Malaysia protesters burn US flag over Islam film
KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - About 3,000 Muslims marched on the United States (US) embassy in Malaysia on Friday, burning an American flag topped with the Jewish Star of David, over a US-made film that has sparked anger in the Islamic world.
Although there was no violence, angry demonstrators declared their willingness to sacrifice their lives to defend the honour of Islam's founder the Prophet Muhammad and warned "there will be consequences" over the film.
"We will not allow The Prophet to be insulted. We are willing to sacrifice our lives and property," said Mr Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man, an official with the opposition Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS), which spearheaded the march.
About 60 per cent of Malaysia's 28 million people are Muslim ethnic Malays.