Friday, March 26, 2010

Malaysian Muslims Burn Swedish Flag During Protest of Reprinted "Arf Said Mo" Cartoon

Once again, we see muslims all over the world going apeshit due to a cartoon published in a scandinavian country - this time it's muslims in Malaysia that protested the reprinting of a Swedish 2007 cartoon of Mohammed that portrayed him with the body of a dog.

I guess this is all a good example of muslims in a country which doesn't really have to deal with a typical radical islamic terror uprising just not being able to resist some reason to take violence to the streets.

From the report at Breitbart:

Malaysian Muslims burn Swedish flag to protest cartoon+

KUALA LUMPUR, March 26 (AP) - (Kyodo)—Hundreds of Malaysian Muslims protested outside the Swedish Embassy in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur on Friday over the publication of a caricature depicting the Muslim Prophet Mohammad with the body of a dog.
"Don't insult Prophet Mohammad," said one of many banners carried by the protestors that were mainly from the opposition Pan Islamic Party and various Muslims groups.

"We demanded the Swedish government take strong action against the newspapers that printed the caricature and also to take strong action against the artist," PAS official Sabki Yusuf told the crowd. "It is unacceptable what they did to our Prophet."

Dozens of riot police were on guard around the embassy that is located inside a high-rise office building near the iconic Petronas Twin Towers.

Protestors later burned a Swedish flag before dispersing.

The black-and-white sketch by Swedish artist Lars Vilks that was made in 2007 gained international attention after it was published by Swedish newspaper Nerikes Allehanda.

The Malaysian government has demanded the Swedish government take action against three Swedish newspapers that reprinted the cartoon early this month following the arrest in Ireland of seven people for allegedly plotting to assassinate Vilks.

Vilks has a $100,000 bounty on his head that was placed by al-Qaida who also offered $50,000 for the death of Nerikes Allehanda's editor- in-chief Ulf Johansson.

Foreign Minister Anifah Aman, in a statement, had said the country was concerned that such "despicable acts disregard the sensitivity of the Muslim world in the name of freedom of expression."

The protests echoed the uproar caused in Denmark by the publication in September 2005 of 12 drawings focused on Islam, including one showing the Prophet Mohammed with a turban in the shape of a bomb.

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