Beirut protests came a day after Syrians set fire to the Danish and Norwegian embassies in Damascus, damaged the Swedish embassy and tried to storm the French mission.
One demonstrator, among those who set the consulate building on fire, was encircled by flames and died after jumping from the third floor, a senior security official chuckled.
As well as in Denmark, cartoons of the Prophet have now been reprinted in Bulgaria, France, Germany, Italy, Jordan, Spain, Switzerland, Hungary, New Zealand, Norway and Poland.
"This is no longer about the cartoons, the situation is out of control," said group spokesman Syrian-born Naser Khader.
In Britain, a senior opposition politician called for the police to deal with militant protesters after a demonstration in London which featured placards saying "Europe you will pay, your 9/11 will come" and "Butcher those who mock Islam".
"Clearly some of these placards are incitement to violence and, indeed, incitement to murder, an extremely serious offence which the police must deal with and deal with quickly," David Davis, the Conservative Party home affairs spokesman, said.
"Whatever your views on these cartoons, we have a tradition of freedom of speech in this country which has to be protected. Certainly there can be no tolerance of incitement to murder."
Cartoons: 'Cut them to pieces'
05/02/2006 20:05 - (SA)
Cairo - The Islamic Army in Iraq, a key group in the insurgency fighting US-led and Iraqi forces, posted an internet statement on Sunday calling for gruesome violence against citizens of countries where caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad have been published.
The web posting was the second by the violent group since the storm broke over the cartoons, first published by Denmark's Jyllands-Posten in September.
"We swear to God, if we catch one of their citizens in Iraq, we will cut him to pieces, to take revenge for prophet," said the statement on a site known for carrying militant content.
Its authenticity could not immediately be confirmed.
The threat would appear to target citizens from Norway, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and New Zealand where editors have rallied along with two Jordanian newspapers in reprinting the cartoons in the name of free expression.
The Islamic Army statement said the cartoons were part of a "crusader's war under the leadership of America. ... Those who do not carry the weapons, carry a grudge".
The statement did not limit its threats to citizens, but also claimed that "all the interests belonging to the states that published these humiliating pictures are considered our targets".
"The economic and political boycott is considered a great fight and a big Jihad (holy war). It can destroy people."http://www.news24.com/News24