Protests across Pakistan against anti-Islam film

Published Sep 14, 2012 01:02pm

Pakistani Muslim protesters cross barbed wires as they attempt to reach the US embassy during a demonstration against the anti-Islam film in Islamabad on September 14, 2012. - AFP Photo

ISLAMABAD: Hundreds of people demonstrated in cities around Pakistan on Friday to denounce an anti-Islam movie, with some urging death for the film-maker and others demanding the expulsion of US diplomats.

The low-budget movie, entitled “Innocence of Muslims”, which has sparked fury across the Muslim world, pokes fun at the Prophet Mohammed and touches on themes of paedophilia and homosexuality.

Police beefed up security around US missions in Pakistan after violent attacks on American consulates and embassies in Egypt, Libya and Yemen this week, but protests in the country's major cities on Friday passed off largely without incident.

In the eastern city of Lahore, Hafiz Saeed, head of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa charity, seen as a front for a banned militant organisation, led a 500-strong rally against the film.

Saeed - who has a $10 million US government bounty on him - urged the Pakistan government to summon the American ambassador to protest over the film.

“We condemn this conspiracy of producing (an) anti-Islam film. Such blasphemous acts are intentional conspiracies from the US and we will not tolerate it,” he told the rally.

Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) organised a rally in Karachi, where around 700 party activists and supporters gathered with banners and placards bearing anti-US and anti-Israel slogans.

“Hang the filmmaker...hang the apostate,” they chanted. “Jihad is the only treatment to cure American cancer,” another slogan said.

Around 400 protesters rallied in front of Islamabad's Red Mosque after Friday prayers, following a call from JI.

They called for the handover of Terry Jones, an American Christian pastor linked with the film, who has drawn protests in the past for burning the Quran.

“Terry Jones should be handed to us for a trial in the sharia court,” a speaker at the rally told the gathering. Sharia courts try defendants according to Islamic law.

Another speaker called for closure of the US embassy and the expulsion of the US ambassador and other diplomats from Pakistan.

Elsewhere in the capital, there were two smaller demonstrations against the film, one of which led to brief scuffles with police.

In Peshawar, the northwestern city on the edge of the lawless tribal areas where anti-US feeling runs high, around 150 gathered after Friday prayers, chanting “Death to America”.


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Zimbo_Indian
Sep 16, 2012 09:18am
Everything. Rishma is in the dock under a law which is made by the Pakistani govt.
Intisar
Sep 14, 2012 05:12pm
Well said Usamah, Rashid: May Allah guide you to the right path. Amen
asad khan
Sep 15, 2012 07:09am
Usamah Rashid what will you do when someone say that PROPHET MUHAMMAD (S.A.W) is a fool, a religious fake, a homosexual person , a child abuser... i need your answers USAMAH RASHID??
Mary Smith
Sep 14, 2012 10:58pm
I feel so badly for the people of pakistan who only want to have a peaceful country for such violence you must live with. I can see that you do know the meaning of freedom and Islam. I now understand your comments, and it is terrible to have such violence immediatly after such a tragedy in the garment factory fire. May Allah and my God strengthen and comfort you in your time of grief and sadness.
nasir
Sep 14, 2012 07:58pm
trial..on what basis..?i do not agree with the movie, i fully condemn it but trial on what basis and under which law. You can try the producer under pak law but it is not a crime to make a such a movie in america.
Londoner
Sep 14, 2012 11:21pm
To my non-muslim colleagues, thanks for your views and appreciate the apology - though in reality it needs to come from the film-makers. I am a financial success in London but with all that success in my life, if one gives me a choice that he either kills me and my heirs do not pursue the murder or he insults Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), I will prefer being killed without a shadow of doubt, just like any other Muslim. Trust this explains the status of and our love for the Prophet in the eyes of Muslims. This is not emotional but part of belief of every Muslim. We should indeed protest via peaceful demos, FB, Twitter, economic boycotts, etc etc. If there is freedom of speech in the US, then there is also a law against defamation. Also, if you could be penalised for racist comments, anti-semitism, then why can't one be penalised for deeply deeply hurting the feelings of more than a billion people?????
Manish
Sep 14, 2012 10:53pm
He has violated decensy and achieved what he set out for---drag ging USA in mud and make muslims mad all over the world.I BET LIBERAL AND PEACE LOVING ,jews all over world and even in Isarel not happy with this,and I know some here at Chicago! In this grate country there are bad ,extreme elements,who starts this kind of provocation which hurt American intrest and prestige But violent response has not helped either. Can't we all get along? specially India And PakiStan?
Kamran
Sep 14, 2012 05:41pm
US government has nothing to do with the making of this video. This is a private production. But problem is not movie but US for irrational crowds. US does not interfere in freedom of speech. Only way to oppose is to rebut claims in a logical manner OR ignore him. There is no reason to harass and kill embassy staff and destroy property. Senseless reaction by Muslims.
zia
Sep 14, 2012 08:25pm
Thanks brother!!....
Syed
Sep 14, 2012 06:48pm
I have a question for everyone, how did our Prophet (PBUH) reacted when he was confronted by cheap and derogatory slurs by his opposition ? Then compare your thoughts and actions with that.
Izhar Riaz
Sep 15, 2012 12:14am
These Mullahs are bring hate between Religions and Peoples, all religions are liked, Did Allah Told them to honer Killing , Did our Respected Prophet Muhammad (s.a.a.w.) Peace be upon him, have honer the killing of innocents peoples, we need to stop these hateful acts and follow Prophet Muhammad (s.a.a.w.) footsteps. Bring love and peace in the world not hate-rage.
amir
Sep 14, 2012 08:42pm
He made dua to Allah SWT to guide those who were insulting him....
ABB
Sep 14, 2012 05:45pm
I am pakistani christian living in USA condemend this act of insulting Islam Christianity does not teach insult of any faith.my personal appology for this act committed by Jew or Christian in USA.
MG
Sep 14, 2012 04:36pm
The video, undoubtedly is upsetting and disrespectful. However, what some Muslims are doing in return is shameful, deplorable and downright contrary to Islamic teachings. I love how there are political party flags find their way in these protests. I realize that in Pakistan we are being instigated by worthless mullahs and politicians - but has the average person lost all sense of dignity and shame? Do we not stand up for bigotry and atrocities against innocent people? I include the U.S. ambassador and his staff that were senselessly killed in Libya as the many innocent that continue to fall victim to these ridiculous acts of misplaced emotions. For once I thought, hoped, prayed, that because of the terrible loss of life in the fires of Karachi and Lahore - maybe we will abstain this time and focus on our own issues. How naive of me....
Kamran
Sep 14, 2012 09:30pm
Guilty by association. This is the only crooked logic that you see majority of Muslims adhere to.
Faisal
Sep 14, 2012 07:51pm
Fair trial on what grounds, exactly? They still uphold principals of free speech, which to us, unfortunately, seem like alien concepts. Yes, the film is horribly offensive, but the U.S. government cannot, in any capacity, go after its citizens for producing offensive movies.
Tilsim
Sep 14, 2012 04:56pm
I am pleased that the protests have been peaceful. Although it's ironic to see the merchants of hate speech protesting against other merchants of hate speech.
Rajesh
Sep 14, 2012 07:42pm
I can't believe it . The video is not yet taken offline and more people are watching it on youtube in Pakistan. What are these authorities doing.
sali
Sep 14, 2012 07:05pm
Total madness. The film was watched by only 10 people in a theater and its a film made by a pissed off indivisual having nothing to do with US government or Hollywood. No theater is playing this movie in US. Don't destroy your own infrstructure over this.
Muuby
Sep 15, 2012 12:31am
I celebrate this string of comments. I often despair of humanity; but these whispers of love and brotherhood across faiths keep me hoping. One day.....one day, when all has been laid waste, and man has ravaged man and destroyed Gods creation to his ability, may humanity start anew on a foundation of peace and universality. Amen.
Rizwan Hamid USA
Sep 15, 2012 02:23am
I have a simple solution for all that are so upset at this movie. Here it is: 1) Do not log into youtube. 2) Do not search for "Innocence of Muslims" 3) Do not hit the "play" button. And voila, all has disappeared. 4) Go sit in your favorite chair, and using your favorite " tasbee", repeat a thousand times. " May my God enlighten me so that I can accept free speech and treat it as just that." If free speech is wrong for the film maker, then you do not have free speech to protest. Simple as that!
Saim Arifi
Sep 15, 2012 06:42am
Did u family protest when 10000s of Muslims died in Afghanistan????
umair
Sep 15, 2012 07:45am
@ Hikertom, Freedom of speech does-not mean freedom of abuse. if this act is what represents freedom of speech in America, then further no comments as its neither the fault of the speech nor the speecher but the fault of the minds that may or maynot repersent America depending !!
TruthInTheLight
Sep 15, 2012 12:43pm
The possibility is more than likely in the Islamic world.
TruthInTheLight
Sep 15, 2012 12:50pm
Are you serious? You see here in America we are both shocked and amazed at how fanatical the world of Islam has become. Is the religion so fragile that any slight must be meant with hatred and fury? Why are Muslims so insecure about Islam? A confident religion would simply ignore their detractors. It seems tha the prophet has been raised to the level of god in the eyes of many and that is shirk.
Allaisa Xuver
Sep 15, 2012 01:49pm
Muslims have a very thin skin. They should learn to chill.
Faraz
Sep 14, 2012 04:07pm
I completely agree with you Mr Asim, the details in this article are unacceptable. They could change the words here and there.
Oz
Sep 14, 2012 06:14pm
Firstly, I condemn killing any human- muslim or otherwise. However, enough has been said now by US government - they need to DO MORE!!! This movie was not shown in a cinema but US Counsulates around the world – including those in muslim countries. If the US does not support this non sense and wants to earn our respect, then they should not allow propaganda against islam via any medium – particularly its counsels and embassies.
Sam Veet
Sep 14, 2012 07:05pm
Muslims have this unrelenting ability to turn something so obscure and insignificant into a revolution. You look at the film in question and it's nothing less than what grade 4 students would put together for their class. For those who justify reactionary politics, what is the difference between you and them then? and at what point is it gonna end? The bottom line is that anyone can turn a savage given an opportunity.
saeed
Sep 15, 2012 09:58pm
There is no sensor board in America!
Zubair Quresh
Sep 14, 2012 08:29pm
US Gov has nothing to do with this movie or move maker. Even Jews did not provide any funds to the film maker.If some one make movie and posted on Youtube then you cannot blame US Government. Burning building and Killing innocent people is not the solution.
Ahmed
Sep 14, 2012 04:43pm
Well said. These same defenders are the biggest offenders of the law. We did not see any protests when 300 people were burnt alive.
NON
Sep 14, 2012 02:12pm
if you dont want to see the film - dont watch it simply and let ppl do what they want and you ppl relax.
Ahmer
Sep 14, 2012 08:30pm
"Saeed — who has a $10 million US government bounty on him — urged the Pakistan government to summon the American ambassador to protest over the film." What a tame statement. The 10 miilion bounty seems to taken the fire out of his breathing.
Abdullah Hussain
Sep 14, 2012 08:32pm
It seems you have Mullah Fobia. Even if the purpose was to antagonize Muslims into violence, Muslims all over the world are right to protest such insults. Pakistanis & Muslims are much better than many, they have never insulted other religion. Muslims can never, absolutely never tolerate any type of insult to Islam & Islamic personalities. The immediate fallout was killing of US diplomats so the US should immediate arrest all responsible and charge them with murder of its embassy staff in Libya.
Azam Chowdhry
Sep 14, 2012 05:16pm
It is OK to do the demonstration as long as it is done in a peaceful manner and no violence takes place. Islam does not teach to start killing innocent people, burning and damaging property and spreading hate and terrorism. It is very barbaric act to start storming the embassies and killing the people. It is very sad what is happening in the Muslim world. They need to clean their own house and set a good example for others. It is a very shameful act on the movie maker and its sponsors, and must be condemned. It is also very barbaric act of Muslims to kill the embassy staff including the ambassador.
Muhammad Tahir Jamali
Sep 14, 2012 01:13pm
This act is really shameful and act cowardness. They should be punished. Not olhers.
Tahir.AKIO
Sep 15, 2012 11:43am
but it give american government a think in what is happening to their embassy and lets them re-think about this film...
M. Tahir Alam Khan (@M_Tahir_A_Khan)
Sep 15, 2012 09:26am
Agreed
Noman
Sep 14, 2012 09:45pm
There are more than one billion Muslims. The protests in Pakistan were by few hundreds in few cities, and in just Pakistan alone there are 140 million+ Muslims. So your take on "Muslims have insulted all Americans" is equally misleading, and in fact quite ironic. Go read any of the comments on a news article at Yahoo about Islam or Pakistan, and see a bunch of folks posting quite malicious and insensitive comments about the whole Muslim world - comments which are condescending at best and bigoted/maniacal at worst. From your viewpoint of generalizing (and assuming most of the posters are from US), Americans have insulted the whole Muslim world, and that's even when accounting for the regular trolls. This generalization needs to be stopped by both sides. Comments like yours don't solve the problem. It adds to the bigotry, even though you may not have intended it. See the level-headed comments by average Pakistanis and Muslims, respond to them and show your solidarity with people displaying common sense, building bridges. There always are outliers in any society, and more often than not they are vocal and get the media attention. Try to look beyond that, and let these outliers subside.
wizarat
Sep 15, 2012 01:41am
Appreciated
Harvey G
Sep 15, 2012 12:29am
Why u get so agitated, who told u to watch
Shamim
Sep 14, 2012 08:24pm
What would you say about Protest in OTHER Muslim countries? What kind of Protest you are looking over factory Fire? The Owners are already being sought and will be punished.....Mr. Rahid you are Wrong here........Mullahs can be blamed for other issues but not this one. Shouldn't MQM and PPP be blamed for these deaths in Factory Fire? They are the ruling party and responsible for the management of the Province and City.......They are VERY Strong and Quick to Handout receipts for Fitra and Chamra on Eid ul Adha.....why not STRONG on enforcing the Laws on the BOOKS and Corruption in Sindh Govt., KMC and KDA?
Saud Khalid
Sep 14, 2012 07:58pm
appreciated
Oz
Sep 14, 2012 06:20pm
Its not mullah's Usamah - its time for every God fearing muslim to speak. You cant allow every tom, dick and Harry to make a mockery of Islam and our beloved prophet. Yes, it was made to antagonise muslims but guess where it was broadcasted from ---- US Embassies ----- what the hell were their bureaucrats thinking before allowing this to happen, they were not showing it in down town LA or Hollywood!! I condemn the Loss of Life of every human, US or otherwise.
Md Imran
Sep 14, 2012 07:35pm
Why ? He has not violated a single law, and the first ammendment ensures his freedom of expression. If you don't like a movie, you don't burn the cinema theater do you ?
Rajesh
Sep 14, 2012 07:38pm
This is BAD and infact it is EVIL. How did this movie come out. I don't think without the knowledge of the americans. Iam a proud indian and a Hindu as well and i condemn it in my strongest terms. If i take an analysis it seems to me as a propaganda. Americans are trying to bring evil in ISLAM and i know they will fail.
Md Imran
Sep 14, 2012 07:38pm
Punish them for what ? Burning a bible or saying something about Christ ( which most cartoons in stateside do all the time ) you don't see christians/westerners rioting , and property and consulates being burnt, do you ?
Ahmed
Sep 14, 2012 06:32pm
Punished? Under what law? Its not Pakistan, where mob can order arrest of a mentally handicapped child under blasphamy. I am glad I live in a society of law.
Faisal Ahmed
Sep 14, 2012 02:59pm
Just offer these protesters USA Green Cards and then see their reactions
dhk
Sep 14, 2012 04:08pm
I am sure there are plenty of things on youtube for anyone to take offense agains. These protests only betray the tolerance of violence in the society and no sense of proportion in reacting to these kinds of things. Given the nature of the evolving social media, this kinds of perceived insults to anyone is bound to happen more and more.
asim
Sep 14, 2012 01:22pm
Dawn News should abstain from detailing any such the movie/events (as it has been done in first para) as it is just playing with the feelings of the already enraged Muslims. please avoid such acts and try to bring positivity in the reported events/news and editorials.
Amir
Sep 14, 2012 04:33pm
And by doing that they have made the film more popular.
brightonrodeo
Sep 14, 2012 05:41pm
all sensible christians do not like this shameful act to inflict injury on the sentiments of muslims. Let us condemn this mischieves act.
Ali
Sep 14, 2012 04:23pm
We appreciate your emotions, Gerry. No religion supports violence, and the act of violence is Libya is a matter of grave concern for Muslims across the globe.
Amir
Sep 14, 2012 04:56pm
Perhaps you do not understand the right to free speech. It means you do not have to watch it!
Josh Kelby
Sep 14, 2012 05:26pm
Trial...really... For what? The film-maker has expressed his opinion. It is a disgusting opinion that carries no value. But it is an opinion and just that. In the western world, people are not penalized for their opinions. That is what true civilization is! This is what the so called 'Muslim World' needs to grasp. In the same country, the US, they made the movie called 'the last temptation of Christ'. People expressed their opinion against it. But no one went rioting or on a killing spree. That is what true civilization is. Those who are turning violent do not belong in this century. Unfortunately, the rest of the people in this world have to suffer them!
Shahid
Sep 14, 2012 02:37pm
The protest may be fine but It is same to blame the whole American nation for just one or a few Americans as blaming all of Pakistani nation for the acts of a few extremist / terrorists. People let's think before we start shooting.
Muslim4Peace
Sep 14, 2012 06:59pm
Where I agree that the act of the film makers and their supporters is nothing short of hateful and meant to provoke the Muslim population, I also believe that all these protests will create nothing more than "free publicity" of their act, increasing the popularity of the despicable film. In these days, when the name and character of our religion, our Creator and our beloved Messenger (PBUH) is continuously defamed, the biggest weapon we Muslims have is to rise above it all, react to these allegations by proving the beauty of Islam by our own characters, by spreading the message of Islam with Love and most of all prayers that Allah always keep us on the right path, bless us with patience (sabr) and that He renders all the efforts of these mischief makers useless.
efaz
Sep 14, 2012 06:18pm
U think stepping into barbed wire and screaming will change anything no no no my friends.
Rao
Sep 14, 2012 09:03pm
Your words will cool down some boiling brains. Thanks!
Muthu
Sep 14, 2012 09:08pm
Trial under what law my friend? Cheap laws like the blasphemy law don't exist anywhere else in the world, leave alone the US. Is Islam so vulnerable that it's threatened by a low grade film made by a lunatic? A diplomat has been killed and US embassies worldwide are on red alert while the filmmaker would be celebrating his success.
Murtuza
Sep 14, 2012 03:20pm
The true message of Islam is peace The film is shameful but voilent acts killing other people and destroying property is shameful too. These extremist Mullahs and their followers must be condemned as they are hijacking the true message of Islam.
Usamah Rashid
Sep 14, 2012 01:22pm
It is despicable to see how the mullahs can stir up the masses to protest an obscure, anti-Islamic film made solely to antagonize Muslims into violence, yet there is no protest over the horrific murder of poor Pakistani workers in the Karachi factory fire. Instead of trying to "defend Islam" from verbal attacks by committing more violence, Muslims and Pakistanis need to take a good look at themselves and understand Islam and it's true message of peace and mercy.
m irfan
Sep 15, 2012 12:06am
agreed, and what good it will do for pakistanis to destroy their own country and its resources
Isadora
Sep 14, 2012 07:00pm
The U.S. Govt. has nothing to do with the film. We have First Amendment free speech rights. We have no religious laws that tell us to arrest individual citizens for making insulting distateful statements against a religion or making bad or insulting films. Every country has an unfortunate element within its societies who are responsible for distasteful writing or speech. How do you throw someone in jail for that? I have not seen the 'trailer' nor any film. I wouldn't bother with it. But I do understand your hurt and anger. My religion too has been pictured in silly and ugly forms occasionally in America, but as an American citizen with freedom of speech and religion, I would fight a government that would arrest someone for exercising these freedoms. All the same, I'm sorry for the hurt and anger you in Pakistan have suffered.
afaq
Sep 14, 2012 09:27pm
Thanks. Prophet Mohammed(PBUH) is the example we wont fallow his teaching. The way people across Muslim world reacting is getting as low as the film maker.
Abdullah Hussain
Sep 14, 2012 04:26pm
If the US considers this nasty film making & screening wrong then it should immediately arrest all responsible and punish them.
Sam Rodrogues
Sep 16, 2012 07:22am
yes. it does. without this right, free speech is meaningless. All protests should be against those inciting and committing violence.
Akhter Husain
Sep 15, 2012 12:01pm
Right to free speech does not give any one a right or licence to degrade or hurt the feelings of other fellow citizens.
Abdullah
Sep 14, 2012 04:59pm
boycott USA, Germany, Denmark & norway products. isntead use korean and chinese products. let them feel economically
Sumit Mazumdar
Sep 14, 2012 07:35pm
There is no blasphemy law in the US. The film maker cannot be tried in the US, he has not broken any law.
Suresh
Sep 14, 2012 04:53pm
Usamah - You're absolutely correct. Is Religion more than human values ??, Every time some extremist looking for some excuses to be violent and aggressive....
muzjee
Sep 14, 2012 07:38pm
America believe in fredom of speech. Its governament has nothing to do what an American puts on you tube. There are several videos created mocking prophet Jesus in USA which is a Christian Majority country and hurt feelings of a lot of people, but no action is taken as people are free to speak their minds in America. I think that Muslims should just walk away from those who redicul their religion/prophet instead of protesting. This is what Americans do to things that are provocative.
Zimbo_Indian
Sep 16, 2012 08:55am
Remember what Neitcze said? "I do not agree with what you say, but I will fight to death for your right to say it". That is the essence of democracy and free speech.
Anshu
Sep 14, 2012 08:14pm
wow.. what an idea. So now news has to be based on Islamic mood is it? Happy muslim, angry muslim, sad muslim. Many people talk about west's islamophobia.. but actually the Muslim world suffers from Islamparanoia. They always want to be the center of all activities in the world. The world should always and constantly be in a process of Muslim appeasement; or else the results will be grim.
Akhter Husain
Sep 15, 2012 07:24am
For hurting the feelings of Muslims living in USA as bona- fide citizens and contributing in every field of life making it the so called super power and bringing shame to nice and peaceful Americans..
saleem
Sep 14, 2012 05:35pm
Usamah, I agree with you, I pray that today's Muslim study and understand real ISLAM not today Mullah's Islam. Totaly different understanding one is message of peace the other in message of violance.
alam@cnn.com
Sep 14, 2012 08:15pm
There is one pesky First Amendment rights in the American constitution thats has been there for 200+ years. Any statement that can be offensive, (yet not threatening) is legally permissible, and no govt can do jack sh-t about it. The US is not banana republic, where govts can ban this or that without a valid reason. Offensive cartoons , veidoes, picturers, etc r tolerated. Thanks
Amir
Sep 15, 2012 12:31am
There is no censor board in US. There is freedom of speech. If you don't like don't watch it. If its incorrect then you correct it by creating a movie of your own. Oh yes I forgot we got rid of the movie industry.
Abudl
Sep 14, 2012 01:57pm
What has the US Govt. to do with the film ? Anyone
Rev. Eldrick Lal
Sep 14, 2012 04:20pm
If such movie is being made, then it is totally disgusting and reprehensible. I urge the Muslim people not to show your anger and frustration by vandalizing the property and killing of innocent people.
Abdul
Sep 15, 2012 03:37am
Trial under the same law which can punish people for denying the existence of holocaust.
Pete
Sep 14, 2012 02:21pm
What do US diplomats have to do with this movie?
ANNOY
Sep 14, 2012 04:38pm
on what charges?
Ali
Sep 14, 2012 06:35pm
Thank you Gerry... and i fully condemn what is happening to our Christian brothers in our country also...
Hamid Bashir
Sep 14, 2012 06:20pm
I live in United States and everyone I know is sad to learn about such film that has offensive material. However, as Quran says in 7:199, "You shall resort to pardon, advocate tolerance and disregard the ignorant." Acts by individuals should not draw such violent response from Muslims. US Govt. or diplomats based in Pakistan have nothing to do with this film. Therefore we, as educated and moderate Muslims, should refrain from making outrageous conclusions and preposterous demands.
Throhi786
Sep 15, 2012 05:52am
We are Muslim & its our faith due to which we don't bear little insults about our Prophet (PBUH). It's natural thing that we protest, violence, emotional on such cheap acts of Americans. But, the better way is to adopt the ways of our Prophet (PBUH) and get guidance from His acts. Cheap act of Americans make our faith more & more strong and increase our love to our Prophet (PBUH). Violence is not the way to realize them that they have done a wrong act but our violence will show them that we are not afraid of death in the way of Islam & our beloved Prophet (PBUH). We know that Islam is not the religion of Terror but its the only religions who teaches us the true meaning of life, love & peace. Islam zindabad...........
Faraz
Sep 14, 2012 04:12pm
US government should make changes to their censor board. It definitely needs to ensure that mass sentiments are not played with, regardless of which religion or community they belong to.
Gerry D'Cunha
Sep 14, 2012 01:59pm
I can fully understand the sentiments of our muslim brothers for the foolishness of few mischief mongers in america. we as christians, fully condemn for this sacrilege act.
lola
Sep 14, 2012 09:41pm
Why would the head of a charity organisation want to take out religion-oriented rallies?
temujin reddy (@temujinreddy)
Sep 14, 2012 06:56pm
where is it screened ??? people assume everything. this movie is never going to make it even to the DVDs. it is just a trailer posted on YouTube somehow middle east got a copy before everyone else. probably it wouldn't have made it through censor board. this movie was created solely to anger Muslims nothing else. USA cannot arrest the movie maker because blasphemy is not illegal in USA.
ahmed
Sep 14, 2012 05:31pm
but he did not break any laws of the land. I am a Muslim and have been in US for past 25 years, as bad as it may sound, Muslim are much safer in US than in many muslim countries. even on 9-11, i went to office, and no one threatened me, infact many came to me and asked for my well being and assured me that you are safe in US. ofcourse it is ALLAH blessing and i hope everyone is safe all around the world. any sort of violence is un called for. Prophet Mohammad (Peace be upon him) has the highest love and respect from ALLAH. our best show of reverring him is to follow him to the letter and spirit.,
Sandip
Sep 14, 2012 05:31pm
Totally agree with you Rashid. We all need to understand Islam and find out what kind of violence it can bring to society.
Abdul
Sep 15, 2012 03:35am
Pete killing of US diplomats was an unfortunate thing but even US government thinks it to be a planned attack by the Qaddafi's well wishers under the disguise of hate crime.
Oz
Sep 14, 2012 06:11pm
Are you sleeping? this movie was not shown in a cinema but US Counsulates around the world - including those in muslim countries. If the US does not support this non sense and wants to earn our respect, then they should not allow propaganda against islam via any medium - particularly its counsels and embassies.
zia
Sep 14, 2012 08:24pm
lolz.. US "government" is a self proclaimed champion of pursuing of inter-faith harmony in the world and it is it's responsibility to stop anything to take place in it's soil that threatens this harmony.
Ijaz Mir
Sep 14, 2012 06:28pm
Media must play its role and not to publish true stories. This man who has made this film is an Egyptian ( Christian) to settle his score with Egyptian Muslims, he joined hands with anti Islamic elements and made this film . In USA there is freedom of speech and expression by law. Government of USA and general public of USA has nothing to do with this film. As a Muslim I must protest against the action of this Man, No one can achieve any thing by violence.
saleem
Sep 14, 2012 05:31pm
Go read and understand the Holy Quran. There is no punishment in this world for these low people rather Allah promised to take care of them. So leave it up to HIM and follwo the sunah of our beloved prophet(pbuh).
Ali
Sep 14, 2012 04:21pm
agreed
faz
Sep 14, 2012 06:26pm
Yes we all feel pain for our brothers , sisters who were passed away in karachi factory incident but to insult to our Beloved Prophet PBUH can not be ignore because this is basis of our deen so what you call me call me muslim because that what i am.
Peregrine
Sep 15, 2012 11:02pm
I remember a few months back, they took off a video of Ashton kutchers from youtube because he was talking in Indian accent and it was labelled as "racist" but apparently its "freedom of speech" to insult Muslims and their faith. WOW!! keep up the hypocrisy and the world surely will be an embodiment of peaceful co-existence.
Jason
Sep 14, 2012 06:14pm
We all should learn to respect the religious beliefs of others. Its no fun to criticize in a rediculous way as shown in the movie. This movie will only fullfill the evil purposes of those elements who doesnt want peace in the world. We should all condemn this act regardless of being muslims or non-muslims but as a human being and those who are killing innocent people during riots are also the brothers of the same evil elments. Lets learn to be human being and live with Tolerence.
aghaehan
Sep 14, 2012 05:29pm
Did any of these guys protest when 300 prople died in factory fire? What is wrong with their brain...
Shams Khan
Sep 14, 2012 08:17pm
Dear Ahmad Hassan, We have laws in US and even our powerful government can not put people on trial just for making films as long as they are NOT anti state......There are some church people who protests on the funerals of US Soldiers when their bodies are brought back home and chant BAD slogans.....but they are not arrested or put in jail because they do it with in the laws that permit the action. I think US government can do something based on the laws which to deal with protecting American Interests and definitely this Film has HARMED American Interests in Islamic World.
Pete
Sep 14, 2012 02:25pm
Muslims have insulted all Americans when only a handful are guilty of this movie. Americans are just as angry, not at the movie, at the lack of understanding from Muslims that it doesn't represent America.
saeed
Sep 15, 2012 09:56pm
These protests are completely misguided in the way they are being carried out. Muslims should be protesting against poverty,ignorance,corruption,bigotryand lack of human rights and also against terrorists among them before going ou to protest against innocent bystanders.
Sandip
Sep 14, 2012 05:45pm
Do this people have no jobs to go to? No place to earn money? No mouths to feed? no schools to go?
Kunal
Sep 14, 2012 06:25pm
What fair trail have the fl maker killed any one or asked to kill someone? If you want you can make film about other religion.
Anshu
Sep 14, 2012 08:08pm
there is no trial for this. It happens only in colonial countries like Pakistan, India etc. What trial are you talking about?
Feroze
Sep 14, 2012 08:17pm
Absolutely correct.
DR. D. Prithipaul
Sep 14, 2012 08:18pm
In all the expressions of violence one sees, among those taking part in scaling walls, burning flags, chanting slogans and other acts of collective hysteria and destruction, mostly members of a near illiterate proletariat. Never does one see members of the bourgeoisie, professionals, intellectuals, and wealthy Muslims taking part in such activities. What is also characteristic is the endorsement of these acts of violence against innocents unrelated to the original 'offenders' by the heads of state (e.g. Karzai, Morsi et al). The latter know full well that the violence is directed to the wrong culprit and yet are unable to control or condemn it. It is significant that not a finger or a voice was raised.in the entire Buddhist world when the Bamiyan Buddhas got destroyed by believers upholding the sacred purity of Islam. That was a civilised silence on the part of the Buddhists. One would wish that Muslims, and especially their leaders, ought to emulate the Buddhists and learn from them how to respond to a show of intolerance towards one's faith. Usamah Rashid above is correct in his comment on the recent incidents, though he does not seem to have an objective perception of the history of Islam. The simple fact is that unfortunately for the victims - and fortunately for Muslims' pride and revelry in glory - the history of Islam is littered with genocides and massacres of those cultures and communities which happened to be in the way of its expansion. Tolerant Islam - especially where the Muslims are in a majority, as in Pakistan - is an oxymoron. Just as speaking of a vegetarian tiger would be.
M. Tahir Alam Khan (@M_Tahir_A_Khan)
Sep 15, 2012 09:23am
Why are you limiting it to "Mullahs" only? Don't you get hurt when such acts are done?To find out how Muslims feel about it, conduct a survey. Every Human being gets hurt when someone, who they love, is offended. If a man is standing in public and his father and mother are ridiculed and bad things are said against them, do you expect them to stay quiet? The problem is that, in past, Muslim estates have not taken up this issue on world forums properly to ensure that this thing does not happen time and again. Also countries in which such things are happening, are not ensuring that these things do not happen again.
fahad amin
Sep 14, 2012 08:39pm
Fair trial !? No one even knows who the film maker is ! The director has been revealed to be fictitious, someone using a false identity. The actors didnt know what movie they were shooting, they were misled into believing it was a film on ancient egypt and then the voice over was done. And it is not even a film, its a 15 minute trash that any high school student can make.
Feroze
Sep 14, 2012 08:16pm
How can the authorities "arrest" them and on what grounds should they be punished? The laws of this land give freedom to speek and express their views no matter how weird or provokative they may be. It is left to the people to be mindfull of other peoples beliefs and sentiments and refrain from hurting them. The society at large is extremely mindfull of "others" who live in this country.
ROHIT PANDEY
Sep 14, 2012 08:16pm
Exactly for what? In secular democracies you can ridicule god !
imran
Sep 14, 2012 08:17pm
I think there are better ways to show your disapproval with a movie then to burn flags and cause other physical damage to life and property. By doing so one plays into the hands of the extremists on the other side like the one's who made this totally useless and pathetic so called movie.
Sandip
Sep 14, 2012 05:29pm
Trial under what law? There is no law which says that such films can't be made. I have seen them making such movies on Jesus too.
muslim ummah
Sep 15, 2012 07:35am
Wake up Muslim Ummah before its tooooo late
Asoke Bhattacharyya
Sep 15, 2012 02:20am
Pete: Please read my response above. Goodman
Yousaf
Sep 14, 2012 07:46pm
If you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks, you will never reach your destination - Winston Churchil
hafsa
Sep 16, 2012 07:34am
i think that's not violence ....because we are showing the westerners that it hurts us and they do not have the right to do this kind of act....if we remained silent they will make much more like this so we should do what we can do ...may be these protests could be helpful or if not we can at least show other Muslim countries that we are also concerned ......I don't know what others think but that's my point of view ........
Waqas
Sep 14, 2012 06:38pm
Sure, you mean understanding how to justify violence and killing in the name of God?? will that make any God happy? does god need protection from mere mortals? start rationalizing first,
Cutebird
Sep 14, 2012 08:45pm
Can't agree more Shahid. This is no Hollywood movie that has to clear US censor board certificate. At the same time, US government should make a strong statement against whoever made the movie and bring them to justice.
Waqar Ali
Sep 14, 2012 05:00pm
Now lets all get together partake in further destruction of our cities and disrupt the lives of ordinary citizens who are already struggling to make a living.
Guest
Sep 16, 2012 12:04am
the rioter or the film makers ?
son of yousuf
Sep 14, 2012 05:57pm
Thats why quran have said that our christian brothers are more near to us than Jews and Polytheists. We appreciate your view and that view need to be propagated brother in humanity. God bless.
Mohan Kochicheril
Sep 14, 2012 05:58pm
The American government can not stop the citizens right to freedom of speech/ expression and some people misuse their freedom for their extreme ideas. The answer to such act is not violence and killing innocent people.
Usamah Rashid
Sep 14, 2012 07:02pm
And how would that be rashid?
Guru
Sep 15, 2012 10:45am
No one would have noticed this movie come & go, if these self righteous mullahs hadn't taken it upon themselves to give it free publicity. The same treatment got satanic verses, 5-star treatment & Salman Rushdie a lifelong royalty.Best way to handle these kind of provocation is to ignore it. And btw, for those who are enraged, would suggest watching 'Moosa Khan' on youtube. It is a Pakistani movie which rants on against the Hindus. Try to follow some uniform standards...
Sandip
Sep 14, 2012 05:26pm
Wondering how many of them have seen the film
ADD
Sep 14, 2012 05:27pm
Where were all these same people when a poor christian girl was framed by one of their Mullahs? Didn't see them on the street calling for him to be hanged. Instead heard a lot of setiments against the girl.
Ayaz
Sep 14, 2012 07:18pm
Us has Freedom of Speech. If you do not like it don't see it. The Govt does not go around and arresting people for making movies. Smart people need to show restraint. Let's not play into the movie maker hands. I am afraid they will make more movies like this to show how violentthe religion is.
USA messenger
Sep 14, 2012 08:37pm
true
Shah Deeldar
Sep 14, 2012 07:01pm
US is not Pakistan, bro! You can burn a American flag or Bible right before the white house and nobody will touch you! Have some confidence what you believe!
Jabbar
Sep 15, 2012 02:42am
Pakistan is burning, we should concentrate in fixing our home land...
Magister
Sep 14, 2012 03:57pm
Don't these people have anything else to do; maybe sit in the park and enjoy a relaxing afternoon or maybe God forbid spend a day at the library to read a character building book. To quote Alexander Pope: But when to Mischief Mortals bend their Will, How soon they find fit Instruments of Ill!
asad khan
Sep 15, 2012 07:05am
they have no right to show PROPHET MUHAMMAD (S.A.W) in the movie. have you not read they have touched the themes of homosexuality and paedophilia. Civilian's can only protest here thats they can do to urge the government to settle up the matters. They themselves don't know about their religion what will they picture right about Islam.
Ahsen
Sep 15, 2012 02:40am
Does it really matter if they have ??
manghirmalani
Sep 14, 2012 09:21pm
It will not , but people have right to show the frustration, making of film is not right and it hurts the people and there feelings
Shehzad Zafar
Sep 15, 2012 02:31am
Hi Mohan, in USA you can say or write anything against all religions but not against jews religion. I think you are wrong to say that they are fully free :)
TruthInTheLight
Sep 15, 2012 12:41pm
Faraz, I see that you have no understanding of what it means to live in a free country such as the US. There is no censor board, Americans are free to say whatever they wish, others are free to ignore it. That is how a mature, civilized society works. Many in the Muslim world act like spoiled children throwing a tantrum when their feelings get hurt. Yet they espouse hatred and intolerance of others. True hypocrites.
Hasnain Haque
Sep 14, 2012 06:31pm
I agree Abdullah but it is sad to see Muslims behaving like animals and killing and burning. The perpetrators of this film deliberately went out of their way to antagonise the Muslim World and create antis Islamic feelings which unfortunately they have achieved. We should all protest strongly and peacefully and lobby the Western Governments to introduce new legislation. We should also unite and seek help from non Muslims too rather than alienate ourselves.
Joe Smith
Sep 14, 2012 07:12pm
In the US there is freedom of expression That means everyone has a right to say what the want. The government cannot stop people. There have been times when idiots are saying some very horrible things and the US government takes them to court and loses. There are plenty of examples of people who have done art, written books and documentaries very critical of Christians and Jews in the US. What the Muslim world doesn't understand is that in a free society you can say and almost anything. The very reason so many Muslims move to the West.
Asoke Bhattacharyya
Sep 15, 2012 02:30am
I think this forum is on the whole is doing a good job.
Anshu
Sep 14, 2012 08:09pm
yeah right!!!!
rashid
Sep 14, 2012 04:24pm
its you who has to understand islam not others
Feroze
Sep 14, 2012 08:10pm
A trial on which grounds? there is no such law in USA that restricts its people tonot do such things, there is no hudood or blasphemy law here.
Arsalan
Sep 14, 2012 07:41pm
Dear Seedo, You are not getting the point. The first para that is written cannot be imagined by muslim. Its more than digustful, as muslims we will not dicuss the contents of the movie. Prophet Mohammed (SAW) was the master of world, the light the noor the guide of mankind, and even if we are not good muslims, Musalmans will and cannot tolerate this at any cost...
Rafia Mirza
Sep 15, 2012 09:02pm
why are muslims ready to flare up like mad men, over any trash that is produced in the west, against islam? & then they want the world to consider islam a religion of peace!
Javed
Sep 15, 2012 03:46am
Well can you tell us...how many of your so called protector of Islam has protested when 300+ innocent people burnt alive? Be a human first...than to be a muslim.
Asoke Bhattacharyya
Sep 15, 2012 01:37am
I think what Mr. Abdullah meant is that when it is very well known that such a film will create anger in the Muslim world, why can't the Federal Government do something to stop such unproductive endeavors by punishing responsible people. It is due to the Filmmaker's immaturity that caused so many problems and now Al Quida might step in and take revenge!!! GoodMan
Sunny
Sep 14, 2012 11:09pm
It is a private movie, not a hollywood movie. Someone made the movie with own expense and just put the trailer on Youtube. It didn't go through the censor board. US constitution protects freedom of speech and hence US Gov cannot take any action against the person but Youtube doesn't have to show this movie to the entire world. It can block the movie in all other countries because the US constituion is applicable only in USA. Protest can be peaceful and that is exactly what our religion Islam teaches, PEACE. This kind of violence only creates a bad name for our religion.
Ali Khan
Sep 15, 2012 03:41am
syed sahib I have been asking the same question in North America for 15+ years,,,who cares! we can concentrate on real issues, we have 25 million kids out of school half of them have never been to a school...Lets crack our heads together make sure no kid is left behind.
BH
Sep 14, 2012 07:22pm
Dont blindly argue like a parrot, nderstand his point.
Usamah Rashid
Sep 14, 2012 08:45pm
Exactly my reaction - instead of trying to address crimes against humanity in our own Islamic republic, we violently protest against Westerners. As if that's going to make the situation any better if not worse.
Abdul
Sep 15, 2012 03:44am
I live in US myself and I know that most of the Americans are totally against this film and condemn this. Some even claim the producer of the movie as an ex criminal but he managed to arrange 5 million dollars to make this movie. This doesn't show that it's a one person problem as donors knew exactly what was being done with the money. Such kind of organized activity to spread the hatred among religious groups is unfortunate as well as unbearable. Muslims are highlighted world over because of their inability to control emotions whenever something is said about Prophet Mohammad (PBUH). No one here talks about those 100 families who used their money to give just more hatred to the world and tried disturbing the world peace once again. Easy ain't it. Pitch people against each other on the basis of religion and sit back and enjoy the consequences! Shame
Yawar
Sep 14, 2012 10:27pm
It would nice for you to accept the fact that this "disgusting and reprehensible" movie was made. I say this because you begin your comment with an "If." We should not try to dilute the seriousness of the situation.
Asad
Sep 14, 2012 05:19pm
But the chap is a Egyptian... Why should teh US give a fair trial to the film maker? why not Egypt.. or even Pakistan for that matter...
Suvhasis Mukhopadhyay
Sep 14, 2012 05:54pm
Thank you Usamah, for a voice of sanity in this madness... It is amazing to see so many people completely clueless...
Talal
Sep 14, 2012 04:50pm
I am very much agreed with Rashid
Aamir
Sep 14, 2012 09:17pm
Nothing is wrong with their brain. It actually is very clean, since it has been washed by our religious leaders.
Tariq
Sep 14, 2012 05:12pm
Whoever made this movie wanted to provoke muslims around the world to create chaos. Unfortunately, the way some of our muslim brothers responded made this dispicable movie a success. Sadly, this won't be the last of these type of provocation.
turgun
Sep 14, 2012 08:46pm
A very good comment!!! Thanks
bill yatef
Sep 14, 2012 07:21pm
Punished for what?
umair khan
Sep 14, 2012 04:51pm
what pakistani govt has to do in rishma case
Mairaj Alam
Sep 14, 2012 09:13pm
Moral ethics teach us that hate speach is wrong. Everyone with an intellect should speak out against it.
Mansoor
Sep 14, 2012 05:36pm
Well said.But in a country rapidly regressing to year 600 and before--health and safety, law and order, justice, equality, freedom of speech, are alien concepts. We donot stand on our feet and demand our rights but will kill or be killed in the name of Islam. How Islam survived without Pakistani interventions for 1400 years is a mystery to me.
Haider Shah
Sep 14, 2012 09:42pm
After seeing these violent images of intolerance, an outsider can safely conclude that us Muslims are the biggest insult to Prophet Mohammad!
hikertom
Sep 14, 2012 05:49pm
There was no crime committed. In America there is freedom of speech.
temujin reddy (@temujinreddy)
Sep 14, 2012 04:04pm
I wish I could call it a movie, no one here in USA even knew about it. it is a below grade movie that would have passed without notice if it is not for these protests, not even a movie but a trailer posted on youtube. stop protesting for everything. blasphemy might be illegal in Pakistan but it is not illegal in USA.
Seedoo
Sep 14, 2012 04:24pm
So Dawn should publish only that news which should make you feel good? It will then cease to exist as a news source, my friend.
fouzia
Sep 14, 2012 07:38pm
thanks 4 condemning .condemn more by heart than verbal
Sandip
Sep 14, 2012 05:28pm
Why should it arrest people for filming. Who gives you authorithy to say what others do?
Rohan
Sep 14, 2012 05:29pm
You don't arrest someone because they make a bad film...atleast not in the US...or any other civilised country. True freedom is also having the right to NOT watch something that offends you...not dictating to others what they should and shouldn't watch.
Iqtedar
Sep 15, 2012 05:20am
They represent America, and if they are against it, then they should make their position clear.
Rao
Sep 14, 2012 09:02pm
Thanks Rev., nice response.
Tahir.AKIO
Sep 15, 2012 11:51am
no we are angry at these film makers and those who approves it, it could also lead in lowering their econmy and putting their man in danger so we know who are to insult.... I do agree that there are few people who accuse Americans as whole nation but to come and think of it, bush made all americans think that muslims is terrorist and killed all the innocent people in Afghanistan and Iraq, because if army had killed terrorists from the start of 9/11, then talibans were terminated years ago!! so its the same lack of understanding to u guys too!!
Ahmed Hasan
Sep 14, 2012 04:31pm
a fair trial of the film maker?
Amir
Sep 14, 2012 04:33pm
My point exactly. The US Govt has nothing to do with this film. No one in America has actually seen it. Just because Osama Bin Laden was a Saudi does it mean that the Saudis are to blame for all the havoc that he wreaked in Pakistan? Why don't we blame the Saudis for it?
Bisma
Sep 14, 2012 05:52pm
Completely agree!! Instead of spreading peace you are telling the world that at the end of the day you are just as violent as the world thinks you to be!
Asoke Bhattacharyya
Sep 15, 2012 02:32am
Mohan: Please read my comments above. GoodMan
M. Tahir Alam Khan (@M_Tahir_A_Khan)
Sep 15, 2012 09:02am
Reason: Because such people are propagating hatred and insulting other human beings. It will also have a bad impact on world peace and harmony among human beings. Authority: US and some other nations keep telling others what to do and what not to do. Who gives them the authority to do so?
Waqas
Sep 14, 2012 06:12pm
I fully agree with the message of Usamah Rashid. Sadly his message belongs to the minority. There is no opposition to things like this from moderate/peaceful Muslims. The result? No one in the world likes Islam, Pakistan or Muslims.
chintu
Sep 15, 2012 02:16am
Its so easy to create problems in muslim countries.
Shahzad
Sep 15, 2012 08:26am
My friend try to say something against holocaust and see if "freedom of speech" exist in the west.
M. Tahir Alam Khan (@M_Tahir_A_Khan)
Sep 15, 2012 08:24am
This is a lame excuse. Nations have to focus on many fronts at a time. In a building on fire, we cannot only try to put out fire at one corner and let the fire go higher on another corner.
M. Tahir Alam Khan (@M_Tahir_A_Khan)
Sep 15, 2012 08:32am
Read the history to find out that. Further more, it was His (pbuh) right to decide how to react on such situations when he was present in the world himself. The Muslims will have to see how the Sahaba reacted on such things in the presence of the Prophet (pbuh) and after him.
M. Tahir Alam Khan (@M_Tahir_A_Khan)
Sep 15, 2012 08:37am
A good nation and a sensible government should ensure that this freedom should not be misused.
Asif
Sep 15, 2012 06:15pm
Rashid, how did the prophet (SAW) react when he was stoned in Taif ? Have you read or heard about it ? Did he ask Gabriel to crush the people of Taif by the surrounding mountains or did he do something else? Go look into it.
M. Tahir Alam Khan (@M_Tahir_A_Khan)
Sep 15, 2012 08:40am
Thanks. Your sincere comments should be appreciated by all the Muslims.
M. Tahir Alam Khan (@M_Tahir_A_Khan)
Sep 15, 2012 08:47am
Sadly, the Muslim governments had not taken any appropriate action in the past on such crimes and therefore, it is getting worse. It is high time now to take up the issue of blasphemy on all world forums by the Muslim estates officially so that masses won't have to react violently. The level of frustration increases when people see that nothing is happening to stop such crimes.
M. Tahir Alam Khan (@M_Tahir_A_Khan)
Sep 15, 2012 08:51am
Appreciated
Brian O'Donaghey
Sep 15, 2012 03:51am
Our opinions on freedom of speech may differ, but let me assure you that I don't know anyone here in Philadelphia, USA who thinks that knucklehead film maker has any common sense at all. Folks like that are marginalized and ignored here, and treated with disdain when noticed. They are extremists, and thank God they are a tiny minority. Mark Twain, 19th century American Author, provided good advice to generations of Americans on the wise use of free speech. I believe that advice has stood the test of time...... "It's better to keep your mouth shut and be thought the fool, than to open it and remove all doubt". The Good Lord will levy eternal justice on that film maker.
Foster
Sep 15, 2012 08:18am
It doesn't even matter. It's the dumbest movie I have ever seen.
Foster
Sep 15, 2012 08:20am
True. Some Americans have even died for this. Those that didn't even deserve it. It's so sad that we say we are better than them and then we end up doing the same thing they do to the Muslim society. They call us all terrorists, and we treat all of them as blasphemers.
raja
Sep 14, 2012 05:25pm
What a comparison you have drawn between two incidents, simply hats off to your wisdom. Factory issue is Govts failure whereas this disgusting video is an attempt to degrade the Prophet which no muslim can allow. Please read history of islam than comment on these issues, thanks
Asif
Sep 15, 2012 06:04pm
Well said, Pete.
Jon
Sep 15, 2012 02:07am
If the true message of Islam is peace, why do we see the violence? They can not even control themselves well enough to protest peacefully. They are always out of control, and right now how many of these protestors have killed others? Not just Americans, but their own kind? Their behavior is violent, they kill, their envy/hatred runs deep, it's the same thing as always. I do not know about the film that has them "out of control", but consider what kind of film would this behavior make???
Foster
Sep 15, 2012 08:13am
Well said. If we Muslims are trying to follow the Prophet's footsteps, we're going the wrong way.
Asoke Bhattacharyya
Sep 15, 2012 02:11am
No one blames Americans as such, they blame obscure US policies. The policies and statements have generated lots of anger and frustration against US leadership. I am an American but I do get frustrated with our foreign policy. Just today, I heard President Obama and Secretary Clinton speaking for the fallen heros. I love them but I was surprised that they never said that such a film had a bad taste in the first place..
Throhi786
Sep 15, 2012 06:00am
You are right Syed. But recording a strong protest at international level was responsibility of our Government. Our rulers don't have courage to do that against USA. That is why our people go more arrogant and violent ....................Our rulers do not respect the dignity of our religion and emotions of the Nation.................... Where should these people go then?
Jaffar
Sep 15, 2012 06:19am
If the Movie is disgusting then don't WATCH IT JUST IGNORE IT why kill people who does not have anything to with this MOVIE. Why killed the Innocent US Libyan Ambassdor??? WHO gained WHAT O muslims first learn to tolerate and by creating a movie does your religiosity has GONE or made less muslims??
fouzia
Sep 15, 2012 10:28am
what can b more shameful than this act.we condemn it completely