Monday, February 13, 2006

Muhammed Cartoon Organized Provocation Continues

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- Police fired tear gas and wielded batons on Monday to stop about 7,000 students protesting the publication of the Prophet Mohammed cartoons from marching on the governor's residence.
The students had earlier marched to several universities in Peshawar and hurled stones at a Christian school, breaking windows and causing other damage. They also threw stones at shops in the city's main business district, chanting "Down with America" and "Down with Denmark."
There were no immediate reports of casualties, but an Associated Press reporter saw students carrying away a classmate with an injured leg.
President Gen. Pervez Musharraf told journalists in the capital Islamabad on Monday that newspapers that have printed the caricatures were "being totally oblivious to the consequences for the world, for world peace and harmony."
"The most moderate Muslim will go to the street and talk against it because this hurts the sentiments of every Muslim," he said. "Whether an extremist or a moderate or an ultramoderate, we will condemn it."

7,000 - eh? so much for spontaneity!


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