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September 21, 2012 11:19 am

Pakistani Protests Over Anti-Muhammad Film Leaves 19 Dead

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NY Times – Violent crowds furious over an anti-Islamic film made in the United States convulsed several cities across Pakistan on Friday in a day of state-sanctioned protests, and the nation’s leading television station reported as many as 19 people were killed.

It was the worst single day of deadly violence in one Muslim country over the film, “Innocence of Muslims,” since the protests began nearly two weeks ago in Egypt and later spread to two dozen countries around the world. Protesters have ignored the United States government’s denunciation of the film.

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  • rashid Zaidi

    Senseless protest at the behest of religous leaders who want to exploit anything anti western, making an obscure film into a bonaza of advertisment for the fellow. Destroying your own country for what? Sometime less is better, no reaction would have kept it in the can.