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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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