US Deploys More Troops as New Anti-US Protests Erupt
Common Dreams — The US defense department deployed additional troops to US embassies and other diplomatic compounds on Monday to “protect personnel and property,” ahead of what experts say could be many more days of anti-US protests across the world.
Protests have taken place in at least 20 nations, now including Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Indonesia, since last week in reaction to an American film, which mocks the Prophet Mohammad. The film was made privately in the US by several California-based men tied to an extremist, anti-Islamic, Coptic Christian movement. The film was reported by Egyptian media last week, casting off its obscurity and inciting mass protests by Muslims in cities across the world.