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Massive prophet movie march in Beirut

2012-09-17 18:12

Beirut - Thousands of Lebanese protesters chanting "Death to America, Death to Israel" marched through Beirut's Shi'ite southern suburbs on Monday in protest against a film made in the United States which mocks the Prophet Muhammad.

"America, hear us - don't insult our Prophet," chanted the marchers at the demonstration, called for by the leader of the Shi'ite Muslim group Hezbollah, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah.

The peaceful protest, which came after a weekend of violent demonstrations across Arab capitals in which several US embassies were attacked, stayed well away from US mission on the city's northeastern outskirts.

It followed a three-day visit to Lebanon by Pope Benedict, who used his trip to call for reconciliation between Muslims and Christians.

On Friday, one person was killed in Lebanon's northern city of Tripoli in protests against the film which depicts the prophet as a womaniser and homosexual.

The US ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, was killed last week in an attack on the consulate in Benghazi.

Comments
  • Neil - 2012-09-17 18:39

    WTF, has this film/piece of crap got to do with America and Israel. This highlights the serious problem with people who are indoctrinated and simply cannot think for themselves. Makes you think most people who believe in religion are a bit f&*cked up??

      jonathon.shuttleworth.5 - 2012-09-17 19:31

      Bro I love and believe in God, don’t see me throwing bricks every time somebody says something bad about my beliefs. There are good, bad and plain disrespectful people in every race and religious group, just need to be more respectful to one another at the end of the day. Yeah people are easily brainwashed on many occasions. I’m not justifying what these guys are doing, but I’m sure there are plenty of Muslims shaking their heads at such behaviour as well…

      fidel.mgoqi - 2012-09-17 21:41

      You cannot compare today's morals with ancient standards! There was no statutory rape laws in ancient times and it might have been normal to sleep with teenagers, including in all cultures.

      anneck.cranke - 2012-09-17 22:05

      So Fidel, are you suggesting that this movie maybe the truth? ;-)

      fidel.mgoqi - 2012-09-17 22:33

      @Anneck It has never been disputed that he indeed married a 9 year old orphan, so this appears to be factual, but the morality of that action can never be equated to current standards. It was perfectly normal in Pagan societies to sacrifice one of their own to appease the rain "Gods" during times of drought, but we can't imagine or accept that today. @Delusion I suggest that you take a course in remedial reading, it will help you understand better what others are actually saying, instead of using their comments as an excuse to vent your spleen.

      anneck.cranke - 2012-09-17 22:49

      Fidel, you really hae shot yourself in the foot - you suggesting that this movie may actually be fact, you who is so instrumental in the Muslim fight to destroy the Jewish state of Israel!

      fidel.mgoqi - 2012-09-17 22:56

      The only 'fact' is that you are twisting my words to make them seem something quite different from what I wrote.

      anneck.cranke - 2012-09-17 23:17

      Fidel, I know exactly what you said and I quote: "their were no statutory rape laws in ancient times", and "it has never been disputed that he indeed married a 9 year old orphan". Are you trying to back track on what you have just said about the movie possibly having been factual? The very same movie that has angered these Muslims? You don't even have a CLUE as to what it is you are trying to say! Otherwise you would know that the BIBLE preaches AGAINST RAPE in all forms!

      larry.lachman.54 - 2012-09-20 08:33

      Such a fragile religion this Islam is. Too bad. Need to grow some skin.

  • hannah.p.mostert - 2012-09-17 21:34

    Wow the Muslims just keep on going hey, if anyone doesn't believe that Mohammed was a pedophile then just look at the legacy of child brides under any Muslim country, google and you will see child brides by the thousands married as young as five

      imraan.chothia.7 - 2012-09-17 23:10

      anneck, interesting to note that many muslims also lurk in jails in egypt and saudi arabia, many for preeching good and forbidding evil.

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