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Statement of the MFA on the Violence After the Publishing of Caricatures

 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic strongly condemns the attacks against the Embassies and other premises of Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Austria, Germany and the European Commission and against the citizens of European countries, as well as the fomenting of hatred under the pretext of defence of religion.(7/2/2006)

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic strongly condemns the attacks against the Embassies and other premises of Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Austria, Germany and the European Commission and against the citizens of European countries, as well as the fomenting of hatred under the pretext of defence of religion.

Differences of opinions on any issue must in no way be an excuse for violence. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs therefore calls for restraint and dialogue.

In connection with the reprinting of foreign caricatures depicting Prophet Muhammad, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs emphasizes that the social and legal system in the Czech Republic is based on the values of democracy, tolerance, freedom of speech and respect for any religious faith.

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