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The road between the Kollupitiya junction and the Galle Face roundabout has been temporarily closed due to a protest march by a large number of Muslims over a film defamatory of the Prophet.

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  • dev Friday, 21 September 2012 08:41 AM

    MashaAllah

    Kautilya Friday, 21 September 2012 08:51 AM

    Allahu Akbar

    Hal Friday, 21 September 2012 08:53 AM

    When the historical Bamiyan statues were blasted to pieces, no one took part in such demonstrations. Of course the culprits were smashed from the surface of the earth without any protests or demonstration.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Friday, 21 September 2012 08:53 AM

    There should be some limit for these disruptions of daily life of people by fanatics of every religion. Religion should be a matter between one's maker and oneself and not to be denigrated in this fashion.

    Ryan Friday, 21 September 2012 09:03 AM

    The stupid guy who created the movie will be laughing about what's going on now,
    Why are Muslims killing innocent Americans who had no connection to this video?
    The end result is the whole world gets the idea that Muslims are a set of extremists

    GhostoHitches Friday, 21 September 2012 09:03 AM

    Well done Muslims, you just proved what the film maker wanted to point out in the first place
    When Taliban bombed the Bahmian buddhas, did the Buddhist go berserk kill any one?
    When Dan Brown released Da Vinci code, did the Christians go berserk and destroy foreign embassies?
    When will you Muslims ever leave your stone age mentality and join the modern civilized world?

    Lobo Friday, 21 September 2012 09:14 AM

    What Muslims are doing is totally against not only Islam but the doctrine of any religion. These are the morons being misguided by the extreme radicals.

    proud 2 b a srlankan Friday, 21 September 2012 09:15 AM

    GET OUT OF THE WAY!!!

    Nature Friday, 21 September 2012 09:30 AM

    This movie has been created by Jews. Director is not a film maker by profession. He done this first time. Others also Jews.

    Actually Jews expecting create anger between muslims and cristians. Jews wants muslims to attack on christians. that allows to america to attack Iran.

    PLEASE !!! please understand who is behind the scene.
    Same scanario 9/11.

    Nadeesha Pradeep Friday, 21 September 2012 09:30 AM

    Freedom in good democracy

    PRASANNAJIT Friday, 21 September 2012 09:38 AM

    Has any of these protesters seen this film?

    Zaf Friday, 21 September 2012 09:40 AM

    Just becuse freedom is a good democrazy that doesn't mean that you could insult other religions.

    kumar Friday, 21 September 2012 09:42 AM

    By doing this type of protests and violence the Muslims are giving huge publicity to the video and encouraging the people to watch the video. Otherwise no one will care about the video.

    observer Saturday, 22 September 2012 08:56 AM

    well done... on being a perfect example for what the others have said above... typical muslim.. arrogant and deluded to the max.. tribal attitudes from the early days of evolution... plenty of blind faith and zero rationality...

    SimpleIdea Friday, 21 September 2012 09:43 AM

    Well said dude. Of cause they are. I wonder why they are giving so much popularity to that film. He He...

    SimpleIdea Friday, 21 September 2012 09:45 AM

    Correct, this proves that muslims are far away from civilization.

    mansfer Friday, 21 September 2012 09:51 AM

    Where were this protesters while killing the Muslims in Syria ?

    ann Friday, 21 September 2012 04:26 PM

    too true.... all this does is enforce the stereotypes that people have of Muslims and Islam

    Fusion Friday, 21 September 2012 10:15 AM

    Huh? The movie was created by a convicted felon by name "Nakoula Basseley Nakoula". He was born in Egypt and is a Coptic Christian. He used the pseudonym "Sam Bacile" and claimed to be an Israeli that received donations from other Israelis for the movie. But all that turned out to be BS. He even lied to his cast, changed the title and dubbed the movie. Movie was also promoted by US pastor Terry Jones. Now who is doing the inciting here? Jews or the Christians? Terry Jones is the idiot who tried to burn Qurans!

    Outback Joe Friday, 21 September 2012 10:15 AM

    WWMD? (what would Muhammad do) in such a situation? definitely not gone on protests and burn down franchises.
    handle the situation in a peaceful manner is more like him.
    so people use your god given grey matter and handle the situation in a peaceful manner.

    Jaya Sunday, 23 September 2012 06:58 AM

    Absolutely!...I had no idea there was a movie until all this ha ho I saw on TV. Now I am eager to watch that movie.

    Jaya Sunday, 23 September 2012 07:11 AM

    So you admit that your religion actively support violence???? Religions are there for people to follow the correct path and to teach people to respect and love each other.

    Kapila Friday, 21 September 2012 10:19 AM

    Islam is a religion of peace.........and if you disagree they will kill you!

    Affan Friday, 21 September 2012 06:15 PM

    As a Muslim am more furious regarding the stupidity of these than any other movie,these people are giving unwante publicity to a movie that's utter trash. They are not honoring the prophet instead serving the director of this movie by promoting it via stupid protests. The US ambassador for SL plus many more US diplomats have condemned this movie also the director is arrest by FBI so instead of showcasing stupid protest do something wise and productive.

    nizar Friday, 21 September 2012 10:31 AM

    Muslim are born to adhere and to protect the religion . And not to imitate non believers and follow their life style

    Stronger Sunday, 23 September 2012 08:26 AM

    Read the Quran guys you can understand the depth of the religion.
    Almighty is challenging you if you can find even a single error in quran ???

    observer Friday, 21 September 2012 07:14 PM

    true...now the makers of the movie have got publicity all over the world.. and without even having to spend anything for advertising...

    observer Friday, 21 September 2012 07:23 PM

    well that explains why most of them act like as if they're from the stone age...

    mohammed Friday, 21 September 2012 07:39 PM

    I WILL TELL ALL WHO AGAISNT THE ISLAM AND MUSLIMS. I AM NOT ACCPETING MUCH LIKE THIS FROM MUSLIMS BUT IF YOU DONT PROTEST LIKE THIS OTERS WILL DO MORE THINGS AGAISNT ISLAM AND ITS TEACHINGS. OTHER RELEGIOUS PEOPLE DOENST FOLLOW THEIR RELEGION AT ALL ACCEPT FEW BUT ISLAM ALWAYS BEST AND ONLY TRUTH RELEGION IN THE WORLD WHATEVER YOU ALL SAY . NO AMERICANS CAN BE INNOCENT ACCEPT CRIMINALS AGAISNT ISLAM AND OTHERS BETTER KEEP YOU ALL MIND.

    Sajan Friday, 21 September 2012 10:50 AM

    I think you were not in Sri Lanka. there were many protests including in front of Town hall mosque. I feel sorry for your ignorance.

    Outback Joe Friday, 21 September 2012 10:56 AM

    a tweet once read "Small mindedness is a disease that is cured by traveling the world." so don't be that ලිඳේ ඉන්න ගෙම්බා.

    Ansari Friday, 21 September 2012 10:58 AM

    Yes; of course; but some Muslims and people around them misunderstood it; that's all; instead of being patient on this issue; because God will definitely punish the trouble creators on earth against Islam.

    neil john Friday, 21 September 2012 11:00 AM

    They cant go against Government or Hakeem. So they use USA.

    Suren Friday, 21 September 2012 11:07 AM

    Muslims should know to accept criticism. When a joker produced "Da Vinci Code" showing that Jesus Christ was married, did the Catholics and the Christians around the world
    go and protest?

    Lal Saturday, 22 September 2012 01:33 AM

    Sri lankan moors should start contributing to the country not to gods. Learn from camels in UAE, or you will end up as the next.

    Potta Sunil Friday, 21 September 2012 12:21 PM

    Hey, did you tell this when there were other disruptions during all those political tamashas, hartals, strikes and blah blah.......!?

    Doctor who!! Saturday, 22 September 2012 03:21 AM

    Real Muslims are the only people know Islam is the truth whereas the other religion people dont get angry on anything because they dont really follow their religion and they even willing to do what is prohibited in their religion. YOU CAN PLAY WITH YOUR SELF but NOT WITH THE RELIGION. Doctor Who!!!


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