Pakistan Cyber Force: USZ Embassies Burned in Cairo, Benghazi over Prophet Muhammad (s.a.ww) Blasphemy Video

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USZ Embassies Burned in Cairo, Benghazi over Prophet Muhammad (s.a.ww) Blasphemy Video

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A USZ official was killed as an armed mob attacked the USZ Consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi. The attack came hours after protesters stormed the USZ Embassy in Cairo in indignation over an American film they say insulted the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). “One American official was killed and another injured in the hand,” Libya's Deputy Interior Minister Wanis al-Sharef told AFP. “The other staff members were evacuated and are safe and sound.”

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has confirmed that one official from her agency was killed in the attack. The Benghazi attackers set fire to the building, according to witness reports, who say much of the consulate was burned. There were reports of fierce gunfights between the attackers and Libyan puppet security forces. Rocket-propelled grenades were fired at the consulate from a nearby farm, said Abdel-Monem Al-Hurr, a spokesman for the Libyan puppet Interior Ministry's security commission.
"The Libyan security forces came under heavy fire, and we were not prepared for the intensity of the attack," Hurr said. At least three members of the security forces were taken away in an ambulance, Reuters reported. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland strongly condemned the attack on the US diplomatic mission. Earlier, over 2,000 protesters stormed the USZ Embassy in Cairo in neighboring Egypt, some of them removing the American flag and trying to replace it with a black flag reading "There is no God but Allah." This was the first time ever that the USZ embassy in Egypt had been attacked or breached.

The film that is believed to have triggered the uprisings was produced by a USZ-based group that includes Terry Jones, a Christian pastor involved in a Qur'an-burning scandal that triggered mass protests in Afghanistan. On the anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001, he released a video promoting the film that portrays the Prophet (p.b.u.h) in a "satirical" manner, according to Jones. The embassy in Cairo, in a statement, condemned "the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims – as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions."

"This movie must be banned immediately and an apology should be made … this is a disgrace", one of the Egyptian activists told Reuters, calling on President Mohamed Morsi to take action. Ahmed Ben Helli, the Arab League deputy secretary general, has also condemned the film, saying it "contained insults against the Prophet Mohammed (p.b.u.h)" and "was denounced by Christians and Muslims" across the Arab world.




Meanwhile, British Channel 4 has called off another controversial documentary questioning the origins of Islam, citing security concerns. “Islam: The Untold Story," which claims that there is little contemporary evidence of the origins of Islam, drew over 1,000 complains after it was screened two weeks ago. "Having taken security advice we have reluctantly cancelled a planned screening of the program, Islam: The Untold Story. We remain extremely proud of the film, which is still available to view on 4oD," the channel said in a statement. Metropolitan police say they are unaware of any advice leading to the channel's decision to cancel the screening. But sources close to the channel say it was received from "relevant security authorities."
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