Thousands demonstrate against Fitna

Some 20,000 people took part in a demonstration in Karachi, Pakistan, on Sunday in protest at Dutch MP Geert Wilders’ anti-Koran film Fitna and the re-publication of Danish cartoons poking fun at Islam.

Dutch and Danish flags and effigies of Wilders were set on fire, reports Trouw. The demonstration was organised by the fundamentalist party Jamaat-i-Islami.
In Iran, around 80 students demonstrated outside the Dutch embassy, mostly students loyal to ayatollah Khomeini, Trouw says.
Meanwhile, Wilders put a revised version of Fitna on the website on Sunday.
The new version no longer shows the Danish cartoon of Mohammed with a bomb in his turban after the cartoonist refused to give permission for its use. The correct photograph of Theo van Gogh’s killer has also been edited in, replacing that of a Dutch rapper.

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