2006-02-03 17:44:00

Muslims Protest over Cartoons

(03 Jan 06 - RV) Fresh protests are being made by Muslims angered by the publication of newspaper cartoons depicting the prophet Muhammad.
Iraqi, Egyptian and Palestinian Islamic groups have called for demonstrations as Muslims attend Friday prayers. The cartoons first appeared in a Danish newspaper in September. Fr Justo Lacunza Balda is director of the pontifical institute of Islamic and Arabic studies in Rome.
He says it’s a case of defining the limit between press freedom and offending a religious belief. But he also warns that the reaction of the Arab world must be reined in by authorities in order to avoid fresh violence… RealAudioMP3

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