Thousands Riot in Pakistan Over Cartoons
Posted on Feb 15, 2006
Some key developments Tuesday in the prophet drawings controversy:
* Thousands of protesters rampage through two cities in Pakistan, storming into a diplomatic district and torching Western businesses and a provincial assembly in the country’s worst violence against the prophet drawings. At least two people are killed and 11 injured.
* The provincial council in the Iraqi city of Basra demands the withdrawal of Denmark’s 530-member military contingent from southern
Iraq unless the Danish government apologizes for the publication of the drawings. The cartoons were first printed in a Danish paper.
Will this madness ever end?