Pakistanis Protest Over Danish Cartoon, Dutch Film
Titled "Fitna" or "strife" in Arabic, the film by anti-immigration Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders suggests the Koran incites violence and has drawn condemnation from many Muslim countries.
Protests have been held before by hardline Islamist groups in Pakistan, the second largest Muslim nation, against the film and the reprinting in Danish newspapers in February of a satirical cartoon of the Prophet Mohammad that first caused a storm more than two years ago.
The protesting women, many of them clad in all-enveloping burqas, the head to toe veil worn by some conservative Muslim women, chanted anti-Dutch and Danish slogans and called for a boycott of their goods.
Many children wearing head bands reading "God is Great" also participated in the rally in the southern Pakistani city.
"Today`s rally shows that Muslim women are just as angry as men about the insult to the Prophet and the religion," said Mohammad Hussain Mehanti, a cleric from the hardline Jamaat-e-Islami party that organised the protest.
Pakistan`s parliament early ...