Yemen: Protesters driven out of US embassy

2012-09-13 13:11

Sanaa - Yemeni protesters on Thursday stormed the American embassy complex before being driven out by police, an AFP reporter said, as angry Muslim protests grew over a film mocking Islam.

All protesters who breached the fence of the US mission in Sanaa have been ejected, the correspondent reported, as security forces used water cannon and fired warning shots.

Police also fired warning shots earlier to disperse thousands of protesters as they approached the main gate of the mission.

"O, messenger of Allah... O, Muhammad!" demonstrators chanted.

The attack comes two days after four Americans including the ambassador were killed when a Libyan mob attacked the US consulate in Benghazi, and protesters in Cairo tore down the Stars and Stripes and replaced it with a black Islamic flag.

The low-budget movie Innocence of Muslims, in which actors have strong American accents, portrays Muslims as immoral and gratuitously violent.

It pokes fun at the Prophet Muhammad and touches on themes of paedophilia and homosexuality, while showing him sleeping with women, talking about killing children and referring to a donkey as "the first Muslim animal".

  • Shane Loxton - 2012-09-13 13:49

    He did after all have a 8 year old as a wife

      alex.nkosi.39 - 2012-09-13 14:33

      Whether he did or not, its up to muslims and their religion,we don't have to judge their religius icon, i don't know why jewish people always create all these provacative and hatred against any other religion else, they tried to kill JESUS CHRIST. Now sam docile is under heavy police guard, what a hypocrite!

      Shane Loxton - 2012-09-13 14:43

      I agree Alex, me i dont believe in any god religion and mans greet under the name of Religion has caused more deaths in this world than anything else

      Desilusionada - 2012-09-13 15:15

      @Alex.nkosi Erm 2 things: 1) There is no validity in your generalised sweeping statement "that jewish people always create all these provacative and hatred against any other religion" 2) The Jewish people did not try and kill Jesus, they conspired to have the Romans kill him i.e. they did by proxy. Now it is not clear who the we are that judge their religius (sic) icons, but as far as I am informed it is against the Muslim law to make icons or drawings or images of Mohammed. If you consider him to be an icon, so be it, but without seeing the film it would be difficult to judge how much truth or not is spoken. What most Christians are against, is the so-called fundamentalists or Wahhabi, who condone and live an ethos of slowly beheading people and posting the video on-line, strapping explosives on themselves and then detonating this in public killing other Muslim women and children, intolerance of other's opinions/religions/lifestyles, telling outright lies, and so it goes on....., hence the reaction. (Comments, films etc) Now perhaps you will go back and read your post again slowly and repost below, it to make a more lucid statement........

      alex.nkosi.39 - 2012-09-13 16:04

      Delisu,every body in this world knows that israelis are now trying to create disaster in middle east by draging united states and world powers to starting war against iran, that may lead to third world war, so its the jewish people who conspired as you said or tried to kill JESUS CHRIST.

      Desilusionada - 2012-09-13 16:22

      FACEPALM / BROWPALM / NOSEPALM ------ In fact every palm, including body, if that was possible....

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