Western interests have been targeted across the Muslim world in this period following the emergence of a film deemed offensive to Muslims (see Single Issue section for more on the domestic implications). The issue is related to the burning of Korans by an extremist church in Florida, under Pastor Terry Jones. However, to some extent the film is also being used as a hook to in part justify protests and attacks, which in fact are more representative of underlying tensions. The atmosphere remains volatile, particularly given the decision by a French paper to publish controversial cartoons, and in some respects this echoes the long-running targeting of Danish interests following the Jyllands-Posten’s publication of “offensive” cartoons depicting Mohammed several years ago. As reported in the Monitor that issue still drives some criminal actions against Danish interests, both domestically and abroad.