One killed in Lebanon protest over anti-Islam film

One demonstrator was killed and two others were wounded in clashes with security forces in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli on Friday in protests over a film insulting the Muslim Prophet Mohammad and against the pope’s visit to Lebanon.

A security source said the man was killed as protesters tried to storm a government building. Earlier, a U.S. fast food restaurant was set alight. Twelve members of the security forces were wounded by stones thrown by protesters, the source said.

The U.S.-made film has sparked violent protests in Libya, where the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans were killed, and in Egypt, Yemen and Sudan and there are fears the demonstrations could spread to other Muslim countries.

The protests coincided with Pope Benedict’s arrival in Lebanon for a three-day visit.

Lebanese security forces had earlier opened fire after protesters torched a fast food restaurant in Tripoli and threw rocks at a state building, shouting anti-American slogans and chanting against the pope’s visit to Lebanon.

A Reuters journalist at the scene saw hundreds of protesters dodging gunfire and teargas as they hurled stones at security forces in armored vehicles. Protesters chanted “We don’t want the pope,” and “No more insults (to Islam)”.

Reuters

photo: Debris and damage is seen at a Hardee’s fast food outlet after protesters set the building on fire in Tripoli, northern Lebanon September 14, 2012. — Reuters pic

  • guss043

    And on tv moslem clerics keep saying moslem religion is a religion of beace(peace)

    • nayyashAl3arab

      glad you are seeing the salafi danger; hence i call for an alliance of all minorities against this salafi cancer

  • guss043

    And on tv moslem clerics keep saying moslem religion is a religion of beace(peace)

  • guss043

    And on tv moslem clerics keep saying moslem religion is a religion of beace(peace)

    • nayyashAl3arab

      glad you are seeing the salafi danger; hence i call for an alliance of all minorities against this salafi cancer

  • nayyashAl3arab

    CHRISTIANS IN LEBANON ARE IN DANGER. SALAFIS AND THEIR ALLIES LIKE ISRAEL GEAGEA  AND HARIRIS SHOULD BE BOYCOTTED

  • nayyashAl3arab

    CHRISTIANS IN LEBANON ARE IN DANGER. SALAFIS AND THEIR ALLIES LIKE ISRAEL GEAGEA  AND HARIRIS SHOULD BE BOYCOTTED

  • Hannibal

    You don’t want the pope? Well me neither UNTIL you monkeys said you do not want him… Now for spite we want the pope… What are you gonna do about it? I think it is time for another Crusade to kick everybody out. Where is Richard the Lionheart when you need him? lol

    • nayyashAl3arab

      i dont know why you did not want him before they rejected him! i believe he is a trump card that minorities in mIddle east can rely upon as last resort; next step is migration

    • nayyashAl3arab

      i hope mr hannibal you see now why i approve hizbollah

      • nagy_michael2

        You approve of Hisballah? let’s see In May of 2007 when Hezbollah took over west beirut several sunnas were killed and others where beaten and cursed. Many Sunnis complained that Hezbollah members cursed them and cursed guess who “The only and only Prohphet Mohamed”. were where the sunnis demonstrating against that? where are the sunnas demonstrating and ripping off the syrians embassis across the world after so many innocent Syrians and old and very young died from the Syrians Gov’t brutal attacks? why these muslims who are protestng are being hypocrites? When Brotherhood killed many copts and burned their churches did you see Christians across the world protesting and burning Mosques? maybe the guy made a bad movie and insulted the prohphet. But you guys insult Jesus and burn churches on regular basis. You kill in the name of Allah as if Allah belongs to you or something? the fact is Prophet mohamed advocated killings and marrying more than one wife is a big sin by itself. Who gave the rights to take womens freedom and subject people your backward beliefs? If you guys pray 5 times a day and nothing good comes out of it oher than evil and killing..what do you really expec normal human beings to believe in such religion? the muslims world is blind even the ones who don’t kill.. they just go with the flow. Finally Al Qaada working for Iran and Iran is helping Syria. Nobody is happier about these events other than the tripple X’s of Iran, Syria and Hizballah. look the last few days nobody talking about Syria and that’s exactly what the demo’s and violance were intended to accomplish. Today Syrian troops using Explosives on demonstrators in Hamas. where is the muslim world protesting that??

    • Patience2

       All you’ll do is draw a crowd of fruit flies, notice??

    • Patience2

       All you’ll do is draw a crowd of fruit flies, notice??

  • Hannibal

    You don’t want the pope? Well me neither UNTIL you monkeys said you do not want him… Now for spite we want the pope… What are you gonna do about it? I think it is time for another Crusade to kick everybody out. Where is Richard the Lionheart when you need him? lol

    • nayyashAl3arab

      i dont know why you did not want him before they rejected him! i believe he is a trump card that minorities in meddle east can rely upon as last resort; next step is migration

    • nayyashAl3arab

      i hope mr hannibal you see now why i approve hizbollah

      • nagy_michael2

        You approve of Hisballah? let’s see In May of 2007 when Hezbollah took over west beirut several sunnas were killed and others where beaten and cursed. Many Sunnis complained that Hezbollah members cursed them and cursed guess who “The only and only Prohphet Mohamed”. were where the sunnis demonstrating against that? where are the sunnas demonstrating and ripping off the syrians embassis across the world after so many innocent Syrians and old and very young died from the Syrians Gov’t brutal attacks? why these muslims who are protestng are being hypocrites? When Brotherhood killed many copts and burned their churches did you see Christians across the world protesting and burning Mosques? maybe the guy made a bad movie and insulted the prohphet. But you guys insult Jesus and burn churches on regular basis. You kill in the name of Allah as if Allah belongs to you or something? the fact is Prophet mohamed advocated killings and marrying more than one wife is a big sin by itself. Who gave the rights to take womens freedom and subject people your backward beliefs? If you guys pray 5 times a day and nothing good comes out of it oher than evil and killing..what do you really expec normal human beings to believe in such religion? the muslims world is blind even the ones who don’t kill.. they just go with the flow. Finally Al Qaada working for Iran and Iran is helping Syria. Nobody is happier about these events other than the tripple X’s of Iran, Syria and Hizballah. look the last few days nobody talking about Syria and that’s exactly what the demo’s and violance were intended to accomplish. Today Syrian troops using Explosives on demonstrators in Hamas. where is the muslim world protesting that??

    • Patience2

       All you’ll do is draw a crowd of fruit flies, notice??

  • nayyashAl3arab

    POPE SAID: LEBANON WILL BE AN EXAMPLE OF COEXISTENCE OF RELIGIONS. i AM NOW AFRAID ISRAEL MAY WANT TO LIQUIDATE HIM. THIS IS A SPEECH ISRAEL DOES NOT LIKE TO HEAR

  • nayyashAl3arab

    POPE SAID: LEBANON WILL BE AN EXAMPLE OF COEXISTENCE OF RELIGIONS. i AM NOW AFRAID ISRAEL MAY WANT TO LIQUIDATE HIM. THIS IS A SPEECH ISRAEL DOES NOT LIKE TO HEAR

    • Hannibal

      Stop screaming dude… Capital letters means screaming. Good thing it does not translate into real waves, we would be deafened by now. lol

      • nayyashAl3arab

        well i noticed some people are blind & deaf; some facts are shining under our ears yet only few are seeing them in this blog; others are deaf yet facts are shouting in front of our eyes

  • dateam

    listen to all of you…you all miss the point…RELIGION IS NOT THE PROBLEM…whether muslim,christian or jew….humanity is the problem…it is us that are distorting the religion…it is us that teaches and breeds hate…it is us that manipulate for our own personal greed and agenda….we as humans have flaws…we as humans have hijacked religion for our own agendas….we as humas are and will pay the price because gods words were written for all not for one or the other…we choose how we want to follow gods words…..thats why we all need salvation thats why we say god help us,,,,god bless and allah seyid is said to those that dont understand and do wrong….we all completey miss the point….when the time comes we are all judged….we have become so fickle ..why cant someone be good for just being good…why cant someone be an idiot for just being an idiot….religion whatever faith is a persons choice and between them and god….the rest has nothing to do with religion…..its all ignorance

    • 5thDrawer

      Correct, Dateam. The distortions come from humans.

    • 5thDrawer

      Correct, Dateam. The distortions come from humans.

  • dateam

    listen to all of you…you all miss the point…RELIGION IS NOT THE PROBLEM…whether muslim,christian or jew….humanity is the problem…it is us that are distorting the religion…it is us that teaches and breeds hate…it is us that manipulate for our own personal greed and agenda….we as humans have flaws…we as humans have hijacked religion for our own agendas….we as humas are and will pay the price because gods words were written for all not for one or the other…we choose how we want to follow gods words…..thats why we all need salvation thats why we say god help us,,,,god bless and allah seyid is said to those that dont understand and do wrong….we all completey miss the point….when the time comes we are all judged….we have become so fickle ..why cant someone be good for just being good…why cant someone be an idiot for just being an idiot….religion whatever faith is a persons choice and between them and god….the rest has nothing to do with religion…..its all ignorance

    • 5thDrawer

      Correct, Dateam. The distortions come from humans.