Fri Sep 21, 2012, 04:46 AM
Bosonic (1,905 posts)
Tensions high for day of anti-Islam film protests
Security forces in several Muslim countries are gearing up for a day of fresh protests against an anti-Islam film made in the US.
In Pakistan, a government-declared "special day of love" for the Prophet Muhammad has already seen violent clashes and at least one death.
The US has paid for adverts on Pakistani TV that show President Barack Obama condemning the film.
There has been widespread unrest over the amateur film, Innocence of Muslims. It has already claimed several lives around the world.
Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19670527
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Fri Sep 21, 2012, 05:35 AM
dipsydoodle (37,033 posts)
1. Islamic countries brace for anti-west protests
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Security forces in Islamic countries are bracing for a day of anti-western fury, with international protests planned against a YouTube video ridiculing Muslims and French cartoons mocking the prophet Muhammad.
France has closed embassies and schools in about 20 countries around the world after the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo published a series of cartoons depicting the prophet, including two showing him naked.
Pakistan has drafted in troops to protect foreign embassies and blocked mobile phone signals in about 15 cities after thousands of violent protesters clashed with police on Thursday. The government has declared Friday "a day of love for the prophet", a move welcomed by the Taliban and that risks substantially increasing the already high threat of violence on the traditional Islamic holy day.
The American embassy in Pakistan has been running television advertisements, one featuring the secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, emphasising that the US government had nothing to do with the film.
Pakistani protesters clash with police on Muslim "Day of Love"
(Reuters) - Demonstrators clashed with police in the Pakistani city of Peshawar on Friday as anger over insults to the Prophet Mohammad boiled over despite calls from political and religious leaders across the Muslim world for peaceful protest.