Thailand's "Muslims For Peace" Protest Danish Cartoons
This Muslim group in Thailand just wants peace…
And, the head of Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard.
Thai-Muslim protesters chant slogans next to a photo of a Danish cartoonist during a protest outside the Danish embassy in Bangkok, Thailand Wednesday, March 12, 2008. Some 800 Thai Muslims took part in the protest against the reprinting of a cartoon in Danish newspapers perceived as insulting to Islam. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)
About 800 members of the self-described “Muslim Group of Peace” protested outside the Danish Embassy in Thailand today.
About 800 Thai Muslims protested outside Denmark’s embassy Wednesday (12 Mar) against Danish newspapers’ reprinting of a cartoon perceived as insulting to Islam.
Members of an organization called the Muslim Group of Peace demonstrated peacefully outside the Bangkok embassy for about two hours and called on all Thai Muslims to boycott Danish products.
The group condemned the “villainous behavior” of the newspapers and criticized Denmark’s government for failing to stop the publishing of the cartoon, according to a written statement.
Thai-Muslim protesters burn the Danish flag during a protest outside the Danish embassy in Bangkok, Thailand Wednesday, Mar. 12, 2008. (AP)