There have been fresh protests across Asia and the Middle East over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed. At least one person has been killed during clashes between police and demonstrators outside the Danish embassy in the Afghan capital. Elsewhere in Kabul, security forces used batons to break up a protest in front of the presidential palace.
This man said they want the Danish embassy to be closed and called for the Afghan ambassador in Denmark to be recalled because he said the Danes have abused Islam. Iran has done exactly that by withdrawing its ambassador from Copenhagen. It has also gone a step further by cutting all ties with the country. From Tuesday it will stop all Danish goods from entering. Iran imports nearly 300 million euros worth of goods from Denmark each year. In Tehran itself, an angry mob attacked the Austrian embassy and shouted slogans against the EU’s stance on Iran’s nuclear programme. In Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim country, protestors in four cities demanded Denmark apologise for the controversial caricatures. Around ten people were hurt in clashes, but authorities say the situation is now calm.