Protests about anti-Islamic film continue worldwide

Protests about anti-Islamic film continue worldwide

Hezbollah leader, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah has made a rare public appearance at protests in Lebanon, to tell the US it would face more anger and grave repercussions across the Muslim world, unless it suppressed a film that demeans the Prophet Mohammad.

Global protests have been ongoing, since late last week, over the US anti-Islam YouTube film “Innocence of Muslims.”

Massive protests are being held in Lebanon, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Indonesia, with police in Jakarta using tear gas to dispel protestors.

Meanwhile, Pakistan’s Prime Minister has ordered the suspension of YouTube in the country,  due to massive protests outside the US Consulate in Karachi.

US Ambassador to the UN, Susan Rice says the Obama administration believes Middle Eastern countries will do the best they can, to protect US embassies and Consulates in countries that are becoming marred by protests.

Meanwhile, Sydney’s Muslim community is expected to urge calm, following a meeting of its leaders last night, to discuss the protests that occurred in the city on Saturday.

An emergency meeting of Islamic groups was convened last night, to formulate a plan to quell any repeat of the clashes.

Authorities are bracing for fresh violence, while NSW detectives are still searching for the origin of a text message, which is believed to have escalated Saturday’s protests.

A seventh Australian man has been charged for the violent protests.

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