Online edition of India's National Newspaper
Sunday, Feb 17, 2008
ePaper | Mobile/PDA Version
Google


IConnect

International
The Hindu E-paper

News: ePaper | Front Page | National | Tamil Nadu | Andhra Pradesh | Karnataka | Kerala | New Delhi | Other States | International | Business | Sport | Miscellaneous |
Advts:
Retail Plus | Classifieds | Jobs |

International Printer Friendly Page   Send this Article to a Friend

Danish imam urges Muslim youths to stop rioting

COPENHAGEN (Denmark): A prominent Danish imam urged rioting youths to stop setting fires and hurling rocks at police after a fifth consecutive night of vandalism in Copenhagen and other Danish cities.

Youth violence has marred immigrant neighbourhoods in Copenhagen and other Danish cities all week, and some believe they intensified with the reproduction of a Prophet Muhammad cartoon in Danish newspapers on Wednesday.

“Please stop what you’re doing,” Imam Mostafa Chendid, the leader of the Islamic Faith Community, said in an address to young people during Friday’s prayer.

“The Prophet has not taught you to burn down schools, or burn cars or infrastructure. Muhammad has taught us civilization,” Mr. Chendid said.

One of the 12 drawings, which sparked massive protests in Muslim countries in 2006, was reprinted in Danish newspapers on Wednesday after police foiled an alleged plot to kill the artist who created it.

In Copenhagen, about 800 persons protested peacefully on Friday in a march organised by the radical Muslim group Hizb ut-Tahrir.

Meanwhile, police braced for more violence in immigrant neighbourhoods where youths have been torching cars and trash bins in a spate of vandalism. — AP

Printer friendly page  
Send this article to Friends by E-Mail



International

News: ePaper | Front Page | National | Tamil Nadu | Andhra Pradesh | Karnataka | Kerala | New Delhi | Other States | International | Business | Sport | Miscellaneous |
Advts:
Retail Plus | Classifieds | Jobs | Updates: Breaking News |


News Update



The Hindu Group: Home | About Us | Copyright | Archives | Contacts | Subscription
Group Sites: The Hindu | The Hindu ePaper | Business Line | Business Line ePaper | Sportstar | Frontline | Publications | eBooks | Images | Home |

Copyright 2008, The Hindu. Republication or redissemination of the contents of this screen are expressly prohibited without the written consent of The Hindu