Tens of thousands of Hezbollah fanatics marched in Beirut today.
They chanted “Death to America!”
Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Lebanon’s powerful Hezbollah movement, has called for new demonstrations to express outrage at a film that denigrates Islam and the prophet Muhammad, as unrest triggered by it continues from Tunisia to Indonesia.
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“Prophet of God, we offer ourselves, our blood and our kin for the sake of your dignity and honour,” Nasrallah told supporters chanting “Death to Israel” and “Death to America” at a rally in the southern Shia suburbs of Beirut. “The US should understand that if it broadcasts the film in full it will face very dangerous repercussions around the world.”
The White House says the violent Middle East protests are not directed at the US.