Israeli Muslims Join Anti-American Movement Over Innocence of Muslims Movie
Sept 15, 2012 – Israeli Muslims Join Anti-American Movement Over Innocence of Muslims Movie
Thousands of Israeli Arabs (Muslims) today joined the protest America over a controversial movie titled ‘Innocence Of Muslims‘ that sparked violent demonstrations throughout the world, police said. naijagists.com
In chat with AFP, Luba Samri said over 150 Muslims held a demonstration in east Jerusalem “almost without incident” with one protester arrested for causing a disturbance in the vicinity of a US consulate building.
She said about 100 people demonstrated peacefully in Nazareth, Israel’s largest city, and around 250 protested in other towns, villages and at road junctions.
Sept Israeli news website Y-net said the rallies were called by the country’s Islamic Movement and that marchers chanted “With our blood and with our spirit we will sacrifice for you Mohammed.”
A low-budget film produced in the United States, “Innocence of Muslims,” incited a wave of bloody anti-American violence in Libya, Egypt, Sudan, Yemen and in several other countries across the Muslim world.
The film, in which actors have strong American accents, portrays Muslims as immoral and gratuitously violent. It also pokes fun at the Prophet Mohammed and touches on themes of paedophilia and homosexuality.
On Friday thousands of Palestinians protested in the Gaza Strip and hundreds in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem, where there were clashes with Israeli police.
On Thursday around 60 Israeli Arabs took part in an Islamic Movement protest outside the US embassy in Tel Aviv.
The Israeli Arab community has its roots in the 160,000 Palestinians who stayed on their lands after the creation of Israel in 1948 and today numbers 1.6 million, 20 percent of the Israeli population.(AFP)
September 16, 2012 at 11:39 AM
Why is it this time every body should join hands for global peace that this emerged , as freedom of stands one should be allowed to enjoy his or her religion . But its unfortunate that instead of fight the social vices in the world like killings, robberies , ritual killings , rapping , corruptions , kidnapping etc , one ll be ridiculing other religion . Its not only Muslims dat are ridiculed , Christians are ridiculed though they dont go protesting in the street . The film maker should be brought to book to serve as a deterrent to others if Americans are truly partakers of global peace
September 16, 2012 at 12:24 PM
Every religion should be respected. Tolerance and understanding is the major road to peace.
September 16, 2012 at 8:23 PM
Yes every religion must be respected, but ow many times are christians ridiculed or even jesus christ laffed @ in so many movies yet no violence. If the rallies continues it won’t solve anything instead it would prove odawise. Let’s all have it in mind tht an eye 4 an eye leaves evryone blind. Violence is not the answer. World peace y’all!!
September 17, 2012 at 6:00 PM
Violence can’t solve what has been,let love one another n live in peace,all religon should be respected.