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Islamic terrorists were planning a massacre in Copenhagen to "avenge" the Muhammad cartoons
Five Muslim militants in prison in Denmark and Sweden. They planned to "kill as many people as possible" in the offices of Jyllands-Posten, the newspaper that published the cartoons in 2005. The security services are investigating possible links with international terrorist networks. The publication sparked protests, riots and bombings in Asia and the Islamic world.
More deaths in the cartoon affair whilst some Muslim leaders urge not targeting "Christians"
In Afghanistan, four people die in the worst incident. Tehran and Damascus are hit by "spontaneous" protests. In Jordan and Yemen, editors are arrested for printing some of the cartoons.
23/03/2006 ISLAM BAHRAIN
Muslim conference "for the Support of the Prophet" opens
Some 300 Muslim leaders and scholars are gathered in Bahrain to study ways to react to the Muhammad cartoons. Debates are animated; some voices call for non violent means of protest.
24/03/2006 ISLAM BAHRAIN
Islamic conference calls for respect of all religions, condemns violence
Conclusions of the "International Conference in Support of the Prophet" that drew 300 scholars are largely ignored by the Arab press which focuses on Danish imams' call for continued boycott of Denmark.
Another Christian imprisoned for “blasphemy”
Following an altercation, a man who owed money to a Christian woman accuses her of insulting the prophet Muhammad, an offence that also carries the death penalty. She was taken into custody by the police. Minority rights group blames Islamic extremists for using the law to strike at religious minorities or anyone who dare oppose them.
Protests flanked by calls for calm about Muhammad video
The governments of Amman and Teheran have responded with caution: "the best answer to such offences is to be more attached to our religion." Indonesian fundamentalists from the Indonesian Mujahdeen Council were harsh in their condemnation.
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