Pakistan: Islamic leader calls for more protests

February 20, 2006 08:42


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The head of a radical Islamic political coalition was released from house detention and called for more protests in Pakistan against the Prophet Muhammad cartoons, his deputy said Monday. Qazi Hussain Ahmed was among hundreds of Islamic hardliners arrested before a protest Sunday in Pakistan's capital, Islamabad. The government has been cracking down on the demonstrations that turned violent last week, killing five people in two cities. After being released late Sunday, Ahmed called for more rallies against the cartoons published by Western media, mostly in Europe, said Liaqat Baluch, a senior figure in Ahmed's six-member coalition of radical Islamic groups. "Our protests will continue. The European countries should realize the sentiments of Muslims. They should apologize to the Muslim world," Baluch said.

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