Egypt Summons Danish Ambassador over Cartoons

[Reuters] The Egyptian government has summoned the ambassador of Denmark in Cairo to protest at the reprinting of cartoons lampooning the Prophet Mohammed in Danish newspapers, the Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday. Egypt's Information Ministry said it banned issues of four Western newspapers, including the Wall Street Journal and Britain's Observer, because they contained the reprints. A poll in October 2006 showed most Egyptians viewed Denmark as a hostile state, second only to Israel.

2008-02-20 01:00:00

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