After the violent clashes in the Middle East last week where several Americans– including the U.S. Ambassador to Libya– were killed, Muslims in Australia have begun to riot as well.
Allegedly protesting an anti-Muslim film, the protesters took to the streets in Sydney with signs that read, “behead all those who insult the prophet” and “down, down USA.”
The Australian writes:
Capsicum spray was fired, leaving faces red and inflamed, while one man was seen being dragged along the ground with blood dripping down his face.
Superintendent Mark Walton later said he believed some people went to the protest “armed”, with a view to cause damage and assault police.
“The group was unorganised and clearly split into factions, being some there to express their concerns from their community perspective,” he said.
“However, there were other elements … who were clearly here with another intent.
“They were aggressive and violent at times and came into contact with police.”
One man explained: “The prophet is more beloved then my family, my wife, my mother and myself. So if someone says this, you can see how upsetting it is.”
Here are photos:
Russia Today has shocking video:
“We are defending our Prophet Mohammed, we are defending His honor,” one unidentified protester explained.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard released a statement: “Violent protest is never acceptable – not today, not ever.”
NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell remarked: “The right to protest comes with an equal responsibility to do so peacefully…That responsibility has been comprehensively ignored today.”
(H/T: Gateway Pundit)