Huge News: Jordanian Paper Publishes Mohammed Cartoons
Meanwhile, a Jordanian gossip tabloid on defiantly published three of the cartoons that have triggered outrage in the Arab and Muslim world.
"Muslims of the world, be reasonable," said the editor-in-chief of the weekly independent newspaper Al-Shihan in an editorial alongside the cartoons, including the one showing the Muslim religion's founder wearing a bomb-shaped turban.
What brings more prejudice against Islam, these caricatures or pictures of a hostage-taker slashing the throat of his victim in front of the cameras or a suicide bomber who blows himself up during a wedding ceremony in Amman?" wrote Jihad Momani.
He told the AFP news service he decided to publish the offending cartoons "so people know what they are protesting about... People are attacking drawings that they have not even seen."
UPDATE - It looks as though the publishing of the Mo pics in Jordan didn't go down to well with some :
Going against the flow, a Jordanian tabloid defiantly published three of the cartoons. Its publishing company later pulled all copies from the newsstands and fired the paper's editor-in-chief.
"Muslims of the world, be reasonable," Jihad Momani, the editor-in-chief of Al-Shihan, had written in an editorial alongside the cartoons, one of which showed Mohammed with the bomb-shaped turban.
Before he was fired, Momani told AFP he decided to publish the offending cartoons "so people know what they are protesting about.... People are attacking drawings that they have not even seen."
A German national was also "detained" by "palestinian" terrorists believing they had captured a Danish/Frenchman :
Gunmen in the West Bank briefly detained a German national amid the Muslim furore over the cartoons, some of which depicted the prophet as a terrorist, a militant group said.
Two masked gunmen seized the German from a hotel in the Palestinian town of Nablus "thinking he was French or Danish, and handed him over to police after realising their mistake," said a source from the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades.
"The two men were acting to protest over the cartoons," he said.
Earlier, two armed groups threatened to target Danes, French and Norwegians in the Palestinian territories after the cartoons were published in their countries and gunmen besieged EU offices in Gaza.
"All nationals and those who work in the diplomatic corps of these countries can be considered targets of the Popular Resistance Committee and Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades," the two Palestinian groups said.