India Intelligence Report

World Over Protests on Cartoons


While violence over the Danish cartoons depicting Prophet Mohammed in distasteful manner abated, Danish diplomats in several countries including Syria and Indonesia were cautioned and expatriated to safety. A travel advisory from Denmark said that all Danes in Indonesia must leave the country even though the threat was mostly in eastern Java. Pakistan protestors have called for a nationwide strike on March 3 to protest the cartoons. Many British Muslim leaders have condemned violence over the cartoons. France reported a peaceful protest march by 7,200 people carrying posters and chanting slogans. In Germany, 2,500 Muslims in Düsseldorf and 1,200 in Berlin marched peacefully past those Danish missions. In Algeria, managing editors of two newspapers have been detained and will face trial for re-publishing the cartoons.

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