(dpa) - About 100 Afghan women gathered in the centre of Kabul Wednesday, chanted slogans against a Dutch film they consider anti-Islamic and burned the Dutch flag.
The protestors, mostly covered head to toe with burka robes, gathered in front of the Ministry of Information and Culture and asked the Afghan government to expel Dutch embassy officials from the country and cut all relations with the Dutch government.
The women also called on some 1,600 Dutch soldiers, who are stationed as part of NATO-led forces in southern Uruzgan province, to leave the country.
Dutch anti-immigration politician Geert Wilders released the 15-minute film Fitna, which means strife in Arabic, over the Internet last week.
The film shows graphic images of terrorist attacks, including the destruction of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, and the London and Madrid train bombings, interspersed with verses from the Koran, Islam's holy book.
The film also shows speeches by Islamic fundamentalists that invite the Muslim to join the fight against "infidels."
Taliban militants, who have waged a bloody war against the Afghan and international forces in the country, declared reprisals against the Dutch forces in Afghanistan.
In a statement posted on the rebel website, the Taliban said that two attacks on Dutch soldiers in southern Afghanistan recently were in retaliation for the "anti-Islam" film.
At least five Dutch soldiers were reportedly wounded in two separate attacks by Taliban forces over the weekend.
The protestors on Wednesday also chanted slogans against a Danish newspaper, which recently republished cartoons, with one depicting the Prophet Mohammed wearing a bomb-shaped turban.