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Egypt's most prominent Islamist group says attacks on mission in Libya was tragic, calls for demonstrations at major mosques across country after Friday prayers to protest anti-Islam film

Zeinab El Gundy , Wednesday 12 Sep 2012
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Muslim Brotherhood spokesman Mahmod Hussien (Photo: AL-Ahram)
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The Muslim Brotherhood has called for mass protests at mosques across Egypt on Friday to condemn the controversial anti-Islam film, Innocence of Muslims.

Mahmoud Hussein, the Islamist group's secretary general, called for Egyptians of all political persuasions to join the protests.

Meanwhile, the Brotherhood has condemned the attack on the US consulate in Libya's Benghazi on Tuesday, which killed its ambassador to the country and three other staff.

“We strongly condemn the deadly attack on the US consulate in Benghazi and the tragic loss of life. We urge restraint as people peacefully protest and express their anger,” the Brotherhood said via Twitter. 

The controversial film, which critics say defames Islam and the Prophet Mohammed, was produced by California-based American-Israeli Sam Bacile.

The film was initially thought to have been produced by members of the Coptic Diaspora. Maurice Sadek, a conservative Coptic Christian living in the US, and controversial Pastor Terry Jones, who is known for his burning of the Quran, are believed to have been promoting the film but were not involved in its production, according to reports in the Wall Street Journal.

Demonstrators took down the American flag from the walls of the US embassy in Cairo during a protest on Tuesday. 

 

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God
15-09-2012 06:57am
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All religions are lies
Grow up or pass away.
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Victor
13-09-2012 09:26am
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An American's appeal to Muslim friends
As an American, I have been fighting for Palestinian rights for years and have been a sharp critic of Israel. But I would now like to appeal to our Egyptian Muslim friends: please do not let yourselves be manipulated by extremists who are using this stupid film as a pretext to advance their positions in Egypt! In America, people have the right to say whatever they want, even when it is offensive. 99.9899% of people would not purposefully attack or smear another religion, but there is always some sick individuals willing to set the world on fire with their words. But my Egyptian friends, this man, Sam Bacile, is FALSE from beginning to end. His name is FALSE. According to the latest reports, there is not even a movie but only a movie trailer. Moreover, the actors seen in the trailer have denounced the words/translation attributed to them. They say they had no idea of the crassly insulting content. In fact, the clip compilation is just a confused batch of clips. To our brothers and s
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Ray Gibbs
13-09-2012 01:01am
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U. S. Enbassies
Neither rockets nor wrath shall separate us. Peace & Forgiveness.
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A woman
12-09-2012 09:23pm
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Where are you Mr. President?
Where is President Morsi??? No comment from him so far! This is more than disappointing and shameful! Moslems can condemn this film - no problem (but most of them for sure didn't even see it until now), but I expect a clear and strong message from the president of this country to condemn also this senseless violence!!! It is his duty to do so, if something like this is happening in the country he claims to be responsible of as head of state! Where are you, Mr. President? Please step out, condemn the film if you want, but give a clear message to the world and stop this barbarian mob! Is Egypt the "Wild East" or what? I want to feel safe in this country!
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medo
13-09-2012 01:14am
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LOL
The No Comment speaks volumes!
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Paul
12-09-2012 09:15pm
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Condem violence
I agree the Egyptian people have a right to express their anger over what they consider defamation of their faith. The Egytpian government should recognize that this insult was from individuals living in the U.S. not a part of American policy. If Egypt is going to be part of the world community and step up and accept it's role as a major power in the Middle East, it has to decry violence of this type.
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Najjar
13-09-2012 10:29am
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I agree with you, but...
I just hope you posted the same type of comment, and if you did please point me to the site, when your president invaded and pulverised the whole Afghan country to catch the FEW alleged perpertrators of the September 11 2001, and 2 years after murdered about a million Iraqis and counting, based on your foreign policy and LIES. But I doubt you posted such thing.
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