ADVERTISEMENT

Outrage spans beyond Middle East as Muslim world protests

Outrage spans beyond Middle East as Muslim world protests
Copyright 
By Robert Hackwill
Share this articleComments
Share this articleClose Button

The relocation of the US embassy to Jerusalem is greeted with anger everywhere.

ADVERTISEMENT

There are more Muslims in Asia than in the Middle East, and some 3,000 Bangladeshis took to the streets of Dhaka to march against the U.S. decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital. On leaving the national mosque, they shouted anti-US slogans and burned banners of Trump, as religious leaders rallied the crowd.

There were similar scenes in Malaysia. Several thousand protesters joined the chorus of condemnation. Both nations' leaders have slammed the US decision.

Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim-majority country, saw only a few hundred protesters take to the streets of Djakarta. Some wore Palestinian scarves, while others chanted "Allahu Akbar".

Iran saw demonstrations across the country, Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami joined Hamas in calling on the Palestinians to rise up.

Share this articleComments

You might also like

Three arrested in firebomb attack on Swedish synagogue

Israeli communications minister orders return of seized AP video equipment

Israel PM calls arrest warrant 'new antisemitism' as Palestinians killed in West Bank