Demonstrators march at a protest rally in Islamabad on September 22, 2012,  against a US-made anti-Islam film.  —AFP Photo

ISLAMABAD: Thousands of Pakistani protestors staged new demonstrations Saturday against a US-made anti-Islam film, a day after at least 23 were killed and over 200 injured on the government designated Yaum-i-Ishq-i-Rasool.

The protests were peaceful, in contrast to the previous day’s demonstrations.

More than 5,000 protesters marched towards the parliament in Islamabad, including hundreds of women, chanting “We love our Holy Prophet” and “Punishment for those who humiliated our Prophet”.

Some 500 people from the hardline group Jamaat-ud-Dawa staged a protest in front of the US consulate in the eastern city of Lahore, chanting “The US deserves only one remedy -- jihad, jihad”.

Religious groups said they were also planning demonstrations in Karachi, the scene of the worst violence on Friday, after the funerals of some of those killed during the protests.

Protests against the film “Innocence of Muslims”, which disrespects the Holy Prophet (PBUH), have erupted across the Muslim world and tens of thousands took to the streets across Asia and the Middle East Friday as Western missions closed amid fears of violence.

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September 22, 2012 6:56 pm
This is not love, this is craziness. Most people who claim to love the Prophet and are ready to die for him have been brainwashed from childhood, have never bothered to read his life history, and are somehow directly or indirectly linked to Madressah education, which are known to produce such automatons. They have turned religion into a vicious cult. Having said all of this, I do believe (but not agree) on their right to protest, so long as it remains perfectly peaceful.
September 22, 2012 5:31 pm
yes they are doing their job
September 22, 2012 2:22 pm
at last some common sense hehe
September 22, 2012 11:30 pm
No Lali it does not ,you do not have to kill people and burn down shops to show your love for the Prophet (PBUH)
mohammad hamza
September 22, 2012 3:09 pm
It is a weekend ( Saturday ) please
September 22, 2012 4:04 pm
Saturday is a weekend. Think but think wisely and if you are not from the region look into its timing and culture first.
September 22, 2012 3:33 pm
These people may or may not have jobs but the love and affection they have displayed for their beloved Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) said it all ,No other religion have such a respect for their Prophet. Lali
September 22, 2012 5:49 pm
This is Muslims priority more than anything else.. mr. BHB
jalind desai
September 22, 2012 5:44 pm
they do, but when there is a question regarding islam , everything is aside, including life even
Nazish Islam
September 22, 2012 3:43 pm
Their job is to protect the blasphemy of Prophet S.A.W.W) and they are doing very well.
Neer Nayan
September 22, 2012 5:53 pm
Religious sentiments must be respected with utmost reverence! All rational beings across the world feel hurt. Let us all pray for the enlightenment of the responsible ignorant, and equally unfortunate, deviant fools!
September 22, 2012 3:33 pm
Now this how the world will notice the protest and Islam and its followers will be seen in new light.Way to go.
September 22, 2012 1:40 pm
Do these people not have a job?
September 22, 2012 4:37 pm
Not everything can be measured in, or the pursuit of, money.
September 22, 2012 11:41 pm
Yes, but they also killing fellow muslim in the name of islam. what did they acomplish by these demostration except killing fellow muslim ,destroying buisiness, looting banks. Thats how the world see them as abarbarian, uncivilized citizen of the world.
An indian muslim
September 22, 2012 11:23 pm
Lali I am sure you are a non-secular Pakistani as no secular human can aver, "No other religion have such a respect for their Prophet" . Got to know why religious minorities are persecuted in Jinnah's Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
September 23, 2012 1:30 am
respect yes, but the way they showed their respects on friday was a total disgrace...what they did on friday was far from being respectful, is that how ISLAM should be portrayed?...killing your own people, buring down your own buildings, smashing car window?...there's a way of showing respect and love for religion...if you portray your religion in a decent manner without having to be violent, then yes one can easily say these people do respect and love our religion...
September 22, 2012 3:42 pm
there jobs are not worth than our Prophets so keep ur silly interrogations with ur self plxx...
ahmed zaib
September 23, 2012 1:16 am
it is their job PERFECT
September 22, 2012 4:27 pm
That is their job!!!!
September 23, 2012 12:33 am
Just a handful of violent protesters contribute to the global perception that most Pakistanis are religious fanatics with a tendency for violence. Press mostly reports what is sensational. Feels good to see so many civilized Pakistanis protesting with restraint. The maker of this movie must be ashamed of himself.
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