Pakistan demo against Islam film Fitna 03 May 2008
By: Carl Dinnen
Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Pakistan to protest against a controversial film about Islam made by a Dutch MP. Crowds gathered in Karachi to condemn the MP, Geert Wilders, some chanting "death to the blasphemer". (related articles and video access)
The crowd also protested against the reprinting of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in Danish newspapers. Around 5,000 people marched through the streets of Karachi. They were gathered in anger at what they see as the gratuitous insults against their prophet emanating from northern Europe.
In particular they are angry about the film Fitna made by a right wing Dutch MP and at the reprinting of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in Danish newspapers following a plot to murder the cartoonist.