Anti-Islam film protests

 
 
 
  • A film considered offensive to Islam prompted violent anti-US protests around the Muslim world. The US-produced film "Innocence of Muslims" calls Islam a "cancer". Afghans hold placards reading: "Our leader Mohammed" during a protest in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Ahmad Jamshid, AP)
  • Supporters of Pakistani religious party Minhajul Quran attend a rally as a part of widespread anger across the Muslim world about a film ridiculing Islam's Prophet Muhammad. (K.M. Chaudary, AP)
  • Pakistani protesters shout anti-US slogans at a rally in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Pakistan has blocked cell phone service in major cities to prevent militants from using phones to detonate bombs during a national day of protest against an anti-Islam film produced in the United States. (B.K. Bangash, AP)
  • Bahraini women listen outside a religious community center in Sanabis, Bahrain, to top Shiite cleric Sheik Isa Qassim speak about a film made in the United States that sparked violence against US embassies in Egypt, Libya and Yemen. Qassim, whose speech was projected on monitors to overflow crowds outside, urged Western nations to stop extremists from insulting Islam's Prophet Muhammad, saying freedom of expression should not include insulting other faiths. (Hasan Jamali, AP)
  • Muslim protesters burn an American flag during a protest against an anti-Islam film produced in the United States in Makassar, South Sulawesi province, Indonesia. (Abbas Sandji, AP)
  • Members of the radical Islamic women's group Dukhtaran-e-Millat, or daughters of the nation, participate in a protest opposing an anti-Islam film in Srinagar, India. Police have clamped a daylong curfew in parts of Indian-controlled Kashmir's main city and chased away protesters opposing the anti-Islam film produced in the United States. (Mukhtar Khan, AP)
  • A Muslim protester raises a placard as others shout slogans during a protest in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Lai Seng Sin, AP)
  • A Muslim woman cries as she offers a prayer during a protest against the anti-Islam film called "Innocence of Muslims" and the publication of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad by a French satirical weekly outside a mosque in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Lai Seng Sin, AP)
  • A Muslim expatriate holds a banner in protest of a film ridiculing Islam's Prophet Muhammad after prayers at the main mosque in Taipei, Taiwan. (Wally Santana, AP)
  • Members of the radical Islamic women's group Dukhtaran-e-Millat, or daughters of the nation, run for cover as Indian police fire teargas shells to disperse them during a protest in Srinagar, India. Police have clamped a daylong curfew in parts of Indian-controlled Kashmir's main city and chased away protesters. (Mukhtar Khan, AP)
  • A Lebanese boy holds on to his mother as supporters Lebanon's Hezbollah group march during a rally in southern Beirut. (Joseph Eid, AFP)
  • Police officers stand guard during a protest against American-made film "Innocence of Muslims" outside the US Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia. (Tatan Syuflana, AP)
  • The Pakistan government has declared Friday a national holiday in honour of the Muslim prophet Mohammed and called for peaceful protests against a US-made film deemed insulting to Islam. (Arif Ali, AFP)
  • A Pakistani student rides a bicycle on a street, blocked by freight containers, in front of the US consulate in Lahore. (Arif Ali, AFP)
  • Hezbollah supporters carry banners during a march organized by Hezbollah denouncing an anti-Islam film that has provoked a week of unrest in Muslim countries worldwide in the southern city of Tyre, Lebanon. (Mohammed Zaatari, AP)
  • Sri Lankan Muslims burn an effigy of US President Barack Obama during a protest in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Hundreds of Muslims in Sri Lanka's capital protested Wednesday against an anti-Islam film produced in the United States, burning effigies of President Barack Obama. (Chamila Karunarathne, AP)
  • Pakistani riot policemen stand guard during a protest rally organised by the hard line Sunni party Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) near the US consulate against an anti-Islam movie in Lahore. (Arif Ali, AFP)
  • An elderly Palestinian man walks past Israeli border policemen as they take position during clashes that erupted with Palestinian protesters after a demonstration against an amateur anti-Islam film in Shuafat refugee camp in east Jerusalem. Hundreds of Palestinians protesting against the US-produced movie clashed with Israeli border police in east Jerusalem, hurling stones and firebombs at a checkpoint. (Ahmad Gharabli, AFP)
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  • Afghan university students burn a US flag during a protest in Jalalabad against an anti-Islam film. (Rahmat Gul, AP)
  • Yemeni protesters shout slogans during a demonstration at a street leading to the US embassy in Sanaa. Yemeni security forces fired warning shots, tear gas and water cannon to disperse protesters angry over an anti-Islam film. (Mohammed Huwais, AFP)
  • Islamic party activists pray during a protest against an internet film mocking Islam in Dhaka. About 10 000 protesters in Bangladesh burnt American and Israeli flags and tried to march to the US embassy to demonstrate against an anti-Islam film that has infuriated the Muslim world. (Munir uz Zaman, AFP)
  • Afghan university students step over a US flag in Surkhrod district of Nangarhar province, east of Kabul, Afghanistan. (Rahmat Gul, AP)
  • Israeli policemen stand behind their shields during clashes with stone-throwing Palestinian protesters in a demonstration against a film mocking Islam after Friday prayers at al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City. (Ahmad Gharabli, AFP)
  • Masked Palestinians stone-throwers collect bricks to use against Israeli security forces, not pictured, during clashes. (Bernat Armangue, AP)
  • Angry protesters strike a poster showing a portrait of US President Barack Obama during a demonstration near the US consulate in Peshawar, Pakistan. Hundreds of angry protesters broke through a barricade outside the consulate in Peshawar, sparking clashes with police that left several wounded on both sides. (Mohammad Sajjad, AP)
  • A Kashmiri Muslim family watches a protest against the US in Srinagar, India, as part of widespread anger across the Muslim world about a film ridiculing Islam's Prophet Muhammad. (Dar Yasin, AP)
  • An Indian Muslim protestor runs as police baton charge during a protest in front of the U.S. embassy in Chennai, India. (Arun Sankar.K, AP)
  • Female Iranian protestors chant slogans as they hold a a copy of the Quran, Muslim's holy book, and a poster showing late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, right, and supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, during a demonstration, in front of the Swiss Embassy in Tehran, which represents US interests in Iran. (Vahid Salemi, AP)
  • Suspicion in last week's deadly attack that killed the American ambassador to Libya has focused on members of a hardcore Islamist militia known for its sympathies to Al-Qaida, its fierce animosity to the US and its intimidation of Muslims who don't conform to its strident ideology. (Mohammad Hannon, AP)
  • Thai-Muslim women hold banners and chant slogans during a demonstration outside the US Embassy in Bangkok. About 400 Muslim people have protested peacefully outside the embassy in Bangkok against an anti-Islam video. (Apichart Weerawong, AP)