Perfect time for a jihadi work accident.
(Al Jazeera) — Ansar Sharia protest against anti-Muhammad video and cartoons to coincide with “Save Benghazi” anti-militia march.
Libya’s second city Benghazi braced for rival demonstrations by a hardline Islamist militia and its opponents with tensions still running high after a deadly attack on the US consulate last week.
The ultraconservative Salafist group Ansar Al-Sharia called for protests on Friday over a US-made film that mocks Islam and cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed published by a French satirical weekly.
The group, which has denied playing any role in the September 11 attack in which Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed, urged supporters to rally around Al-Kish Square, which was a key battleground in the uprising that overthrew veteran dictator Muammar Gaddafi last year.
“Our demonstration is in support of the messenger of Allah and to condemn the abuse of Islam and Muslims carried out by any given country, chief among them France and the US,” a group member told the AFP news agency.
“It wasn’t enough for them to produce a film denigrating the Prophet in America, off goes France insisting on publishing cartoons in its newspaper that are offensive to our Prophet. We will never tolerate that.”