Example: [Collected via e-mail, September 2012]
Origins: In September 2012, Muslim protesters objecting to a film that mocked the Prophet Mohammed climbed the walls of the U.S. Embassy in the Egyptian capital of Cairo and brought down the American flag:
"Say it, don't fear: Their ambassador must leave," the crowd chanted.
Dozens of protesters then scaled the embassy walls, and several went into the courtyard and took down the U.S. flag from a pole. They
The crowd grew throughout the evening with thousands standing outside the embassy, chanting "Islamic, Islamic. The right of our prophet will not die." A group of women in black veils and robes that left only their eyes exposed chanted, "Worshippers of the Cross, leave the Prophet Mohammed alone."
The protest was sparked by outrage over a video being promoted by an extreme anti-Muslim Egyptian Christian campaigner in the US, clips of which are available on the social website YouTube and dubbed in Egyptian Arabic. The video depicts Mohammed as a fraud, showing him having sex and calling for massacres.
Pentagon Lt. Col. Chris Hughes told the outlet: "The ambassador and RSO [Regional Security Officer] have been completely and appropriately engaged with the security situation. No restrictions on weapons or weapons status have been imposed. This information comes from the
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