Islamist rebel militiamen in Syria publicly executed a 14-year-old boy for mentioning the name of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad in a way they deemed blasphemous, according to the activist Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Police used water cannons and fired warning shots into the air to disburse hundreds of protesters who rallied for a second day at the U.S. Embassy in Yemen’s capital against a film seen as insulting to Islam.
The French government should take “appropriate” action against a magazine that’s publishing new caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad, according to the secretary general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.
Google Inc. Chairman Eric Schmidt reiterated that a video uploaded to YouTube depicting the Prophet Muhammad in ways that offended some Muslims won’t be removed after the company blocked viewing of the clip in countries including India, Indonesia, Pakistan and Singapore.
Pakistan , home to the world’s second- largest Muslim population, blocked Google Inc.’s YouTube service and more than 450 web links as the government widened a crackdown on Internet material deemed as blasphemous.
Nigeria boosted security at foreign diplomatic buildings after a fatal assault on the U.S. Consulate in Libya and protests in Egypt over an American movie that was derogatory of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad.