Muslims in Jos protest ‘anti-Islam’ movie

Film by Nakouda
The crude, amateurish film portrayed Islam and its prophet in bad light
An image of a scene from the movie

The soldiers dispersed the protesters by shooting into the air.

Scores of Muslims protesting in Jos against an American movie, about the Prophet Mohammad, were on Friday afternoon dispersed by soldiers.

The protest, which started after Friday prayers, had the protesters march from Terminus, the city’s centre, towards Bauchi road, the northern part of the city; before they were intercepted by soldiers who fired live rounds into the air to disperse the crowd.

The movie, produced by an Israeli-American, Sam Bacile, has caused unrest in several Muslim dominated countries. Protesters, against the movie, in Libya stormed the American Embassy in Benghazi killing four American diplomats including the American Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens. Protesters in Egypt also stormed the American Embassy in Cairo destroying the American flag.

The protesters in Jos distributed image printouts from the film, which Muslims around the world say insults the Prophet.

The U.S. had earlier issued a warning that such protests could occur in Nigeria while the Federal Government had pledged to ensure the protection of life and property.


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