The peaceful protest was attended by many members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria who marched through the streets of the northern Nigerian city of Zaria to condemn the ridicule of Prophet Muhammad, Peace be upon him.
This protest rally by the Islamic Movement of Nigeria is one of the first major protest rallies organized in Nigeria against the anti-Islam film shot in the United States of America. Many here at this rally have voiced out their condemnation of the film.
The protest rally started from the Zaria Jumm’at Masjid and proceeded through the city for about eight kilometers, came to an end at the Zaria race course.
Sheikh Ibraham Zakzaky is the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria and says this provocation and many others like it were deliberately designed by Zionist and western nations.
Shiekh Zakzaky said Muslims should remain firm and united in their faith.
He called on Muslims not to watch any portion of the anti-Islam film produced in the United States of America because the scenes are reprehensible and condemnable.
An effigy of the US President Barrack Obama and the US flag were set ablaze.
The Islamic Movement of Nigeria says more peaceful protest rallies will be organized in other Nigerian cities.