A rather unexpected protest to the Danish cartoons in Afghanistan.
Yet even as angry protests sweep the country in response to the republication of cartoon images of the prophet Muhammad, in one park in Kabul, protesters are taking a different approach – one they say better reflects their religion of peace. Muhammad Sediq Afghan, a professor at the Kabul-based World Philosophical Mathematics Research Center, is sitting in a small tent near the center of town, where he has spent close to a week without
food. Mr. Afghan is leading a dozen others in a hunger strike to protest the Danish cartoons and a film by a Dutch politician that compares the Koran to Hitler’s "Mein Kempf." "I will continue to fast until the authors apologize," he says. "Others are burning flags and rioting. We don’t like this – we want to do things peacefully."