Protesters have gathered outside French Embassy in Cairo to express their anger over recent publication of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) cartoons by a French magazine. During the Friday rally, demonstrators chanted anti-US and anti-France slogans, calling on the government to cut ties with US and France. This comes after French weekly Charlie Hebdo published cartoons featuring a figure resembling Islam’s Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) on September 19. Earlier on Wednesday, French foreign ministry in Paris issued a statement saying that France would close its consulates and schools in around 20 Muslim countries on Friday due to security concerns. Meanwhile, the Muslim world is outraged at the US for allowing the production of the blasphemous video, which insults the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and depicts Islam as an oppressive religion. Anti-US demonstrations, which began on September 11 over the anti-Islam film, were held across the Muslim world, with protesters storming US embassies and torching US flags.
Muslims in Iran, Turkey, Sudan, Egypt, Yemen, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Kashmir, Pakistan, India, Iraq, Gaza, Syria, Kuwait, Nigeria, Kenya, Australia, Britain, the United States, France, Belgium, and some other countries held many demonstrations to condemn the insulting movie.On September 11, US Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other consulate staff members were killed in Benghazi after clashes involving a group of angry demonstrators near the consulate building. Sam Bacile, a real estate developer, has assumed responsibility for the film released on the 11th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, which he said was made thanks to Zionists donations totaling $ 5 million. MAM/JR