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Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:51PM
Egyptian protesters torch a US flag during a demonstration outside the US Embassy in the capital of Cairo. (File photo)

Egyptian protesters torch a US flag during a demonstration outside the US Embassy in the capital of Cairo. (File photo)

Egyptians have held a mass protest against an anti-Islam movie made in the United States as anti-US sentiments boil across the Muslim world. Egyptian protesters gathered on Tuesday outside the US Embassy in Cairo to denounce the movie that criticizes the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH). Furious protesters scaled the walls of the embassy in Cairo while others pulled down the US flag. They shouted anti-US slogans calling for the expulsion of the US ambassador to Cairo. The protesters also demanded the US government to immediately apologize to the Muslim world over the release of the movie made by an extremist Egyptian Copts in the US. Egyptian daily al-Youm al-Saba' had earlier said that different Egyptian social groups, including Muslims, members of the Egyptian Coptic Church, liberals, as well as military and non-military groups planned to attend the rally. The country's Grand Mufti Sheikh Ali Gomaa also strongly condemned the movie as an offense to all Muslims. MRS/JR/SS
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