Hong Kong's Quiet Muslim Community Convenes Second Protest Against Cartoons

February 26, 2006

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: Reuters


On February 26, 2006 Reuters reported, "Shouting slogans and waving banners, more than 1,000 Muslims in Hong Kong mounted a protest on Sunday to denounce cartoons lampooning the Prophet Mohammad. 'Mockery is not humour,' 'We want peace, don't harass us,' read some of the banners the Muslims brandished in Chater Garden, a favorite weekend gathering place for foreign domestic helpers. It was the second peaceful protest in 10 days by Hong Kong's Muslim community, a usually quiet and almost invisible group in this southern Chinese city. Organisers said they were enraged by the cartoons, which were first published in Denmark in September but which have since been reprinted in many European newspapers."