Skip to comments.Report: Syria helped orchestrate 2006 Mohammed cartoon riots
Posted on 12/27/2010 1:02:10 PM PST by Nachum
Oslo - The government of Syria was active in organizing the 2006 riots that erupted across the Arab world following the publication of controversial cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, Oslo daily Aftenposten reported Monday, quoting US diplomatic cables released by website WikiLeaks. The cartoons were originally published in neighbouring Denmark in 2005. Their publication resulted in violent protests, including attacks on several embassies in Damascus (Snip) The riots ended when Syria 'felt that 'the message had been delivered',' the cable said, quoting a Sunni sheikh whose name was blacked out.
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I thought maybe it was Ireland. Gee, whodathunkit?
And here Western governments were blaming the cartoonists for causing the riots.
I was very disappointed that DRAW MOHAMMED DAY did not catch on in a big way. It should be bigger than pink ribbons for breast cancer. Only through showing solidarity with the threatened cartoonists and other dissidents will the West show fortitude. To Kow Tow to Mohammedan threats leads to more violence.
We need to show some guts. Even MSNBC should feel the heat to get on board with DRAW MOHAMMED DAY or at least republish the initial crop of cartoons.
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