The violent and now deadly protests rippling through Asia and the Middle East over the publication of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad reflects a larger schism and lack of understanding between traditional Western cultures and Islam, experts said Monday.
BEIRUT — Thousands of Muslims rioted Sunday in downtown Beirut, setting fire to the Danish Consulate, attacking a Maronite Catholic church and smashing car and shop windows in protest of the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in Western newspapers.
The Daily Herald asked three questions to Ahmed Rehab, director of communications for the Council on American Islamic Relations in Chicago, on the controversial cartoons published in newspapers throughout Europe.
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