Protests rage across Pakistan against sacrilegious film

Hundreds of people demonstrated across Pakistan on Friday to denounce an anti-Islam movie, with some urging death for the film-maker and others demanding the expulsion of US diplomats.
The low-budget movie, entitled “Innocence of Muslims”, which has sparked fury across the Muslim world, utters extreme blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
Police beefed up security around US missions in the country after violent attacks on American consulates and embassies in Egypt, Libya and Yemen this week, but protests in the country’s major cities on Friday passed off largely without incident.
In Lahore, Jamaatud Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed led a 500-strong rally against the film. Saeed urged the government to summon the American ambassador to protest over the film.
The Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) organized a rally in Karachi, where around 700 party activists and supporters gathered with banners and placards bearing anti-US and anti-Israel slogans. “Hang the filmmaker…hang the apostate,” they chanted. “Jihad is the only treatment to cure American cancer,” another slogan said.
Around 400 protesters rallied in front of Islamabad’s Lal Masjid after Friday prayers, following a call from JI. They called for the handover of Terry Jones, an American Christian pastor linked with the film, who has drawn protests in the past for burning the Holy Quran.
In Peshawar and other main cities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, several religious and political groups staged anti-US demonstrations. The protesters condemned the sacrilegious film and demanded the blasphemous filmmaker be handed over to them. They also called on the government to register a strong protest with the US government.

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  1. Common sense said:

    Psychologically developed people talk and reason with others , intellectually and cognitively deficient people become violent when they can't cope with reality .

    • hassan said:

      you may have little or no common sense, we cant really tell but what we can tell is that you have absolutely no sense of faith.

  2. Mubashir said:

    The sense of religion & faith is the actual common sense as Islam is the only religion which is based on common sense. The word “stupidity” for the movie makers is just like to say a murderer to be forgiven. Jewish lobby & American Government have same wavelength & mental caliber. They are innocent in a way like a mad dog who do not know to whom he have to bite. Simply it’s blunder.
    Yes! those so called Muslims are senseless who don’t care or do not want to care of Islam. We are all answerable on the day of Judgement on how we protected our sense & faith.

  3. ahmed shehryar said:

    our life and death is for Allah and his beloved messenger

  4. Muslims need Help said:

    "the murder of an ambassador for a mediocre, insensitive movie made thousands of miles away"
    Just wanted to add that this movie was shown once in one theater and there were only 10 people in the entire theater. Producer and Director are some unknown people that no one really knows and for Muslims of the world to treat this movie like some big conspiracy against Islam is pathetic. However, it is even more pathetic when leader of a party is comparing this with Holocaust. When I watch talk shows on pakistani channels I feel like these anchors and so called intellectuals are living in an alternate reality. I hope Muslims of the world stop making a fool of themselves soon. They claim to be not afraid to give their lives for the honor of their prophet, but in claiming that they degrade their religion and their prophet as that honor should not be at the mercy of some unknown person putting a you tube clip about their prophet. If they think that their religion and their prophet are so petty that can get damaged by a movie or cartoon then they are the ones who are degrading their prophet and religion.

  5. ayesha mansoor said:

    For me this isnt freedom of speech! freedom of speech opens two way conversation. we have almost 55 islamic countries they really need to get united and make up there plans and put a petition to UN. all the muslims now really need to be bind together forget about your firqa and color and caste! think logically! islam tells us to react peacefully. as ALLAH say. “Aj tum unkay jhotay khudaun ko gali dogay to woh tumharay sachay khuda ko daingay” Muslim ummah needs to make up a strategic plans instead of such voilent respond. you are only promoting them! go and watch Sana bucha’s programm on geo news today 16th sepembers episode you ll get to know much about the ways of protest! JAZAK’ALLAH

  6. Schism said:

    I really can't understand, how a stupid movie that to me is as significant as a fart, can trigger such a huge reaction.

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