(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - Egyptian political groups have called on President Mohamed Morsi to cut diplomatic ties with the United States and adopt a firm stance against Washington over a sacrilegious movie that insults Prophet Mohammed (PBEH).
The political groups demanded that Morsi take a tough stance against the desecration of Islamic sanctities, shut the US embassy in Cairo and recall the Egyptian ambassador to Washington.
Egyptian activists say that the blasphemous film has been made to lay the ground for the deployment of US forces to occupy the North African country.
If an American soldier steps on Egyptian soil, we will destroy all these “dogs,” said Sheikh Gamal Saber, coordinator of the Hazimoun movement.
We will not remain silent when it comes to insulting Prophet Mohammed because they don’t know anything of Muslims’ real wrath, Saber said, adding that tens of thousands of Egyptian will continue demonstrations against the US and the Israeli regime.
The demonstrations against the movie began in Cairo on September 11 during which security forces scuffled with demonstrators and fired tear gas at the angry protesters.
Demonstrations over the movie have been held across the Muslim world, with the protesters in some countries marching on the US embassies and torching the US flags.
Demonstrators in Iran, Sudan, Egypt, Yemen, Tunisia, and many other Muslim countries poured into the streets after Friday prayers to value their faith and condemn the movie that insulted Prophet Muhammad.
Pentagon spokesman George Little said US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta called his Egyptian counterpart, General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, to "underscore the importance of ensuring the safety and security of the US diplomatic mission."
"In light of the ongoing protests in Egypt, Minister al-Sisi reiterated Egypt's commitment to secure US diplomatic facilities and personnel," Little said.
Washington has a large embassy in Cairo, mainly due to a vast aid program which began in 1979 after Egypt signed a peace deal with Israel. Washington grants $1.3 billion in aid each year to Egypt's Army plus additional funds for its government.