Tiny Minority of Extremists Update. Where are the Muslim anti-Osama rallies attended by tens of thousands? “50,000 Muslims protest Bush visit,” from AFP, :
AROUND 50,000 slogan-shouting Muslims staged a rally in the Indian capital today against the visit of US President George W. Bush, who was due in New Delhi by evening after a short trip to Afghanistan.
The protesters gathered at the Ram Lila grounds near New Delhi’s main commercial area for the protest organised by the Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind, a Muslim religious organisation.
Police put the number of protesters at around 50,000 but organisers claimed some 300,000 people had turned up.
A smaller protest was held at the historic 17th century Jama Masjid mosque in Old Delhi, witnesses said.
“We do not want Bush here as he is the world’s biggest terrorist. He has no place in the land of (freedom hero Mahatma) Gandhi,” said Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind spokesman Abdul Hameed Naumani.
The protesters shouted “Bush murdabad” (Bush die) and “Bush vaapas jao” (Bush, go back), amid demands to ban the Danish newspaper which printed controversial cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed last year.