Posted: 09/17/2012 at 2:41pm
Americans are being evacuated from U.S. missions overseas as anti-American protests continue in the Muslim world. - Outraged Muslims Vow to Continue Film Protests
Americans are being evacuated from U.S. missions overseas as anti-American protests continue in the Muslim world.
The unrest is fueled by "Innocence of Muslims," a low budget anti-Islam film produced in the United Sates that mocks the Islamic prophet Muhammad.
The protests have now spread from the Middle East to other parts of the globe.
Protestors in the Palestinian city of Ramallah held a banner at a recent demonstration that read, "We sacrifice our father and mother for the prophet."
Speaking at the protest, Palestinian Authority Minister of Religious Affairs Mahmoud Habbash demanded the U.S. apologize for the film.
"All the world should condemn in clear words this deliberate offence against the prophet," he said.
Countries like Pakistan, Indonesia, and the Philippines have also joined in the outrage.
In Kabul, Afghanistan, thousands of Afghans burned cars and threw rocks.
One man said they will continue to protest unless the "infidels" correct themselves.
"The president has been very clear. The protection of American personnel and facilities is and will remain our top priority," U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice said.
The demonstrations in Afghanistan followed an attack by the Taliban over the weekend. Militants stormed Camp Bastion with automatic rifles, grenade launchers, and suicide vests.
Fifteen Taliban fighters disguised themselves in American military uniforms and blasted a hole through an outer wall. The damage was enormous.
Camp Bastion is where Britain's Prince Harry is stationed. He was said to be at least a mile away when the attack happened.
"This was a very deliberate, well-planned, well-executed attack by the Taliban that created chaos and mayhem on a base that should have been more secure," retired U.S. Marine Commander Stephen Ganyard said. "This should not have happened."
The protests against the film aren't expected to calm down anytime soon.
In Lebanon, the leader of Hezbollah has called for massive demonstrations there this week.
Edited by News Room on 09/17/2012 at 2:41pm