Israeli Arab Official Warns Of ‘Armageddon’ Over Anti-Islam Film
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TEL AVIV, Israel (CBSDC/AP) – Israeli Arabs protest outside the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv Thursday following the attacks on U.S. compounds in Libya, Egypt and Yemen.
The Times of Israel reports about 100 peaceful demonstrators marched outside the embassy to protest the anti-Islam movie which mocks the prophet Muhammad.
A radical group called the Northern Branch of the Islamic Movement led the demonstration, according to the Times of Israel.
A top Israeli Arab Knesset official warned of “Armageddon” if the United Nations does not intervene.
“If the U.N. does not mobilize to stop this erosion, it will be Armageddon,” MK Talab el-Sana told the Israeli paper.
This is the latest round of protests on the heels of the attacks on U.S. compounds in Libya, Yemen and Egypt.
U.S. ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three American personnel were killed at the Benghazi embassy, in which officials believe now may be part of a terrorist attack.
In Sanaa, Yemen, and Cairo, Egypt, thousands stormed the embassies and burned the American flag.
President Obama made separate calls Tuesday evening to the presidents of Libya and Egypt, urging them to work with the U.S. to ensure the safety of diplomatic personnel. Obama and Libyan President Mohamed Magariaf vowed to work together to identify the Benghazi attackers and “bring them to justice,” the White House said in a press release.
Obama told Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi “he rejects efforts to denigrate Islam, but underscored that there is never any justification for violence against innocents and acts that endanger American personnel and facilities,” the White House said.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called the “Innocence of Muslims” movie disgusting and reprehensible.
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