Indonesian Muslims rally against Danish cartoon

Around 200 Muslims rallied outside the Danish embassy in Indonesia on Wednesday to protest the reprinting of a cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad in Danish newspapers.

Indonesian Muslims rally against Danish cartoon
The group also stopped outside the Dutch embassy to protest the planned release of a controversial film on the Quran, Islam's holy book, by a right-wing Dutch lawmaker.

"Behind the mask of free expression they want to insult Islam," protester Shodiq Ramadhan said of the Danish newspapers. "In fact, the publications showed arrogance and disrespect for the beliefs of other people."

The cartoon was reprinted in 17 Danish newspapers last week.

The newspapers said they were reprinting it in a gesture for free speech after three men were arrested in an alleged plot to kill the cartoonist.

Indonesia is home to 190 million Muslims, more than any other country.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 20 Şubat 2008, 16:37