US shutters embassies fearing more protests

It's Friday and in the Islamic world that means getting dressed up in your best go-to-mosque clothes and following the service, going into the street to scream incoherently against...whatever the cleric has told you to scream against. Today across much of the Muslim world, it will once again be the Mohammed video. And this has caused our State Department to close several embassies, fearing a repeat of last week's drama. CNN: Several diplomatic facilities were shuttered Friday as many braced for intensified protests over the anti-Islam movie "Innocence of Muslims," as well as recently published cartoons in a French publication of a figure resembling the Prophet Mohammed. Demonstrations have raged for days as many in the Muslim world are angry about the U.S.-made film that mocks Mohammed and about the French cartoon. And some believe that Friday prayers, a time of protest recently in the Middle East and North Africa, could add fuel to the fire. Demonstrations started early...(Read Full Post)