Danes Advised Not To Travel To Muslim Countries
Denmark acted on Monday to calm Muslim indignation at a new series of cartoons ridiculing the Prophet Mohammad and advised its citizens against traveling to the Middle East as Islamic leaders condemned the drawings.
Muslim anger was roused when a public Danish television station aired amateur video footage showing members of the youth wing of the anti-immigrant Danish People’s Party (DPP) taking part in a competition to draw images mocking the Prophet at a summer camp in August.
The ministry issued a strong advisory to Danes against travel to the Gaza Strip and cautioned against travel to Israel and the West Bank, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Syria and Turkey.
“A militant group in Gaza has made threats against Danes in the Palestinian areas in connection with the (cartoon) matter on October 9,” the advisory said. “We urge Danes to use caution as the matter could lead to negative reactions.”
And so it goes.