Thursday, February 09, 2006

E-Mail, Blogs, Text Messages Propel Anger Over Images

Kevin Sullivan writes in The Washington Post:

Mohammad Fouad Barazi, a prominent Muslim cleric here, received a text message on his cell phone last week. It was a mass mailing from an anonymous sender, he said, warning that Danish people were planning to burn the Koran that Saturday in Copenhagen's City Hall Square out of anger over Muslim demonstrations against Danish cartoons of the prophet Muhammad.

Hundreds of people -- Muslims and ethnic Danes -- turned out in response to the messages and the rampant rumors they sparked, and by the end of Saturday, police had arrested 179 people. In the end, no Koran was burned.

More here.


At Thu Feb 09, 09:14:00 AM PST, Anonymous Anonymous said...

All this fuss over a few cartoons. I'm sure that Muslins have said the same about Christians.
To all the demonstrators, here and abroad, I say "get a life"
Don't you have anything better to do?


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