Jordanian lawmakers urge gov't to cut ties with Denmark over cartoon

Jordanian lawmakers urged the government on Thursday to sever ties with Denmark to protest the reprinting of a cartoon deemed insulting to Islam's Prophet Muhammad. A petition signed by 38 of Jordan's 110 lawmakers also pressed the government to dismiss the Danish ambassador in Amman, acting parliament speaker Mamdouh al-Abbadi said. "Due to Denmark's insistence in harming Prophet Muhammad's image, our religious and moral duty requires us to sever ties immediately with Denmark and dismiss its ambassador," read the petition obtained by The Associated Press.