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UPDATED: 14:32, February 03, 2006
Indonesian newspaper under fire for displaying prophet cartoon
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A Jakarta-based newspaper was criticized by hundreds of protesters on Friday for showing cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammad originally published by a Danish newspaper.

About 200 members of the Islam Defender Front (FPI), a radical Muslim group reputable for vandalizing nightspots, gathered in front of the office of the Rakyat Merdeka (independent people) newspaper to vent anger over the cartoons on its website Thursday.

Protesters demanded that the newspaper withdraw the cartoons and make a public apology, Detikcom on-line news service reported.

Chief Editor Teguh Santosa told the protesters his company would meet their demand.

"We will publish an apology in the Rakyat Merdeka daily Saturday," he said.

The cartoons were published in the website until Thursday evening.

Source: Xinhua

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