Hezbollah Leader Calls For More Protests Over Anti-Muslim Film
Speaking on Hezbollah's Al-Manar television station, Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah called for several demonstrations to take place on several days during the coming week, with the first one scheduled Monday afternoon in a southern suburb of Beirut, according to the BBC. Protests have been conducted in recent days in the northern city of Tripoli over the low-budget "Innocence of Muslims" film.
"Those who should be held accountable, punished, prosecuted and boycotted are those directly responsible for this film and those who stand behind them and those who support and protect them, primarily the United States of America," Nasrallah said.
Nasrallah said Muslims have asked the U.S. government to censor the film, "but the U.S. administration has done nothing." The Obama administration has condemned the movie.
"Innocence of Muslims," which depicts the Prophet Muhammad as an adulterer and murderer, sparked violent protests that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others earlier last week.
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