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US Embassy Protests London: 200 Hizb Ut-Tahrir Demonstrators Gather Outside Grosvenor Square Consulate (PICTURES, VIDEO, LIVE UPDATES)

16/09/2012 20:04 | Updated 16 November 2012

More than 200 members of a Muslim pressure group held a demonstration outside the US Embassy in London on Sunday in protest at the film mocking the prophet Muhammad. The demonstration follows a similar protest outside the embassy on Friday afternoon.

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The second protest took place on Sunday outside the embassy

The film, entitled Innocence of Muslims, which shows the Islamic prophet as a homosexual and womaniser, has sparked scenes of violence around the world, including Libya where the US ambassador, Chris Steven, was killed alongside three embassy officials on Wednesday - the anniversary of 9/11.

No arrests were made at Sunday's demonstration, organised by the extremist group Hizb ut-Tahrir, which campaigns for the introduction of Sharia in the UK. No flags were burned.

A statement released by Hizb ut-Tahrir on Saturday, said: "The demonstration will be condemning in the strongest possible terms any and all insults against Islam and the symbols of our religion; especially those against the greatest man sent to mankind the Prophet Mohammad, peace be upon him."

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No arrests were made at the demonstration

On Sunday, the leader of the English Defence League (EDL) said that the group are planning to screen the anti-Islamic film as part of a demonstration in Walthamstow scheduled for the end of October.

Tweeting on Sunday, Tommy Robinson, also known as Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, posted:

The planned Walthamstow demonstration follows an aborted march through the London borough at the start of September, which was abandoned when a counter protest organised by Unite Against Fascism forced police to end the EDL protest.

A mooted EDL demonstration to counter a protests organised by former members of the banned Islam4UK, which took place outside the American Embassy in London on Friday failed to materialise.

Violent protests have continued over the weekend, with clashes witnessed in Sudan, Tunisia and Lebanon, many focusing on the Western embassies.

There were violent scenes in Sydney, Australia on Saturday, when 200 protesters clashed with police outside the US embassy.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the Australian chapter of the Hizb ut-Tahrir has denied any involvement in the riot, however refused to condemn the actions of the violent demonstrators.

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09/15/2012 10:05 PM EDT

Egypt PM: Some Cairo Protesters Paid To Protest

Egypt's Prime Minister Hesham Kandil told CNN that some people involved in the recent protests at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo were paid to protest. He also said that some were there on their own accord, though.

For more on his comments, click here.

09/15/2012 8:16 PM EDT

Libya President: 'Foreigners' Involved In Attack

Both Libyans and "foreigners" carried out the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, said Libyan President Mohamed Magariaf.

"We have assumptions and we have some information, and all that information we have now leads to the same direction about the perpetrators, the criminals," he told NBC.

For more on Magariaf's comments, click here.

09/15/2012 7:58 PM EDT

More Details Of Libya Attack Emerge

A local security official walked CNN through the horrific attacks in Libya that left U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens dead. Read the report here.

09/15/2012 7:32 PM EDT

Senior Libya Official Tells CNN: No Evidence That Attack Was Pre-Planned

@ JomanaCNN :

One senior official just told me they have no evidence yet to support President's statements that attack was pre-planned. #Libya

09/15/2012 7:24 PM EDT

U.S. Issues Warnings For Sudan, Tunisia

From the AP:

WASHINGTON — The State Department on Saturday ordered the departure of all family members and non-essential U.S. government personnel from posts in Sudan and Tunisia and is issuing travel warnings to American citizens in the two countries due to security concerns over anti-American violence.

"Given the security situation in Tunis and Khartoum, the State Department has ordered the departure of all family members and non-emergency personnel from both posts, and issued parallel travel warnings to American citizens," said Victoria Nuland, a department spokeswoman.

To read more, click here.

09/15/2012 7:19 PM EDT

Nakoula Basseley Nakoula

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In this image from video provided by CBS2-KCAL9, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the man behind the anti-Muslim movie that has inflamed the Middle East, is escorted by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies from his home, early Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, in Cerritos, Calif. Nakoula, 55, was interviewed by federal probation officers at a Los Angeles sheriff's station but was not arrested or detained, authorities said early Saturday. (AP Photo/CBS2-KCAL9)

09/15/2012 5:10 PM EDT

Image Purportedly Shows Camp Bastion

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This image from AP video obtained from the SITE Intel Group posted by al-Emarah Jihadi Studio, an Afghan Taliban media unit who released two clips on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, purports to show smoke rising over Camp Bastion in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, after what the Taliban media unit says is an attack at the base. (AP Photo/SITE Intelligence Group)

09/15/2012 5:03 PM EDT

Far-Right Group Trying To Screen Anti-Islam Film

According to an AFP report, a far-right group in Germany wants to screen 'Innocence of Muslims,' the film that sparked protests around the world, in Berlin.

German Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich told Der Spiegel he would use every legal means at his disposal to stop them.

“Such groups and organizations only want to provoke Germany’s Muslims,” he said, accusing them of recklessly pouring oil on the fire.

Read the full story here.

09/15/2012 4:36 PM EDT

Libyan President Meets U.S. Consulate Guard

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President Mohammed el-Megarif, fourth right, meets an unidentified Libyan guard of the U.S. Consulate who was wounded following the deadly attack on September 11, 2012, at Benghazi Medical Center in Benghazi, Libya, Friday, Sept. 14, 2012. (AP Photo)

09/15/2012 4:30 PM EDT

'Un-Islamic' Attacks

Saudi Arabia's highest religious authority on Saturday condemned the attacks on U.S. embassies as un-Islamic, according to a report by Reuters.

"It is forbidden to punish the innocent for the wicked crimes of the guilty, or to attack those who have been granted protection of their lives and property, or to expose public buildings to fire or destruction," he said in a speech carried by state news agency SPA.

Read the full report here.

-- Craig Kanalley

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The @TravelGov Twitter account has been a good resource for the latest on demonstrations worldwide.

Their latest tweet issues an alert on a \"large demonstration\" in Nouakchott, the capital of Mauritania. Americans are urged to avoid the area of t...Read More"},{"id":"202","created":"09/14/2012 3:33 PM EDT","title":"One Egyptian Protester Dead","tweet_link":"202_one-egyptian-protester-dead","entry_text":"

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@ AP :

Egyptian protester has been killed in clashes with police near the U.S. Embassy in Cairo: http://t.co/3JWUnDgY -SC

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BuzzFeed has added subtitles to Obama and Clinton's conversation caught on tape ahead of the memorial service for Americans killed at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi:

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BuzzFeed has added subtitles to Obama and Clinton's conversation caught on tape ahead of the memorial service for Americans kille...Read More"},{"id":"200","created":"09/14/2012 3:06 PM EDT","title":"U.S. Mourns Americans Killed In Attacks","tweet_link":"200_us-mourns-americans-killed-in-attacks","entry_text":"

\"ANPour\"

@ ANPour :

[PHOTO] of ceremony marking return of Americans killed in #Libya attack http://t.co/aUZ3x5RX

","short_text":"\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ ANPour :\r\n[PHOTO] of ceremony marking return of Americans killed in #Libya attack http://t.co/aUZ3x5RX...Read More"},{"id":"198","created":"09/14/2012 3:04 PM EDT","title":"The Screen Actors Guild Releases Statement on 'Desert Warrior,' Or, 'Innocence of Muslims'","tweet_link":"198_the-screen-actors-guild-releases-statement-on-desert-warrior-or-innocence-of-muslims","entry_text":"

Although the original casting call for the anti-Islam film specified that a SAG union contract was being sought, a SAG spokesperson says that the film's producers never applied for a SAG contract.

SAG's statement to The Huffington Post:

The production that has been described as having been listed in casting notices as a \"SAG Ultra Low Budget Pending\" project \"Desert Warrior\" was not covered by a SAG-AFTRA Agreement. There is no \"pending\" category: Productions are either signed to an agreement or are not signatory productions.

There are three projects with that title listed in our records, but none that was signed to an agreement. The applications were never completed and filed with the union so the film(s) are not covered. We have no other information about the production and cannot comment further.

-- Lucas Kavner

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Although the original casting call for the anti-Islam film specified that a SAG union contract was being sought, a SAG spokesperson says t...Read More"},{"id":"197","created":"09/14/2012 2:55 PM EDT","title":"Cairo Protest Organizer Has A Plan For The West","tweet_link":"197_cairo-protest-organizer-has-a-plan-for-the-west","entry_text":"

Foreign Policy reports that the younger brother of Al Qaeda leader Ayman Al Zawahiri, Mohamed Al Zawahiri, has laid out a 3-page-long peace plan to settle things between Al Qaeda and the West:

\"If the United States and other Western powers release all Muslim prisoners, withdraw from Afghanistan, Iraq, and the Persian Gulf, and allow Muslims to establish governments based on sharia law, al Qaeda and its affiliated terrorist organizations will halt its attacks against the West and against what he described as \"legitimate\" Western interests in the Muslim world.\"

Read more about Al Zawahiri's proposal here.

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Foreign Policy reports that the younger brother of Al Qaeda leader Ayman Al Zawahiri, Mohamed Al Zawahiri, has laid out a 3-page-long peace plan to settle things between Al Qaeda and the West:

\"If the United States and other ...Read More"},{"id":"196","created":"09/14/2012 2:53 PM EDT","title":"Hillary Clinton Speaks At Ceremony For Americans Killed In Libya","tweet_link":"196_hillary-clinton-speaks-at-ceremony-for-americans-killed-in-libya","entry_text":"

During Hillary Clinton's remarks, she said it was difficult for the American people to understand the attacks on U.S. embassies around the Arab world.

\"It is hard for the American people to make sense of that because it is senseless and it is totally unacceptable,\" she said. \"The people of Egypt, Libya, Yemen and Tunisia did not trade the tyranny of a dictator for the tyranny of a mob.\"

\"hillary

-- Melissa Jeltsen

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During Hillary Clinton's remarks, she said it was difficult for the American people to understand the attacks on U.S. embassies around the Arab world.

\"It is hard for the American people to make sense of that because it is senseless and it is to...Read More"},{"id":"195","created":"09/14/2012 2:50 PM EDT","title":"Obama At Andrews Air Base To Honor Return Of U.S. Dead From Libya","tweet_link":"195_obama-at-andrews-air-base-to-honor-return-of-us-dead-from-libya","entry_text":"

From Reuters:

President Barack Obama arrived at Andrews Air Force Base on Friday to lead a ceremony honoring the return of the remains of the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans killed in an attack in Libya this week.

Obama met with grieving family members at the base outside Washington, where a U.S. government plane had brought their loved ones' remains back to U.S. soil. He was due to deliver an address inside an airplane hangar.

","short_text":"

From Reuters:

President Barack Obama arrived at Andrews Air Force Base on Friday to lead a ceremony honoring the ret...Read More"},{"id":"194","created":"09/14/2012 2:23 PM EDT","title":"Latest Tally Of Anti-American Protests","tweet_link":"194_latest-tally-of-antiamerican-protests","entry_text":"

There's now been anti-American, Muslim protests in at least 20 countries worldwide, according to The Atlantic.

Here's a map of worldwide protests:


View Muslim Protests in a larger map

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There's now been anti-American, Muslim protests in at least 20 countries worldwide, according to The Atlantic.

Here's a ...Read More"},{"id":"193","created":"09/14/2012 2:12 PM EDT","title":"Elizabeth Warren: Mitt Romney 'Out Of Line' With Libya Criticism","tweet_link":"193_elizabeth-warren-mitt-romney-out-of-line-with-libya-criticism","entry_text":"

Massachusetts Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren called Mitt Romney \"out of line\" for his response to the Libya attacks. She said they were \"inappropriate, and I think they say more about Gov. Romney than they do about our country.\"

\"I’m glad that President Obama is the one seeing us through this difficult time rather than Gov. Romney,\" she told a crowd in Dorchester.

--Luke Johnson

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Massachusetts Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren called Mitt Romney \"out of line\" for his response to the Libya attacks. She Read More"},{"id":"192","created":"09/14/2012 1:39 PM EDT","title":"AP Breaking: Tunisia's Official News Agency Reports 2 Dead In Tunis ","tweet_link":"192_ap-breaking-tunisias-official-news-agency-reports-2-dead-in-tunis-","entry_text":"

The Associated Press reports in a breaking news alert:

RT @AP: BREAKING: Tunisia's official news agency says 2 dead, 29 injured in U.S. Embassy protest: http://apne.ws/PB5HjW

Read the full story here.

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The Associated Press reports in a breaking news alert:

RT @AP: BREAKING: Tunisia's official news agency says 2 dead, 29 injured in U.S. Embassy protest: http://apne.ws/PB5HjW

Read the full story Read More"},{"id":"191","created":"09/14/2012 1:37 PM EDT","title":"3 Killed, 38 Wounded In Tunis Protests: Haaretz","tweet_link":"191_3-killed-38-wounded-in-tunis-protests-haaretz","entry_text":"

Haaretz reports on the casualties and wounded in protests in Tunis.

\"haaretzonline\"

@ haaretzonline :

#Tunisia state television says at least three killed, 28 wounded in

#Tunis protests http://t.co/3U13XWOC

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Haaretz reports on the casualties and wounded in protests in Tunis.

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\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ haaretzonline :\r\n#Tunisia state television s...Read More"},{"id":"190","created":"09/14/2012 1:35 PM EDT","title":"2 Dead, 29 Inured in U.S. Embassy Protest: AP","tweet_link":"190_2-dead-29-inured-in-us-embassy-protest-ap","entry_text":"

The Associated Press reports:

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Tunisia's official news agency: 2 dead, 29 injured in US Embassy protest.

Read the full story here.

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The Associated Press reports:

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Tunisia's official news agency: 2 dead, 29 injured in US Embassy protest.

Read the full story Read More"},{"id":"189","created":"09/14/2012 1:33 PM EDT","title":"CFR Fellow Explains Protesters May Not Understand U.S. ","tweet_link":"189_cfr-fellow-explains-protesters-may-not-understand-us-","entry_text":"

Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations Ed Husain explains that individuals involved in some of the protests may not understand that the U.S. government has no power to regulate the anti-Islam film or punish its creators.

\"[M]any of the people involved in this protest were born and raised and came to political maturity under dictatorships. And their default position is somehow government control the action of citizens. Yes, they may be post-Arab Spring, but I don't think many of the foot soldiers yet understand that in the United States and other free countries, you know, citizens are free of government, and government does not interfere in the world of movie productions, because in their countries, thus far, that's the norm. You know, you go to the government and you get approval. So their default assumption is of course the U.S. has somehow endorsed this. Otherwise, why would that be coming out?\"

Read the full story here.

","short_text":"

Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations Ed Husain explains that individuals involved in some of the protests may not understand that the U.S. government has no power to regulate the anti-Islam film or punish its cre...Read More"},{"id":"187","created":"09/14/2012 1:28 PM EDT","title":"White House Asks YouTube To Review Anti-Islam Movie","tweet_link":"187_white-house-asks-youtube-to-review-antiislam-movie","entry_text":"

From the Washington Post:

The White House has asked YouTube to review an anti-Muslim film posted to the site that has been blamed for unrest in the Middle East, leading to the death of four Americans in Libya including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens.

Tommy Vietor, spokesman for the National Security Council, said the White House has “reached out to YouTube to call the video to their attention and ask them to review whether it violates their terms of use.”

However, the video remained on the site as of Friday afternoon, and it is posted many other places on the Internet.

Read the whole thing here.

","short_text":"

From the Washington Post:

The White House has asked YouTube to review an anti-Muslim film posted to the site that has been blamed for unrest in the Middle East, leading to the death of four Americans in Libya including U.S. A...Read More"},{"id":"186","created":"09/14/2012 1:21 PM EDT","title":"Protests Spread To India","tweet_link":"186_protests-spread-to-india","entry_text":"

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Indian protesters shout slogans outside the U.S. Consulate during a protest against the anti-Islam film which depicts the Prophet Muhammad as a fraud, a womanizer and a madman in Chennai, India, Friday, Sept. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Arun Shanker K.)

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Indian protesters shout slogans outside the U.S. Consulate during a protest against the anti-Islam film which depicts the Prophet Muhammad as a fraud, a womanizer and a madman in Chennai, India, Friday, Sept. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Arun Shanker...Read More"},{"id":"185","created":"09/14/2012 1:13 PM EDT","title":"U.S. Investigating Possible Probation Violations By Man Linked To Anti-Islam Movie","tweet_link":"185_us-investigating-possible-probation-violations-by-man-linked-to-antiislam-movie","entry_text":"

Reuters reports:

U.S. probation officials are looking into potential violations of prison release terms by a California man linked to an anti-Islam film that triggered violent protests in Muslim countries, a court spokeswoman said on Friday.

\"The U.S. probation office in the central district of California is reviewing the case,\" said Karen Redmond, spokeswoman for the administrative office of the U.S. Courts.

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Reuters reports:

U.S. probation officials are looking into potential violations of prison release terms by a Califo...Read More"},{"id":"183","created":"09/14/2012 12:41 PM EDT","title":"U.S. Marines Arrive In Yemen","tweet_link":"183_us-marines-arrive-in-yemen","entry_text":"

Reuters reports:

An elite Marine rapid response team arrived in Yemen's capital Friday in the wake of violence and protests at the U.S. Embassy, the Pentagon said.

Pentagon press secretary George Little said the decision to dispatch about 50 Marines to Sanaa was partly in response to the violence and partly as a precautionary measure.

Read the full story here.

","short_text":"

Reuters reports:

An elite Marine rapid response team arrived in Yemen's capital Friday in the wake of violence ...Read More"},{"id":"182","created":"09/14/2012 12:34 PM EDT","title":"Protesters Set Fire To U.S. School In Tunis","tweet_link":"182_protesters-set-fire-to-us-school-in-tunis","entry_text":"

From Reuters:

Protesters set fire to the American School in the Tunisian capital on Friday, after hundreds of people incensed by a U.S.-made film that demeans Prophet Mohammad invaded the U.S. embassy compound and clashed with riot police, a Reuters reporter said.

The school was closed on Friday.

","short_text":"

From Reuters:

Protesters set fire to the American School in the Tunisian capital on Friday, after hundreds of people incensed by a U.S.-made film that demeans Prophet Mohammad invaded the U.S. embassy compound and clashed with riot po...Read More"},{"id":"181","created":"09/14/2012 12:29 PM EDT","title":"Map Of Today's Protests","tweet_link":"181_map-of-todays-protests","entry_text":"

The Atlantic Wire is keeping track of today's protests on this interesting map.

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The Atlantic Wire is keeping track of today's protests on this interesting map.

"},{"id":"180","created":"09/14/2012 12:27 PM EDT","title":"Obama Orders Security Review For Diplomatic Facilities Worldwide","tweet_link":"180_obama-orders-security-review-for-diplomatic-facilities-worldwide","entry_text":"

From Reuters:

President Barack Obama has ordered a security review for U.S. diplomatic facilities worldwide following a deadly attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya, White House spokesman Jay Carney said on Friday.

He also said the White House has no information suggesting that the attack on the consulate in Benghazi was pre-planned.

Read the Reuters story here.

","short_text":"

From Reuters:

President Barack Obama has ordered a security review for U.S. diplomatic facilities worldwide following a deadly attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya, White House spokesman Jay Carney said on Friday.

He also said th...Read More"},{"id":"179","created":"09/14/2012 12:26 PM EDT","title":"More On Situation In Jos","tweet_link":"179_more-on-situation-in-jos","entry_text":"

From Reuters:

Nigerian troops fired live rounds on Friday to disperse Muslims protesting in the volatile central city of Jos against an American film about the Prophet Mohammad that has triggered unrest in several countries across the Islamic world. Scores of Muslim demonstrators distributed photographs printed out from the trailer of the film, which Muslims say insults the Prophet, after Friday prayers in Jos.

Read the whole thing here.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/14/us-protests-nigeria-idUSBRE88D15320120914

","short_text":"

From Reuters:

Nigerian troops fired live rounds on Friday to disperse Muslims protesting in the volatile central city of Jos against an American film about the Prophet Mohammad that has triggered unrest in several countries across the...Read More"},{"id":"178","created":"09/14/2012 12:23 PM EDT","title":"Reports: U.S. Spy Drones Over Benghazi","tweet_link":"178_reports-us-spy-drones-over-benghazi","entry_text":"

According to a Libyan official, U.S. spy planes flew over the city of Benghazi on Friday, Reuters reports.

The news service writes:

Libya closed its air space over Benghazi airport temporarily because of heavy anti-aircraft fire by Islamists aiming at U.S. reconnaissance drones flying over the city, days after the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans were killed in an attack.

The closure of the airport prompted speculation that the United States was deploying special forces in preparation for an attack against the militants who were involved in the attack.

Read the full story here.

","short_text":"

According to a Libyan official, U.S. spy planes flew over the city of Benghazi on Friday, Reuters reports.

The news service writes:

Libya closed its air space over Benghazi airport temporarily because of heavy anti-aircraft fir...Read More"},{"id":"177","created":"09/14/2012 12:21 PM EDT","title":"Spokesman: Sudanese Protesters Ejected From U.S. Embassy","tweet_link":"177_spokesman-sudanese-protesters-ejected-from-us-embassy","entry_text":"

\"Reuters\"

@ Reuters :

Sudanese protesters ejected from U.S. embassy: spokesman http://t.co/8pmczrT8

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\"BreakingNews\"

@ BreakingNews :

Nigerian troops fire live rounds in city of Jos to disperse Muslims protesting against anti-Islam film - @Reuters

","short_text":"\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ BreakingNews :\r\nNigerian troops fire live rounds in city of Jos to disperse Muslims protesting against anti-Islam film - ...Read More"},{"id":"175","created":"09/14/2012 12:01 PM EDT","title":"Al Jazeera Streaming Footage From Tunis, Tunisia","tweet_link":"175_al-jazeera-streaming-footage-from-tunis-tunisia","entry_text":"

Screen-grab from streaming footage from Tunis, Tunisia, on Al Jazeera:

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Watch Al Jazeera here.

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Screen-grab from streaming footage from Tunis, Tunisia, on Al Jazeera:
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Watch Al Jazeera here.

"},{"id":"174","created":"09/14/2012 11:56 AM EDT","title":"U.S. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney:","tweet_link":"174_us-white-house-press-secretary-jay-carney","entry_text":"

\"[The violence] is in response not to United States policy, not, obviously, to the administration, not to the American people -- it is in response to a video, a film, that we have judged to be reprehensible, disgusting. That in no way justifies any violent reaction to it. But this is not a case of protest directed at the United States writ large or U.S. policy -- this is in response to a video that is offensive to Muslims.\"

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\"[The violence] is in response not to United States policy, not, obviously, to the administration, not to the American people -- it is in response to a video, a film, that we have judged to be reprehensible, disgusting. That in no way justi...Read More"},{"id":"173","created":"09/14/2012 11:55 AM EDT","title":"White House: No 'Actionable Intelligence' Before Libya Attack","tweet_link":"173_white-house-no-actionable-intelligence-before-libya-attack","entry_text":"

\"BreakingNews\"

@ BreakingNews :

White House says there was no 'actionable intelligence' in advance about attack on US Consulate in Libya - @Reuters

","short_text":"\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ BreakingNews :\r\nWhite House says there was no 'actionable intelligence' in advance about attack on US Consulate in Libya ...Read More"},{"id":"172","created":"09/14/2012 11:54 AM EDT","title":"Scenes from Tunis:","tweet_link":"172_scenes-from-tunis","entry_text":"

Demonstrators protest outside the U.S. embassy in Tunis, Friday, Sept. 14, 2012 as police responded to protestors throwing stones with tear gas. Angry demonstrations against an anti-Islam film spread to their widest extent yet around the Middle East and other Muslim countries Friday, as protesters smashed into the German Embassy in the Sudanese capital and security forces in Egypt and Yemen fired tear gas and clashed with protesters to keep them away from U.S. embassies. (AP Photos/Hassene Dridi)

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Demonstrators protest outside the U.S. embassy in Tunis, Friday, Sept. 14, 2012 as police responded to protestors throwing stones with tear gas. Angry demonstrations against an anti-Islam film spread to their widest extent yet around the Middle East an...Read More"},{"id":"171","created":"09/14/2012 11:26 AM EDT","title":"Protests Against Film Similar To Danish Cartoon Reaction","tweet_link":"171_protests-against-film-similar-to-danish-cartoon-reaction","entry_text":"

Politics professor Jytte Klausen argues in Foreign Affairs that the protests sweeping the Arab world mirror those that followed the dissemination of Prophet Muhammad cartoons published in a Danish newspaper in 2005.

Those cartoons, too, had gone relatively unnoticed when they were first published. But when mysterious text messages and posts in Internet chat rooms alerted Muslims to the insult they had suffered and the Egyptian government started publicizing the Danes' sacrilege, people started to pay attention. And even then, the streets remained calm until Gomaa condemned the cartoons and encouraged denunciations during Friday prayers across the Middle East.

Klausen writes that President Morsi's response to the anti-Islam film is similar to Hosni Mubarak's ploy to consolidate power by provoking protests after the Danish cartoons were published.

","short_text":"

Politics professor Jytte Klausen argues in Foreign Affairs that the protests sweeping the Arab world mirror those that followed the ...Read More"},{"id":"170","created":"09/14/2012 11:23 AM EDT","title":"PHOTO: Smoke Rises From U.S. Embassy In Tunisia ","tweet_link":"170_photo-smoke-rises-from-us-embassy-in-tunisia-","entry_text":"

\"weeddude\"

@ weeddude :

Photo: U.S. Embassy in Tunis http://t.co/vIzDVP1a (@Sarah_bh)

","short_text":"\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ weeddude :\r\nPhoto: U.S. Embassy in Tunis http://t.co/vIzDVP1a (Read More"},{"id":"169","created":"09/14/2012 11:14 AM EDT","title":"'Large Cloud Of Black Smoke' At U.S. Embassy In Tunis","tweet_link":"169_large-cloud-of-black-smoke-at-us-embassy-in-tunis","entry_text":"

\"kasie\"

@ kasie :

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) - Large cloud of black smoke seen coming from around US embassy in Tunis.

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\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ kasie :\r\nTUNIS, Tunisia (AP) - Large cloud of black smoke seen coming from around US embassy in Tunis.\r\n"},{"id":"168","created":"09/14/2012 11:08 AM EDT","title":"Report: 3 Killed During Sudan Protests","tweet_link":"168_report-3-killed-during-sudan-protests","entry_text":"

\"TheStalwart\"

@ TheStalwart :

RT @jakebeckman: THREE KILLED DURING SUDAN U.S. EMBASSY PROTESTS: ARABIYA

","short_text":"\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ TheStalwart :\r\nRT @jakebeckman: THREE KILLED DURING SUDAN U.S. EMBASSY PROTES...Read More"},{"id":"167","created":"09/14/2012 11:02 AM EDT","title":"Photo From Cairo","tweet_link":"167_photo-from-cairo","entry_text":"

\"cairo\"

An Egyptian protester throws back a tear gas canister toward riot police, unseen, behind cement blocks that are used to close the street leading to the U.S. embassy during clashes in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, as part of widespread anger across the Muslim world about a film ridiculing Islam's Prophet Muhammad. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

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\nAn Egyptian protester throws back a tear gas canister toward riot police, unseen, behind cement blocks that are used to close the street leading to the U.S. embassy during clashes in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, as part of widespread an...Read More"},{"id":"166","created":"09/14/2012 10:46 AM EDT","title":"Al Jazeera Live Feed","tweet_link":"166_al-jazeera-live-feed","entry_text":"

Al Jazeera has a live feed from outside the U.S. embassy in Tunis. Black smoke can be seen rising into the sky.

","short_text":"

Al Jazeera has a live feed from outside the U.S. embassy in Tunis. Black smoke can be seen rising into the sky.

"},{"id":"165","created":"09/14/2012 10:37 AM EDT","title":"Protesters Jump Over U.S. Embassy Wall In Tunis","tweet_link":"165_protesters-jump-over-us-embassy-wall-in-tunis","entry_text":"

\"BreakingNews\"

@ BreakingNews :

Protesters jump over wall into US Embassy in Tunis, Tunisia's capital, Reuters witness says - @Reuters

","short_text":"\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ BreakingNews :\r\nProtesters jump over wall into US Embassy in Tunis, Tunisia's capital, Reuters witness says - Read More"},{"id":"164","created":"09/14/2012 10:33 AM EDT","title":"German Embassy In Sudan Burns","tweet_link":"164_german-embassy-in-sudan-burns","entry_text":"

","short_text":""},{"id":"163","created":"09/14/2012 10:24 AM EDT","title":"50 U.S. Marines arrive in Yemen","tweet_link":"163_50-us-marines-arrive-in-yemen","entry_text":"

\"julianbarnes\"

@ julianbarnes :

@WSJ reports: Marine FAST platoon dispatched after protesters in Yemen breached compound walls Thursday. 50 Marines now on ground.

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\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ julianbarnes :\r\n@WSJ reports: Marine FAST platoon dispatched after protesters in Yem...Read More"},{"id":"162","created":"09/14/2012 10:20 AM EDT","title":"Protesters Breach U.S. Embassy Compound In Tunis","tweet_link":"162_protesters-breach-us-embassy-compound-in-tunis","entry_text":"

\"BreakingNews\"

@ BreakingNews :

Protesters jump over wall into US Embassy in Tunis, Tunisia's capital, Reuters witness says - @Reuters

","short_text":"\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ BreakingNews :\r\nProtesters jump over wall into US Embassy in Tunis, Tunisia's capital, Reuters witness says - Read More"},{"id":"161","created":"09/14/2012 10:10 AM EDT","title":"German Foreign Minister Says Embassy In Sudan 'Partially In Flames'","tweet_link":"161_german-foreign-minister-says-embassy-in-sudan-partially-in-flames","entry_text":"

\"BreakingNews\"

@ BreakingNews :

German foreign minister says German embassy in Sudan is partially in flames after protests - @AP

","short_text":"\r\n
\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ BreakingNews :\r\nGerman foreign minister says German embassy in Sudan is partially in flames after protests - Read More"},{"id":"160","created":"09/14/2012 9:59 AM EDT","title":"Two Not-So-Worried Yemeni Soldiers (Via Times Of London Correspondent @ionacraig)","tweet_link":"160_two-notsoworried-yemeni-soldiers-via-times-of-london-correspondent-ionacraig","entry_text":"

\"ionacraig\"

@ ionacraig :

#Yemen soldiers pose for a photo by a burning tyre at the USEmbassy in Sana'a, #Yemen yesterday: http://t.co/S9ieaPWw

","short_text":"\r\n
\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ ionacraig :\r\n#Yemen soldiers pose for a photo by a burning tyre at the USEmbassy in Sana'a, #Yemen yesterday: Read More"},{"id":"159","created":"09/14/2012 9:56 AM EDT","title":"Al Jazeera's Sherine Tadros Reportes That Protests In Cairo Are Slowing Down","tweet_link":"159_al-jazeeras-sherine-tadros-reportes-that-protests-in-cairo-are-slowing-down","entry_text":"

\"SherineT\"

@ SherineT :

Protest getting smaller in #Tahrir and much calmer at #USEmbassyCairo

","short_text":"\r\n
\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ SherineT :\r\nProtest getting smaller in #Tahrir and much calmer at #USEmbassyCairo\r\n"},{"id":"158","created":"09/14/2012 9:50 AM EDT","title":"Update: Lebanon Official Says One Killed, 25 Wounded In Clashes","tweet_link":"158_update-lebanon-official-says-one-killed-25-wounded-in-clashes","entry_text":"

\"BreakingNews\"

@ BreakingNews :

Update: Lebanese official says 1 killed, 25 wounded during protest over anti-Islam film - @AP

","short_text":"\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ BreakingNews :\r\nUpdate: Lebanese official says 1 killed, 25 wounded during protest over anti-Islam film - Read More"},{"id":"157","created":"09/14/2012 9:48 AM EDT","title":"Reuters Witness: Sudanese Protesters Converging On U.S. Embassy","tweet_link":"157_reuters-witness-sudanese-protesters-converging-on-us-embassy","entry_text":"

\"Reuters\"

@ Reuters :

FLASH - Sudanese protesters moving in cars, buses towards U.S. embassy outside Khartoum: Reuters witness

","short_text":"\r\n
\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ Reuters :\r\nFLASH - Sudanese protesters moving in cars, buses towards U.S. embassy outside Khartoum: Reuters witness\r\nRead More"},{"id":"156","created":"09/14/2012 9:29 AM EDT","title":"Protests Spread To Lebanon","tweet_link":"156_protests-spread-to-lebanon","entry_text":"

\"lebanon

Palestinian Islamists burn an effigy portraying U.S. President Barack Obama during a protest about a film ridiculing Islam's Prophet Muhammad in the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain el-Hilweh near Sidon, Lebanon, Friday, Sept. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari)

","short_text":"

Palestinian Islamists burn an effigy portraying U.S. President Barack Obama during a protest about a film ridiculing Islam's Prophet Muhammad in the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain el-Hilweh near Sidon, Lebanon, Friday, Sept. 14, 2012. (AP P...Read More"},{"id":"155","created":"09/14/2012 9:28 AM EDT","title":"One Protester Killed In Lebanon","tweet_link":"155_one-protester-killed-in-lebanon","entry_text":"

Reuters reports that one protester was killed in Lebanon during a demonstration against the anti-Islam movie \"Innocence of Muslims\" and the pope's visit to the country.

From Reuters:

Hundreds of protesters set alight a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli on Friday, witnesses said, chanting against the pope's visit to Lebanon and shouting anti-American slogans.

Locals watching the attack said some people were shouting, \"We don't want the pope\" and \"No more insults (to Islam)\".

\"Reuters\"

@ Reuters :

FLASH -One person killed, two wounded as protesters clash with security forces in Lebanon’s Tripoli: security source

","short_text":"

Reuters reports that one protester was killed in Lebanon during a demonstration against the anti-Islam movie \"Innocence of Muslims\" and the pope's visit to the country.

Read More"},{"id":"154","created":"09/14/2012 9:11 AM EDT","title":"Protesters Reportedly Attack Embassies In Sudan","tweet_link":"154_protesters-reportedly-attack-embassies-in-sudan","entry_text":"

The BBC reports that protesters have attacked the German and British embassies in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum. Demonstrators reportedly tore down the German flag and raised an Islamist banner.

According to an AFP reporter, more than 5,000 protesters hit the streets in the Sudanese capital on Friday to protest.

Read the full story here.

","short_text":"

The BBC reports that protesters have attacked the German and British embassies in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum. Demonstrators reportedly tore down the German flag and ra...Read More"},{"id":"153","created":"09/14/2012 8:34 AM EDT","title":"Front Pages From Around The World","tweet_link":"153_front-pages-from-around-the-world","entry_text":"

Front pages from newspapers around the world show international reaction to the U.S. Consulate attack in Libya.

See the full story here.

","short_text":"

Front pages from newspapers around the world show international reaction to the U.S. Consulate attack in Libya.

See the full story here.

"},{"id":"152","created":"09/14/2012 8:32 AM EDT","title":"Protests Spread To Afghanistan","tweet_link":"152_protests-spread-to-afghanistan","entry_text":"

A protest in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, has drawn hundreds angered by the anti-Islam film that sparked attacks on several U.S. embassies.

The U.S. Embassy in Kabul warned of possible demonstrations in the capital and issued a reminder that past demonstrations have resulted in violent attacks in Afghanistan.

\"USEmbassyKabul\"

@ USEmbassyKabul :

Due to recent events, the Embassy alerts US citizens in Afgh. that there is the possibility of protests in Afgh. in the coming days 3/5.

\"USEmbassyKabul\"

@ USEmbassyKabul :

We wish to remind US citizens past demonstrations in Afghanistan have escalated into violent attacks on Western targets of opportunity. 4/5

","short_text":"

A protest in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, has drawn hundreds angered by the anti-Islam film that sparked attacks on several U.S. em...Read More"},{"id":"151","created":"09/13/2012 9:28 PM EDT","title":"Remains Of Americans Killed In Libya Headed To Washington","tweet_link":"151_remains-of-americans-killed-in-libya-headed-to-washington","entry_text":"

The remains of four Americans killed in Benghazi will arrive at Andrews Air Force Base outside of Washington, D.C., on Friday at 2 p.m., according to an internal State Department memo obtained by The Huffington Post.

Secretary of State Hilary Clinton will be on hand to receive the caskets of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others killed in an attack on the consulate on Sept. 11.

-- Andrea Stone

","short_text":"

The remains of four Americans killed in Benghazi will arrive at Andrews Air Force Base outside of Washington, D.C., on Friday at 2 p.m., according to an internal State Department memo obtained by The Huffington Post.

Secretary of State Hilary Cl...Read More"},{"id":"150","created":"09/13/2012 9:20 PM EDT","title":"Anti-Muslim Film May Jeopardize Relations Between Major Religions","tweet_link":"150_antimuslim-film-may-jeopardize-relations-between-major-religions","entry_text":"

HuffPost's Jaweed Kaleem reports:

Most acts of religiously motivated violence pit one faith against the other, but the uproar across the Middle East over clips of an anti-Islam, American-produced film has managed to draw several faiths into the fray, presenting a unique set of circumstances.

Reports have linked people from three major religions, Islam, Judaism and Christianity with the film, and members of each say they fear repercussions against their own people and their relationships to other religions groups.

Read the full story here.

","short_text":"

HuffPost's Jaweed Kaleem reports:

Most acts of religiously motivated violence pit one faith against the other, but the uproar across the Middle East over clips of an anti-Islam, American-produced film has managed to draw several faith...Read More"},{"id":"149","created":"09/13/2012 8:53 PM EDT","title":"Report: State Department Had Warning Prior To Attacks","tweet_link":"149_report-state-department-had-warning-prior-to-attacks","entry_text":"

British newspaper The Independent released a report on Thursday claiming the State Department received prior warnings about the attack that killed four Americans at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi on Tuesday.

According to senior diplomatic sources, the US State Department had credible information 48 hours before mobs charged the consulate in Benghazi, and the embassy in Cairo, that American missions may be targeted, but no warnings were given for diplomats to go on high alert and \"lockdown\", under which movement is severely restricted.

Read the full report here.

","short_text":"

British newspaper The Independent released a report on Thursday claiming the State Department received prior warnings about the attack that killed four Americans at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi on Tuesday.

According to senior...Read More"},{"id":"148","created":"09/13/2012 6:20 PM EDT","title":"White House Calls Yemen President: Reuters","tweet_link":"148_white-house-calls-yemen-president-reuters","entry_text":"

The White House announced that President Obama spoke to the Yemeni president and stressed the need to protect U.S. diplomats in the country.

\"Reuters\"

@ Reuters :

White House: Obama called Yemen's president, thanked him for condemnation of embassy attack, stressed need to protect U.S. diplomats

","short_text":"

The White House announced that President Obama spoke to the Yemeni president and stressed the need to protect U.S. diplomats in the country.

\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@Read More"},{"id":"147","created":"09/13/2012 6:00 PM EDT","title":"'We Have The Deepest Respect For Everything Doherty Did'","tweet_link":"147_we-have-the-deepest-respect-for-everything-doherty-did","entry_text":"

Mark Divine, head of the fitness company SEALFIT where former SEAL Glen Doherty worked, issued a statement:

\"In light of the recent attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya and the death of former Navy SEAL Glen Doherty, all SEALFIT staff, members and friends give their utmost respect and condolences to the Doherty family.

We have the deepest respect for everything Doherty did for America and while overseas to further our overseas foreign policy. He was a great Coach and Mentor to many, including our SEALFIT family.

In regard to the Doherty family, at this time we are refraining from further comment or involvement in any media relative to this situation.

Thank you for your understanding.\"

-- Andrea Stone

","short_text":"

Mark Divine, head of the fitness company SEALFIT where former SEAL Glen Doherty worked, issued a statement:

\"In light of the recent attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya and the death of former Navy SEAL Glen Doherty, all SEALFIT staff, members a...Read More"},{"id":"146","created":"09/13/2012 5:52 PM EDT","title":"Twitter Spat Erupts Between U.S. Embassy In Cairo And Muslim Brotherhood","tweet_link":"146_twitter-spat-erupts-between-us-embassy-in-cairo-and-muslim-brotherhood","entry_text":"

In the wake of the attacks on U.S. offices in Egypt and Libya, a bizarre twitter spat has erupted between the U.S. embassy in Cairo and the twitter page of the Muslim Brotherhood, Ikhwanweb.

The Associated Press reports:

The embassy's tweets implied that the Brotherhood, whose longtime member Mohammed Morsi is Egypt's new president, has been sending mixed messages, fueling public anger over the movie.

It started when Ikhwanweb, the Twitter page of the Muslim Brotherhood, retweeted a message in English from the group's deputy head, Khairat el-Shater.

\"Ikhwanweb\"

@ Ikhwanweb :

.@khairatAlshater:We r relieved none of @USEmbassyCairo staff were harmed & hope US-Eg relations will sustain turbulence of Tuesday's events

And this followed:

\"USEmbassyCairo\"

@ USEmbassyCairo :

.@ikhwanweb Thanks. By the way, have you checked out your own Arabic feeds? I hope you know we read those too.

\"Ikhwanweb\"

@ Ikhwanweb :

.@usembassycairo we understand you're under a lot of stress, but it will be more helpful if you point out exactly the Arabic feed of concern

","short_text":"

In the wake of the attacks on U.S. offices in Egypt and Libya, a bizarre twitter spat has erupted between the U.S. embassy in Cairo and the twitter page of the Muslim Brotherhood, Ikhwanweb.

The Associated Press reports:

The emb...Read More"},{"id":"145","created":"09/13/2012 5:50 PM EDT","title":"Two Former Navy Seals Among Victims Of U.S. Consulate Attack: Fox, 'Union Tribune'","tweet_link":"145_two-former-navy-seals-among-victims-of-us-consulate-attack-fox-union-tribune","entry_text":"

Fox News and the San Diego Union Tribune are reporting that another Navy SEAL is among those killed in the attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Libya.

According to Fox, a \"source\" confirmed Thursday that one of the victims was Tyrone Woods, a former SEAL.

The Union Tribune reported that two of the four Americans killed -- Woods, and Glen Doherty -- have been identified Thursday as former SEALs from San Diego County. The article quotes Patricia Ann So, identified as Woods' wife.

From the Tribune:

Woods was a SEAL for 20 years and had two sons, ages 15 and 18, said his former wife, Patricia Ann So.

She described him as talented, highly skilled and dedicated to the SEALS. “He was balls to the wall,” So said. “He loved life, loved adrenalin.”

He went through Hell Week, the grueling 5½ day SEAL training course, twice, she said.

“You could not find a more skilled SEAL than him,” So said.

Read the full Tribune story here.

","short_text":"

Fox News and the San Diego Union Tribune are reporting that another Navy SEAL is among those killed in the attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Libya.

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