Jordan anti-Denmark campaign slams blast at Islamabad embassy
An anti-Denmark coalition of activists on Monday condemned the explosion at the Danish embassy in Islamabad, but said the Danish authorities should bear the brunt of the responsibility, the dpa reported.
"We categorically and strongly condemn the use of violence in responding to the systematic targeting of Islam and the Prophet," said campaign entitled "the Messenger Unites Us" said in a statement.
At least six people were killed after a suspected suicide car bombing at the entrance to the Danish embassy in Pakistan's capital. Two dozen people were injured.
The response to the reprinting of the Prophet's cartoons "should be confined to economic, media and diplomatic means and violence should be avoided", the campaign said in a statement.
"However, the Danish authorities should bear the greater part of the responsibility for their failure to adopt deterrent measures against Danish media outlets for provoking sentiments of Muslims," it added.
The Jordanian anti-Denmark campaign, which comprises media outlets, professional syndicates and political parties, came into existence after a dozen of Danish papers reprinted in February pictures deemed blasphemous to the Prophet Mohammed.
They plan to launch a campaign on June 10 for boycott of Danish products, organizers said.