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September 15, 2012 (KHARTOUM) — Sudanese police said two peoples were killed in violent demonstrations organised against the US embassy in Khartoum over a film defaming the Prophet Muhammad.

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Smoke billows from the US embassy in the Sudanese capital Khartoum during a protest against an amateur film mocking Islam on September 14, 2012. (Getty)

Imams of Khartoum mosques on Friday called to protest against the US and criticised the American authorities for allowing the production of a film denigrating the prophet of Islam. Some went as far as to say the West bans any group that eulogises the Holocaust and turn blind eyes to defamation of Islam.

After Friday prayer the protesters moved first to the German Embassy in Khartoum where they quickly stormed the building and raised a black flag, used by radical groups with the Muslim profession of faith, "There is no god but God, and Muhammad is the Messenger of God".

Over 5,000 protesters moved to the well protected US embassy in the suburb of Soba 20 kilometers south east of Khartoum. The 250 police officers posted there were able to contain the protesters at a security perimeter, 150 meters from the main gate of the embassy for some time.

Meanwhile a police vehicle struck a protester when the crowed broke the security cordon and moved towards the embassy. The demonstrators turned their chants against the regime when news of the death spread among those present.

Eyewitnesses said three people were killed, also the official Radio Omdurman gave the same figure when it spoke about the death toll of the clashes outsides the US embassy but the Sudanese police in a statement released late during the evening said only two were killed.

The police also said the protesters wounded 50 policemen and torched a vehicle. The official communiqué was keen to underscore the policemen did not use any firearms.

A US embassy spokesperson told Reuters that all the staff are safe and no one was harmed.

After the death of people, the angry protesters took advantage of the situation and jumped the outer wall of the embassy. Some of them hoisted a black Islamic flag on a balcony inside the new building.

The few Marines insides the embassy were on the roofs and fired warning shots into the air to dissuade the protesters from moving deep inside the compound.

The protests against the US embassy in Khartoum is part of a series of protests against US diplomatic missions in Islamic world.

In Libya, radical groups killed the Ambassador John Christopher Stevens and three members of his staff. The incident triggered the deployment of further troops at the American mission in Tripoli.

Reuters quoted anonymous source saying a platoon of Marines will be deployed in US embassy in Khartoum

An ABC News journalist covering the State Department and foreign affairs wrote on Twitter that US Vice President Joe Biden called Sudan’s Frist Vice President Ali Osman Taha asking the permission to deploy more Marines in Khartoum.

"The highest priority of the United States is the safety of the US diplomatic presence abroad," Biden told Taha according to Dana Hughes.

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Al Jazeera English | Anti-Islam video protests shake Sudan | 14 September 2012

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  • 15 September 2012 11:44, by Akol Liai Mager

    It is an inherited Rage!! All Al-Rashediya Caliphers got killed in the rages not against Americans or the West, but against themselves in the rage and civil wars between different ethnic groups of the Middle East Muslims. US and Europe were so quick to support the so-called Arab Spring perpetrated by the power hungry Akuan Al-Shuotheen (Devil Brotherhoods).

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    • 15 September 2012 14:22, by Dinkawarrior

      Friends never be a friend with any Muslims! Because the word Islam means violent and you will be victimized at anytime. U.S. has this chance to uses South Sudan as one of its allies against Sudan as it happened with Zenawi against Somalia. This works need all American citizens to come together as one people and pushes President Obama to use South Sudan as the tools and provided them with weapons.

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      • 15 September 2012 15:25, by panchol

        This voilent might be a long term plan create to distablized the whole world for September.11 annversary. these anger muslims strike is being experienced in any country whose president attend arab summit in Iran. the countries are as follows:
        1.Sudan 2. Lybia3.Egypt 3.Syria 4. Iraq 5.Iran 6.Yamen 7. Afghastan 8.Jordan 9. Tunisia 10.Plastine 11.Saudi Arabia.12 Arab State of Emarites 13.Marocco e

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      • 15 September 2012 17:38, by South South

        Dinkawarrior and others from South Sudan,
        Please watch this video clip. This video was taken by British in 1955. It is Arab Masseriyia. Here is the link:http://www.ask.com/videos/watch-video/the-flaming-jungle-1955/i8jJDtEqWsNvCErMoSB5yA?ver=11&domain=ask.com.
        Please watch it carefully. Fake Arab women are naked. Northern Sudanese, Jalaby, Sudani ana and Soldier. I want you to watch this video.

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      • 15 September 2012 18:37, by NO PEACE

        BASHIR,BASHIR HOW IS YOUR COUNTRY NOW?
        IDIOR PEOPLE TO SEE IS GOOD BUT VERY SOON IT WILL COME TO SOUTH SUDAN.

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    • 15 September 2012 17:41, by South South

      Northern Sudanese,
      Watch this video clip. It is about Arab Masseiryia taken by British in 1955. Here is the link:http://www.ask.com/videos/watch-video/the-flaming-jungle-1955/i8jJDtEqWsNvCErMoSB5yA?ver=11&domain=ask.com

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  • 15 September 2012 11:45, by eye-of-an-eye

    US should act immediately to safe the life of diplomats abroad specially in terorist states, Sudan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, Yemen etc. Black flag resemble devil, kaaba in Medina is black, funy to see Islam resemble to black direction, Mohamed poverty force him to married an old woman and some body’s wife comitted adultery, devil lutha used him for prophecy, coz muslim belive in violence,killi

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    • 15 September 2012 16:13, by emad

      eye-for an eye: black does not always resemble devil. you are just a racist.what is wrong in kaaba being black. You no nothing about our prophet ( peace upon him) so stop posting ill-intended and incorrect information.

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      • 15 September 2012 16:27, by Marco A. Wek

        Mr. Mead your prophet might have been a good prophet but the way his followers are acting in our modern world today shows how negative Islam and Muslims are.
        It looks to me and the whole world Islam is a religion of terror and ignorance although not l

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        • 15 September 2012 17:18, by emad

          MarcoAWek: Not all Muslims behave in such violent way. unfortunately we can not do anything about them and they have been defaming our religion by theirs violent actions. but you have to know that Islam is not a violent religion.

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          • 15 September 2012 22:11, by P.K.M

            Emad, you may say Islam is not a violent Religion but if you look at violent committed in the name of Islam and then connect the dots; your assertion that Islam is not a violent religion may not be true. You Recall 9/11, Kobaar tower bombing in Saudi Arabia, Madrid train station bombing, London subway bombing, US Embassies bombing in Nairobi and Dar-el-salaam Tanzania, Bali bombing in Indonesia,>

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            • 15 September 2012 22:17, by P.K.M

              > USS Cole bombing in Yemen, Hamas and Hezbollah firing rockets into Israelis civilians and list goes on and on. Remember, these violent happened just in the year 2000, let alone what happens in the 90s and 1980s and beyond. After all these, it will be very hard to convince anybody that Islam is not a violent religion! Not all Muslims but overwhelming major of Muslims believe in violent.

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              • 15 September 2012 22:36, by mohamed mahgoub

                4get to add the killing in SK and BN and the 2.5 mil killed in the south all happened in the name of Islam even the seperation resulted coz the war was between the Islamic north & the Christian south

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              • 15 September 2012 22:37, by emad

                PKM: were all the one and half billion Muslims all over the world with those bombings???. those people acted against the teachings of islam and they disobeyed ALMIGHTY GOD by killing innocent people.they do not represent ISLAM at all.and i think they are more dangerous to ISLAM than the west.so please you have to differentiate between islam as religion and those commited crimes in the name of Isla

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      • 15 September 2012 16:34, by zulu

        Get ready you muslims to rule the world because US is preparing to move to Mars. They will move all their embassies and cosulates and abondone persuing justice, freedom of expression and speech into mars. I dont know how you will again wage terrorism, flying planes into buildings and highjacking?

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      • 15 September 2012 17:42, by South South

        Emad,
        Please watch this video clip. it is about Arab Masseiriyia in 1955 taken by British. Here is the link:http://www.ask.com/videos/watch-video/the-flaming-jungle-1955/i8jJDtEqWsNvCErMoSB5yA?ver=11&domain=ask.com

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      • 15 September 2012 18:24, by sudani ana

        Huh, Kaaba is not even in Madina, idiot.

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        • 15 September 2012 18:31, by South South

          Sudani ana,
          Son of bitch, you need to watch the video taken in 1955 to see fake black Arab women naked with black skin. Watch it to know yourself idiot.

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    • 15 September 2012 17:56, by Stephen kuach

      When God created Adam and Eve,he blessed them and told them to be prosper and increase in number,that mean God does not allow anyone to kill or hate another human being for God’s sake,we as people are the likeness of God and he had created us to do good by loving one another without giving chances to the devil the main enemy of God,now I ask"do the Muslim community worship a real"God" or"Allah"?

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    • 16 September 2012 17:32, by Sudani+

      Eye-blind,
      Your are absolutly ignorant, go and read about islam and his prophet Mohamed (PBUH) before you post your nonesense comments

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  • 15 September 2012 11:49, by Aarai Baka

    Religion of peace. God cursed the muslims. They are so fanatic, radical and extremist terrorist.

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  • 15 September 2012 11:52, by Majongdit

    Jallaby,
    Are you alive? I hope so...no one wants to miss your usual nonsense. By the way, I condemn the anti-islam film but I don’t think it should be met with such an extreme violence.

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    • 15 September 2012 22:49, by mohamed mahgoub

      He won’t comment here ,he is only paid to insult southerners and post fake funny historical analysis,like his master Albashir we didn’t hear from him about this mess whilst the Egyptains Mursi, the libyan,Tunisians leaders appeared in the media condemning what happened

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  • 15 September 2012 11:56, by eye-of-an-eye

    Who are those American these idiots are looking to kill, Americans are the colection of every human on this globe, you get an Arab, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, black Africans, red Indies, pigmies and etc, islam is a politics is not religion, becoz God/Allah don’t except killing, I was converted to Christianity bcoz of the truth discovered, I thank God for it.

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    • 15 September 2012 13:04, by australian

      God bless you. You are a hero.

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    • 15 September 2012 16:40, by emad

      who told you that Islam allows killing, that is absolutely incorrect. Almighty GOD says in the HOLY QURAAN eye for an eye and tooth for a tooth.stop nonsense comments.

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      • 16 September 2012 10:45, by Ruach

        UUUUUUh,Is he better than Ngundeng Bong of South Sudan?No I don’t think so.Mohamed is a devil man and God put him in the hell for his life or death punishments

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      • 17 September 2012 02:21, by australian

        Emad, I don’t know if you are trying to fool us or yourself. Elsewhere you admit Muslims can kill with "preconditions" (very sneaky). Here you say Islam doesn’t allow killing. The confusion is unbearable! Please explain, oh expert of Islam.

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  • 15 September 2012 12:25, by eye-of-an-eye

    A Sudanese Sheik Mohamed Bashir from jailin tribe raped a 12 years old Somalian housemate in a town of Mocha in Yemen two days ago and killed the girl as the girl tried to escaped, shame on you NCP sons of prostitudes.

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  • 15 September 2012 13:02, by Dan Samuel

    sad sad this is happening, innocent people dying because of irrational behavior of the limited few. Interesting, this does not happen in the strictly islamic country of Saudi Arabia and the better economically Gulf countrise

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    • 15 September 2012 13:07, by australian

      What is your theory about why this is not happening in Saudi Arabia? Just because it is rich? But we have had riots in Australia, which is not really poor.

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      • 15 September 2012 13:38, by Altruistic

        Those in Australia are copycats

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      • 15 September 2012 13:47, by 4Justice

        I turned on my TV about an hour ago, and saw these demented Muslims running around in Sydney like demons.If they don’t like infidels why are they emigrating to Australia?

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        • 15 September 2012 14:39, by australian

          Many of them are the children of immigrants. They have been emboldened by the sycophants of multiculturalism who give them everything they want. They have also been inspired by the global Islamic "alsahwa" which they believe will bring them power and the riches they steal from the Western countries they colonise with their presence.
          We have to deal with them boldly!

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          • 15 September 2012 16:17, by panchol

            The killing of two Sudanese National had been done as pretect, in order for Govt of England & German to sympathise on them.
            Bashir is behind the Embassys attack. Osama Bin Laden had been to Sudan for number of years, while Western troops did not know his whereabouts.
            Bin Laden known to be in Afghanstan when CPA had been signed by both parties; namely SPLM and NCP so as not to reveal their secr

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      • 15 September 2012 13:53, by Dinkawarrior

        The hungrily hyena had never been a friend with a goat, the same thing happened when you’re friends to Muslims you will be victimized at anytime. We South Sudanese people know it but Obama didn’t understood. He was so quicked to condemn South Sudan’s Army called SPLA by defending itself from angrily Arab Muslims in Panthou but now he will know what does his father’s religion mean to the world?

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      • 15 September 2012 19:58, by emad

        Australian: those in Saudi Arabia are less than 1% of the Muslim population worldwide. Almost of Muslim countries have protested against the recent insults from Indonesia in the East to Nigeria in the west.It has nothing to do with richness or poverty rather it has to do with what we as Muslims believe in and are ready to defend it with our lives.

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        • 16 September 2012 00:56, by australian

          Emad, how is it that I know more about your religion than you do? You say you will defend it with your life but you don’t know what you are defending. Islam is not some sweet fairyland: why don’t you wake up from your dream and do some reading? I mean REAL reading, not just da’wa repeated over and over. Then if you want to defend your murderous prophet, at least you know what you are talking about

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  • 15 September 2012 16:16, by Kenyan the cushite

    look at the savages, just like somalia. my hope is that Al hilu, Agar and the SRF can bring justice soon. all africans here in the USA, East and southern africa cannot wait for the fake arabs to be crushed. the SAF and its genocidal militias should be tried.

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  • 15 September 2012 20:43, by mogokafi

    Sudanese live in a delusional Arabs Islamic world. First no Sudanese has seen the film yet and secondly, they can’t distinguish between nations. Neither England nor Germany has nothing has anything to do with this film. I don’t know why in the hell are they burning German embassy for.

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    • 16 September 2012 06:09, by Observer

      Mogokafi,
      It appears that most of the protestors around the world have not seen the film- probably because they are poor and don;t have the internet - they have just been told about it.
      As all extremists do- they take advantage of the uneducated as they don;t know how to ask questions.
      Is one of the reasons our govt doesn’t encourage education- as people will start asking too many questions

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      • 16 September 2012 13:02, by australian

        Observer:
        Please define "extremist". We non-Muslims want to know what it means when a Muslim says "extremist".

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  • 15 September 2012 22:09, by Good Citizen

    this is the religion that any rational human shouldn’t join! just look at the destruction they are doing.if God is truely great God, why do you fight for a GREAT GOD ? Muslim normally yell at the top our lungs,’’ALLAH AKBAAR!!’’ where is greatness of Allah if you are fighting for him? this religion is a big burden to the world!

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    • 16 September 2012 17:40, by Sudani+

      Bad citizen,
      1- Allah Akbar (1,000,000) times
      2- we are not fighting for god or on belahve of him, we are fightting in his order to show our opeydyanse to his mihgty
      3- Yes god is great, this is clear if you look around you (the sky, the earth, the sun) alls these are created by God "Allha"
      4- further, god has given his word to May and she gave birth to Jesous! is not he the greatest!

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  • 16 September 2012 01:14, by akoonapg

    And what a great day this was, Pray then go and burn down buildings while looting and dying for a religion started by a false prophet.

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  • 16 September 2012 18:59, by Hamra

    I’m wondering what the impact of this will have on Sudan beyond the last few days. What will the political, economic and diplomatic fall out be? I can’t help feeling that Sudan has been damaged by what has happened. It certainly will have far fewer friends now in Germany.

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