Cartoon incites violence

The weekend of Feb. 4, hundreds of demonstrators set the Danish and Norwegian embassies in Syria on fire. Both events occurred as a result of a cartoon depicting the Prophet Mohammed as a terrorist appeared in the Danish Jyllands-Posten. Thousands of protestors were roaming the streets in Syria, angry about the cartoon. Islam prohiits the decpiction of the Prophet Mohammed. Norway has officially apologized for the cartoon, as have several individual newspapers that published it. Angry Palestinians also took over a European Union office in Gaza Monday. The recently elected Hamas party also called for a boycott of all Danish products. All over the Islamic world, protestors have been burning Danish flags. The cartoon was re-published in another paper as a testament to freedom of speech and the press. Many Islamic groups have called the cartoon cultural terrorism rather than free speech.