Tiny Minority of Extremists and Cartoon Rage Updates from AP :
KARACHI, Pakistan – About 25,000 people rallied in Karachi against Prophet Muhammad cartoons Sunday while authorities rounded up scores of Islamic hardliners to stop them from demonstrating in another Pakistani city.
Pakistan banned anti-cartoon rallies in Lahore after several demonstrations turned deadly, but protests were allowed to go ahead in Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city and economic hub.
Protesters chanted “Down with the blasphemer,” “Death to America,” and “End diplomatic ties with European countries.”
About 25,000 people joined the rally organized by Tahafuz-e-Khatm-e-Nabuwat, a Sunni Muslim religious group, said Shaukat Shah, a Karachi police officer.
The protest was the biggest in the port city since 40,000 rallied there on Feb. 16 against the cartoons, which first appeared in a Danish newspaper.
In Lahore, police thwarted an illegal rally by arresting or detaining without charge some 150 people, including clerics, opposition lawmakers and religious school administrators on Saturday and Sunday, police official Amir Zulfiqar said….
Nearly 100 of Ahmed’s supporters stood near the police blockade chanting “Punishment for insulting the prophet is death.” There was no violence.
That is, no violence this time.