Egypt protesters tear down US flag

2012-09-11 20:21

Cairo - Thousands of Egyptian demonstrators, angered by a film deemed offensive to Islam, tore down the US flag during a protest at the embassy in Cairo on Tuesday, an AFP photographer reported.

Nearly 3 000 demonstrators, most of them hardline Islamist supporters of the Salafist movement or football fans, gathered at the embassy in protest over a film deemed offensive to the Prophet Muhammad which was produced by expatriate members of Egypt's Christian minority resident in the United States.

A dozen men scaled over the embassy walls and one of them tore down the Stars and Stripes, replacing it with a black flag inscribed with the Muslim profession of faith: "There is no God but God and Muhammad is the prophet of God."

Police intervened without resort to force and persuaded the demonstrators to come down.

  • derek.edwards.75491 - 2012-09-11 20:29

    Islam the peace loving, tolerant religion!!

      Madhi - 2012-09-11 21:40

      Would have been nice to hear such generalisation when jewish nationalists throw stones at young palestnian children or protestants and catholics shoot at each other in Ireland. U might know there is about 2 billion muslims in the world and u have never seen not even .0001% being intolerant to anyone.

      derek.edwards.75491 - 2012-09-11 22:59

      Madhi..this is not about the Jews its about the Muslims. It is a common distraction response from Muslims when lack of tolerance and lack of peace is displayed and questioned to answer with "what about" thus trying to justify the intolerance and lack of peace loving displayed by muslims. It would have been nice to hear and see you and the other 1 999 998000 tolerant peace loving Muslims stand up to and put a stop this small minority of Muslims who have committed so many atrocities in your religion's name. Or deep inside you actually condone them? During any of your 5 prayers to allah today on this 11th anniversary of the twin tower murders committed on behalf of your religion did you ask him to have mercy on the souls of the murdered?

      Madhi - 2012-09-11 23:48

      The nazis commited lots of crimes and that does not mean all Germans are war criminals, most racists are white but that does not mean all white people are racists, most hormosexuals are white males but that does not mean all white males are hormosexuals, most people with hiv aids in the world are black but that does not mean all black people have hiv/aids, all settlers in occupied terrories are jews but not all jews are settlers, that should be easier enough to grap. Why when a handful of muslims do bad things then the whole religion is questioned and people asked why are they silent when in South Africa most whites were quiet while blacks were given a bad deal? Does that make all white south africans then racisist? No, there were good south africans and they were a majority and thats why they votes yes to de klerk's referendum. So the rubbish about stereotyping the whole group has to stop otherwise expect the same, an eye for an eye, no turning a cheek.

  • wendy.schneider3 - 2012-09-11 20:34

    the us don't learn also! mind you own business

  • carole.gold2 - 2012-09-11 21:05

    This has been a train wreck waiting to happen since the Arab Spring and U.S. voters would be wise to connect the dots.

  • wendy.schneider3 - 2012-09-11 21:08

    it's because of the US that world is falling apart. who died and made them king?

      neil.fromearth - 2012-09-11 22:17

      Wendy, What the hell has your comment got to do with the article. We are talking about a movie. Not a statement from the US govt. And what about freedom of expression, or do you think only you are entitled to voice your opinions and no one else can!! Fargin Icehole

  • Shaun McDermott - 2012-09-11 21:50

    I am so sick of Islam.

  • buti.lembe - 2012-09-11 22:16

    That person who made the film is a fake christian who tries to let the muslim fight with the christian.I learned that Christian and Muslim are brothers from the chain of Abraham who is a really father. Who is that person (the film maker.

      zaks2217 - 2012-09-12 07:35

      A christian is promoting the film the one who made the film is a jew Sam Bacile.

      zaks2217 - 2012-09-12 07:44

      Throughout history christians have always been manipulated by jews, and that's the sad reality. They think that jews are their friends. Jews hate jesus fact. Muslims love jesus fact. Open ur eyes for once!

  • roger.kaputnick.90 - 2012-09-11 22:23

    More madness from the muslims.

  • zaks2217 - 2012-09-12 08:23

    This reporting is incorrect. Please cross reference. This film was made by none other than a jew not christians. It is being promoted by an expat christian from egypt. A christian once again has been manipulated by a jew and he doesn't think what effects it will have. Christians and muslims killing each other while once again the jews sit back and laugh at us. Wake up people!

  • Martin - 2012-09-12 09:25

    Islam is false and Muhammad was not a prophet. Do some reading:

      zaks2217 - 2012-09-12 09:57

      Page not found. Prolly coz they realised it was utter BS. Instead of reading crap on the net rather ask your pastor what is the gospel of barnabus, why was it shunned away from mainstream christianity and why is it labelled a fraud. There are muslims in the vatican secretly practising islam to save themselves. This intel came straight from an italian convert to Islam who escaped the taboo of his society that the church indoctrinated them with. If your heart is not sealed yet the truth will find you.. I hope.

      Madhi - 2012-09-12 19:41

      U are brain dead, better for the sewer.

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