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Iraqi Shiites Rally Against Danish Reprint Of Mohammed Cartoon
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Source: Associated Press

Thousands of supporters of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr demonstrated Friday against Denmark and Danish newspapers for reprinting a caricature of the Prophet Mohammed.

The demonstrations in the sprawling Shiite Sadr City slum, in the Shiite holy city of Najaf and in neighboring Kufa came after Friday prayers.

"There is no God but God and Denmark is the enemy of God," they chanted as they carried banners demanding that Iraq sever diplomatic ties with Denmark.

"We demand from the Iraqi government to break off relations with Denmark," al-Sadr aid Sadiq al-Eisawi said during his sermon in Sadr City.

The rally also condemned the U.S. presence in Iraq, while protesters burned American and Israeli flags.

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  -Iraqi Shiites Rally Against Danish Reprint Of Mohammed Cartoon Purveyor  Feb-22-08 07:37 PM   #0 
  - Oh, spare me. Don't those people have JOBS?  Redstone   Feb-22-08 07:44 PM   #1 
  - They are really going to be pissed at me then......Dance Mohammed...DANCE!!  seriousstan   Feb-22-08 07:52 PM   #2 
  - Now I don't have a problem with that  ayeshahaqqiqa   Feb-22-08 08:01 PM   #4 
  - OK forget the bomb.  bbinacan   Feb-22-08 08:12 PM   #6 
  - No, there is no excuse for mass hysteria  ayeshahaqqiqa   Feb-23-08 09:40 AM   #15 
     - nobody had a problem with freedom of expression  ohio2007   Feb-23-08 10:16 AM   #20 
        - As I recall, the Pope did condemn this art work  ayeshahaqqiqa   Feb-23-08 10:29 AM   #21 
           - but was the artist killed as well as thousands others of his ilk ?  ohio2007   Feb-23-08 10:52 AM   #22 
              - You're making a few assumptions here  ayeshahaqqiqa   Feb-23-08 11:04 AM   #24 
  - They ran the cartoons because Theo van Gogh was murdered for making a film.  seriousstan   Feb-22-08 08:18 PM   #7 
  - And reposting the cartoons helped in what way?  ayeshahaqqiqa   Feb-23-08 09:30 AM   #14 
  - You might want to tell the protesters your reasoning  Penance   Feb-22-08 09:11 PM   #9 
     - Well, since there are no extremists where I live in Arkansas  ayeshahaqqiqa   Feb-23-08 09:23 AM   #13 
        - I'm not a Christian  Penance   Feb-23-08 06:27 PM   #29 
           - What you took as "cover" for the Shiites  ayeshahaqqiqa   Feb-24-08 08:49 AM   #30 
  - a little music mohammad if you please  ohio2007   Feb-23-08 10:09 AM   #19 
     - Not bad, but I think he'd like Qwali Music instead  ayeshahaqqiqa   Feb-23-08 11:09 AM   #26 
     - Ah, the freedom to be an asshole. Ain't it great.  High Plains   Feb-23-08 11:17 AM   #27 
        - Try post #20.  DuStrange   Feb-23-08 12:15 PM   #28 
  - What exactly was the point of reprinting the cartoons?  ayeshahaqqiqa   Feb-22-08 07:58 PM   #3 
  - The point was to show support for the artist after 3 Muslims were arrested plotting to kill him.  seriousstan   Feb-22-08 08:33 PM   #8 
     - Couldn't they do this in another way, though?  ayeshahaqqiqa   Feb-23-08 09:46 AM   #16 
  - too bad they cannot run their own lives better first nt  msongs   Feb-22-08 08:05 PM   #5 
  - well, if America is the Great Satan, and Israel is the Little Satan,  provis99   Feb-22-08 09:58 PM   #10 
  - Just keep poking that hornet's nest with a stick, boys  Canuckistanian   Feb-22-08 10:13 PM   #11 
  - One does indeed, have to wonder what the real motive of the reprint is....? n/t  Purveyor   Feb-23-08 12:22 AM   #12 
  - Strengthen the hand of the extremists, that's the ticket!  ayeshahaqqiqa   Feb-23-08 09:49 AM   #17 
  - Egypt 'monitoring attacks on Islam ahead of Dutch TV film'  ohio2007   Feb-23-08 10:07 AM   #18 
  - Liberating Feminine Individuality is the key to defeating Radical Islam  ReformedChris   Feb-23-08 11:00 AM   #23 
     - Also stop the persecution of Sufis  ayeshahaqqiqa   Feb-23-08 11:07 AM   #25 

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