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Published: Sunday September 16, 2012 MYT 4:45:00 PM
Updated: Sunday September 16, 2012 MYT 5:44:37 PM

Umno Youth plans protest against ‘Innocence of Muslims’ film

BUKIT MERTAJAM: Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaludin said the movement was disappointed with the irresponsible producer of the anti-Islamic movie "Innocence Of Muslims" and planned to hold a major protest against it on Friday.

He said the massive protest was aimed at expressing displeasure towards the movie.

"This protest is being held regardless of political differences and, hopefully, will become a platform for Muslims to voice out to the world that this irresponsible and insulting act against Islam and Prophet Muhammad will not be taken lightly.

"Umno Youth also welcomes the PAS Youth Assembly's participation in this protest. This is a universal problem which needs to be addressed immediately," he told reporters after opening the Permatang Pauh Umno delegates meeting at the Permatang Pauh Polytechnic, here on Sunday.

Khairy added that they were awaiting PAS Youth's response to the invitation.

In Los Angeles on Thursday, a 55-year old man, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, who is thought to have uploaded the Youtube clip using the pseudonym “Sam Bacile”, was placed under police protection following the protests.

The video clip of the movie “Innocence of Muslims” sparked protests on Thursday against the American Embassies in Egypt and Yemen, and led to demonstrations in Iraq, Iran, Tunisia and Bangladesh.

Malaysia is seeking to bar online access to the trailer and the movie. - Bernama

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