Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Britons urge crackdown on Muslim protesters

British police are under political pressure to explain why no arrests were made during demonstrations in which Islamic protesters chanted threatening slogans
"Behead the one who insults the prophet," read one placard a Muslim protester held at a weekend demonstration here against cartoon depictions of Islam's prophet Muhammad. "Butcher those who mock Islam," and "Be Prepared for the Real Holocaust," read other signs. One demonstrator wore a mock suicide vest, seven months after four suicide bombers killed themselves and 52 other people in London.
These protesters are now at the center of an impassioned debate about whether British police should arrest them for inciting violence.