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Police Shoot at Kenyans Protesting Muhammad Cartoons


Kenyan police have opened fire at hundreds of people demonstrating against cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad, as protests across the Muslim world showed no signs of abating.

At least one Kenyan was wounded Friday when protesters tried to march on the Danish embassy in Nairobi, shouting anti-Denmark slogans and burning Danish flags.

Muslims also demonstrated Friday in cities across the Middle East as well as in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Malaysia, and Venezuela.

In France, a Muslim organization - the French Council of the Muslim Faith - said it was launching legal action against French newspapers that published the cartoons, one of which depicts the Prophet Muhammad wearing a turban shaped like a bomb.

Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi told an international conference Friday the Muslim world and the West must stop demonizing each other and "accept one another as equals."

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.

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