Cartoon rage reaches the home of the Fallujah atrocities, Saddam’s file cabinet prison, etc. “Iraqis protest against anti-Islamic Danish cartoons,” from AFP, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
BAGHDAD (AFP) – With fiery sermons and raucous demonstrations, Iraqis called for an investigation into Danish and Norwegian publications carrying cartoons deemed offensive to the Prophet Mohammed….
In a virulent sermon from the pulpit of his mosque in the Shiite Kadhimiya neighborhood of Baghdad, Sheikh Hazem al-Aaraji described the cartoons as an attack on Islam.
“They want to disfigure Islam and this we cannot accept. These cartoons directly attack the personality of the messenger of God. We say to them: they cannot attack Mohammed, nor any of the prophets,” thundered the preacher, who is a follower of firebrand Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr.
His audience filled the mosque with their cries of “No to evil,” “No to Satan” and “Mohammed we will answer your call.”
“Mohammed is the symbol of humanity. He is not dead, he lives always among us through his teachings and through the sacred book,” said the preacher, before calling on the Iraqi government and all Muslim states to demand an accounting from the Danish and Norwegian governments.
Following the sermon, around 100 people careened through the narrow alleys of Kadhimiyah with chants of “there is no god but God, and Mohammed is his prophet” and “Jews, the army of Mohammed and Ali will return.”
Oh, I see. A veiled genocidal threat is all right. But cartoons of Muhammad? It’s…it’s an outrage!!
Over in Baghdad’s grim Shiite district of Sadr City, another preacher used his Friday sermon to call for the editors of the magazines to be put on trial.
“We demand the opening of an inquiry and the prosecution of the artists, publishers and the officials of the newspapers before Danish and European courts,” declared Sheikh Salah al-Obeidi.
The main Sunni political coalition, the National Concord Front, also issued a denunciation of the cartoons, calling for the West on Wednesday, to “put an end to their decline in morals.”…
Dhimmi Norway is already caving:
The Norwegian foreign ministry on Thursday asked its diplomats posted in Muslim countries to express their “regrets” to their host governments about the re-printing of the cartoons.