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'Day of Love for the Prophet Muhammad' protests turn deadly in Pakistan

The government-sanctioned protests for the Day of Love for the Prophet Muhammad turned violent in Pakistan. As many as 19 may have been killed, according to reports.

Libya attack: Panel created to investigate 'terrorist attack' on Benghazi consulate

The "terrorist" designation is significant given criticism the administration has received from Republicans claiming that the White House has tried to downplay a threat that some believe heavier monitoring might have prevented.

'Innocence of Muslims' to stay up on YouTube, judge rules

"Innocence of Muslims," the movie that sparked protests throughout the Muslim world, will stay up on YouTube despite a lawsuit by one of the film's actresses.

US issues travel warning for Pakistan as protests continue (VIDEO)

More than 2,000 protesters tried to reach the US embassy inside a guarded enclave in Islamabad on Thursday, but were blocked by riot police using batons and tear gas.

Was Ambassador Christopher Stevens on an Al Qaeda hit list?

The claim raises further questions about whether the US consulate in Benghazi was adequately protected.

Libya attack was terrorism, but not planned in advance, officials says

Speaking at a Senate hearing, National Counterterrorism Center Director Matthew Olsen said that the attack appears instead to have been an opportunistic act of terrorism in the midst of protests over a film denigrating Islam.

Anti-US protests: Was it all politics?

CAIRO, Egypt — The anti-American furor that gripped downtown Cairo last week may actually say more about local political rivalries than anyone’s views about the United States or Islam. After all, it was Salafi groups, more conservative than, and politically at odds with, the ruling Muslim Brotherhood, that made the first calls for protests. And it was a Salafi-funded television station that first broadcast the controversial film.

French Foreign Ministry closes embassies following Muhammad cartoon

Following the publication of cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad in a French satirical magazine, the French Foreign Ministry shuttered several embassies and international schools in 20 countries.

The challenge of Islam: What America should do now

A strategy of tough love is the best course.
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Yemeni protesters gather around fire during a demonstration outside the US Embassy in Sanaa over a film mocking Islam, on Sept. 13, 2012. Yemeni forces managed to drive out angry protesters who stormed the embassy in the capital, with police firing warning shots to disperse thousands of people as they approached the main gate of the mission. (MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images)
America and its allies have been challenged in contemporary times by three dangerous “isms.” Fascism was bred in Nazi Germany and defeated in Europe. Communism, now a fading force, was nurtured in Russia, but confronted on a global platform. Islamist extremism, which exploded on American soil on September 11, 2001, is rooted in the Arab lands of the Middle East, and in the light of recent events is clearly still with us. What should America do about it?
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Egypt issues arrest warrant for pastor Terry Jones, 7 others over anti-Islam movie

They are wanted on charges of what the Egyptian prosecutor general called "insulting the Islamic religion, insulting the Prophet and inciting sectarian strife." The charges carry the death penalty.
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