Anti-Islam movie protested by Iranian student outside Swiss Embassy

Iranian students protest anti-Islam movie outside Swiss Embassy

Hundreds of Iranian students hold a protest rally against the anti-Islam film in front of the Swiss Embassy in the Iranian capital city, Tehran, on September 13, 2012.

Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:32PM GMT

Hundreds of Iranian students have gathered outside the Swiss Embassy in the Iranian capital, Tehran, to protest against the anti-Islam movie made in the US which insults Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

During the Thursday protest, the Iranian students shouted anti-American and anti-Israeli slogans and called for punishment of the director of the blasphemous movie.

The demonstration in front of the Swiss Embassy, which represents the US interests in Iran, comes amid the growing outrage across the Muslim world over the sacrilegious movie.

The Iranian students lashed out at the US and the regional “reactionary regimes” for their silence over the insulting film and called on Washington to apologize to the entire Muslim world.

The protesters called for suspension of the activities of the US embassies in all the Muslim countries and urged the Islamic nations to cut economic ties with the US.

At the end, the students read their statement and set the US flag on fire after holding the noon prayers in front of the Swiss Embassy.

The statement announced that the Iranian people will hold nationwide demonstrations against the anti-Islam movie on Friday.

The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday that the blasphemous movie has been produced by anti-Islam Israeli-American Sam Bacile.

The report added that, Bacile, a real estate developer, has assumed responsibility for the film, which he said was made thanks to Jewish donations totaling USD 5 million.

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