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No let-up in protest against Prophet cartoons

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No let-up in protest against Prophet cartoons


Anger over caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad shows no sign of abating with protests continuing in several countries. Norwegian UN troops were the target in Afghanistan when crowds attacked their base in Kabul with petrol bombs and stones. One person is reported to have been killed and several wounded after police opened fire to break up the demonstration. Across the border in Pakistan thousands of people attended rallies to express their anger. In Algeria a moderate Islamist party called on Muslims to unite in protest against the cartoons.

The Danish newspaper which first published the depictions said they were intended to test the boundaries of free speech. Copenhagen’s embassy in Tehran, which was attacked by angry crowds yesterday, has been targetted again. Denmark has protested to Iran and demanded more protection for diplomatic staff.
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