Spanish Embassy in Cairo Calls for Tight Security as Spanish Magazine Published anti-Mohammed Cartoon


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The Spanish Embassy in Cairo called on the Egyptian authorities for tight security after Spanish political satire Magazine El Jueves showed in its latest edition on Wednesday, September 26, a caricature deemed insulting to Muslims.

The caricature shows several long-bearded Muslims in a police lineup under the title "But...does anyone know what Mohammad looks like?"

El Jueves' controversial caricature comes following the French Charlie Hebdo Magazine that also published anti-Islam cartoons, causing French embassies and institutions in 20 countries to temporarily close as a precaution against potential backlash.

Mobs of protesters have recently attacked American embassies in some Muslim countries including Egypt, Libya, Yemen and Pakistan.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: September 27, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: September 27, 2012
Length: 0:00:36
Video Size: 29.6 MB
Language: Arabic
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Camera: VCS

1. Various external shots of the Spanish Embassy in Cairo
2. Various medium shots of the Spanish Embassy in Cairo
3. Close up shot of the sign at the gate of the Spanish Embassy reading “EMBAJADA DE ESPANA”
4. Long shot, a security man sitting outside the Spanish Embassy in Cairo
5. Wide shot, the Spanish Embassy in Cairo
6. Wide overview shot of downtown Cairo and River Nile

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