Skip to comments.Protesters storm British, German embassies in Sudan; set KFC on fire in Lebanon
Posted on 09/14/2012 7:09:51 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Around 5,000 protesters in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum angry over an anti-Islam film on Friday stormed the embassies of Britain and Germany, which was torched and badly damaged, an AFP reporter said.
Police fired tear gas to disperse the protesters as several of them scaled the roof of the German embassy and others attacked its facade and tore down the flag to replace it with a black Islamist one, the reporter said.
The mob, furious over an anti-Islam film produced in the United States that has triggered similar violence in other parts of the Arab world, then set fire to the building.
They blocked the road to prevent the arrival of firefighters, prompting the security forces to fire more tear gas.
German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said staff at the country's embassy in Sudan were safe.
"The German embassy in Khartoum is currently the target of attacks by violent demonstrators. The embassy staff are safe. The crisis cell at the foreign ministry (in Berlin) is meeting and is in contact with the embassy," he said in a statement.
Demonstrators also attacked the British embassy nearby, as the British Foreign Office said it was monitoring the situation.
"We can confirm an ongoing demonstration outside the British embassy in Khartoum, and Sudanese police are at the scene," a Foreign Office spokesman told AFP in London.
Also on Friday, Reuters reported that hundreds of protesters set alight a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli, 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)".
The incident came as Pope Benedict began a three-day visit to Lebanon and as anger over a film which Muslims have said is blasphemous to Islam spread across the region.
Protests over a trailer for the anti-Islam film on YouTube first broke out Tuesday in Egypt and Libya, where the US consulate in Benghazi came under attack by an armed mob which killed the US ambassador and three other Americans.
The protests have since spread across other Arab and Muslim countries.
The low-budget movie "Innocence of Muslims," in which actors have strong American accents, portrays Muslims as immoral and gratuitously violent.
It pokes fun at the Prophet Mohammed and touches on themes of paedophilia and homosexuality, while showing him sleeping with women, talking about killing children and referring to a donkey as "the first Muslim animal."
These are the type of people that would drill another hole in the bottom of a leaking boat to let the water out.
Bravo Sierra on the “movie” reasoning.
FU Big Media!
Every day, they demonstrate they are animals, a form of human wildlife, that has no business running their own affairs.
There is a line too far somewhere, one day, they will cross it, and will need to be wiped out. Islam itself is the problem and eradicating islam will need to be the goal.
I guess they like their chicken extra crispy.
Did they spare the Chick-Fil_A building ?
Its not the movie ....all it did was tell the truth as a spoof..
During a time of crisis ( four dead Americans including a US Ambassador, embassies under attack, Mideast in turmoil) President of The United States Obama runs to Las Vegas to hide at a fundraiser. In the tradition of providing nicknames to US Presidents (Honest Abe, Old Hickory) I hereby give President Obama his new nickname.....”OLD RUN AND HIDE”. It’s well earned.
So, the Brits and German are behind crappy YouTube videos, too?
Lebanon is a dangerous place for the Pope right now.
I think his people need to give serious thought to cutting his visit short & getting him out of there.
I agree. His appeasements, two-facedness (telling one government he would support them then turnaround and tell their enemy the same thing) and generosity with dangling carrots make him seem weak and of poor character to Middle Eastern culture who would cut his head off and serve his nuts on a platter if they could. The enemy sees him for what he is; spineless and a compulsive liar. He gets no respect from them whatsoever and now he is going to reap what he sows by the hand of God, Almighty.
and how much disconnect in the media and/or the koranimals to attack german and british soil in an attempt to lash out at individual Americans ???
this is absolute lunacy. what in the world is going on???
hey, they better leave Colonel Sanders alone/S
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