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Egypt plans to sue backers of anti-Islam film

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Egypt plans to sue backers of anti-Islam film


Muslims across the world on Tuesday continued their protests against the film deemed to be insulting to the Prophet Muhammad.

Demonstrations were held in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, for the fifth consecutive day.

The sometimes violent rallies have halted aid talks with the United States over a one-billion-dollar debt relief deal.

Egyptian prosecutors say they plan to sue the film’s backers, some of whom are Egyptian nationals.

Protesters in India’s Kashmir also took to the streets earlier.

They question why US officials have not taken legal action against the producers of “The Innocence of Muslims”.

They hurled stones at police as they screamed anti-American and anti-Israeli slogans.

A similar protest took place in neighbouring Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar where the security forces fired teargas to disperse the crowd.

The country’s prime minister, Raja Pervez Ashraf, ordered YouTube to be blocked so the video could not be viewed.

In Thailand, some 400 protesters marched on the US embassy in Bangkok to voice their anger over the anti-Islam film.
They chanted “down with America” and brandished placards defending their religion.

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