The US Chargé D’Affaires Ambassador Richard Hoagland was summoned today by Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a strong protest was lodged with him over the blasphemous video posted on the YouTube attacking the personage of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him). He was told that this was an attack on 1.5 billion Muslims and a premeditated and a malicious act to spread hatred and violence among people of different faiths.
He was further conveyed that the US Government should immediately take measures to remove the sacrilegious video from YouTube and take action against its author.
He was reminded that all faiths need to promote inter-religious harmony and tolerance. The intentional spread of hatred among faiths is an attack on humanity itself.
Ambassador Hoagland reiterated his Government position as well that of the US leadership that they strongly condemned the video. The video was disgusting and was act of one aberrant individual. He further stated that vast majority of American people have also condemned it.
21 September 2012
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