Saturday, September 15, 2012

Tunis: Three Dead During Attack On US Embassy

Clashes have erupted in 11 countries in the Middle East, Africa and Asia as anger over an anti-Muslim film created in the US boils over.

Unrest has spread among Muslims around the world, provoked by the video which depicts the Prophet Mohammed having sex, calling for massacres, and as a homosexual.

US President Barack Obama ordered a review of security procedures at all US diplomatic facilities worldwide after protests targeted American embassies and consulates.

The violence followed Tuesday night's storming of the US Consulate and a safe house in Benghazi, Libya, in which the US ambassador to the country, Chris Stevens, and three other American officials were killed.

The obscure film, called Innocence Of Muslims, created in California and promoted on YouTube, was heavily criticised by US authorities.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called it "disgusting and reprehensible" and said it was a cynical attempt to offend people for their religious beliefs.

Some 200 protesters gathered outside the US Embassy in London on Friday evening to express their fury over the film.

Widespread anger has seen violent scenes in the following countries:

  • Tunisia
  • Sudan
  • Egypt
  • Yemen
  • Indonesia
  • India and Bangladesh
  • Lebanon
  • Afghanistan
  • Nigeria
  • Libya

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