Pakistani police detain a protester during a clash in Islamabad, Pakistan, Sunday, Feb 19, 2006. Pakistani police raided offices and homes of dozens of radical Islamic leaders, putting several under house arrest and detaining hundreds of their associates in a bid to foil a rally in the capital to protest cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, officials said.
ASSociated Press: Muslims Assault U.S. Embassy in Indonesia
Hundreds of Muslims protesting caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad tried to storm the U.S. Embassy on Sunday, smashing the windows of a guard post but failing to push through the gates. Several people were injured.
Meanwhile around the world there were additional protests……
A Pakistani protester shouts slogans during a protest in Peshawar, February 18, 2006. Pakistan banned demonstrations in the capital Islamabad on Saturday as protests over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad grew and four people were wounded when shots were fired during a rally in central town.
Supporters of Jamat-e-Islami or Party of Islam chant slogans to condemn the publications of cartoons depicting Islamic Prophet Muhammad, Sunday, Feb. 19, 2006 in Islamabad, Pakistan.
In Jakarta, about 400 people marched to the heavily fortified U.S. mission in the center of the city, behind a banner reading “We are ready to attack the enemies of the Prophet.”
Protesters throwing stones and brandishing wooden staves tried to break through the gates. They set fire to U.S. flags and a poster of President Bush and smashed the windows of a guard outpost before dispersing after a few minutes.
The U.S. Embassy called the attacks deplorable, describing them as acts of “thuggery.”
It is organized coordinated politcal terrorism. Indonesia had better protect the American Embassy or else……..
A protest organizer said the West, and particularly the United States, is attacking Islam.
BS……but we American will not be intimidated by these criminals either. This is not merely political protest speech.
“They want to destroy Islam through the issue of terrorism … and all those things are engineered by the United States,” said Maksuni, who only uses one name.
“We are fighting America fiercely this time,” he said. “And we also are fighting Denmark.”
Well, Maksuni if the shoe fits………
As Flap has been saying, this has little to do with the Muhammad Caricatures and an affront to Islam. It has everything to do with Islamic political theocracy desiring political control over the West.
If they want a war……..well, we have been waging one since 9/11…….
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