Outrage and anti-US sentiment are growing across the Muslim world over the controversial movie that insults Prophet Mohammad (PBUH).
Anti-US demonstrations, which began on September 11 over the anti-Islam film, have been held across the Muslim world, with protesters storming US embassies and torching US flags.
Over a dozen people have already been killed in protests since the release of the film.
Press TV has conducted an interview with Mark Glenn, from the Crescent and Cross Solidarity Movement, to further discuss the issue. What follows is an approximate transcription of the interview.
Mr. Glenn, protests are gaining momentum around the world and more and more people are coming to this belief that this move, this insulting movie, was more likely to be a deliberate act of conspiracy.
Yes, I think that is exactly what it was and I think that the people responsible for putting this together, their reasons for doing it are self-evident. They want the world to witness these uprisings and these protests taking place as a means of defaming Islam and painting the Muslims as violent, irrational people.
You know … is saying this that the Christian in the West because it is not my religion that has been attacked in this per se but when I would counsel those in these, [all I want to do] is to take a step back and to understand that what they are doing by participating in these things is that they are giving their enemies all of the ammunition that they need in order to take Islam as a violent, irrational religion followed by violent irrational people and all of this being on a course in order to justify the military brutality that has taken place in the past, that is taking place now and will take place in the future if these evil doers are given a free hand to do it.
So the notion that this is a conspiracy source, absolutely this [yes]. It was done to inflame the Islamic world so as to further propagandize the West into making war against the Middle Eastern countries.
So what you are saying is that actually this was a conspiracy for Muslims to play in the hands of their enemies. Well, there are questions also surrounding the timing of the insulting movie, its coincidence with 9/11 and the US elections is also a month to go there.
Yes, absolutely. You know, in 11 years since 9/11, there have been no terrorist attacks in the United States. And so the American people are beginning to ask questions: Why are we still at war? Why are young people so being set off to fight in these theatres such as Iraq and Afghanistan? You know, Osama bin Laden is dead; there have been no terrorist attacks; we are going bankrupt fighting these wars. Perhaps it is time to bring our troops home and to go back to peace and prosperity.
And so these organized pro-war interests, Zionist interest, organized Jewish interest-- whatever you want to call them-- they have to from time to time remind the American people why they are going bankrupt fighting these wars and why they should continue to go bankrupt fighting these wars and so that is exactly what this entire stunt in making this movie was all about, was to bring the American people back to the morning of 9/11 of 2001 and also in order to set the stage for further military action, unfortunately, against your own country of Iran.
I think that this entire debacle that is taking place that the main bull’s-eye in this thing, I mean the big agenda here that is being pushed is to prepare the mind of the American people so that they will sign on to increase military adventures against Iran.