The Congress of the United States and the President of the United States should never, ever agree to this blatant blackmail of our speech!! These Muslims live in the 7th century and want to take us there to live with them. I say, let them live there alone. We should not allow them or any other country or people tell us to disregard our 1st Amendment rights. - Reggie
- Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah gave a televised speech condemning anyone who supports the anti-Islam film
- Tony Blair: The film may be wrong and offensive but it's laughable in terms of film-making
In a move that could escalate tensions around the Arab world, the leader of the Hezbollah militant group called for protests against the movie and said the U.S. must be held accountable for the film.
In a televised speech, Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah pushed for the creation of an international law that would ban insults of Islam and other religions, citing similar laws that exist to prevent anti-Semitism.
His outrage stems from the anti-Islam film produced by a mysterious convict based in California, that has since sparked protests outside American embassies in the Middle East and across the globe.
'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,' Mr Nasrallah said.
He called for protests on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, urging protesters to call on their leaders to express their anger too.
'We should not only express our anger at an American embassy here or there. We should tell our rulers in the Arab and Muslim world that it is "your responsibility in the first place" and since you officially represent the governments and states of the Muslim world you should impose on the United States, Europe and the whole world that our prophet, our Quran and our holy places and honor of our Prophet be respected,' he said.
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