The Vatican's official daily has condemned the recent publication of the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) cartoons in a French magazine as "fuel on the fire". "The debatable initiative by the French magazine threatens... to add more fuel to the fire after the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi," the Osservatore Romano newspaper wrote on Wednesday. "There is a risk of a new front in the protests," the daily added. French weekly Charlie Hebdo published cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) on Wednesday amid widespread outrage over a US-made film that insults Islam’s holiest figure, and has sparked days of protests in the Arab world, Africa, Asia and some Western countries.
Muslims in Iran, Turkey, Sudan, Egypt, Yemen, Tunisia, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Kashmir, Pakistan, India, Iraq, Gaza, Morocco, Syria, Kuwait, Nigeria, Kenya, Australia, Britain, the United States, France, Belgium, and some other countries have held many demonstrations to condemn the blasphemous film.Angry protesters demand the US government apologize to the Muslim world over the anti-Islam movie. The American-made anti-Islam movie is said to have been made with the help of Jewish donations totaling USD 5 million. MP/JR