Prophet film sparks protests

Chris Stevens, the American ambassador to Libya and three embassy staff were killed in an attack on the Benghazi consulate that was stormed by gunmen blaming America for a film they said insulted the Prophet Mohammad. On Wednesday Libyan demonstrators gathered to condemn the deaths of the American embassy members.

The film made by an Israeli-American has been widely criticized in Egypt and Libya where hundreds of people gathered in protest.

A statement issued by Pakistan’s foreign ministry said that the film would provoke hatred and hurt the people of Pakistan.

White House staff is pictured after they lowered the U.S. flag to half-staff following the death of U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens and others in Benghazi. ? Photo by Reuters

Egyptian protesters offer their evening prayers in front of the U.S embassy. ? Photo by AP

An Egyptian protester carries a banner that says "men who defeated the Americans,? in Arabic. ? Photo by AP

A demonstrator holds banner during a rally to condemn the killers of the U.S. Ambassador to Libya and the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. ? Photo by Reuters

A Libyan demonstrator holds a message that reads 'sorry people of America, this is not the behavior of our Islam and Prophet.?

Demonstrators hold a placard during a rally to condemn the killers and voice support for the U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three embassy staff who were killed. ? Photo by Reuters

Egyptian protesters wearing Guy Fawkes masks pose in front of some graffiti. ? Photo by AP

People stand around a drawing that says "Remember your black day 11 September" during the protest in Cairo. ? Photo by Reuters

A protester has his eyes doused with milk after tear gas was fired during clashes with riot police. ? Photo by Reuters

People shout slogans and light flares in front of the U.S. embassy. ? Photo by Reuters

A protester starts a fire during clashes with riot policemen along a road that leads to the U.S embassy near Tahrir Square. ? Photo by Reuters

Tunisian protesters hold Islamic flags and a Quran during the demonstration. ? Photo by AFP

An Egyptian protester stands above the entry of the US embassy in Cairo during a demonstration against a film deemed offensive to Islam. ? Photo by AFP

Libyan people gather in protest. ? Photo by Reuters

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Sep 14, 2012 09:24am
Well actions has a reaction. They know the severity of the reaction still they intentionally, deliberately did so. It is a case of provokation and no court of law in whole world can give the secondary perpetrators maximum or capital penalty.
shaukat ali chughtai
Sep 13, 2012 05:30pm
If we respect their Prophets, they should pay respect to our prophet. We believe in it and have faith in it. Will not tolerate any disrespect of our holy prophet/
Sep 13, 2012 05:26pm
Where were all these people when the taliban blew up the Buddha. I guess "respect" is a one way street.
Sep 14, 2012 02:29am
While the US has to answer for many wrong things ,why should the film be associated with Americans in general.Yes the producer etc should be taken up but these demonstations only bring a bad name to Islam .I hope the sub continent is saved from such violent demonstarions ( especially aganist the US)
Sep 14, 2012 03:51am
Nice to see a country with one of the largest muslim populations in the world also jas one the most peaceful muslim population. Gives hope for islam.
Sep 14, 2012 08:33pm
Hitesh, As i understand from his statement, it is not us to punish and/or kill anyone for their allegedly wrong actions. The creator will punish them in the hearafter. I am a muslim too and most muslims tend to have this opinion that we are not judges and we should not resort to voilence come what may.... a human life is more important than the non-sensical trailer which should not bother anyone. Taliban are not the ideal reference to guage muslims or islam. Look at the Suliman the magnificient, he treated non-muslims with utmost care and protection under his rule. They enjoyed more previliges than the muslims in his reign. But media always wants some sensational results and avoids the best in Islam. There are bad apples in every society... muslims are no exception. But we should condemn people who incite hatred against any religion... for instance they did this to one religion today, they could do to others like hinduism. Hindu Gods also had multiple partners they will start talking about Lord Ram or Lord Krishna like that next time and guess what will be reaction of Hindu Zealots like RSS and Shiv Sena. Thank u
Sep 14, 2012 07:21am
I Strictly Condemn.......Enough Is Enough.......We Can' t tolerate the Disrespect of Our Beloved and Holy Prophet (PBUH) by america and jewish........ This issue should be raised all over the world to stop such sinners from such blasphmous act.........
Gerry D'Cunha
Sep 13, 2012 12:23pm
as a christian I completly condemn these few people in america whp plays with the sentiments of our brother muslims. Prophet Muhammed should be respected by all faiths,as messenger of God.
Sep 13, 2012 09:18am
all those persons or agencies who try to under mine the respect of Prophet Muhammad Peace be upon Him are real enemy of Islam and also all messenger of God.
Sep 13, 2012 05:23pm
How can muslims kill innocents in the name of Islam and the Prophet.
Sep 14, 2012 06:50am
Sep 13, 2012 01:22pm
Therein lies the problem! Instead of condemning the savage behavoir of the attackers who killed an ambassador, you are asking why Jews and fanatic Christians are insulting the Prophet. People throughout history have insulted Islam and the Prophet, but these things do not do any harm to religion, they just hurt the entiments of people who are too emotional to begin with. BTW, muslims have throughout history have commuited blasphemy against people of other faiths too. Take for example Ahmediya religion. What about various idols and temples of Hindus destroyed by muslim conquerors?
Sep 13, 2012 05:03pm
No!. We CANNOT kill ANYONE who insults the Holy Prophet SAW. In his own lifetime, there are multiple instances he was abused, insulted, denigrated, tortured and never in his life ever lifted a finger against them nor returned their wicked treatments in revenge of any kind. That exemplary treatment of his enemies was what won their hearts in the end. Yes there were battles, but these were started by the enemies and the sole purpose was to defend their way of life.
Sep 14, 2012 11:00am
Try and understand whats behind the scene.....the movie is just a tool to facilitate removal of those played vital role in Libya operation and at the same time to put their battle ships in place for next phase.
Sep 15, 2012 03:38am
If Clinton say that this blasphemous movie is reprehensible then it should be. Shame on the makers and producers of this movie.
Sep 14, 2012 06:48am
Sep 14, 2012 05:42pm
This will only increase our love with our most respected and dearest holy prophet muhammad sal al la ho alehe wasalam.
Sep 14, 2012 08:14pm
well we did not see that when Bamiyan Buddha were blown away by Taliban. there were no protest in any of the Muslim worlds. If you cannot give respect don't expect to get respect
Sep 14, 2012 03:22am
A silly movie and the motive was not to make money but to get strong reaction from Muslims. I believe Muslims have to use common sense approach and not react with violence but use wisdom. The words in Quran are forever and Allah has taken responsibility for protecting Quran. We should not worry about what other people say about our religion but to live our religion to the T and people will follow. Burst of anger will not take us any where and I really don't see any lesson learned from violence against US consulates it ageist teaching of Islam. Foreigners including staff of Embassies of other nations are our guest and they must be protected and if they do anything against our countries they should be give a safe passage to leave the country. What happen is Libya is totally unIslamic and you don't need a scholar to understand this very basic Islamic teaching. .
wendy wabbit
Sep 15, 2012 04:56am
Not unlike the Imam who planted burned pages of the Quran on a feeble minded girl and roused up the population - where is the indignation towards the Imam - after all he is an Imam and he did set fire to the Quran .... but this fact seems to have been forgotten ... " a well planned move supported by...whom exactly " and where is your outrage ??
taranveer singh
Sep 13, 2012 03:43pm
he is greatest for Muslims not for world
Sep 13, 2012 12:09pm
Though I havn't know much about this movie but whoever tried to portray our prophet (S.A.W.W) in disrespectfully manner I am sure they would surely be punished in this World as well as in Akhrat also
Sep 13, 2012 12:06pm
So would you kill all of them ?
Sep 13, 2012 07:32pm
No, killing is not permissible but respect is mandatory for all the prophets regardless of which religion they represent..............
Sep 13, 2012 08:57pm
This is a well planned move supported by coptic church in USA and the media cannot find the phoney character who made this movie, the guy do not exist, people need to have practise patience, these are testing times, do not give other a reason to quote "see we told you so, muslims can never be peaceful"
Sep 15, 2012 04:33am
There was a cold blooded murder of 4 innocent people in the embassy in the name of Islam and the prophet , if muslims are really honest about what they call their prophet , they should have demonstrated against the killings of innocent people , not a trailer film , that is so obscure that you couldnt even find it before today
Muhammad Bashir Khan
Sep 13, 2012 12:33pm
I am unable to under why Jews and other fanatic Christians insult Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. He is the greatest person the world has even seen. Muslim do respect all prophets from Abraham to Jesus Christ and expect the same treatment for Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him from Jews and Christians.