Protest Continue After Muhammad Comic Depiction

By: Marcus Washington
By: Marcus Washington

February 7, 2006

The publication that depicted Prophet Muhammad in a cartoon continues to cause controversy around the world.

Protest spread across Asia, the Gaza Strip and Indonesia.

Three Afghans demonstrators are said to be dead (Tuesday) because of disputes with peacekeepers. Globally many leaders are calling for peace as they try to put an end to the disturbance.

"I think there's really a large constituency of people here who just want this to end. I should also say that I think most Muslims around the world just want this to end," said David Waldner, Director of Middle East Studies at the University of Virginia.

Denmark's prime minister says that he could not apologize on behalf of the independent newspaper, but says that he would have never depicted Muhammad or any other religious character in a way that would offend people.

Thousands of Egyptians and Jordanians also demonstrated peacefully, calling for a boycott of Danish products and the cutting of ties with Copenhagen.

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