» 09/21/2012, 00.00
A day of tensions and clashes over anti-Islam film
In Pakistan began the "Day of love for the Prophet." Violence in Nowshera. Yesterday clashes with police in Islamabad, with 50 wounded. U.S. embassies closed in France and in many countries. The video of the blasphemous film blocked. Together, Christians, Muslims and politicians ask the UN for international guidelines against defamation of religions.
Turkish nationalist party organizes Friday prayer in former church-mosque
The Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) prepares Friday prayer in the former Meryemana cathedral among the ruins of the medieval city of Ani on the border with Armenia. A ham-fisted response to permits received by the Orthodox and Armenians to celebrate in illustrious former places of worship.
18/09/2012 INDIA - ISLAM
Card. Gracias: film anti-Muhammad inexcusable, but also violence
The president of the Bishops' Conference of India (CBCI) calls for dialogue and peace to stop the protests provoked by the film. Freedom of expression in the media is unquestionable, but it "should not be used to offend or ridicule others." A plea for tolerance and mutual understanding to all spiritual leaders, Christians, Muslims and Hindus.
22/09/2012 PAKISTAN - ISLAM
Islamabad, "mindless" violence on the day of love for the Prophet: 23 dead and 200 wounded
The demonstrations which started peacefully, were derailed by militants and activists. In the capital, the rampaging mob burned four cinemas, six banks, four police cars, two restaurants, a lot of cars. Many buildings plundered. Several people embittered by killing "in the name of Allah." Electoral interests and power struggle behind the scandal of the anti-Islam film.
Threats and dismissals over Muhammad cartoon strips
The French, Danes and Norwegians are "targets", warn some Palestinian militant groups Dismissed the director of France Soir who published them, but there are still numerous European papers who are carrying them. Hezbollah leaders evoke the Khomeini fatwa against Salman Rushdie.
Egyptian Catholic Church spokesman: Pope must go to Lebanon even if the situation is tense
Fr. Rafic Greiche underlines the extreme importance of the Pope's trip as a bearer of peace to a Middle East victim of hatred and war. For the priest the attacks sparked by satirical film about Muhammad are against the United States, not against Christians. The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood launches a major protest for September 14 in Cairo and other cities of the country. The Egyptian Copts criticize the film.
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