Mecca, Saudi Arabia (4E) – Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah has called on the United Nations to issue a resolution condemning any country or group that insults religions and prophets.
King Abdullah made the call Saturday at Mina Palace in Mecca while addressing religious leaders and heads of haj delegations. He also said that it is the duty of every Muslim to protect Islam and defend the prophets.
If the UN heeds the call, the corresponding resolution would condemn the U.S.-filmed movie “Innocence of Muslims” allegedly made by Coptic Christians and cast American actors. The movie mocks Prophet Mohammad, Islam’s founder, by portraying him as a child abuser and womanizer in the movie.
A clip of the video posted on YouTube angered the Muslim world in September and sparked deadly protests in Arab countries in the Middle East and Muslim countries in Asia. The attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya and embassy in Sanaa, Yemen were initially linked to the video protest, but U.S. authorities later concluded these were terrorist attacks,
The video clip also prompted Saudi Arabia to threaten blocking YouTube in the kingdom if it is not removed. YouTube, which is owned by Google, blocked the video from being viewed in Saudi Arabia.