Monday, September 24, 2012

The Long Hot (Arab) Summer Comes to Hong Kong

Unhappy Muslims converged on the U.S. consulate in Hong Kong today to protest — wait for it — the insulting movie about Mohammed.

Many thanks to Cecilie for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

Below is an article from The Bangkok Post about today’s events:

Hong Kong Muslims protest anti-Islam film, cartoons

Thousands of Muslims in Hong Kong protested against an anti-Islam film and French cartoons Sunday, briefly scuffling with police as they tried to deliver a letter to the US consulate.

The protesters, who numbered more than 3,000 according to police and organisers, held up banners to denounce the film and cartoons as they marched through the city chanting “Allahu akbar” or “God is greater”.

The group, including women in headscarf and children, briefly clashed with police as they tried to break through a cordon outside the US consulate to deliver a petition letter, according to an AFP reporter at the scene.

“Freedom of speech should not be used against any religion,” Saeed Uddin of the Incorporated Trustees of the Islamic Community Fund of Hong Kong, a group that claims it represents some 300,000 Muslims in the city, said before the march.

“This is not the first time that our Holy Prophet has been insulted and attacked,” he said, branding the cartoons and the film as “malicious, disrespectful and derogatory”.

Uddin, a Pakistani who has lived in the southern Chinese city for 35 years, urged the American and French governments to take action against the filmmaker and cartoonist who are behind the controversial works.

The “Innocence of Muslims” film, an amateur production that went virtually unnoticed for months, has sparked violent protests across the Muslim world and left more than 50 people dead since September 11.

A Pakistani minister on Saturday placed a $100,000 bounty on the head of the filmmaker and called on the Taliban and Al-Qaeda to join the hunt.

French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday published cartoons portraying Prophet Mohammed naked, further fuelling Muslim anger.


Anonymous said...

He's not a holy prophet, he's a false prophet, and the islamic doctrines re Jesus Christ are malicious, disrepectful and derogatory.

Let's riot! Let's burn stuff down and kill people! Oh hold on ... I'm not a muslim, I am a civilised human being.

john in cheshire said...

I hope the Chinese are somewhat more robust in their dealings with muslims than we are here in the UK.

Anonymous said...

I believe the Chinese are very robust in dealing with Muslims as evidenced by how they handled the riots in that muslim western province.

My question is how did these people end up in Hong Kong? I am sure they have not arrived since Hong Kong was returned to China. Sadly I fear that they must just be another legacy of the British Empire like multicultural Britain - East African Asians who never returned to India included. I feel sorry for the Fijians. The British took the Indians there as indentured labour. They bred so fast that they outbred the native Fijians - Britain take note! - and then they took over the place. The Fijians stage a coup to take their country back but were put in their place by the UN - could be Britain one day. All the Fijians have left now is joining the British army and getting killed or maimed in Afghanistan.

Anonymous said...

I am surprised to learn that there are as many as 300,000 Moslems in
Hong Kong.I remember some rioting
Uighurs from the far north-west
of China who attacked and murdered
over 100 Han Chinese about a year ago. I think they got away with it.
It appears the cancer of Islam is everywhere, which is incredibly sad.
It is not going to be easy to
eradicate it, perhaps they need a dose a of myxomatosis like rabbits.

gsw said...

“Freedom of prayer should not be used against any atheists”

These people block the streets with their BITA prayers, plan massacres during their ceremonies, and insult atheists in their teachings.

If we are going to remove the right to speak the truth, for fear it might upset a corpse, then one must also take away the right to prayer, which is currently also under the protection of the law.