From caricatures to protests: in Pakistan, thousands of people took to the streets against the “vilification of Islam”

Від карикатур до протестів: в Пакистані тисячі людей вийшли на вулиці проти "очорнення ісламу"

About ten thousand people participated in protests in Pakistan because of the intentions of the leader of the Dutch nationalist “freedom Party” of Geert Wilders to hold a contest of cartoons of the prophet Mohammed, the Associated Press reports. The protests are held under the slogans “We are ready to die to protect the honor of the prophet”, according to Interfax.

The newly elected government of Pakistan has also criticized the Dutch policy initiative, calling the organization of such a competition is an attempt to tarnish Islam. At the same time, the Dutch authorities do not intend to ban Wilders ‘ initiative as, in their opinion, it would be a violation of freedom of speech.

Earlier today it was reported that police in the Netherlands arrested a male suspect, a native of Pakistan, who is suspected of planning an attack on Wilders.

January 7, 2015 to the editorial offices of the French satirical magazine “Charlie Hebdo” in Central Paris, the terrorists opened firing after the magazine published cartoons of the prophet Mohammed. The attack killed 12 people, eight of them journalists. Another 11 people were injured. Terrorists – brothers Coach was killed two days after the attack.

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