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Thousands in Malaysia Stage Anti-Cartoon March

Thousands of Muslims marched in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, Friday in a continuation of protests against controversial cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.

Police say about 2,000 protesters marched from a mosque to the nearby Danish embassy, chanting slogans against Israel and the West.

The protest coincided with a government-imposed ban on circulating cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad that first appeared in a Danish newspaper.

In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi told an international conference that the Muslim world and the West must stop demonizing each other and "accept one another as equals."

Mr. Abdullah said there are multitudes of voices speaking on behalf of Islam and the West that do not do justice to either, including Osama bin Laden, who the prime minister said does not speak for Islam.