Indonesia slams Danish video mocking Muhammad

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
October 11, 2006 06:58

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Predominantly Muslim Indonesia has formally condemned a video showing right-wing youths in Denmark mocking the Prophet Muhammad, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said Wednesday. A high-ranking Foreign Ministry official summoned Danish Ambassador Niels Erik Andersen on Tuesday, and the diplomat later discussed the matter by telephone with Foreign Minister Hassan Wirajuda, Foreign Ministry spokesman Desra Percaya said. The video of the Danish People's Party Youth summer camp surfaced on the Internet last week, showing participants of a drawing contest displaying an image of a camel with Muhammad's head and beer cans for humps. A second drawing showed a turbaned, bearded man next to a plus sign and a bomb, all equaling a mushroom cloud. "We formally delivered a strong condemnation of the cartoon incident again to Denmark," Percaya said. Indonesia respects democracy and freedom of speech, he said, but the world's most populous Muslim nation will not accept religious insults.

Related Content

A child walks around a fake tank parked outside the US embassy
August 20, 2018
Amnesty International concerned over arms supplied to Israel, Saudi Arabia

By ANNA AHRONHEIM