The film Innocence of Muslims, which denigrates Islam and its prophet, Muhammad, has put the spotlight on a little-known community. Egypt's Coptic Christians have been coming to the U.S. since the 1950s, but are emigrating in greater numbers since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak last year.
Audie Cornish speaks with Iona Craig, who is covering Yemen for The Times of London and USA Today. Craig describes the scene when protesters breached the security wall of the American Embassy in Yemen's capital. None of the protestors she spoke with actually saw the anti-Islam movie they cite as the instigating the protests.
Melissa Block talks with Carrie Kahn about the various men associated with the film linked to violence in North Africa. Some are well-known in the U.S. for anti-Islam views and others say they are Coptic Christians.
In Egypt, protesters clashed with police near the U.S. Embassy for the third day in a row Thursday. The Cairo protests were fueled by anger over an anti-Islam film produced by an Egyptian Christian living in California. But is the anger being displayed outside the embassy widely felt by Egyptians?
Protests over a video insulting the Prophet Mohammad have spread throughout the Muslim world. Host Michel Martin discusses reactions and why it has elicited such anger with Al Jazeera's Abderrahim Foukara and Georgetown University Professor John Esposito. Advisory: This segment may be uncomfortable for some listeners.
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