Hundreds of Kuwaitis stage anti-US ‘demo’
US Embassy issues warning - Lawmakers condemn film
KUWAIT CITY, Sept. 13: Hundreds of Kuwaiti citizens protested opposite Kuwait’s US Embassy Thursday evening condemning an anti-Islam amateur film on Youtube that denigrates the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH). Special Forces pushed back protesters away from the embassy gates with security barriers, however a small number unsuccessfully attempted to bypass the security and storm the premises.
Amidst very tight security, citizens chanted in defense of the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) and called upon the US to respect Islam’s sanctities. Some carried signs, one of which stated in English ‘USA Stop the Bullshit (Respect Us),’ and flags that allegedly represent al-Qaeda. They also chanted “Obama, we are all Osama.” US citizens in Kuwait were warned by its embassy to be extra vigilant ahead of the protest.
Kuwaiti lawmakers had called for a peaceful demonstration opposite the embassy earlier on Thursday to condemn insults against Islam. Those present at the demonstration included current MPs Mohammed Hayef, Falah Al-Sawwagh, Musallam Al-Barrak and Khaled Tahous as well as former 2012 Assembly MPs Khaled Shukhayyer and Osama Al-Munawer.
Really Guys? Don't you have anything better to do with your free time? Does anyone know about the movie or is it actually a bunch of bored people looking for any reason to cause chaos?