Iranians hold nationwide rallies against anti-Islam film

Written by  Published by:Shiite News
Published in Iran
Saturday, 15 September 2012

iranThe Iranian people have held nationwide rallies to express their outrage over an anti-Islam movie produced in the US which insults Prophet Mohammad (PBUH).

Protesters took to the streets in the Iranian capital, Tehran, after the Friday Prayers

in protest to the blasphemous movie and called for the punishment of the agents behind the sacrilegious act.

They chanted slogans such as ‘Death to the US’ and ‘Death to Israel’ and said hostile policies of Tel Aviv, Washington and other arrogant powers are the root cause of the blasphemous act.
The protesters also stressed the importance of maintaining unity among Muslim nations across the world to confront enemies of the Muslim world.

Similar rallies were staged in Mashhad, Isfahan, Qom, Yazd, Gulistan, Gilan, Kurdistan, Azerbaijan provine and in all provinces of Islamic Republic of Iran.

Tehran's interim Friday Prayers leader has condemned the anti-Islam film made in the US, saying efforts to impede the spread of Islam will fail as history is changing to the benefit of the divine religion.

Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati described the movie as the “most shameless insult to Islam,” but reiterated that “such blasphemous acts will backfire as the history today is changing to the benefit of Islam.”

The Iranian cleric added that those behind production of the film seek to prevent the spread of Islamic Awakening and propagation of the realities of Islam in the world, adding that their plots will fail as Muslims across the world are ready to sacrifice their lives to defend Islamic sanctities.

In a message issued on Thursday, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei slammed the antagonistic policies of Zionism and the US as the root cause of the recent production of the American movie.

Also on Thursday, hundreds of Iranian students gathered outside the Swiss Embassy in Tehran to protest against the anti-Islam movie.

The protesters called for suspension of the activities of the US embassies in all the Muslim countries and urged the Islamic nations to cut economic ties with the US.

The demonstrations come amid the growing outrage across the Muslim world over the sacrilegious movie.

The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday that the blasphemous movie has been produced by anti-Islam Israeli-American Sam Bacile.

The report added that, Bacile, a real estate developer, has assumed responsibility for the film, which he said was made thanks to Jewish donations totaling USD 5 million.

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