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Protests spread over Prophet Muhammad film

Protests spread over Prophet Muhammad film
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The anti-Islam film which apparently led to the attack on the US embassy in Benghazi has sparked further protests across the Muslim world.

Hundreds of people demonstrated outside the US diplomatic mission in the Egyptian capital, Cairo on Wednesday.

There were similar protests in Morocco, Tunisia and Gaza where several demonstrators burned US flags.

The two-hour piece called the “Innocence of Muslims” was produced by an Israeli-American director.

It portrays the Prophet Mohammad as a womaniser, homosexual and child abuser.

Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi has asked diplomats in Washington to pursue legal action in the US against the movie’s producers, according to state news agency MENA.

The country’s largest political force, the Muslim Brotherhood, has called for peaceful protests to be held across Egypt on Friday in response to the film.

The Afghan government has blocked people watching short clips on the internet.