Has called for a boycott of Norway and Denmark
The boycott is a result of Norwegian TV station, TV2, showing the cartoons during a documentary on Tuesday, and Danish youth politicians mocking the prophet Mohammad at a recent party conference. The muslim brotherhood is the largest opposition party in Egypt. It has branches and millions of sympathizers all over the Arab world.
- The muslim brotherhood denounces the reoccurrence of islam hostile activities in the west. We encourage all muslims to defend their religion in this holy month of ramadan, and to boycott products from Norway, Denmark and other nations that have insulted muslims and the prophet Mohammad.
- We will arrange a peaceful demonstration, not only against Norway, but against the entire west and all those who insult Islam, says Mohammad Mahdi Akkef to Nettavisen. Akkef is the general secretary of the Muslim brotherhood in Egypt.
- The majority in Norway and Denmark are atheists, but it is important that they respect all religions and that they do not support George Bush, a man who wants to cause conflicts between muslims and the west.
Major newspapers in Turkey such as Hurreiyet and Milliyet showed pictures from the Danish video on Saturday, and this has caused strong reactions in that country.
From: News from Norway