VIOLENT 'Innocence of Muslims' Film Protests in Afghan Capital
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VIOLENT 'Innocence of Muslims' Film Protests in Afghan Capital

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VIOLENT 'Innocence of Muslims' Film Protests in Afghan Capital
http://www.facebook.com/hoodnews247 Violent anti-film protests in Afghan capital Violent protests continue in Kabul over a film demonstrators say insults the Prophet Mohammad. Sarah Sheffer reports. Kabul, Afghanistan -- Demonstrators in Afghanistan attacked police officers along a road leading to the U.S. Embassy in Kabul as tensions remained high Monday in the Muslim world over a movie trailer that mocks the Prophet Mohammed. U.S. embassies and consulates were on alert for further backlash over the anti-Islam video, which was produced privately in the United States. At least 15 policemen were injured and two police vehicles burned when the protest of about 300 Afghans at an outer security perimeter several miles from the embassy turned into a melee, a senior Afghan police official said on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation. Protesters also clashed with police in Indonesia and in Pakistan. The violence is the latest fallout from a low-budget, amateurish 14-minute movie trailer posted on YouTube that mocks the Prophet Mohammed as a womanizer, child molester and killer. Islam forbids any depictions of Mohammed, and blasphemy is taboo among many in the Muslim world. Monday's incidents come six days after protests erupted in Egypt and Libya, and spread to more than 20 nations with sometimes violent results. The attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, left Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans dead. The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah movement, meanwhile, called for renewed protests Monday over the trailer. Speaking Sunday on Hezbollah's al-Manar television service, Hassan Nasrallah said the trailer, which has been posted online, "represents a dangerous turn in the war against Islam and the great prophet, peace be upon him." "The people who should be accountable, and brought to justice as well as punished and boycotted, are those directly responsible for the film and those who support them and protect them," Nasrallah
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http://www.facebook.com/hoodnews247 Violent anti-film protests in Afghan capital Violent protests continue in Kabul over a film demonstrators say insults the Prophet Mohammad. Sarah Sheffer reports. Kabul, Afghanistan -- Demonstrators in Afghanistan attacked police officers along a road leading to the U.S. Embassy in Kabul as tensions remained high Monday in the Muslim world over a movie trailer that mocks the Prophet Mohammed. U.S. embassies and consulates were on alert for further backlash over the anti-Islam video, which was produced privately in the United States. At least 15 policemen were injured and two police vehicles burned when the protest of about 300 Afghans at an outer security perimeter several miles from the embassy turned into a melee, a senior Afghan police official said on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation. Protesters also clashed with police in Indonesia and in Pakistan. The violence is the latest fallout from a low-budget, amateurish 14-minute movie trailer posted on YouTube that mocks the Prophet Mohammed as a womanizer, child molester and killer. Islam forbids any depictions of Mohammed, and blasphemy is taboo among many in the Muslim world. Monday's incidents come six days after protests erupted in Egypt and Libya, and spread to more than 20 nations with sometimes violent results. The attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, left Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans dead. The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah movement, meanwhile, called for renewed protests Monday over the trailer. Speaking Sunday on Hezbollah's al-Manar television service, Hassan Nasrallah said the trailer, which has been posted online, "represents a dangerous turn in the war against Islam and the great prophet, peace be upon him." "The people who should be accountable, and brought to justice as well as punished and boycotted, are those directly responsible for the film and those who support them and protect them," Nasrallah
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