(CNN) -- Several diplomatic facilities were shuttered Friday as many braced for intensified protests over the anti-Islam movie "Innocence of Muslims," as well as recently published cartoons in a French publication of a figure resembling the Prophet Mohammed.
Demonstrations have raged for days as many in the Muslim world are angry about the U.S.-made film that mocks Mohammed and about the French cartoon. And some believe that Friday prayers, a time of protest recently in the Middle East and North Africa, could add fuel to the fire. (Continue Reading.)
Friday, September 21, 2012
U.S. Closes Several Diplomatic Facilities in Preparation for More Violent Protests
I don't get it. Why would the U.S. government be so worried about Friday? Don't they know that Friday is the Muslim day of prayer, and that, since Islam is a religion of peace and tolerance, Muslims are bound to be more peaceful and tolerant on Fridays?