The controversial film, “Innocence of Muslims”, and clips of another film, “Mohammad, Prophet of Muslims”, have enraged Muslims across the world. Protests are being carried out against the United States across the Muslim world and Muslim religious leaders have called for a firm action against perpetrators of the crime. It may be pertinent to mention here that Muslims cannot tolerate any depiction of Prophet Muhammad and can go to any extent if somebody insults Prophet Muhammad in any way. The film, “Innocence of Muslims”, is said to be produced by an Israeli-American property developer and this was promoted by US pastor.
Terry Jones has been in the news for the last two years for all the wrong reasons. He is notorious for inflaming Muslims by announcing burning of the Quran, the most holy book to Muslims. In 2010, Jones burned copies of the Holy Quran, stirring a violent reaction against the US across the Muslim world. The US government later condemned the act. US officials have also criticized “Innocence of Muslims”, which has enraged Muslims across the globe and in a violent reaction in Libya four officials of the US Embassy including the US ambassador were killed on Tuesday.
Lebanon-based militant organizationhas also condemned the US-made film, deeming the film blasphemous. In a statement, Hezbollah said the film exposes real American-Zionist nexus and demanded a fair probe into the film. The Hezbollah said that whoever has produced the film should be arrested and brought to justice. The outfit said that the United Stated was trying to befool Muslims by issuing condemnation statements against the film. The statement said the Muslims are well-aware of intensions of the US and Israel against Muslims.
It may be pertinent to mention here that US has declared Hezbollah as a terrorist organization for its activities against Israel and in the whole region. Hezbollah is deemed a proxy organization of Iran.
For the last couple of months, Israel has been planning to strike nuclear facilities of Iran, but only the fear of Hezbollah’s retaliation is stopping the country from any extreme step against Iran. Hezbollah is equipped with latest rockets and defense system and has threatened Israel of dire consequences if it dares to attack Iran.
The incensed protesters in Egypt also burned a US flag and attacked the US Embassy in Cairo, the federal capital of Egypt. Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Kandil termed the incident as regrettable and called on the US for strict action against producers of the blasphemous film. We hope Muslims will exercise restraint and avoid from resorting to violent acts.