From our favorite “moderate” Muslim country.
KUALA LUMPUR: About 3,000 Muslims marched on the US embassy in Malaysia on Friday, burning an American flag, over a US-made film that has sparked anger in the Islamic world.
Although there was no violence, angry demonstrators declared their willingness to sacrifice their lives to defend the honour of Prophet Mohammed and warned “there will be consequences” over the film.
“We will not allow the prophet to be insulted. We are willing to sacrifice our lives and property,” said Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man, an official with the opposition Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS), which spearheaded the march.
About 60 percent of Malaysia’s 28 million people are Malay-Muslims.
Protesters shouted “Allahu Akbar” (God is greatest) and held up signs denouncing the film, America and Jews.
One placard read: “Obama, our patience has its limit. Don’t blame us if your citizens die. Blame yourself. U started it!”
Demonstrators handed a memo to an American embassy official, demanding a US apology, “maximum sentences” for the movie-makers and an investigation into whether there was a “planned agenda to provoke hatred and anger towards Muslims”.