Mohammed cartoons a major mistake: Schroeder

13th February 2006, Comments 0 comments

13 February 2006, CAIRO - Former German chancellor Gerhard Schroeder Saturday criticized the publication of cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed by several European newspapers.

13 February 2006

CAIRO - Former German chancellor Gerhard Schroeder Saturday criticized the publication of cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed by several European newspapers.

In an address to an international audience at the Jeddah Economic Forum, Schroeder called the publication "a major mistake" and "we should return now to a reasonable and acceptable way to respect sanctities and beliefs".

He added: "I share with Muslims around the world the anger over the offensive cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, and we should turn to tolerance and respect of cultures and religions."

Schroeder was in Saudi Arabia to attend the seventh Jeddah Economic Forum which opened Saturday, attended by 2,700 business people from 28 countries.

DPA

Subject: German news

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