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Anti-Islam film protesters arrested

2012-09-23 14:18

Dhaka - Police in Bangladesh said they arrested at least 42 demonstrators in the capital Dhaka as Islamists enforced a nationwide strike on Sunday to protest an anti-Islam film that insulted the Prophet Muhammad.

The daylong shutdown announced by an alliance of 12 Islamic parties began at 06:00 and passed off mostly peacefully in the first six hours except for a few isolated clashes between police and protesters.

Many schools and businesses remained closed while traffic in Dhaka was thin amid tight security.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Nurul Islam said the government deployed about 10 000 riot police to prevent trouble during the general strike, which the Islamists called on Saturday following the interception by police of anti-US processions in Dhaka.

Some Muslims in Bangladesh began street agitation last week after the release of the US-made film Innocence of Muslims. The film sparked violence across the Muslim world.

They were also protesting at the publication of cartoons mocking the Prophet Muhammad in France.

Bangladesh recently blocked access to the YouTube website, which hosts excerpts of the film. About 90% of Bangladesh's 160 million people are Muslim.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wazed and opposition leader Khaleda Zia also condemned the film.

Comments
  • hannah.p.mostert - 2012-09-23 14:42

    Why is it inflammatory to see the truth? Maybe you can't handle the truth? The short snippets of this film on you tube, seem to be exactly true of the so called prophet, it is the fact that it isn't shrouded in mystery so as to make you believe that the prophet is/was such a powerful and gigantic figure of strength and holiness, alas he was just a man with psychopathic tendencies and a pen chance for pedophilia.

      mohamed.dodakia - 2012-09-23 15:22

      how can you judge ,seems that you are lost!need to see the light

      mohamed.dodakia - 2012-09-23 15:22

      how can you judge ,seems that you are lost!need to see the light

      mohamed.dodakia - 2012-09-23 15:38

      Are you a zionist ?seems like you will believe any religious propaganda about Islam,Have you done any research on the good character of the last and final prophet

      mohamed.dodakia - 2012-09-23 15:38

      Are you a zionist ?seems like you will believe any religious propaganda about Islam,Have you done any research on the good character of the last and final prophet

      larry.lachman.54 - 2012-09-24 06:26

      I would rather be a progressive and free zionist than a humiliated Islamofacist.

  • tabib.asnan.3 - 2012-09-23 16:22

    This is the evil that Islam faces. Oh world, look at these vsnomous hate-mongers who will trample any sanctity to feed their hatred and racism.

      gerhard.kress.3 - 2012-09-23 17:08

      Only a degenerate criminal could have written the Koran. The Koran is a handbook for war, murder, rape, pillaging, looting, terrorising, subjugation of man, woman and child, sodomy, wanton executions of the innocent, even children and the hanging or stoning of women. The list is endless.

      joe.mase.7 - 2012-09-23 17:33

      @Tabib - Are you referring to herr Gerhard, he is the biggest racist of them all. This post below is cut and pasted onto very article that bears any mention of the word Muslim.

      joe.mase.7 - 2012-09-24 06:47

      @Delusion Buster an Herr Gerhard - you guys have Nazism written on your foreheads. something that may have been culturally acceptable in the region to marry young; btw, this happens to this day in India, China etc... What bugs me is that one of your people, the Sunday rapist and most of the Christian priests are raping boys (not females) yet you pick on a group of people that now comes across that may be a colour thing. You guys are sick, you probably slept with your mothers, that explains your behaviour. @larry - the only thing larry is good at, is insulting everyone not zionist. Insult him than he cries in a corner and reports the comment.. don't worry about larry, like 'Askjoe' use to so correctly say , he is nothing but a calf worshipper.

      pdevillet.patrik - 2012-09-24 08:49

      all religions have blood dripping from their hands,yet they don't even apologise to humanity but tell them(humanity) that they are morons. really people,this is the 21 century, wtf do you think you are? freedom from religion is the only future

      alex.nkosi.39 - 2012-09-24 10:08

      What a hatred mongers you are!! @quick, lary, gerhard.kress, delusion,and joe, you guys, why are you claiming that your parents are holocust survivores and suffered a lot at the hands of nazis, the question now in my mind is that, can somebody with open mentality do this to his fellow muslim citizens in mzanzi, shame on you guys.

      Desilusionada - 2012-09-24 10:43

      @Joemase..... Ever heard of the term ad hominem? Now IF you have some skills in reading and thinking, please go google it and related article wrt reasoning. Whatever was culturally acceptable in the past may not be currently, and as such may need to be discussed in any media in many ways, not kill people who are doing the discussion. The Sunday rapist did NOT rape boys. Because a priest (or many of them) raped young boys, society does not go and kill or stone all priests. They actually have court cases, claims, jail sentences AND films made about it. And yes some condemn it very strongly, vocally and otherwise!! And because they did rape them, it will not change the condemnation of suicide bombings, OR justify it. Indicating that a person slept with his/her mother will NOT justify or strengthen your argument. In fact it is a strong indication that you have not the mental acuity to actually comment on this site. And yes I did sleep with my mother. After I was born for a couple of nights.......... @tabib.asnan.3 "these vsnomous hate-mongers who will trample any sanctity to feed their hatred and racism." (sic) Pray tell what is a vsnomous hate-monger? Since when are followers of the Islam a race? So making a film is trampling sanctity? Or the comments posed? How do you know that these are "feeding" hatred? Did you speak to the producer? It is a poor reflection of you for writing such a comment when you purport to follow a peace-loving religion......

      joe.mase.7 - 2012-09-24 17:39

      @Delusionbuster - you are delusional buster. Read slowly, take your time; I said marriage to children are culturally acceptable in these regions. This was practised during the time of Moses and Jesus etc. It is your sick mind that defines it as rape. The only people that are raping are your kind... read the papers, BOET... It is yours and your racist buddies attitude, to antagonise and to seek and provoke 'a' situation. This was the intention of your coptic cousin as well. @Delusionada - I see we have a standup 'philospher' in our midst. You learnt one expression and 'ad hominem' and that qualifies you to be the father, son and holy ghost of reasoning... yeah right... you should also read my posts slowly, perhaps I picked a nerve. With your art of reasoning and your ability to start a debate, you and your Nazi brothers do it in a way that the intention is to provoke a group of people, you are no better than the coptic idiot. Perhaps you did sleep with your mother, me thinks it was probably for a longer period. You should go back in the queue. Try again. For your information, nobody is justifying that suicide bombers; don't be absurd. Islam does not allow suicide in form or shape... so what these guys in the ME are doing has absolutely f'all to do with Islam. Let them come forward and prove me wrong.

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