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Anti-Islam movie protest hits Northern Nigeria
Muslims in the Northern part of Nigeria have joined the league of other countries currently protesting a US-made anti-Islam movie.Scores of Muslims in their thousands stormed the streets of Zaria, Kaduna State and burnt the United States (US) and Israeli national flags in demonstration of their anger towards the flick .The mass protest was staged by Muslims under the aegis of pro-Iranian Shiite group, Islamic Movement of Nigeria, who were seen with banners and placards with different inscriptions rubbishing the US.The angry protesters dragged the US and Israelis flags along the dusty streets and set them on fire.Armed policemen in vans were on ground to maintain peace.
A low-budget trailer for a movie entitled “Innocence of Muslims,” believed to have been produced by a small group of extremist Christians in the United States, had sparked furious anti-American protests across the Islamic world.
Hundreds of Afghans staged a violent protest in Kabul on Monday against an American film mocking the Prophet Mohammed, throwing stones at a US base, torching cars and shouting “Death to America”.
The head of Lebanon’s powerful Shia Muslim group, made his call for protests in a televised speech broadcast just hours after Pope Benedict XVI left Lebanon following a historic three-day visit in which he prayed that Middle East leaders would work towards peace and reconciliation.
“The whole world needs to see your anger on your faces, in your fists and your shouts,” Nasrallah said, noting that he purposely postponed his call until after the pope’s departure”