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Hezbollah leader calls for week of anti-film protests


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Hezbollah leader calls for week of anti-film protests

Protests against the film considered ‘blasphemous’ by many Muslims continue in a number of countries, with angry people taking to the streets of Libya, Pakistan, Indonesia and the Philippines.

Lebanese Muslims are being urged to demonstrate for a whole week, by the leader of the Shi’ite militant group Hezbollah. Describing the movie as an ‘unprecedented’ insult, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah also said: “Those who should be held accountable, punished, prosecuted and boycotted are those directly responsible for this film and those who stand behind them and those who support and protect them, primarily the United States of America.”

Violence sparked by the film may have led to the deaths of four US diplomats in Benghazi last Tuesday, including America’s ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens.

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