Mobile  |  About us  |  Photos  |  Videos  |  Subscriptions  |  RSS Feeds  |  Today's Paper  |  Classifieds  |  Contact Us
The Daily Star
WEDNESDAY, 16 APR 2014
10:05 PM Beirut time
Weather    
Beirut
22 °C
Blom Index
BLOM
1,214.01down
Middle East
Follow this story Print RSS Feed ePaper share this
Egypt's Brotherhood withdraws call for nationwide protests
Agence France Presse
A protester before a line of riot police along a road leading to the U.S. embassy, near Tahrir Square in Cairo September 14, 2012. (REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh)
A protester before a line of riot police along a road leading to the U.S. embassy, near Tahrir Square in Cairo September 14, 2012. (REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh)
A+ A-

CAIRO: Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood on Friday withdrew calls for nationwide protests in response to a film that mocks Islam's Prophet Mohammed, saying they would instead participate in a "symbolic" demonstration.

"In light of the events of the last two days, the Brotherhood has decided to participate only in a symbolic protest in Tahrir Square, so that there is no more destruction to property, or injuries, or deaths, as has happened in the past," the group's secretary general Mahmud Hussein said in a statement.

Thousands had protested angrily outside the American embassy Tuesday against a low-budget U.S. film the "Innocence of Muslims" which ridicules the Prophet Mohammed, with one group scaling the embassy wall and tearing down the flag.

Since then small groups of demonstrators-- many of whom in their teens or even young children-- have been clashing with police and security forces trying to keep them away from the U.S. mission.

On Wednesday the Brotherhood had called for nationwide protests outside the main mosques in all of Egypt's 27 provinces "to denounce offences to religion and to the Prophet."

 
Home Middle East
 
     
 
Egypt
Advertisement
Comments  

Your feedback is important to us!

We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.

Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.

comments powered by Disqus
Advertisement


Baabda 2014
Advertisement
Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Linked In Follow us on Google+ Subscribe to our Live Feed
Multimedia
Images  
Pictures of the day
A selection of images from around the world- Tuesday April 15, 2014
View all view all
Advertisement
Rami G. Khouri
Rami G. Khouri
Silencing Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s hate talk
Michael Young
Michael Young
The presidential chess game has begun
David Ignatius
David Ignatius
China moves to the scary side of its boom
View all view all
Advertisement
cartoon
 
Click to View Articles
 
 
News
Business
Opinion
Sports
Culture
Technology
Entertainment
Privacy Policy | Anti-Spamming Policy | Disclaimer | Copyright Notice
© 2014 The Daily Star - All Rights Reserved - Designed and Developed By IDS