Saudi Arabia: Top political body ‘rejects pact over Mohammed cartoons’ with Denmark

AFP: Top Saudi body ‘rejects pact over Mohammed cartoons’:

“A top Saudi political body has rejected a bilateral pact with Denmark over the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed in a Danish newspaper, media reports said on Tuesday. 

The Shura Council voted 62 to 56 on Monday against a memorandum of understanding on bilateral consultations after several members expressed unhappiness over the cartoons, the newspapers Okaz and Shams reported. 

Several council members clapped and cheered at the rare political rebuke from the all-appointed body, which reviews legislation, policies and treaties but only advises the government.
The Saudi foreign ministry and Danish diplomatic officials could not be reached for comment on details of the pact, which the Shura Council sent back to committee for review. 

Denmark’s Jyllands-Posten newspaper published 12 caricatures of Mohammed in 2005, triggering Muslim anger worldwide and violent protests in some countries.”

Background:
Yale Press Bans Images of Muhammad in New Book.
Yale University publishes press release on the Danish cartoons.
Aftenposten reprints Mohammed cartoons.
Metropolitan Museum pulls images of Mohammed from its collection.
East African Terrorism Comes to Scandinavia.
Denmark: Suspect in bombing masks his ID, Danish police sees Jylands-Posten as target.
Book: The Tyranny of Silence.
Mohammed Cartoons: “We condemn the publication of The Tyranny of Silence”, OICSG Ihsanoglu says.

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