Danish Islamic group removes spokesman

March 25, 2006 15:26


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A Danish Islamic group said its spokesman will be removed from his post after he was secretly filmed making an apparent call for a bomb attack against a moderate Muslim lawmaker. The spokesman, Ahmad Akkari, was shown on French television Thursday suggesting a bomb attack against the lawmaker, Naser Khader. Akkari later said it was a joke. The hidden camera interview was recorded in February as raging protests swept the Muslim world over the Prophet Muhammad cartoons first published in a Danish newspaper. The Islamic Faith Community decided Friday that Akkari can no longer be its spokesman, Kasem Said, a high-ranking member of the group, told Danish broadcaster DR. "Akkari can no longer be our spokesman after these statements," Said said.

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