By Loubna Flah
By Loubna Flah
Morocco World News
Casablanca, September 20, 2012
The American Embassy in Morocco broke its silence over the protests of Moroccans against the amateurish film “Innocence of Muslims” that castigates the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH).
According to the Moroccan daily Al Massae, a verified source from the American Embassy in Morocco said that the protests against anti-Islam film staged by Moroccans were rather peaceful compared to the violent demonstrations witnessed in Libya, Egypt and Tunisia.
A high official in the American Embassy asserted that the US welcomed the statement made by the Moroccan Monarch condemning overtly the violence perpetrated against the American Embassy and its staff in different Arab countries.
The American official reaffirmed that the US views Morocco as a pivot of stability in the Arab world. He added that the American Embassy carried on its work under normal conditions. He also denied that security around the American Embassy headquarters in Rabat was extremely heightened as it was reported in the media.
H e asserted that Morocco has always been a safe country where American interests are immune against any attack.
On the other hand, the American official said that the American authorities beefed up security measures in many Arab countries as a precaution against “copycat” attack on the Embassy staff similar to the one carried out it in Libya where the American ambassador was killed.
The American official added that there is a high security coordination between Morocco and the US to protect the American Embassy and its staff.
Widespread protests erupted in the Muslim world last Wednesday over an anti-Islam film dubbed “Innocence of Muslims” depicting the prophet Mohammed (PBUH) in a blasphemous way that hurt deeply the feelings of Muslims all over the world.
In response to the castigating film, unidentified men stormed the US consulate in Benghazi killing the American ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three other Americans.
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