The Straits Times
Published on Sep 17, 2012

Philippine Muslims burn US, Israeli flags over film


MANILA (AFP) - About 3,000 Filipino Muslims burned United States (US) and Israeli flags in a protest on Monday over an an American anti-Islam film that has sparked unrest worldwide.

The protesters in the southern city of Marawi gathered in a public square to express their anger at the movie, stamping on huge American and Israeli flags that they then set on fire.

The protesters carried placards saying, "Americans are satanic" and "Israeli Jews... enemy of Muslim Ummah (community)" in the Muslim-majority city with some protesters calling on President Benigno Aquino to ban the film.

However, there were no untoward incidents during the rally.