Going Atomic Over a Comic

(New York Post) Andy Soltis - The insane fury over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad escalated sharply Friday as tens of thousands of Muslim protesters vented their rage in more than a dozen countries - chanting Osama bin Laden's name and calling for more 9/11-style terrorism. Demonstrators burned European flags and merchandise from Iraq to the Sudan. "Bin Laden our beloved, Denmark must be blown up!" protesters chanted in the West Bank town of Ramallah. In the Gaza Strip, a bloodthirsty cleric told midday worshippers, "We will not accept less than severing the heads of those responsible." In Gaza City, Palestinian militants threw a grenade at a French cultural center. About 10,000 militants, including Hamas gunmen, marched through Gaza City chanting, "Down, down Denmark!" In the West Bank, thousands more demonstrated in Nablus, Jenin, and Ramallah.

2006-02-06 00:00:00

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