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article imageProtests coming to Washington, Toronto over anti-Islam video

By Andrew Moran     Sep 17, 2012 in Politics
Toronto - Demonstrations over the anti-Islam video that has inflamed much of the Middle East will come to Canada and the United States. The Muslim Congress announced that protests will be held this weekend in Toronto and Washington.
Digital Journal discovered a flyer Monday evening that is being distributed by the Muslim Congress and Canadians Against Blasphemy. What is being described as “national solidarity with divine prophets,” a “peaceful protest” is being scheduled for Friday after Salat-ul-Jumu’ah, a congregational prayer held on Fridays, in Houston, Texas and Los Angeles, California and for Saturday in Washington, D.C. and Toronto, Ontario.
The purpose of the demonstration is to protest against the "Innocence of Muslims" video.
“Come out! Defend the honor and dignity of all divine prophets: Abraham, Moses, Jesus and a mercy upon the worlds Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon them all),” the flyer states. “Freedom of speech is not a license to obscenity!”
In Toronto, the protest will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday across from the U.S. consulate on University Avenue. It is unclear as to how many people will attend and how much security will be stationed. There has been no mention of the event on social media.
Screenshot of Muslim Congress/Canadians Against Blasphemy flyer for protests.
Screenshot of Muslim Congress/Canadians Against Blasphemy flyer for protests.
Muslim Congress/Canadians Against Blasphemy
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“We urge believers of all faiths and people of conscience to come out and express their opposition to the vulgarity, hate mongering, lies and insult of sacred beliefs that hurt sentiments of all believers in monotheism,” the online leaflet adds.
This comes as violent protests have been held across the Middle East in many nations. Thousands of Muslims have marched the streets in protest of the anti-Islam video and many have burned the U.S. flag as well as pictures of President Barack Obama.
Jamat-e-Islami, Kashmir's biggest Islamic party, recently issued a statement and the urged the U.S. government to take action against the filmmakers.
“If America is true in its claim of being against any kind of religious blasphemy, then it should lose no time in taking stern action against these enemies of humanity,” stated the party’s leadership.
A 13-minute trailer of the movie can be viewed on YouTube.
Screenshot of Muslim Congress/Canadians Against Blasphemy flyer for protests.
Screenshot of Muslim Congress/Canadians Against Blasphemy flyer for protests.
Muslim Congress/Canadians Against Blasphemy
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