"Anti-terror policy to continue: Danish PM
COPENHAGEN, June 2: Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen condemned a suicide bombing on his country’s embassy in Pakistan on Monday, describing the attack as “cowardly” and unjustifiable. “Regardless of the motive and regardless of who committed it, this is a horrible, cowardly crime, which we condemn vehemently and for which there is no justification,” Rasmussen told reporters. He insisted “Denmark will not change its policies due to terrorism.”
“We will not give in to terrorists and we will maintain the foreign and security policies we have been pursuing,” he added.”
“I condemn this morning’s outrageous terrorist attack against the Danish Embassy in Islamabad,” said EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana in a statement.
The Organisation of the Islamic Conference also condemned the incident, saying it flouted religious tenets. OIC Secretary General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu was “deeply upset by this violent and extremist act,” the 57-nation Jeddah-based bloc said in a statement.
“Islam rejects violence and terrorism in all its forms,” the statement quoted Ihsanoglu as saying after the suicide bombing outside the Danish embassy killed and wounded several people in what was seen as a new reprisal for the publication by Danish newspapers of sacrilegious cartoons.UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon condemned the bombing and reiterated his total rejection of such acts of terrorism..." LINK
"The strong bomb blast damaged the Denmark embassy in central Islamabad and nearly destroyed a nearby UN agency. It ripped through the street outside the Danish embassy, in an apparent act of revenge against cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad published in 2005. A Danish citizen of Pakistani origin was among the dead, according to the Danish Foreign Ministry in Copenhagen. Local Pakistani media put the fatalities at eight; 35 were injured.
“Outside the building it was a doomsday scene,” said Rizwan Sheikh, a planning specialist for the U.N.-funded Devolution Trust for Community Empowerment". LINK