Cartoon Madness Update from AFP, with thanks to Sr. Soph:
KARACHI (AFP) – Denmark temporarily shut its embassy in Islamabad and Pakistan recalled its envoy from Copenhagen, amid relentless protests over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.
An Islamic cleric added fuel to the fire by offering a one-million-dollar reward for killing the artists of the 12 cartoons, first published in Denmark in September 2005 and widely reprinted across Europe.
Thousands of protestors took to the streets for a fifth straight day in Pakistan and clashed with police, who shot and wounded a boy.
Nearly 300 were arrested and a firebrand Islamic leader was put under house arrest in a bid to dampen unrest that has left five Pakistanis dead this week.