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September 12, 2012 12:32 pm

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherood and Karzai Condemn Film and Not Embassy Attacks

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Protestors at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, with American flag torn down. Photo: screenshot via WSJ.

WSJ – Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Egypt’s ruling Muslim Brotherhood Wednesday issued angry denunciations of a U.S.-produced film that insults the Prophet Muhammad, raising fears that a new wave of violent protests will follow Tuesday’s attacks on U.S. diplomatic installations in Cairo and Benghazi.

Shortly after news emerged that the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other American diplomats were killed in Benghazi, the Afghan presidential palace released a statement condemning the “desecrating act” by the makers of the film, saying that its release “stoked interfaith enmity and confrontation, and badly impacted the peaceful coexistence between human beings.”

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