Muhammad

New French cartoons inflame prophet film tensions

PARIS (AP) – A French magazine published vulgar caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad on Wednesday, brandishing its right to free speech amid global tensions over a movie insulting to Islam. In response, the French government […]

09/19/2012

Iran adds to reward for Rushdie's death

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – Iranian newspapers report that a religious foundation has increased a reward for killing British author Salman Rushdie to $3.3 million from $2.8 million in response to alleged insults to the Prophet […]

09/17/2012

Soldiers open fire to disperse Nigeria protesters

JOS, Nigeria (AP) – Soldiers opened fire Friday to drive away young Muslims in central Nigeria protesting a film critical of the Prophet Muhammad, witnesses and authorities said, as demonstrators elsewhere in the county’s Muslim […]

09/14/2012

Latest developments on anti-Islam film protests

CAIRO (AP) – Here’s a look at protests across the Middle East and elsewhere on Friday, four days after crowds angry over an anti-Muslim film ridiculing the Prophet Muhammad began assaulting a string of U.S. […]

09/14/2012

More violence across the Middle East over film

BEIRUT (AP) – There are more violent protests in the Middle East and elsewhere today stemming from a film that denigrates the Prophet Muhammad. Security officials in Lebanon say a crowd set fire to a […]

09/14/2012

Ex-Navy SEAL from San Diego killed in Libya attack

ENCINITAS (CNS) – Friends and family today mourned an ex-Navy SEAL from Encinitas who was among one of four Americans killed in an attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Glen Doherty, 42, was […]

09/13/2012

US embassies step up security after Libya attack

MANILA, Philippines (AP) – Security was increased at American embassies and consulates around the world Thursday following an attack that killed the U.S. ambassador in Libya, while the U.S. urged its citizens abroad to be […]

09/13/2012

Protesters storm US Embassy in Yemen in new attack

SANAA, Yemen (AP) – Chanting “death to America” and “death to Israel,” hundreds of protesters angered by an anti-Islam film stormed the U.S. Embassy compound in Yemen’s capital and burned the American flag on Thursday, […]

09/13/2012

In Egypt and Libya, YouTube blocks video that incited Mideast violence

NEW YORK (AP) – YouTube has blocked a video attacking Islam’s prophet Muhammad in Egypt and Libya, where angry protests were sparked by outrage at the video. Ultraconservative Muslims inflamed by the video stormed the […]

09/12/2012

US officials probing possibility of planned attack

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. officials say the Obama administration is investigating whether the assault on the U.S. consulate in Libya was a planned terrorist strike to mark the anniversary of 9/11, and not a spontaneous […]

09/12/2012

Libyan security officers killed during attack on consulate

UNITED NATIONS (AP) – Libya’s deputy U.N. ambassador says several Libyan security officers were killed in the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi and others were wounded. Ibrahim Dabbashi told the U.N. Security Council […]

09/12/2012

Israel distances itself from Prophet Muhammad film

JERUSALEM (AP) – The Israeli government is distancing itself from a filmmaker whose movie ridiculing the Prophet Muhammad sparked a deadly riot at an American consulate in Libya, but says it will be “vigilant” at […]

09/12/2012

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