KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — More than 200 Malaysian
Muslim protesters called on Sweden on Friday to take action against
several newspapers that reprinted a caricature depicting the Prophet
Muhammad as a dog.
The protesters burned a Swedish flag outside
the Swedish embassy, chanting "Long live Islam" and "Down with Sweden"
and carrying posters that read "Take some lessons from 9/11!!!" and "We
fight for our prophet."
They also burned a picture of Swedish
artist Lars Vilks, who made the drawing of Muhammad's head on a dog's
body in 2007 that was reprinted in papers recently.
that the Swedish government take strong action against the newspapers
and against the artist," said Sabki Yusof, one of the protest leaders
from the opposition Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party. "It's unacceptable
what they did to our prophet."