The Danish cartoons controversy continues to generate stories around the world:
- 10 people were killed in Libya in clashes during a protest outside the Italian consulate, after an Italian minister appeared on TV wearing a T-shirt with one of the cartoons emblazoned on it. The minister concerned has since resigned, alongwith a Libyan minister.
- MEPs have condemend the violent protests and expressed solidarity with Denmark.
- Denmark has temporarily shut its embassy in Pakistan. There are now 5 Danish embassies closed since the row surfaced.
- The University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign suspended the editors of its student newspaper after the paper published the cartoons.
- A student newspaper at Harvard University has published the cartoons, prompting anger amongst some students and a forum to discuss the controversy.
- The front doors of the Gallup Independent in New Mexico were smashed on the day the paper printed the cartoons. Messages on the stones demanded a public apology.
- Muslims demonstrated in front of the Danish consulate in Los Angeles.
- There were further anti-cartoons protests in London and in New York.
- In Nigeria, some Muslim rioters attacked Christians and burned churches, resulting in 15 deaths, during an anti-cartoons protest.
- In India, a minister of the Uttar Pradesh state government has offered $11.5 million to anyone who beheads any of the cartoonists who depicted Mohammed.
No wonder the cartoonsts are in hiding.