Prophet cartoonist 'attacked'

Prophet cartoonist 'attacked'

A Swedish artist who angered Muslims by depicting the Prophet Mohammed as a dog said he was attacked as protesters interrupted his university lecture in Stockholm on the limits of free speech.

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'South Park' makers warned about Mohammed depiction

'South Park' makers warned about Mohammed depiction

A radical Muslim group warned the creators of South Park that they could face violent retribution for depicting the prophet Mohammed in a bear suit during last week’s episode.

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'Jihad Jane' faces US terror charges

'Jihad Jane' faces US terror charges

An American woman arrested in Ireland in connection with the alleged “Jihad Jane” plot to murder a controversial cartoonist has been charged with terror-related offences in the US.

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Woman charged in connection with cartoonist death plot

Woman charged in connection with cartoonist death plot

An American woman arrested in Ireland in connection with an alleged plot to murder a controversial cartoonist was charged today with terror-related offences in the US.

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Muslims in demo over controversial cartoon

Muslims in demo over controversial cartoon

More than 200 Malaysian Muslim protesters today called on Sweden to take action against several newspapers that reprinted a caricature depicting the Prophet Mohammed as a dog.

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Two charged in prophet Mohammed cartoonist 'murder plot' probe

Two Muslim men have been charged following an international investigation into a suspected plot to murder a Swedish cartoonist who depicted the prophet Mohammed with the body of a dog.

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Gardaí given more time to question cartoonist 'plot' suspects

Gardaí given more time to question cartoonist 'plot' suspects

Gardaí have been given more time to question three men in connection with a suspected plot to murder a Swedish cartoonist.

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Police release three held over cartoonist 'death plot'

Police release three held over cartoonist 'death plot'

Three of seven Muslims detained over a suspected plot to assassinate a Swedish cartoonist have been released from custody.

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Seven still being questioned over cartoon plot

Seven still being questioned over cartoon plot

Seven Muslims detained over a suspected plot to assassinate a Swedish cartoonist, allegedly masterminded by a self-styled “Jihad Jane”, were facing another three days of questioning today.

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Two to appear in court in connection with cartoonist murder plot

Two to appear in court in connection with cartoonist murder plot

Two people arrested over an alleged plot to murder a Swedish cartoonist will appear in court today to have their periods of detention extended.

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Danish newspapers reprint controversial cartoon

Denmark’s leading newspapers today reprinted a cartoon which depicts the Prophet Muhammad wearing a bomb-shaped turban.

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Dane among those arrested in probe into cartoonist death plot

The men arrested on suspicion of plotting to kill one of the 12 cartoonists behind the Prophet Muhammad drawings were two Tunisians and a Dane of Moroccan origin, Danish police have revealed.

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Muslims rally against paper that published prophet cartoon

Scores of Muslims staged a demonstration today against a Swedish newspaper and demanded that its chief editor apologise for publishing a drawing depicting the Prophet Mohammed with a dog’s body.

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French newspaper cleared in Mohammed cartoon case

A French satirical newspaper was today cleared in a case brought by Muslims angered by its publication of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed.

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Arab dismay at cartoons verdict

Arabs today criticised a Danish court’s decision to exonerate the newspaper that first published the Prophet Mohammed cartoons that provoked riots across the Muslim world.

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Islamic group condemns Prophet cartoon ruling

A top Pakistani Islamic group today criticised the dismissal by a Danish court of a defamation lawsuit against a newspaper that published cartoons of Prophet Mohammed that sparked mass protests across the Muslim world this year.

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Thousands protest at prophet drawings

About 50,000 people, many chanting “Hang those who insulted the prophet”, rallied in a southern Pakistani city to protest at cartoon drawings of the prophet Muhammad.

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Arab nations urged to seek UN ban on slandering religion

Arab and Islamic governments should pressure the United Nations to ban the slandering of religions, said more than 200 Arab politicians who renewed their criticism today of the contentious Prophet Muhammad cartoons.

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Danish PM welcomes EU statement on Mohammed cartoons

Danish prime minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen today welcomed a joint declaration by the Europe Union on the Prophet Mohammed cartoons, saying it was in line with his government’s view.

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Muslim leader calls for cartoon protests across Pakistan

A coalition of radical Islamic parties called for nationwide protests in Pakistan today after police arrested hundreds of religious activists to thwart a weekend rally against Prophet Mohammed cartoons in the eastern city of Lahore.

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70 held as police crack down on drawngs protests

Police today arrested about 70 people, including clerics and religious school administrators, in the eastern city of Lahore in a bid to prevent an illegal rally against Prophet Muhammad cartoons from going ahead, police said.

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2,000 rally against cartoons in Pakistan capital

Thousands of Islamists today defied a ban on rallies in Pakistan’s capital, joining protesters across the country in condemning the Prophet Mohammed cartoons printed by some Western newspapers.

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Six reported killed in Nigerian violence

Christian mobs rampaged through a southern Nigerian city today, burning mosques and killing several people in an outbreak of anti-Muslim violence that followed deadly protests against caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed over the weekend.

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Danish foreign minister warns of al-Qaida exploitation

Denmark’s foreign minister today blamed extremists for violent protests in Muslim countries against the Prophet Mohammed cartoons and warned that al-Qaida would exploit the situation.

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Iranian foreign minister calls for end to cartoons violence

Iranian foreign minister Manouchehr Mottaki today called for an end to the violent protests over the Prophet Mohammed cartoons.

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Pakistan church fires: 23 accused

Police have accused 23 people of arson and damaging property in the torching of two churches during a protest about the burning of Islam’s holy book in a southern city, an official said today.

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Violence continues as Muslims condemn Mohammed cartoons

Pakistani security forces arrested hundreds of Islamic hard-liners and virtually sealed off the capital Islamabad today, before using gunfire and tear gas to disperse a Prophet Mohammed cartoon protest that had been banned by the government after a wave of deadly riots.

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Protesters attack US Embassy over Prophet drawings

Hundreds of Muslims protesting caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad attacked the US Embassy in Indonesia with rocks and sticks today as police detained lawmakers in Pakistan and fired tear gas to quell demonstrations there.

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Nigerian Muslim cartoon rioters kill 15 people

Thousands of Nigerian Muslims protesting caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad attacked Christians and burned churches in north-eastern Nigeria, killing at least 15 people, police and residents said.

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Italian minister bows to pressure to resign

Italian Reforms Minister Roberto Calderoli has resigned after his wearing of a T-shirt featuring Prophet Mohammad cartoons sparked a riot in Benghazi in Libya in which 10 people died

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Minister refuses to resign over Prophet T-shirt

A Cabinet minister resisted calls for his resignation today, after his decision to wear a T-shirt featuring cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad was blamed for sparking deadly clashes at an Italian consulate in Libya.

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Police fire on Pakistan cartoon protesters

Police fired on a crowd protesting the Prophet Muhammad cartoons today in eastern Pakistan, injuring at least four people, police said.

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Nine dead in Libyan cartoon protests

Demonstrators protesting about the Prophet Mohammed cartoons set fire to the Italian consulate in Benghazi today in a riot that left nine protesters dead as armed police clashed with the crowd.

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Watchdog urges release of journalists arrested over cartoons

A leading media watchdog today urged the release of six journalists held in Algeria and Yemen for reprinting caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed that have provoked violent protests in the Muslim world.

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Probe against editor who reprinted cartoons

Prosecutors have opened a criminal investigation against the editor of a newspaper which became the first Russian media outlet to reprint the Danish cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed that have sparked violence in Muslim countries, officials said today.

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Indian police clash with Muslim worshippers over cartoons

Indian police today used batons and tear gas to disperse angry Muslim worshippers who rioted in the city to protest against the publication of cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed.

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Cleric offers reward for killing Prophet cartoonist

A Pakistani cleric offered a 1.5 million rupee (€28,000) reward and a car for anyone who kills the cartoonist who drew Prophet Mohammed.

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Danish company prepares to confront cartoon questions

The company hurt worst by the boycott in many Muslim countries of Danish products by consumers angered over the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed today said it hoped to confront the issue at a trade fair in Dubai.

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Malaysian Muslims burn Bush effigy during cartoons protest

About 3,000 Malaysian Muslims burned an effigy of US President George Bush and called for an international boycott of Danish products today to protest against the publication of cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed.

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Prophet cartoons boycotts costing Denmark millions

Muslim boycotts of Danish goods over the publication of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad are costing Denmark’s companies millions and have raised fears of irreparable damage to trade ties.

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Iran renames Danish pastries

Iranians love Danish pastries, but now when they look for the flaky dessert at the bakery they have to ask for “Roses of the Prophet Mohammad.”

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Boycotts of Danish products costing companies millions

Consumer boycotts of Danish goods in Muslim countries in protest of the publication of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed are costing Denmark’s companies millions, and have raised fears of irreparable damage to trade ties.

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EU convenes meeting on cartoons controversy

Austria’s foreign minister said today that an emergency meeting with her Danish counterpart and leading representatives of the international Islamic community had made progress on diffusing tensions over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.

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40,000 attend 'cartoons' protest in Pakistan

Tens of thousands of people shouting “God is Great!” marched through Karachi today and burned effigies of the Danish prime minister in Pakistan’s fourth day of protests over cartoons of Prophet Mohammed.

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Call for probe of Muslim group's involvement in cartoon case

Denmark’s main opposition party and a government ally today called for an investigation of a national Muslim group’s Middle East trip, which has been blamed for fanning the furore over a newspaper’s publication of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.

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EU: Trust shaken by cartoons crisis

The European Union today said the mutual trusts between religious communities had been badly damaged by the recent crisis over the Prophet Mohammed drawings, and called the furore a “most regrettable development”.

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Pakistan: Three killed in 'cartoons' protest

Protesters burned a KFC restaurant and cinemas today in Pakistan’s biggest protest yet against the Prophet Mohammed cartoons – the third straight day of violent demonstrations in the Islamic nation.

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Russian newspaper publishes religious cartoon

Russian prosecutors has opened an investigation after a newspaper in the southern city of Volgograd published a cartoon of Jesus, Moses, Buddha and the Prophet Mohammed, a senior prosecutor said today.

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Police and demonstrators clash in 'cartoons' protest

Police attacked stone-throwing protesters with batons and fired tear gas in the north-western city of Peshawar today – Pakistan’s third consecutive day of violent protests over the Prophet Muhammad cartoons, witnesses said.

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Italian minister 'to wear Mohammed t-shirts'

An Italian cabinet minister from a right-wing party was today quoted as he planned to wear T-shirts bearing some of the prophet cartoons which have inflamed much of the Muslim world.

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Cartoon uproar Denmark's 'biggest crises since war'

The uproar over the Prophet Mohammed cartoons was Denmark’s biggest foreign policy challenge since the Second World War, the prime minister said today.

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Cartoon protesters storm diplomatic enclave in Pakistan

More than 1,000 protesters stormed into a diplomatic enclave in Islamabad today, and thousands set fire to a provincial assembly building in another city during Pakistan’s most violent wave of protests against the cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.

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Basra council demands withdrawal of Danish troops

Basra’s provincial council today demanded the withdrawal of Denmark’s 530-member military contingent from southern Iraq unless the Danish government apologises for the publication of the contentious Prophet Mohammed caricatures.

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Barroso supports Denmark in cartoon conflict

EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso expressed support for Denmark in the dispute over the Prophet Mohammed cartoons, saying in comments published today that the freedom of speech cannot be compromised.

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Tear gas fired at cartoons protesters

Police fired tear gas today as they chased away about 200 protesters who entered the heavily guarded diplomatic enclave in Pakistan’s capital to demonstrate against the Prophet Muhammad cartoons.

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Denmark PM rejects misinformation in Muslim world

Denmark’s prime minister said distribution of false pictures, stories and rumours had tarnished the Scandinavian country’s image in the Muslim world.

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Police break up 'cartoons' protest with tear gas, batons

Police fired tear gas and baton-charged about 7,000 students protesting against the Prophet Mohammed cartoons today in north-western Pakistan.

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Pakistan: Police fire tear gas at 'cartoons' protesters

Police have fired tear gas at about 7,000 students protesting against the Prophet Mohammed cartoons in north-western Pakistan.

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Iran denies inflaming prophet cartoons violence

The Iranian government has hit back at an accusation by US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice that it has inflamed violent protests over caricatures of Islam’s Prophet Mohammad and demanded an apology.

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Algerian editors 'detained for printing Prophet cartoons'

Two Algerian editors have been taken into police custody for publishing caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed that have sparked violent protests in the Muslim world, a media group said today.

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