cartoons.
In marked contrast to angry demonstrations outside the Danish embassy in the British capital last week, the protest was good-natured and there was no sign of the extreme anti-Western placards brandished at the embassy protest. No British newspapers have reprinted the cartoons.
The British press like the American MSM cower at the threats of Islamic fanaticism.
The Danish government should order the Iranian, Syrians, and Indonesian ambassadors out of their country.
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