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 Muslims Protest Drawing in Philly Paper


(AP) Protesters with signs that read "Irresponsible Journalism" gathered outside the offices of The Philadelphia Inquirer Saturday to condemn the newspaper's decision to reprint a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad that had angered Muslims worldwide.
Many of the 200 protesters acknowledged that the paper had the right to publish the image but said it still mocked their religion.

A week earlier, the paper had published the drawing of the Prophet Muhammad with a bomb for a turban _ one of about a dozen images originally published in Denmark that sparked violent demonstrations throughout Muslim countries.

Many Muslims believe any depiction of Muhammad is sacrilegious, much less a derisive one.

"It was done knowing that it was against the wishes of the Muslim people," said 50-year-old Mahmood Siddique. "It was done in bad taste in the name of freedom of speech."

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