(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - Pakistan's Christian community staged a rally against a blasphemous US-Israeli movie insulting Islam's Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), and warned that they will march towards the US embassy in Islamabad and occupy the mission unless those behind the production of the film are brought to justice.
To condemn the US silence and inaction vis-à-vis the producers of the anti-Islam film named 'Innocence of Muslims', Pakistani Christians staged a protest rally outside the National Press Club in Islamabad on Sunday.
"We Christians strongly condemn the heinous acts of intentionally attacking the beliefs of any religion(s), and Christian sentiments have also been hurt by this controversial movie," Yunous Gil, one of the Christian leaders attending the rally, said.
Fr Bonnie Mendes, a priest and former Secretary of the National Commission for Justice and Peace, said that it's terrible "to offend the sensibilities of Muslims for sinister and evil interests".
Also, the Muslim religious leader, Muhammad Ibrahim, requested that Pastor Jones and producers of the movie be handed over to Pakistan so that they may be "tried by the Shariah courts".
He spoke of a "conspiracy" of the Jewish and the US lobby against Islam, and appreciated the religious minorities for their strong condemnation of the film.
Jamaat-e-Islami President in Islamabad Mian Aslam also addressed the rally, and demanded the government expel the US envoy to Pakistan.
He thanked the Christian community for joining ranks with their Muslim brothers in protesting against the "controversial film based on hate material against Islam and the Holy Prophet (PBUH)".
Fury about the film tore across the Middle East this week, with protesters attacking US embassies and burning American flags.
The five-million-US dollar movie has been financed by more than 100 Jews and produced by an American-Israeli man.
On Tuesday and after a trailer of the blasphemous movie took people in Egypt to the streets, people in Libya staged similar protest rallies which led to some clashes at the US consulate in the Eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, and Washington claims that its ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three staff members of the US consulate were killed in the clashes at the consulate building.
Following the events at the US consulate in Benghazi, the US evacuated all its diplomats in Libya and several other regional countries, but it then dispatched several warships to the Libyan coasts and deployed hundreds of marines and special forces in the country under the pretext of protecting the life of the Untied States' diplomatic corps in there.