Violent anti-US riots continue

Despite US and Western efforts to present the Islamist turbulence against a film mocking the Prophet Mohammad as past its peak, violent anti-US protests continued Saturday across the Muslim world. In Tunis, security forces surrounded a mosque occupied by armed demonstrators, including the extremists who led the assault on the US embassy. Iran threatened to hunt down the film’s producer for insulting a billion and a half Muslims. In Jakarta, the police used tear gas and water cannons to break up a demonstration at the US embassy and arreste the ringleaders. In NW Pakistan, a demonstrator was killed and two were injured in clashes with police after thousands burned an American flag. Security was reinforced around the US consulate in Karachi. Violent protests erupted also in Peshawar. In Afghanistan, 1,000 demonstrators torched vehicles in Kabul.

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