Saturday, February 18, 2006
No Translation Needed...
This video really says it all:
In other developments:
* Denmark temporarily closes its embassy in Pakistan because of the security situation. Copenhagen also advises against all travel to Pakistan and urges Danes there to leave as soon as possible.
* Pakistan recalls its ambassador in Denmark for consultations.
* A minister in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, Haji Yaqub, announces a $11m reward for anyone who beheads the cartoonist who drew the images of Muhammad.
* Peshawar cleric Maulana Yousaf Qureshi offers 7.5m rupees ($125,000) and a car to anyone who kills the cartoonist. The reward is later reportedly raised to $1m.
* Former US President Bill Clinton calls the publication of the cartoons "a mistake".
* In Hong Kong, more than 2,000 Muslims stage a peaceful anti-cartoon march. (source)
--The students at the University of California at Berkeley definitely are trendsetters...they were protesting their school paper for running the cartoon that is at the top of this post back in 2001. Berkeley: setting the trend of Muslim cartoon protests...
"We understand that it's a matter of free speech, but it's hate speech," said Jaspreet K. Saini, a council member of the Sikh Student Association. "That kind of speech is not protected by anyone. It only encourages more violence and more killing." (source)