(NEW YORK) — Although markedly smaller than in predominantly Muslim nations, there were protests in European cities during the weekend over an anti-Islam movie produced in the U.S.
About 150 people demonstrating outside the U.S. Embassy in Paris were detained by police as they shouted their hatred for America and President Obama.
France happens to be home of the continent’s largest Muslim community.
Meanwhile, similar demonstrations occurred in London and even in the Belgian city of Antwerp where about 200 people carried flags representing the Salafi radical Islam while shouting “Obama, go to hell.”
In Germany, there’s a different kind of controversy. A far right group wants to show Innocence of Muslims, the movie that spurred worldwide fury by Muslims.
However, German Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich says he’ll do everything he can to prevent that from happening.
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