ARTICLES RELATING TO PROPHET PROTESTS

Journalist jailed over anti-Muslim film

2013-05-22 19:04

An Istanbul court has sentenced Turkish-Armenian journalist Sevan Nisanyan to one year in jail for blasphemy over a blog supporting a controversial anti-Islam film, says a report.

Muhammad film fraudster has no regrets

2012-11-26 19:51

The convicted fraudster behind an online video that outraged Muslims with its portrayal of the Prophet Muhammad as a thuggish deviant, says he has no regrets.

Tunisian held in US embassy attack dies

2012-11-16 11:37

The lawyer for a militant detained for attacking the US embassy in Tunisia says his client has died from a heart attack after a two month hunger strike protesting his innocence.

Anti-Islam video to stay on YouTube

2012-10-19 11:59

A federal US judge has rejected a new legal attempt to force YouTube to withdraw an anti-Islamic film that triggered violent protests across the Muslim world.

Filmmaker denies sparking Muslim violence

2012-10-11 09:00

A lawyer for the man behind the Innocence of Muslims video has denied that his client was to blame for a wave of violence across the Middle East.

Film protests bring boom for flag makers

2012-10-03 14:01

As Pakistan's mullahs rail against a US-made anti-Islam film, many prinit works have gone into overdrive, running off hundreds of US flags for angry protesters to burn at demonstrations.

Boko Haram chief issues threat over film

2012-10-01 17:29

The suspected leader of Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram has issued a threat in a YouTube video over a US-made anti-Islam film that has sparked widespread protests in the Muslim world.

Obama sets stage for debate against Romney

2012-10-01 12:02

US President Barack Obama has set the table for his first debate with Mitt Romney, billing the clash as about security for hard working Americans, not who could fire off the best "zingers".

US embassy warning: Philippines on alert

2012-09-29 13:29

Philippine security forces are on stepped-up alert after the US embassy issued an emergency advisory about an alleged threat against Americans in the capital.

Alleged anti-Muslim filmmaker arrested

2012-09-28 07:46

The alleged filmmaker behind the video that has sparked protests across Muslim countries has been arrested.

Assange mocks Obama over free speech

2012-09-27 07:32

WikiLeaks' Julian Assange has lashed out at US President Barack Obama for supporting freedom of speech in the Middle East while simultaneously "persecuting" his whistle-blowing organisation.

Muslims challenge Obama on free speech

2012-09-26 11:01

Muslim leaders have demanded international action to stop religious insults in a challenge to US President Barack Obama's defence of freedom of expression at the UN General Assembly.

Obama urges leaders to reject extremism

2012-09-26 07:39

Confronting global tumult and Muslim anger, President Barack Obama has exhorted world leaders to stand fast against violence and extremism.

Clinton urges unity against extremists

2012-09-25 12:01

In a round of diplomacy in the wake of violent anti-US protests, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has met a series of Muslim leaders and has urged people to work together against extremists.

Obama 'minimising' ambassador's death

2012-09-25 10:01

Mitt Romney has accused US President Barack Obama of minimising the recent killing of the US ambassador to Libya as a mere "bump in the road".

Thousands protest in Nigeria over anti-Islam film

2012-09-24 20:33

Thousands of people have marched through the Nigerian city of Kaduna in the latest protest in the country's mainly Muslim north against a US-made anti-Islam film.

Anti-Islam film protesters arrested

2012-09-23 14:18

Police in Bangladesh say they have arrested at least 42 demonstrators in the capital Dhaka as Islamists enforced a nationwide strike to protest against an anti-Islam film.

CNN slammed by US govt

2012-09-23 09:16

A State Department spokesperson has sharply criticised CNN, saying the network had reported on the diary of American ambassador Christopher Stevens after his death at the US consulate in Libya despite the objections of the family.

Bounty offered for anti-Islam film-maker

2012-09-22 19:09
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A Pakistani government minister has offered a $100 000 bounty for the death of the maker of the anti-Islam film produced that sparked violent protests across the Muslim world.

Pakistan protest death toll rises to 15

2012-09-21 20:02

At least 15 people have died and nearly 200 have been wounded in Pakistan during violent protests condemning a US-made film insulting Islam.

Call for ban on Muslim, Jewish headwear

2012-09-21 18:00

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has called for a ban on wearing Muslim veils and Jewish skullcaps in public, adding to religious tensions sparked by cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.

Anti-Islam film: Ugandan Muslims to protest

2012-09-21 14:20

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

Anti-jihad ads going up in New York City

2012-09-21 12:00

An ad that equates some Muslim radicals with savages is set to go up in the New York City subway system, just as violent protests in the Middle East are subsiding over an anti-Islamic film.

Endure the insults, Muslims told

2012-09-21 09:45

Muslims angered by cartoons mocking the Prophet Muhammad should follow his example of enduring insults without retaliating, Egypt's highest Islamic legal official says.

Don't count Romney out just yet

2012-09-21 08:25

It may seem the last two months have been a disaster for the Romney campaign. But don't write the Republicans off just yet, writes News24's US correspondent Simon Williamson.

 

Egypt court orders YouTube blocked

2013-02-09 16:16

A court in Egypt has ordered the blocking of YouTube for a month after case raised against an anti-Islam film.

2nd hunger striker dies in Tunisia

2012-11-17 20:41

A key figure in Tunisia's Salafist movement, Mohammed Bakhti, has died after going on hunger strike over his arrest for an attack on the US embassy, the second such death this week.

Man behind anti-Islam film jailed

2012-11-08 11:00

The convicted US scam artist behind a crude anti-Islam film that stoked protests against the United States across the Muslim world has been sent back to jail for a year over probation violations.

Prophet film: Al-Qaeda wants holy war

2012-10-13 12:23

The leader of al-Qaeda has urged Muslims to wage holy war against the United States and Israel over a film that insulted Islam's Prophet Muhammad.

We'll track down Libya attackers - Clinton

2012-10-04 14:32

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has vowed to pursue a full accounting of the deadly attack on the US consulate in Benghazi "wherever that leads".

Early indications Libya attack organised

2012-10-03 10:04

Within hours of the attacks on US diplomatic site in Libya, President Barack Obama's administration received reports suggesting militants connected to al-Qaeda were involved, say sources.

New bounty offer for prophet filmmaker

2012-10-01 15:12

A former Pakistani legislator has offered a $200 000 bounty for anyone who kills the maker of an anti-Islam film that has angered Muslims around the world.

Huge protest against anti-Islam film

2012-09-30 12:00

Thousands of Muslims enraged over a film that denigrates the Prophet Muhammad have marched through Indonesia's capital.

Brazil: Google blocks YouTube video

2012-09-28 11:00

The Brazilian unit of Google says it has obeyed a court order to remove a video attacking a candidate in Brazilian municipal elections from its YouTube service.

Google's Brazil head held in YouTube case

2012-09-27 07:56

Google's head of operations in Brazil has been detained by police after the company failed to heed a judge's order to take down YouTube videos that the court ruled violate Brazilian laws.

Taliban removes minister from hit list

2012-09-26 16:21

Pakistani Taliban have said they have removed a minister from their "hit list" after he offered $100 000 for the death of a filmmaker who produced an anti-Islam movie.

Beghazi attack could hurt Obama

2012-09-26 08:19

While foreign policy may not make up a big part of this year's electoral toing and froing, dead US ambassadors certainly form part of the public discourse, writes Simon Williamson.

Obama condemns anti-Muslim film violence

2012-09-25 19:11

US President Barack Obama has condemned an anti-Muslim film and the violence in the Middle East that has followed its release, saying there is "no speech that justifies mindless violence".

Clinton reassures Egypt

2012-09-25 11:06

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has reassured Egypt's new Islamist president that the United States will forge ahead with plans for $1bn debt relief.

Oscars entrant yanked over anti-Islam film

2012-09-25 07:46

Iran has announced it was yanking its entry in the Oscars race because of the "intolerable insult" of the US-made anti-Islam film that has angered Muslims in several countries.

Delay in repatriation of SA bodies

2012-09-24 10:19

The process of repatriating the remains of eight South Africans killed in a suicide bombing attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, is expected to take more time.

Anti-film protest in Nigeria

2012-09-23 12:32

Tens of thousands of people have protested in Nigeria's second city of Kano, burning images of Barack Obama and stomping on the American flag to denounce an anti-Islam film made in the US.

Google to block Jordan links to film

2012-09-22 19:23

Google has agreed to block all links connecting internet users in Jordan to an anti-Islam film made in the United States that has stirred outrage across the Muslim world, a Jordanian minister says.

Huge turnout for Nigeria anti-film protest

2012-09-22 16:00

Tens of thousands of people have protested on the streets of Nigeria's second city of Kano against an anti-Islam film made in the US that has stirred outrage across the Muslim world.

US rejects call to ban film on YouTube

2012-09-21 20:02

A US judge has refused to order the video sharing website YouTube to take down a trailer for an anti-Islamic film that has triggered protests across the Muslim world.

2 killed in Pakistan film protests

2012-09-21 15:00

A Pakistani policeman and a driver for a television station have been shot dead during a day of protests condemning a film made in the United States and deemed insulting to Islam, say officials.

Iran parades military, warns Israel

2012-09-21 14:01
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Iran has warned Israel and the United States against any aggression, as it parades its troops and military hardware under the gaze of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and top brass.

Pakistan protesters clash with police

2012-09-21 11:03

Demonstrators have clashed with police in Pakistan with anger over insults to the Prophet Muhammad boiling over despite calls from Muslim leaders for peaceful protests.

US to review security at Libya consulate

2012-09-21 09:03

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has announced al review into security at the US consulate in Benghazi targeted during a wave of rage at a film made on US soil deemed offensive to Islam.

Pakistan set for 'day of love for prophet'

2012-09-21 08:04

The Pakistani government has urged people to protest peacefully to show their opposition to a crudely made anti-Islam on a holiday it has declared a "day of love for the prophet".

 
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