Posts tagged ‘Innocence of Muslims’

September 30, 2012

Dublin Muslims protest Innocence of Muslims at Google headquarters

Source: Irish Independent

The global backlash against an anti-Islam video spread to the streets of Dublin as hundreds of protesters marched toGoogle‘s European headquarters and demanded the offensive material be taken offline.

The Dublin protests, which passed off quietly to chants of “Islam is peace” and “We love Mohammed”, came days after a lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles calling on Google to take the video down from Google-owned YouTube.

The contentious video has already sparked a wave of protests across the globe; several have been violent, including one that saw the US ambassador to Libya killed.

Speaking outside Google’s Barrow Street HQ, Muslim cleric Alam Ghulam Rabbini of the Irish Sufi Foundation insisted that the protesters were not against freedom of speech but said the video should still be taken down.

“You should not allow these (filmmakers) to use freedom of expression to hurt the feelings of 1.5 billion Muslims around the world,” he said.

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September 30, 2012

Dublin Muslims protest over Innocence of Muslims

Source: Irish Times

The organisers of a Muslim protest march in Dublin against an anti-Islamic video and series of cartoons have described the demonstration as “very successful.”

A group of about 200 to 300 demonstrators participated in a peaceful march from St Stephen’s Green to the American and French embassies.

Earlier this month violent protests erupted across the Middle-East after a video depicting the prophet Muhammad as a fraud went viral on the internet.

Subsequent depictions of Muhammad by a French satirical magazine drew widespread condemnation from across the Muslim world.

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