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Muhammad cartoons displayed outside German mosque

Last Updated: Saturday, August 18, 2012 - 23:26

Zeenews Bureau

Berlin: Members of a German far-right group on Saturday displayed caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad outside a mosque in Berlin.

However, officials said that protests have gone peacefully.

Saturday`s demonstrations by the Pro Deutschland group — held under the slogan "Islam does not belong in Germany — stop Islamization" — followed a failed attempt by three mosques to get display of the caricatures prohibited. A court ruled they were protected by laws allowing artistic free expression.

Police said a group of up to 70 supporters of Pro Deutschland took part, while a few hundred counterdemonstrators protested against them. There was a heavy police presence.

The 2005 publication of Muhammad caricatures in a Danish newspaper triggered riots in many Muslim countries. Islamic law generally opposes any depiction of the prophet.

(With Agency inputs)

First Published: Saturday, August 18, 2012 - 23:26

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