Friday, February 17, 2006

Rioters torch Italian consulate in Lybia

This is probably because of the Italian minister wearing t-shirts with a picture of Mohammed.

Indeed the demonstrations are about the t-shirt supposedly with one of the cartoons on it. CNN does not mention it. Just as it does not show the 12 cartoons. How can people watching CNN make any informed opinion? This is censorship and it is ridiculous.
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Update 18.2.2006
CNN eventually got its act together and report the reason of the riots is Lybia. But no cartoons shown. I wish I could find a picture of the ex-minister wearing his t-shirt.

Ex-minister, yes. He has resigned after discussing it with his party leader. What a shame. I grant he has provoked - but to make him responsible for the barbaric acts of Arabs is Lybia is far out. I salute thee, Mr. Roberto Calderoli.

Calderoli said he had offered his resignation to Premier Silvio Berlusconi to stop "the shameful exploitation which in these hours has been directed against me".

In Libya the Minister of Security and the chief of police in Benghazi has been fired for being to violent against the protestors.

I did not notice any violence beyond, what we are used to seing in Arab countries. More probably the real reason was for not letting the rioters destroy the Italian Consulate completely and in the process slaughter a few Italian diplomats.
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Breaking news from CNN:

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- Libyans protesting the Prophet Mohammed cartoons set fire to the Italian consulate in Benghazi on Friday in a riot that left 11 people dead or wounded, Libyan security officials said.

An Italian consular official, Antonio Simoes-Concalves, said nine protesters had been killed and several more had been wounded as armed police clashed with a crowd of more than 1,000 demonstrators.

Libyan state television showed a part of the consulate building on fire, and firefighters trying to extinguish it.

The Italian Foreign Ministry confirmed that the first floor of the building had been set on fire after the crowd charged into the grounds of the consulate late Friday. In a statement in Rome, the ministry said the consulate was being protected by Libyan security forces.


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