Protests in front of US embassies continue across the region, days after the killing of the US ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens. Triggered by the release of a trailer for a (exceptionally bad) movie that portrays Prophet Mohammed, the protests are now gaining a wider anti-Western and, in particular anti-US character.
It's the worst anti-Western unrest since the Mohammed's cartoons controversy in 2005, but the rallies are not simply spontaneous outbursts of rage. The rallies are organized by ultra-conservative Salafist groups that advocate a strict implementation of Islamic Sharia law. What better occasion to drum up public support than a blasphemous movie produced in the US.
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