Lebanese security forces clash with anti-US protesters, one killed

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


labnon protestOne person has been killed and 25 others injured as Lebanese security forces clash with demonstrators protesting against an anti-Islam movie in the northern city of Tripoli.

"If they think that with such acts, cartoons, writings or corruptive movies they can affect the faith and beliefs of Muslims, they are completely mistaken," he concluded.

The rallies come as Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Lebanon for a three-day visit, calling for Christian-Muslim coexistence.

The insulting movie, which is made by an Israeli-American, has sparked protests across the Muslim world. Protesters have staged anti-US rallies in several countries, including Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Pakistan, India, Sudan, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The sacrilege movie, named Innocence of Muslims, is financed by more than 100 Zionists.

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Clashes broke out On Friday after hundreds of Lebanese attacked and torched a Hardee's and a Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) fast food outlet in Tripoli in response to the sacrilegious movie which insults Islam’s Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

Police dispersed the protesters using tear gas and firing warning shots. Five policemen are reported to be among the injured.
There are also reports of anti-US protests in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon.

The Deputy Secretary General of Hizbullah, Sheikh Naim Qassem,Commenting on the insulting film against the Holy Prophet Mohammad, said that the US administration is responsible for this disregard."
"If they think that with such acts, cartoons, writings or corruptive movies they can affect the faith and beliefs of Muslims, they are completely mistaken," he concluded.

The rallies come as Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Lebanon for a three-day visit, calling for Christian-Muslim coexistence.

The insulting movie, which is made by an Israeli-American, has sparked protests across the Muslim world. Protesters have staged anti-US rallies in several countries, including Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Pakistan, India, Sudan, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The sacrilege movie, named Innocence of Muslims, is financed by more than 100 Zionists.

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