Anti-Islam film: Ugandan Muslims to protest

2012-09-21 14:20

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Kampala - Some Muslim clerics in Uganda are calling for protests against a film made in the US that mocks the Prophet Muhammad.

Sheikh Hassan Kirya, the spokesperson for an influential group of Muslims, said on Friday that such plans were "in their final stages" and could include a demonstration outside the US Embassy in Kampala.

In an emergency message, the US Embassy reported on Friday of the "heightened potential for anti-American demonstrations throughout Uganda ... due to the current wave of anti-Western sentiment".

It urged US citizens to "keep a low profile and avoid unnecessary travel".

Uganda's Muslims are not known for extremism, but the protest plans come at a time of growing agitation among some who accuse the government of not doing enough to investigate the recent killings of four Muslim preachers.

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