GANGS of rioters set fire to cars and garbage trucks in northern Copenhagen after demonstrators evicted from a youth centre earlier in the year tried to occupy a new building.
Five youths were arrested in the capital after 28 cars and 35 garbage trucks were burned, Copenhagen police duty officer Jakob Kristensen said.
Danish media said arrests in other towns brought to 29 the number of people police were holding.
Scores of cars and several schools have been vandalised or burned in the past week.
Police could give no reason, but said that unusually mild weather and the closure of schools for a winter break might have contributed.
Police arrested two Tunisians and a Dane of Moroccan descent on Tuesday for planning to kill a cartoonist who drew one of the cartoons printed in a Danish newspaper two years ago that roused a storm of protest in Muslim countries.
Fifteen Danish newspapers reprinted his drawing on Wednesday in protest against the alleged murder plot.
Several hundred Muslims gathered in central Copenhagen yesterday to protest against publication of the cartoon.
Jordanian political and cultural organizations call for confronting “Western campaigns against Islam”
* Arent’ you wondering what kind of ‘political & cultural organizations they have in Jordan?
* Aren’t you curious why these “Jordanian political and cultural organizations” haven’t got any plans to confront Osama bin Laden and others who have allegedly “hijacked” their peaceful religion?
Amman : Political and cultural Jordanian organizations have denounced the western media campaigns against Islam and Muslims.
They condemned, in a statement released here today, re-publishing the drawings, which insult Prophet Mohammed, peace be upon him, by the Danish newspapers.
The organizations pointed out that these biased campaigns stand as a witness for the existing fanatic racial mobilization against the Muslims and their sanctities.
* When the soldiers of Allah call infidels ‘fanatic racists’ the western dhimmi-press goes into hiding…
They called for boycotting Denmark at all economic, political and cultural domains in a gradual manner.
The organizations said the Danish government is fully aware of the fact that these campaigns against Islam and Muslims can never be justified by freedom of expression.
The organizations underlined the importance of taking wise and practical measures for ending these campaigns against Islam.