Violent protests continue in Middle East, Africa and Asia
Anti-American sentiment spreading
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- Date Sep 17, 2012
Anti-American sentiment spreading
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Reports of a death threat against the makers of an anti Islamic video that video is triggered an angry backlash and at least twenty countries since it went viral last week.
Now the Associated Press is reporting a religious cleric in Egypt has issued a -- -- In essence a religious license to kill.
In a statement posted on that militant website the cleric says it is the duty of each Muslim to kill anybody associated with the video.
Meantime the protests continue.
And today in Beirut Lebanon the leader of -- his -- terror group called the people to keep demonstrating.
The protests there appeared peaceful -- diplomats and US embassy have reportedly started destroying classified material as caution.
The US State Department official tells the Associated Press there is no imminent threat to that embassy.
However in other areas the violence pressing right up against the gates.
In Pakistan US representatives say all Americans at the embassy -- -- after protesters fought with police right outside.
All of our personnel in Pakistan are safe and accounted for we did have protest.
There were relatively wide spread around the country today however most of them.
Has been dispersed.
One point police say hundreds of Pakistan's broke through barricades.
And made it to the consulates out of -- war.
But cops in private security forces fought back the demonstrators.
The medical official says one protester died in the fighting.
Many of the protesters say they're angry over that anti Islam video.
But it's frankly impossible to tell where the militants may be taking advantage of these demonstrations to try to spread chaos and unrest.
Fox -- chief correspondent Jonathan Hunt is live and our newsroom regardless of what is behind all of this we're certainly seeing a lot of anti American sentiment really.
All over that part of the world -- and spreading logic from the Middle East over to Central Asia which was where we sold the worst of the disturbance is today pockets Don you just mentioned.
Also in Afghanistan west several hundred protesters.
Blocked one of the main roads outside of Kabul the capital.
But again -- and this is something that is encouraging US officials it was local police.
Who stepped in drawing praise from NATO commanders I -- eventually dispersing the -- today in terms of numbers today.
The biggest protest we soul was in Beirut Lebanon tens of thousands reportedly on the streets that.
But again this needs to be put in the context of the rally being called.
By the Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah out when ever -- he calls his people on to the streets.
He tends to get those huge crowds and again.
US officials relieved that they appeared to make no attempt to move out of their southern Beirut stronghold towards any US interest today shot.
Jonathan at the same time we're seeing that the in the places where there was a lot of violence -- loud protests last week against the US.
Seems to have calmed down today yet and that is what is.
Making many officials hopeful that perhaps the worst has -- -- you remember -- Cairo obviously lost Tuesday.
A huge demonstration against the embassy -- but look at it today.
It was very quiet on the road leading down towards the United States embassy and as you can see that -- -- -- square.
I remember we we -- all somewhat surprised on Friday the traditional.
Day of protest -- Kyra when it rather than a huge mall off to Friday press.
That would those small numbers that you see right that trying to make it towards the US embassy so -- we perhaps -- seeing is a similar sort of patent that we've seen before check.
Remember back in 2006.
The the Muslim demonstrations that a cut off to those Danish magazines published caricatures of the Prophet Mohamed think.
Fled violently for several days spread geographically but then family quickly.
Burden themselves that the Hoch and it is only hope but the hope is that the same patent may be playing on -- Jonathan Hunt in New York tonight Jonathan thanks Wheeler Fox News team in Egypt.