Karzai backs Danish gov't in Muhammad drawing case

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January 29, 2006 18:23

 
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Sunday a Danish newspaper's caricatures of the prophet Muhammad were a mistake, but that he backed the government's response to the controversy. The drawings published in September in the newspaper Jyllands-Posten sparked outrage in much of the Islamic world. Saudi Arabia called home its ambassador last week. Syria issued a denunciation on Sunday, and Palestinian protesters burned Danish flags. Karzai's position, expressed after a meeting with Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen, was conciliatory. Fogh Rasmussen "explained Denmark's position on that, which was very good, very satisfactory to me as a Muslim," Karzai said.

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