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Writer extradited over tweets on Prophet Mohammedupdated: Sun Feb 12 2012 15:02:00

Malaysian authorities extradited Saudi writer Hamza Kashgari back to Saudi Arabia Sunday on a warrant for his arrest over statements he made on Twitter.

Magazine office burns as Islam issue hits standsupdated: Wed Nov 02 2011 18:39:00

The offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo burned early Wednesday morning, the day it was due to publish an issue with a cover appearing to make fun of Islamic law.

Cartoons of Mohammed spark new troubleupdated: Wed Nov 02 2011 18:39:00

A French magazine's office is set on fire after it prints cartoons of Mohammed on the cover. CNN's Monita Rajpal reports.

Radicalization among American Muslimsupdated: Thu Mar 10 2011 12:38:00

A controversial hearing got under way in Washington Thursday to examine the alleged radicalization of American Muslims -- a hearing that many Muslim groups have criticized as unfair to the Muslim community.

Thousands demonstrate in support of Pakistan's blasphemy lawupdated: Sun Jan 09 2011 22:57:00

Thousands of people turned out in Karachi Sunday to show their support for Pakistan's current blasphemy laws and warn the government against changing the laws.

Suspect in Pakistan governor's killing goes to courtupdated: Thu Jan 06 2011 14:45:00

The security guard accused of assassinating the governor of Pakistan's Punjab province was ordered into police custody for five days Thursday, after a court hearing on his case had to be moved several times.

Official: Warning signs missed ahead of governor's assassinationupdated: Thu Jan 06 2011 00:44:00

A security guard accused of assassinating the governor of Pakistan's Punjab province was banned five months ago by a provincial police official from providing security to VIP personnel, authorities said Wednesday.

Governor of Pakistan's Punjab province assassinatedupdated: Wed Jan 05 2011 07:51:00

The governor of Pakistan's Punjab province was assassinated by his own security guard Tuesday, according to Interior Minister Rehman Malik, apparently because he spoke out against the country's controversial blasphemy law.

Pakistan parties protest possible blasphemy law changesupdated: Thu Dec 23 2010 04:41:00

Pakistan's religious parties are planning protests this week against any attempts to change the nation's blasphemy laws, a party spokesman said Thursday.

Blasts targeting Iranian pilgrims kill 14, injure more than 80updated: Sat Dec 04 2010 13:31:00

A series of bomb attacks shook Iraq's capital of Baghdad on Saturday morning, killing 14 people and wounding more than 80 others, Baghdad police said.

16 killed in Iraq bus crashupdated: Fri Dec 03 2010 12:30:00

Sixteen people were killed and dozens were injured when two buses collided in Iraq, officials said Friday.

Christian faces blasphemy death sentenceupdated: Wed Nov 24 2010 11:15:00

A Pakistani court sentences a Christian woman to death on blasphemy charges. CNN's Reza Sayah reports.

Pakistan's president will pardon Christian woman, official saysupdated: Tue Nov 23 2010 14:00:00

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari will pardon a Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy, the governor of Punjab state told CNN Tuesday.

Official: Pakistani Christian woman falsely accused of blasphemyupdated: Mon Nov 22 2010 16:42:00

A preliminary investigation shows that a Pakistani Christian woman has been falsely accused of insulting the Prophet Mohammed, a government official said Monday.

Pakistan leader soon to review death sentenceupdated: Sun Nov 21 2010 10:49:00

Pakistan's president will soon review a petition to free a Christian woman sentenced to death for allegedly insulting the Prophet Mohammed, a senior Pakistani government official told CNN on Saturday.

New book reprints controversial Muhammad cartoonsupdated: Thu Sep 30 2010 00:04:00

Controversial political cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad are reprinted in a new book due to be released Thursday.

Controversial Prophet Mohammed cartoons to returnupdated: Wed Sep 22 2010 09:08:00

The cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed that sparked protests worldwide four years ago will be republished in a new book soon.

Quran burning legacy would have lasted generationsupdated: Sun Sep 12 2010 11:57:00

The 'Burn the Quran Day' planned -- and now apparently canceled -- by a small U.S. church sparked outrage worldwide.

Obama: Quran burning a destructive actupdated: Sun Sep 12 2010 11:57:00

Pres. Obama advises Pastor Terry Jones to rethink plans to burn copies of the Quran on 9/11. CNN's Ed Henry reports.

Ex-president Musharraf vows return to Pakistan politicsupdated: Thu May 20 2010 20:54:00

Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf plans to return to Pakistan and to re-enter politics, he told CNN Thursday.

Musharraf vows return to Pakistani politicsupdated: Thu May 20 2010 20:54:00

The Former Pakistani President talks about re-election, Benazir Bhutto, Facebook and the Times Square terror attempt.

Pakistan should ban extremism, not Facebookupdated: Thu May 20 2010 18:18:00

For a country that has produced five military dictators in 60 years, mourned the 2007 assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, and struggles continually against its own militant extremists who have killed thousands in their own nation, Pakistan has absolutely picked the wrong fight by banning Facebook and YouTube because of an idiotic virtual campaign called "Everybody Draw Mohammed Day."

No-name radicals vs. 'South Park' just a distractionupdated: Mon Apr 26 2010 18:25:00

Free speech issues and portrayals of Islam needlessly stirred a hornet's nest recently when "South Park" depicted the Prophet Mohammed disguised in a bear suit in the 200th episode of the popular Comedy Central TV show.

Islamic website vs. 'South Park'updated: Thu Apr 22 2010 19:11:00

A radical Islamic website warns the creators of "South Park" after the Prophet Mohammed was featured on the show.

Has 'South Park' gone too far this time?updated: Thu Apr 22 2010 19:11:00

Nothing is sacred on "South Park."

Islamic group: 'South Park' post a call to protest, not violenceupdated: Wed Apr 21 2010 11:37:00

A radical Islamic website says despite a provocative post -- warning the creators of "South Park" that they risk violent retribution for depicting the Prophet Mohammed in a bear suit -- the site is calling simply for protest, not violence.

3 killed, 54 wounded in bomb blast on eve of pivotal Iraq electionsupdated: Sat Mar 06 2010 23:43:00

Three people were killed when a parked car rigged with explosives blew up Saturday in Najaf on the eve of parliamentary elections, the Interior Ministry said.

At least 3 killed by blast near Iraq shrineupdated: Sat Mar 06 2010 03:51:00

Three people were killed when a parked car rigged with explosives blew up near a Shiite shrine in the holy city of Najaf on Saturday, the Interior Ministry said.

Car bombs kill 32 in Iraqupdated: Fri Feb 05 2010 16:56:00

Car bombs targeting Shiite pilgrims killed at least 32 people and wounded 154 others south of Baghdad on Friday, an Interior Ministry official said.

Danish cartoonist hid in 'panic room' during attackupdated: Sat Jan 02 2010 18:44:00

Danish political cartoonist Kurt Westergaard hid in a "panic room" inside his home as a man wielding an ax and knife cracked the glass in the home's front door, Danish police said Saturday.

Iranian police deny any hit-and-run during protestsupdated: Fri Jan 01 2010 04:36:00

Iranian security forces blamed a privately owned vehicle Thursday for allegedly running into protesters during Sunday's opposition protests on a Shiite Muslim holy day, according to a news agency.

Iran protest crackdownsupdated: Fri Jan 01 2010 04:36:00

CNN has obtained amateur video of what appears to be an Iranian government vehicle plowing into a crowd of protesters.

Fire heavily damages office of reformist Iranian lawmakerupdated: Thu Dec 31 2009 20:13:00

The office of a reformist Iranian member of parliament burned Tuesday night, and a reformist Web site said the act was the work of extremists.

Hajj masks Islamic differencesupdated: Wed Nov 25 2009 13:09:00

The path from the holy city of Mecca to the Mina desert turned a sea of white Wednesday as throngs of Muslims began the annual pilgrimage known as the Hajj.

Dozens killed in Iraqi pilgrimage suicide bombingupdated: Mon Jan 05 2009 10:47:00

A suicide bomber killed at least 40 people and injured 70 -- many of them women -- during a Shia pilgrimage in northwestern Baghdad Sunday, Iraqi officials told CNN.

Time.com: First Mosque Opens in Former East Germanyupdated: Thu Oct 16 2008 15:55:00

The first mosque with a minaret and a dome in Germany's formerly communist east opened on Thursday as police corralled protesters behind a roadblock three blocks away

Time.com: Al-Qaeda Warns of Attacks on Westupdated: Fri Sep 05 2008 15:00:00

Al-Qaeda's top commander in Afghanistan warned of more attacks against the West in a video posted on the Web that paid tribute to a suicide bomber said to have carried out the June bombing of the Danish Embassy in Pakistan

Time.com: Danish Newspaper Lawsuit Rejectedupdated: Thu Jun 19 2008 11:00:00

A Danish appeals court on Thursday rejected a lawsuit against the newspaper that first printed the controversial Prophet Muhammad cartoons in 2005

Time.com: Getting Out the Vote in Iranupdated: Tue Mar 11 2008 10:00:00

Islamic duty, foreign threat and chicken in a pot all play roles in the conservatives' campaign. Then there's President Bush

Afghans protest over Danish cartoonupdated: Sat Mar 08 2008 06:30:00

Thousands of Afghans packed a sports stadium in the western Afghanistan city Herat Saturday to protest the reprinting of the same Danish cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed that sparked rage in the Muslim world two years ago.

Time.com: The Return of the Prophet's Cartoonsupdated: Wed Feb 13 2008 13:15:00

To protest a plot to murder a cartoonist, Danish papers reprint caricatures of Mohammed -- then raise questions about the treatment of the alleged plotters

Newspapers reprint Prophet Mohammed cartoonupdated: Wed Feb 13 2008 08:32:00

Newspapers across Europe Wednesday reprinted the controversial cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed that sparked worldwide protests two years ago.

Plot to kill cartoonistupdated: Wed Feb 13 2008 08:32:00

Danish police make arrests in alleged murder plot of a controversial Danish cartoonist. CNN's Paula Newton reports.

'Terror plot' to kill Mohammed cartoonistupdated: Tue Feb 12 2008 19:27:00

Danish authorities said Tuesday they have arrested three people who allegedly were plotting a "terror-related assassination" of a cartoonist whose drawing of the Prophet Mohammed sparked rage in the Muslim world two years ago.

Protesters call for punishmentupdated: Mon Dec 03 2007 12:45:00

Sudanese reportedly demand the execution of a British teacher whose students named a teddy bear Muhammad.

Artist defiantly draws Prophet Mohammedupdated: Tue Oct 16 2007 12:51:00

Swedish artist Lars Vilks says all he's doing is taking a stand in the name of artistic expression. But because of that stand, on this afternoon he's lying low -- on the ground, in fact -- looking for bombs under his car.

Artist: Al Qaeda won't stop meupdated: Tue Oct 16 2007 12:51:00

CNN's Paula Newton visits the Swedish artist who is being hunted by terrorists for depicting the prophet Mohammed as a dog.

UK bans military from selling storiesupdated: Mon Apr 09 2007 02:40:00

The British government has banned all military service members from talking to the media in return for payment following a storm of protests over interviews with the 15 marines and sailors who were held captive in Iran.

13 killed in bombing near mosque in Pakistanupdated: Sat Jan 27 2007 11:53:00

At least 13 people, including a senior police official, were killed Saturday evening in a suicide bombing near a crowded Shiite mosque in Peshawar, police sources told CNN.

Radicals vs. moderates: British Muslims at crossroadsupdated: Wed Jan 17 2007 14:13:00

At a recent debate over the battle for Islamic ideals in England, a British-born Muslim stood before the crowd and said Prophet Mohammed's message to nonbelievers is: "I come to slaughter all of you."

Millions begin pilgrimage to Meccaupdated: Thu Dec 28 2006 07:13:00

Nearly three million Muslims from around the world, chanting and raising their hands to heaven, marched through a desert valley outside Mecca on Thursday on the first day of the annual Hajj pilgrimage.

The Hajj: keeping pilgrims safeupdated: Tue Dec 12 2006 09:56:00

More than two million Muslims are converging on the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia for The Hajj, Islam's annual pilgrimage to the birthplace of the Prophet Mohammad.

Mecca: City of wonderupdated: Tue Dec 12 2006 08:54:00

Zain Verjee is anchoring CNN's coverage of the Hajj pilgrimage. In this piece, written in 2005, she describes how Mecca, a city that each year plays host to millions of pilgrims, stirs the emotions of those who visit, live and work there.

Turkish PM agrees to meet popeupdated: Mon Nov 27 2006 07:26:00

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, accused of snubbing Pope Benedict on his first official trip to a Muslim country, says he has agreed to meet the pontiff when he arrives in Ankara on Tuesday.

Shots fired in Turkey pope protestupdated: Thu Nov 02 2006 11:02:00

Police say they have arrested a man who allegedly fired a pistol into the air outside the Italian consulate in Istanbul, then shouted slogans in protest of Pope Benedict XVI's upcoming visit.

Muslim fury grows at pope remarksupdated: Sat Sep 16 2006 07:48:00

Outrage is mounting around the world over Pope Benedict's comments on Islam and jihad despite assurances from the Vatican that he only intended to point out the incompatibility between faith and war.

Pope's Islam comments condemnedupdated: Fri Sep 15 2006 05:23:00

Pope Benedict XVI came under a hail of criticism from the Islamic world Friday for comments he made earlier in the week regarding the Prophet Mohammed and the Muslim faith, in some cities provoking street protests.

Fugitive urges attack on Denmark updated: Fri May 12 2006 02:45:00

A fugitive al Qaeda member has called on Muslims in an Internet video to attack Denmark, Norway and France for publishing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.

Full bin Laden message posted on Webupdated: Thu Apr 27 2006 18:44:00

The complete version of Osama bin Laden's most recent audio message appeared Thursday on Islamist Web sites, four days after excerpts appeared on the Arabic language TV channel Al-Jazeera.

Karachi blast kills dozensupdated: Tue Apr 11 2006 11:07:00

An explosion at a celebration of Prophet Mohammed's birthday has killed at least 42 people and sparked a confrontation between Muslims and Karachi police, according to Pakistan's interior minister and local media reports.

Church sorry for prophet cartoonupdated: Tue Mar 21 2006 04:53:00

The Anglican Church in Wales has apologized to Muslims after a cartoon satirizing the Prophet Mohammed was printed in its Welsh-language magazine.

Bin Laden's No. 2 condemns Mohammed cartoonsupdated: Sat Mar 04 2006 17:31:00

In a videotape broadcast Saturday, Osama bin Laden's No. 2, Ayman al-Zawahiri, condemns published cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed that have sparked violent protests throughout the Muslim world.

Musharraf: Bush concerned by cartoons updated: Sat Mar 04 2006 06:44:00

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf on Saturday said U.S. President George W. Bush expressed concern to him over the "thorny issue" of cartoon caricatures depicting Prophet Mohammed -- images that have sparked violent protests throughout the Muslim world.

Mohammed cartoons inflame U.S. campusupdated: Wed Mar 01 2006 10:54:00

A controversy that has sparked violent demonstrations across the Middle East and Asia came to a U.S. college campus as a display of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed drew about 200 protesters.

Anti-cartoon protests in Pakistanupdated: Sun Feb 26 2006 05:58:00

Hundreds of people clash with police in demonstrations in various parts of Lahore against the publication of cartoons depicting Prophet Mohammed.

Iran: End anti-cartoon violenceupdated: Mon Feb 20 2006 06:44:00

Iran's foreign minister has called for an end to violent protests over cartoons of Prophet Mohammed that have swept across the Muslim world after the images were published in several European newspapers.

Arrests, tear gas halt Pakistan cartoon protestsupdated: Sun Feb 19 2006 06:11:00

Police arrested some 400 people including 10 lawmakers and used tear gas to disperse several hundred demonstrators in an attempt to prevent protests in Islamabad against cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, witnesses and police said.

16 die in cartoon protests in Nigeriaupdated: Sat Feb 18 2006 15:02:00

Sixteen people were killed and 11 churches were burned Saturday in Nigeria as part of the continuing violence over cartoons of Islam's Prophet Mohammed.

Karachi shut down in new protestsupdated: Fri Feb 17 2006 04:55:00

A general strike has shut the normally bustling port city of Karachi in southern Pakistan as demonstrators took to the streets to protest the publication of caricatures of the Muslim Prophet Mohammed, police said.

3 die in new Pakistan protestsupdated: Wed Feb 15 2006 02:52:00

Deadly violence erupted Wednesday across Pakistan as several thousand demonstrators stormed through the streets of Peshawar and Lahore to protest the publication of caricatures of the Muslim Prophet Mohammed, police said.

Basra council breaks ties with coalitionupdated: Tue Feb 14 2006 07:43:00

Basra's provincial government temporarily has cut ties with the Danish and British contingents in Basra, the council's head told CNN on Tuesday.

Graffiti sprayed on West Bank mosqueupdated: Sun Feb 12 2006 11:08:00

Demonstrations broke out in three villages in the West Bank after graffiti insulting the Prophet Mohammed was sprayed on a mosque.

Danes urged to leave Indonesia updated: Sun Feb 12 2006 02:51:00

Denmark is urging its citizens to leave Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation, citing a threat from an extremist group over the publication of drawings of Islam's Prophet Mohammed in a Danish newspaper.

Denmark urges citizens out of Indonesia after threatupdated: Sat Feb 11 2006 01:47:00

Denmark is urging its citizens to leave Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation, citing a threat from an extremist group over the publication of drawings of Islam's Prophet Mohammed in a Danish newspaper.

R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.: Cartoon nonsenseupdated: Fri Feb 10 2006 14:55:00

Contemplate this: A Danish newspaper in September publishes some cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad. Four months later Muslims, mostly Arab, get wind of this event and riot, burning Danish flags and attacking embassies, mostly Danish, but thus far also an Austrian Embassy. Apparently geography is one of the many subjects not studied very attentively in Arab schools. At any rate, as the riots intensify local governments can apparently do nothing. Most of these governments, for instance the Syrian, are famously repressive. Yet in this instance they are impotent against the dirty-necked galoots burning flags and howling in the streets of their cities. Some of the governments issue diplomatic demands to the Danish government.

Thousands in Asia cartoon protestsupdated: Fri Feb 10 2006 09:48:00

Thousands of Muslims took to the streets across Asia to protest the cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed as Malaysia's leader warned of a "huge chasm" between Islam and the West.

Kenyan anti-cartoon protester shotupdated: Fri Feb 10 2006 03:36:00

Kenyan police shot at hundreds demonstrating against cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, wounding at least one person, as protests continued across the Muslim world.

Violence mars Ashura festivalupdated: Fri Feb 10 2006 02:31:00

The death toll following Thursday's suicide attack in the city of Hangu in northwest Pakistan has reached 30, police sources have told CNN.

Syria, Rice face off over prophet cartoonupdated: Wed Feb 08 2006 02:45:00

As President Bush urged governments to help quell the violence Wednesday, his secretary of state began sparring with the Syrian government over the deadly protests sparked by a series of cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed.

Cartoon bans hit Danish firmsupdated: Tue Feb 07 2006 03:02:00

A boycott of Danish goods called by Muslim leaders over the publishing of cartoons of Prophet Mohammed is dealing a blow to the nation's businesses.

Appeals for calm over cartoon rowupdated: Tue Feb 07 2006 00:36:00

The leader of the world's largest Muslim organization has joined other world leaders in condemning violence over the publication of cartoon caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed.

Danes feel threatened in cartoon rowupdated: Mon Feb 06 2006 08:07:00

Denmark's leaders are calling for calm and dialogue as the nation finds itself under increasing pressure over the cartoons depicting Islam's revered Prophet Mohammed.

London protest: Calls for arrestsupdated: Mon Feb 06 2006 03:43:00

London police were under pressure to arrest Muslim protesters who carried signs threatening death and terrorist attacks at a demonstration over cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed.

Roadside bomb kills 2 in Baghdadupdated: Sun Feb 05 2006 13:24:00

A roadside bomb targeting an Iraqi police patrol detonated Sunday afternoon in southeast Baghdad, killing two civilians and wounding five others and two police officers, Baghdad police told CNN.

Embassies torched in cartoon furyupdated: Sat Feb 04 2006 11:58:00

Muslim demonstrators in Damascus torched the Norwegian Embassy and the building housing Denmark's embassy because newspapers in those countries published what the protesters consider blasphemous depictions of Islam's Prophet Mohammed.

Muslim protests over cartoons spreadupdated: Fri Feb 03 2006 02:35:00

About 200 Muslims demonstrated Friday outside the Danish Embassy to protest caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed originally published in a Danish newspaper, Danish Ambassador Neils Erik Andersen told CNN.

Storm grows over Mohammad cartoonsupdated: Thu Feb 02 2006 10:53:00

The international storm over cartoon drawings of the Prophet Mohammad published in European media gathered pace across the Islamic world Thursday with angry demonstrations and the shutting down of the EU office in Gaza City.

Hajj: Saudis, pilgrims trade blameupdated: Fri Jan 13 2006 03:45:00

Saudi Arabia is blaming unruly pilgrims for the crush that killed at least 345 people in the Hajj, but many Muslims say better security could have averted the worst disaster to mar the ritual in 16 years.

Hajj stampede kills hundredsupdated: Thu Jan 12 2006 08:20:00

At least 345 people have been killed in a stampede during a symbolic stoning ritual at the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, according to the country's Health Ministry.

Two million pilgrims making Hajjupdated: Mon Jan 09 2006 01:24:00

About 2 million Muslims from around the world are streaming toward Mecca as they make the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to the birthplace of the Prophet Mohammad.

Two million pilgrims begin Hajjupdated: Sun Jan 08 2006 01:07:00

About 2 million Muslims from around the world began streaming out of Mecca on Sunday, the first day of the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to the birthplace of the Prophet Mohammad.

Mecca: A place of awe and wonderupdated: Thu Jan 20 2005 04:12:00

Zain Verjee is anchoring CNN's coverage of the Hajj pilgrimage. She is also writing for CNN.com about her experiences. Here she describes how Mecca, a city that each year plays host to millions of pilgrims, stirs the emotions of those who visit, live and work there.

Hajj brings health, security fearsupdated: Thu Jan 22 2004 05:38:00

Muslims are converging on the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia for the Hajj, Islam's annual pilgrimage to the birthplace of the Prophet Mohammad.

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