Anti US Protests

  • US judge refuses to order antiIslam film off YouTube December 1, 2012

    Los Angeles: An actress who said she was duped into appearing in an antiIslam film that stoked violent protests against the United States across the Muslim world on Friday lost her second legal bid to force the video off of YouTube. Denying a request by actress Cindy Lee Garcia for...
  • Pak: Men charged with blasphemy for damaging temple September 30, 2012

    Islamabad: A group of Muslim men who damaged a temple and attacked homes of Hindus during a recent protest in Karachi against an antiIslam film have been charged under Pakistan's harsh blasphemy law, a media report said on Sunday. Nine men, including Maulvi Habibur Rehman and his accomplices, have been...
  • AntiIslam film: Pak court orders to lodge case against PTA September 28, 2012

    Lahore: A court in Lahore on Thursday ordered police to register a criminal case against the chairman of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority and the heads of Google and YouTube over the antiIslam film 'Innocence of Muslims'. Additional District and Sessions Judge Abdus Sattar Langa further directed officials of Islampura police station...
  • Watch: Rally against 'antiIslam' film turns violent in Kolkata September 27, 2012

    An antiUS rally called in by a Muslim group in Kolkata against the 'antiIslam' film turned violent as protesters tried to break through police barricades and enter the American Centre. The police, however, managed to pacify the crowd and bring them under control, thus preventing any untoward incident, said sources. The film,...
  • Kolkata: Rally against 'antiIslam' film turns violent September 27, 2012

    Kolkata: An antiUS rally called in by a Muslim group in Kolkata against the 'antiIslam' film turned violent as protesters tried to break through police barricades and enter the American Centre. The police, however, managed to pacify the crowd and bring them under control, thus preventing any untoward incident, said sources. The...
  • Hillary Clinton urges tolerance amid antiUS protests September 25, 2012

    New York: US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton appealed on Monday to Muslims to show "dignity" and not resort to violence as they protest an antiIslam film produced in the United States. Speaking at her husband's Clinton Global Initiative before meeting the presidents of Afghanistan, Egypt, Libya and Pakistan on...
  • Obama to address UN today, may speak on 'antiIslam' film September 25, 2012

    Addressing the UN General Assembly on its 67th annual session, the US President is likely to express his views on the repercussions of the film that allegedly mocks Prophet Mohammed. ...
  • Bounty on US film director not official policy: Pak September 24, 2012

    Islamabad: The Pakistan government today made it clear that one of its minister's offer of a bounty of USD 100,000 for the maker of an antiIslam film did not represent official policy but did not say whether any action would be taken against him. Foreign Office spokesman Moazzam Khan said Railway...
  • Bombay HC to hear plea against 'antiIslam' film September 24, 2012

    Bombay: The Bombay High Court will on Monday hear a writ petition seeking a ban on the 'antiIslam' film that is at the centre of a huge controversy currently. The film, 'Innocence of Muslims' by US director Sam Bacile purportedly shows Islam in bad light. The movie, that went viral on...
  • Libya killing was a terrorist attack, says Hillary September 22, 2012

    Washington: US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says it was a "terrorist attack" that killed the American ambassador to Libya and three others, and she says the US will not rest until those responsible are brought to justice. Clinton told reporters on Friday at the State Department that, quote, "what...
  • KFC shuts shop in Pakistan after antiUS protest spreads September 22, 2012

    Nearly 19 people were killed in Islamabad on Friday as outrage continued over the 'antiIslamic' film by US director Sam Bassil. ...
  • 'AntiIslam' film: Pakistan braces for more protests September 21, 2012

    Pakistan has declared Friday a holiday, heightened security at the US embassy and blocked mobile towers to put a stop to inflammatory messages. ...
  • 'AntiIslam' film stupid, should've been ignored: Salman Rushdie September 21, 2012

    Celebrated author Salman Rushdie has said that the "outrage machine" should have just ignored the "stupid" antiIslam film and get on with their lives. ...
  • 'AntiIslam' film protests: Libyans tried to save US ambassador September 18, 2012

    An amateur video, showing a few Libyans trying to save US Ambassador Chris Stevens, after the embassy in Benghazi came under attack over the movie, has surfaced. ...
  • Didn't expect backlash: 'AntiIslam' film actor September 18, 2012

    Lily Dionne, the actor in the 'antiIslam' film, told CNN that she signed the movie without any prior knowledge about its plot. ...
  • Rushdie uncensored: Hindu intolerance as bad as Muslims' September 17, 2012

    Author Salman Rushdie, in an exclusive interview with CNNIBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose, has said that his enemies never had a point, and that they were wrong. The noted author feels that in the Muslim world, there has been an attempt to demonise him, and it has been successful. However, Rushdie...
  • 'AntiIslam' movie: AntiUS protests rock Srinagar, 1 arrested September 17, 2012

    Srinagar: Protesters took to the streets in Srinagar on Monday over the alleged 'antiIslam' movie made by a US director, Sam Becile. The protesters chanted antiUS slogans and burnt American flags. The police took a woman into custody during the protests. A spate of protests have rocked the Middle East and certain parts...
  • Iran group raises bounty on Rushdie to $3.3 mn September 17, 2012

    Moscow: An Iranian religious foundation has raised its reward for the killing of British writer Salman Rushdie to $3.3 million, a media report said. The reward of the 15 Khordad Foundation was increased by $500,000, the ISNA news agency reported on Sunday. The announcement comes amidst a wave of riots that swept...
  • Modern Islam has glamorised jihad: Rushdie September 17, 2012

    Author Salman Rushdie, in an interview with CNNIBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose, has said that the idea of the holy war seems to be growing popular amongst the youth in economically disadvantaged economies as they are largely unemployed with no means of a good life and jihad gives them a...
  • Pak: Protesters clash with police over antiIslam film September 16, 2012

    Islamabad/Lahore: Protesters denouncing an antiIslam film clashed with security forces near the US Consulate in the Pakistani port city of Karachi on Sunday even as LashkareTaiba founder Hafiz Mohammad Saeed demanded that the government sever its ties with Western countries. Hundreds of members of the MajliseWahdatul Muslimeen got past several barriers...
  • AntiUS protests: Pak condemns 'antiIslam' movie September 16, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari on Saturday condemned the antiIslam film produced by an American, and expressed grave concern over the violence it has triggered in many countries. Zardari told visiting US Special Envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan Ambassador Marc Grossman that rationality and tolerance was fast eroding, and stressed...
  • AntiUS protests: Man behind 'antiIslam' film detained September 16, 2012

    US authorities picked up the man, who made the controversial 'antiIslam' film that sparked the protests in the Middle East, for questioning on Saturday. ...
  • 'AntiIslam' film: Protests against US continue in Chennai September 16, 2012

    On Friday, a group of about 500 people vandalised the US consulate building and burned effigies of President Barack Obama, over a US movie that reportedly has antiIslamic overtones. ...