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In Pakistan, a government-declared "special day of love" for the Prophet Muhammad has seen violent clashes and at least one death in the northern city of Peshawar, and clashes elsewhere.

The US has paid for adverts on Pakistani TV that show President Barack Obama condemning the film.

There has been widespread unrest over the amateur film, Innocence of Muslims.

The protests have already claimed several lives around the world.

Although the US has borne the brunt of protests, anti-Western sentiment has been stoked further by caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad published in a satirical French magazine.

In Peshawar, protesters attacked and ransacked two cinema buildings. A driver for a Pakistani TV station was killed when police opened fire to disperse protesters, seven of whom were reported wounded.

Clashes between police and protesters are also being reported from the cities of Rawalpindi, Lahore and Karachi.

In the capital Islamabad, which saw fierce clashes between protesters and security forces on Thursday, the BBC's Aleem Maqbool reports that security forces have effectively sealed off large parts of the city. Rubber bullets were fired by police during skirmishes at one of the entrances to the city.

Dozens of protests against the film had already been held across Pakistan over the past week - killing at least two people - but Thursday was the first time violence had erupted in the capital.

All major political parties and religious organisations have announced protests for Friday, along with trade and transport groups.

The Pakistani authorities have urged people to demonstrate peacefully, with mobile phone services cut across the country to reduce security risks.

Meanwhile, the US charge d'affaires Richard Hoagland was summoned to the Pakistani Foreign Office and an official protest was lodged with him. He is reported to have responded that the US government had nothing to do with the film.

The US state department has issued a warning against any non-essential travel to Pakistan.

France has closed its embassies and other official offices in about 20 countries across the Muslim world on Friday after French magazine Charlie Hebdo published cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, including two drawings showing him naked.

French Muslim leaders condemned the magazine and said an appeal for calm would be read in mosques across the country on Friday.

Charlie Hebdo sold out on Wednesday but is publishing another 70,000 copies, to coincide with Friday prayers.

In Tunisia - where France is the former colonial power - the government has banned Friday protests.

Calls to protest against the caricatures have turned up in Tunisian social media. Interior Minister Ali Larayedh said it was believed that some groups were planning violent protests after Friday prayers.

There are also fears of violence in the Libyan city of Benghazi after rival groups said they would take to the streets.

One group intends to denounce extremism and urge militias to disband, following an attack on the US consulate in the city on 11 September that killed the US ambassador and three other American officials.

Throughout the week, Benghazi residents have left wreaths and placards condemning the attack outside the US mission.

Meanwhile, Ansar al-Sharia, the jihadist militia blamed by some local people for the attack, called for protests "in defence of the Prophet Muhammad". Both protests are scheduled for the same time.

In the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, more than 2,000 people protested peacefully in front of the US embassy.

Some protesters were holding signs insisting that insulting religion was not freedom of speech.

In Cairo, where the protests against the film began, Egyptian security forces are patrolling the streets around the US embassy.

Radical Islamists have clashed with security forces there in recent days, although President Mohammed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood has stayed away from the unrest, only condemning the film and calling for peaceful demonstrations.

The low-budget film that sparked the controversy was made in the US and is said to insult the Prophet Muhammad.

Its exact origins are unclear and the alleged producer for the trailer of the film, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, is in hiding.

Anti-US sentiment grew after a trailer for the film dubbed into Arabic was released on YouTube earlier this month.----

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19670527


Added: Sep-21-2012 Occurred On: Sep-21-2012
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  • Insulting religion is my god giving right.

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  • they are burning their own countries to the ground. bahahahahaha stupid mooj the jokes on you.

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  • durka durka durka

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  • I'm still with the black guy in the video link posted below! fuck these muslims!

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=6af_1347752083&comments=1

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  • More i think about islam and these fucking nuts, Thank G_D i am not muslim.
    Humans dont act like that, in other hand not even apes actlike that.

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  • I wish for all these fucking idiots to die. Get a fucking life and stop believing in a load of bollocks. You might just have a better life

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  • i think WW3 is nearly upon us

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  • That's even better when they kill each other on this "special day of love"! Lol.

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  • -"special day of love" for the Prophet Muhammad has seen violent clashes and at least one death

    Well, that's a big surprise. Who could have anticipated that?

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  • When are they NOT bitchin' and protestin'? WHEN?

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  • they remind me of that pissed off russian gerbil. so much anger. just because your religion is a laughing stock don't get arinated about it

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  • Relitards...

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  • Muslim governments are making it worse by doing shit like this.

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  • Don't you Islamists understand that through your protests and raiding embassies you draw negative publicity to your cause? Sure, caricatures of Muhammed are banned for members of your faith but they are not banned for those who do not subscribe to your beliefs. A religion that advocates the death of people who believe differently that they is a religion broadcasting that they believe in ideas that, if challenged, may not stand up to such scrutiny. If you truly believed Muhammed is the prophet of More..

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  • Make some more ambassadors look like chris stevens lol

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    • @Ali187 Can we just make Iran look like the moon and call it even?

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    • @safetychuck2 You must be white lol

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    • @Ali187 Don't tell me you're a racist too Ali...say it ain't so.

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    • @safetychuck2 You want to kill all iranians and yet I'm the racist. That's funny lol

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    • @Ali187 I don't have a problem with the US killing anyone who has a religion that would like to see us dead as a fundamental principle. So I can't honestly say my problem is with their race, my problem is with their religion. Big difference.

      I do have a question for you though Ali, if you are in Tehran (wink wink), how do you get LiveLeak?


      Iran Firewall Test results for http://www.liveleak.com
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      - This site IS blocked in Iran.

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  • To any Muslims reading this. I would just like to apologize on behalf of the United States of America for the outrageous film that insulted the Prophet (Peace be upon him). Today we are ashamed to call ourselves Americans.

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    • @VikiingRapeSquad lol...to any muslim reading this, the stupid fuck above doesn't have the authority to do anything on behalf of the United States of America.

      so to any muslim reading this on behalf of me, go fuck yourselves, you are the worst population of humans on the planet, clearly inbred, easily manipulated, fearful of women, and over all a sad pathetic lot of people. go get jobs and invent something useful or stfu and kill each other off.

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    • @VikiingRapeSquad

      Get the fuck out of here you filthy muslim.

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