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Associated Press:
Cartoon row: Danish embassy ablaze  —  DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Hundreds of Syrian demonstrators stormed the Danish Embassy in Damascus Saturday and set fire to the building, witnesses said.  —  The demonstrators were protesting offensive caricatures of Islam's Prophet Mohammed …
Anthony Browne / Times of London:
Danish cartoonists fear for their lives  —  TWELVE Danish cartoonists whose pictures sparked such outcry have gone into hiding under round-the-clock protection, fearing for their lives.  —  The cartoonists, many of whom had reservations about the pictures, have been shocked by how the affair …
Embassies burn in cartoon protest  —  Syrians have set fire to the Norwegian and Danish embassies in Damascus to protest at the publication of newspaper cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.  —  Protesters stormed the Danish site amid chants of "God is great", before moving on to attack the Norwegian mission.
Gateway Pundit:
Danish Embassy Torched in Syria!  —  Witnesses say that protesters set the entire building ablaze which also houses embassies of Chile and Sweden!  —  Chanting "God is Great," they stormed the embassy, burned the Danish flag and replaced it with another flag reading "No God but Allah, Mohammad is His Prophet."
Colin Perkel / Globe and Mail:
Cartoons offensive, but so is violence, Canadian Muslims say  —  Toronto — Cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed as a terrorist are deeply offensive, but so is the violent reaction to the drawings from Islamic extremists, Canadian Muslims said Thursday.  —  Outrage over the cartoons …
Michelle Malkin:
FIRST, THEY CAME: THE MOVIE  —  I couldn't sleep at all last night, so I toyed around with Windows Movie Maker and put together a little, 2-minute photo/video montage about the Muhammad cartoons.  —  It's called "First, They Came"—and I hope it will speak to many around the world in a universal way.
New York Times:
U.S. Says It Also Finds Cartoons of Muhammad Offensive  —  WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 — The Muslim world erupted in anger on Friday over caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad published in Europe while the Bush administration offered the protesters support, saying of the cartoons, "We find them offensive …
Glenn Reynolds /
DANISH EMBASSY BURNED in Syria.  Gateway Pundit has a roundup.
Discussion: Daily Pundit and Ed
Paul Marshall / Weekly Standard:
The Mohammed Cartoons
Discussion: National Review, ARMAVIRUMQUE and sisu
Michelle Malkin:
Discussion: The Peking Duck and TigerHawk
George Jahn / Associated Press:
IAEA Reports Iran to U.N. Security Council  —  VIENNA, Austria - The U.N. nuclear watchdog Saturday reported Iran to the U.N. Security Council in a resolution expressing concern that Tehran's nuclear program may not be "exclusively for peaceful purposes."  Iran retaliated immediately …
Washington Post:
U.N. Nuclear Agency Reports Iran to Security Council
David Rising / Associated Press:
Rumsfeld Urges Diplomacy in Iran Dispute
Iran reported to Security Council
David Johnston / New York Times:
New Details Revealed on C.I.A. Leak Case  —  WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 — Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff told prosecutors that Mr. Cheney had informed him "in an off sort of curiosity sort of fashion" in mid-June 2003 about the identity of the C.I.A. officer at the heart of the leak case …
Discussion: firedoglake, Mia Culpa and Decision '08
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
Fitzmas Never Comes
Discussion: The Strata-Sphere
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
"Extremely Slight News Value"
Discussion: TalkLeft and The Strata-Sphere
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Postage Is Due for Companies Sending E-Mail  —  Soon companies will have to buy the electronic equivalent of a postage stamp if they want to be certain that their e-mail will be delivered to many of their customers.  —  America Online and Yahoo, two of the world's largest providers of e-mail accounts …
Discussion: Boing Boing
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Increasingly, Internet's Data Trail Leads to Court
Discussion: Concurring Opinions
Ibn Warraq / Associated Press:
Democracy in a Cartoon  —  Best-selling author and Muslim dissident Ibn Warraq argues that freedom of expression is our western heritage and we must defend it against attacks from totalitarian societies.  If the west does not stand in solidarity with the Danish, he argues, then the Islamization of Europe will have begun in earnest.
Discussion: normblog and Danske øjne …
David Roberts / Gristmill:
SOTU: Who's behind 'switchgrass'?  —  Kevin Drum says: … Well, if you happen to care, you may be interested in what David Bransby, professor of energy crops at Auburn University, said Wednesday on NPR's All Things Considered.  He has called and emailed regularly with the office of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.).
Right Wing Nut House:
MORE LAZY REPORTING FROM THE MEDIA  —  As I have written many times, what appears to be media bias can instead actually be an institutional laziness on the part of reporters or even groups of reporters.  In these cases, there is little effort made to explain an issue or event and put …
Jonathan Weisman / Washington Post:
Boehner Suggests New Tack on Lobbying  —  House Majority Leader John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) has begun shifting his party toward an alternative lobbying reform package that stresses disclosure of lobbying contacts rather than the virtual ban on gifts and privately funded trips proposed last month by House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.).
Discussion: Centerfield
Louis Charbonneau / Reuters:
Iran is world's top sponsor of terrorism: Rumsfeld  —  MUNICH (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld accused Iran on Saturday of being the world's leading sponsor of terrorism, a charge that his Iranian counterpart rejected as "ridiculous" and "outrageous."
Ann Scott Tyson / Washington Post:
Ability to Wage 'Long War' Is Key To Pentagon Plan  —  The Pentagon, readying for what it calls a "long war," yesterday laid out a new 20-year defense strategy that envisions U.S. troops deployed, often clandestinely, in dozens of countries at once to fight terrorism and other nontraditional threats.

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