Your sole source of information regarding persecuted Christians of Egypt.  [Learn More]


Protester holds Islamist flag at US Consulate in Casablanca

Protester holds Islamist flag at US Consulate in Casablanca - ReutersProtester holds Islamist flag at US Consulate in Casablanca - ReutersAnti-American violence is spreading across the Middle East, with mobs rioting at US missions in Tunisia, Sudan and 
Hundreds of protesters rioted outside the U.S. embassy in Tunisia on Wednesday night. Police in the capital of Tunis 
were forced to fire teargas canisters at the mob when some 300 rioters stormed the American embassy compound. The 
rioters, however, were pushed back. Up to that point, the demonstration had been relatively peaceful, with 
demonstrators brandishing black and white Salafi Muslim banners.
Throughout the Middle East, United States embassies have been warning American citizens to avoid crowded places, and 
to “remain alert at all times.” Even demonstrations that appear to be peaceful “can turn suddenly violent,” the 
embassy alert warned citizens living in Arab countries throughout the region.
In Morocco, considered a “moderate” Arab nation with few radical Islamist leanings, hundreds of protesters gathered 
in Casablanca, the nation's largest city. Demonstrators torched American flags outside the U.S. Consulate, according 
to an AFP reporter, chanting anti-Obama and anti-American slogans. No violence was reported. The mostly young 
protesters, who reportedly gathered via a call through Internet social networks, were heavily contained by Moroccan 
They, like protesters throughout the Middle East, used the excuse of their rage over an amateur video produced in 
the U.S. that had made news as an “profane insult to the Prophet Mohammed,” the founder of Islam, as the 
justification for the riots. Some used it as an excuse for violence.
In Libya, rage over the film's "insult to Islam" was used as the excuse for what appears to have been a full-scale 
Al Qaeda-linked terror attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi that resulted in the grisly murder of America's 
Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, and three American diplomats.
The obscure video, produced by a man named Sam Bacile, allegedly a pseudonym, was released at least six months ago 
and had escaped notice by the Islamic world. Entitled "Innocence of Muslims," it made news after being translated 
into Arabic with a trailer posted onto YouTube a few days prior to the 11th anniversary of the “9/11” Al Qaeda 
terror attack on America.
Angry demonstrators also protested at the U.S. Embassy in Sudan, where an embassy official who requested anonymity 
said, “I do believe it was a few hundred. Our compound was not breached.” 
Staff at the embassy in Khartoum met with three of the protesters, who delivered written demands from a group called 
“Sudanese Youth.”  The official said “They were asking for an immediate apology, removal of the YouTube video,” and 
expressed anger at Florida-based Pastor Terry Jones, a controversial Christian cleric reported to be associated with 
the video. However, it has subsequently been reported that Jones has had nothing to do with the film, other than 
possibly promoting it.

Related Articles

Visit us on:

AddThis Social Bookmark Button