Anti-Islam film distracts from ‘real problems’: Morsi

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Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi on Friday condemned a film which has sparked protests across the Muslim world as an “aggression” on Islam that distracts from the real problems of the Middle East. “We cannot accept this type of aggression and attempt to sow discord. These irresponsible actions yield no good and draw attention away from real problems like the conflict in Syria, the fate of the Palestinians and the lack of stability in the Middle East,” Morsi said during a visit to Rome. “The Egyptian people reject and oppose any pernicious attempts to offend the prophet of Islam. Everyone rejects this. Americans also reject these actions, President Obama told me,” the Islamist president told reporters. Morsi, who was speaking as fresh clashes broke out between police and protesters outside the US embassy in Cairo in a demonstration over the film, also rejected the deadly violence that has erupted in recent days. “We do not accept the killing of innocent people or attacks against embassies. All governments have the obligation to defend diplomatic missions…. We reject with maximum determination any type of aggression.” Protests over a trailer for the anti-Islam film on YouTube first broke out on Tuesday in Egypt and Libya, where the US consulate in Benghazi came under attack by an armed mob which killed the US ambassador and three other US nationals.

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  1. morsi the self appointed spokesman of middle east,-the inexperienced egyptian president-for 4/5 days there have been protests in egypt but like nero playing his fiddle morsi is touring the west with his begging bowl.every speech he makes he has to bring syria into it and the change of leadership -meaning the rebels to take over the country by the barrel of a gun.He should know because he himself was a leader of a banned terror group called the muslim brotherhood,so he is familiar with this sort of scenario

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