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Wednesday, February 08, 2006

 

AP: 4 dead over Muhammad cartoons in Afghan mob

By AMIR SHAH, Associated Press Writer -- Wednesday, 1 hour, 23 minutes ago

KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghanistan's top Islamic organization on Wednesday called for an end violent protests over drawings of the Afghan police officer beats a protester outside the Danish embassy during a protest demonstration in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuseday, Feb.7, 2006.  Rioters clashed with police and NATO peacekeepers across Afghanistan on Tuesday in demonstrations against the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in mostly Western press, officials and witnesses said. Several people were wounded and detained.(AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)Prophet Muhammad, as an Afghan police officer, left, beats a protester outside the Danish embassy and as police shot four protesters to death to stop a crowd from marching on a U.S. military base in the southern part of the country.

"Islam says it's all right to demonstrate but not to resort to violence. This must stop," senior cleric Mohammed Usman told The Associated Press. "We condemn the cartoons but this does not justify violence. These rioters are defaming the name of Islam."

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Dave Haigler, Abilene, Texas
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