Protests Spread to Afghanistan, Indonesia
1 killed in Pakistan as demonstrations rage on
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Sep 17, 2012 8:34 AM CDT
Afghan police stand by burning tires during a protest, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Sept. 17, 2012.   (AP Photo/Ahmad Jamshid)

(Newser) – Muslim rage over the Innocence of Muslims continues to spread. A protest by some 300 people a few miles from the US embassy in Kabul turned violent today, leaving 15 police injured, CNN reports. In Indonesia, meanwhile, at least 11 police officers and a protester were hurt as protesters threw rocks and molotov cocktails at Jakarta's US embassy. Elsewhere:

  • Another protester was killed in Pakistan today, as police fired warning shots at a student-organized protest in the country's northwest tribal region. That follows the death of a protester in Karachi yesterday.

  • US ambassador to the UN Susan Rice disagreed with the Libyan president's assertion yesterday that the embassy attack there was planned. Instead, the Benghazi protest seemed to be a copycat of Cairo demonstrations that "seems to have been hijacked, let us say, by some individual clusters of extremists."
  • Yemen today moved to assure people that the roughly 50 US marines deployed in the wake of the embassy attack there won't be staying long. "They are (here) temporarily for a limited amount of time," Yemen's president told Reuters.
  • The New York Times, meanwhile, has a piece today delving into the cultural divide fueling the protests. At issue: Free speech is an alien concept to some in the Arab world; indeed, Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood issued a statement last week indicating that they believed the West had laws against denying the Holocaust.

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AnitaWynn
Sep 18, 2012 9:35 PM CDT
Lemmings. I wish them godspeed on their way to the SEA.
HANKHILL
Sep 17, 2012 1:08 PM CDT
HEY POTUS GET US OUT OF THE WHOLE AREA STAT. THE ONLY THING THE ISLAMIST SAVAGES HATE MORE THAN THE INFIDEL IS THEMSELVES! THESE SAVAGES HAVE BEEN KILLING EACHOTHER FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS AND DONT NEED OUR "HELP" TO DO THIS! FUBO GET OUT NOW!
chowching
Sep 17, 2012 12:17 PM CDT
Protests are expected in desert kingdoms when the new cigarette named PEDOPHILE hits the stores. It will show a logo of Muhammad on the packaging. No Muslim will smoke it, but it will be purchased by millions of Islamophobes. The brand and its logo are being sold to beer and clothing makers, a football team is negotiating for the right to use the name.