Indian Cleric Warns Americans To Leave Over Anti-Muslim Film [View all]
The most senior Islamic cleric in Indian Kashmir has told all US citizens to “immediately leave” the region because of the privately-produced anti-Islam film that surfaced in the United States.
“US citizens visiting Kashmir should leave immediately as the sentiments of the Muslims have been hurt by these pictures,” the Grand Mufti of Jammu and Kashmir, Bashiruddin Ahmad said Thursday, according to the Press Trust of India.
“Everyone accepts the greatness of the Prophet and any attempt to malign his image will not be tolerated,” the news agency quoted him as saying.
A small group of protesters gathered peacefully on Thursday in the city of Srinagar in Kashmir to denounce the film, but police were on standby for the possibility of unrest after prayers on Friday.