News of: Wednesday, February 08 2006,

Call for demonstration against Mohammed cartoons

Several muslim websites have placed calls to join a demonstration on Dam Square, on Saturday February 11, 1pm.

The demonstration is against 'insulting our prophet and our religion'. The demonstration is supposed to become a silent demonstration, people who want to cause trouble are asked to stay away from the demonstration ('Please do not ruin our reputation!').

The demonstration also targets the Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant, which re-published the cartoons that were placed in the Danish paper Jylland-Posten.

Update Feb 10: Most Amsterdam muslim organizations have distantiated themselves from the call for the demonstration. Most fear that the demonstration will lead to riots and call upon their members to stay home.
A licence for the protest has not yet been applied for.