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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

 

Gunmen storm EU office over cartoons

`Masked Palestinian gunmen have briefly taken over a European Union office to protest a Danish newspaper’s publication of cartoons deemed insulting to Islam’s Prophet Muhammad.

The 12 drawings – published last September by the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten and republished in a Norwegian paper this month – included an image of the prophet wearing a turban shaped as a bomb with a burning fuse.

Islamic tradition bars any depiction of the prophet, even respectful ones, out of concern that such images could lead to idolatry.’




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