|TRUE: Photographs show Muslims protesting cartoon depictions of the prophet Muhammad.|
|RED:Photographs show Muslims participating in a "Religion of Peace" demonstration.|
Example: [Collected via e-mail, 2006]
These pictures have never been shown in any of our American newspapers or television news programs because we should never appear to offend anyone!
Why would anyone think that we should be at war with such nice, peaceful Moslems?!
Origins: The series of photographs of sign-bearing Muslim protesters displayed above were taken during a
One submission showed Muhammad wearing a bomb-shaped turban; in another he tells dead suicide bombers that he has run out of virgins with which to reward them. Any portrayal of Muhammad is blasphemous in Islam, lest it encourages idolatry.
In October  ambassadors from ten Muslim countries complained to Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the Danish Prime Minister, who refused to interfere with the press’s freedom.
But the issue began to boil [in January 2006] after the cartoons appeared in Magazinet, a Christian newspaper in Norway, and on the website of the Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet.
Whatever your view on these cartoons, we have a tradition of freedom of speech in this country which has to be protected. Certainly there can be no tolerance of incitement to murder.
"It is to be hoped that prosecutions will follow very quickly indeed."
He said those responsible who were temporarily in Britain should be deported, even it meant stripping them of permission previously given to remain in the country.
The Walsall North MP added that the overwhelming majority of Muslims in Britain "have the same distaste as the rest of us about these thugs".
"I hope it will be the last time we ever see such a demonstration, totally unacceptable to the Muslim community," he said.
He said the protesters "did not represent British Muslims".
Mr Bukhari told the BBC News website: "The placards and chants were disgraceful and disgusting, Muslims do not feel that way.
"I condemn them without reservation, these people are less representative of Muslims than the BNP are of the British people."
He said that Muslims were angry over satirical cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad published in European papers but it was "outrageous" for anyone to advocate extreme action or violence.
"We believe it [the protest] should have been banned and the march stopped.
"It's irrelevant whether it's Muslims causing hatred or anyone
"It's like a risk assessment; you have to look at the crowd you are dealing with. If we went in to arrest one person with a banner the crowd would turn on us and people would get hurt."
Last updated: 21 January 2015