Thousands of Afghans protest over Prophet cartoons, Dutch movie

Thousands of Afghans demonstrated Saturday in western Afghanistan, shouting angry slogans against Denmark and the Netherlands for alleged insults against Islam. Police said thousands of people walked through the city of Herat on their way to its main sports stadium, where speakers denounced Denmark for reprinting cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, and the Netherlands, where a lawmaker plans to release a short film about Islam. A police spokesman estimated more than 10,000 people took part in the protest. An Associated Press reporter estimated there were were about 5,000 protesters. Demonstrators shouted "Death to Denmark for insulting our prophet" and "Death to the Netherlands for insulting our religion." They also shouted "Death to America."