회교 창시자 모하메트를 풍자한 만화가 여러 유럽신문에 게재된데 항의하는 성난 회교도들의 시위가 격화되고 있습니다.

파키스탄 국회는 3일, 모하메트를 풍자한 만화가 전세계 회교도들의 신념과 감정을 상하게 했다며, 이를 규탄하는 결의안을 통과시켰습니다.

한편, 인도네시아에서는 강경 회교단체 소속 시위자 70여명이 덴마크 대사관 건물 로비에 침입해, 대사관 상징물에 계란을 던지는 등 시위를 벌인 뒤 철수했습니다. 이밖에도 팔레스타인 자치영토와 이란, 말레이시아 등지에서도 시위가 벌어졌습니다.

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Angry Muslims are stepping up demonstrations against the publication of cartoons in European newspapers depicting the Islamic Prophet Mohammed.

In Islamabad today, (Friday,) Pakistani lawmakers unanimously passed a resolution condemning the caricatures, saying they "hurt the faith and feeling of Muslims all over the world." In Indonesia, at least 70 members of the Islamic Defenders' Front forced their way into the lobby of a building housing the Danish Embassy and threw eggs at the embassy's symbol.

The group left without incident a short time later. Protests are also reported today in several other regions, including the Palestinian territories, Iran and Malaysia. Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen has summoned foreign envoys to Copenhagen for a meeting to discuss the protests.

The drawings of Mohammed originally appeared in a Danish newspaper (Jyllands-Posten) last September. Protests ignited Wednesday after several European newspapers (including papers in Spain, France and Germany) reprinted the drawings in a show of solidarity for press freedom.