Na Iran, Pakistan, Egypte, Afghanistan heeft ook Jordanië de Mohammedhond cartoon veroordeeld. De cartoon die ter illustratie van vrijheid van meningsuiting was vrijdag voor 300 moslims in Zweden aanleiding om te demonstreren. Er zijn nog geen doden gevallen!
The war of words over a Swedish cartoon depicting the Muslim Prophet Muhammad has continued over the weekend. Afghanistan is the latest country to condemn the publication of the caricatures of Muhammad with the body of a dog in newspaper Nerikes Allehanda. Meanwhile, a leading Swedish newspaper has said Sweden should not apologize.
In Afghanistan, religious leaders said the cartoon had “provoked all Afghans,” according to Reuters. A statement by religious leaders and the Ministry of Islamic Guidance, published in the Kabul Times, called on those behind the cartoon to be punished by the courts
“The sold-out enemies of Islam draw the cartoon of the respected Prophet of Islam once more. This has disturbed the Islamic world and aroused the indignation of all Muslims,” the statement said, according to Reuters.