Africa

Nigerian Clerics Advise Against Street Demonstrations

U.S. embassy in Nigeria has issued warnings to Americans in the country

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Abuja, Kaduna, Bauchi, Jos — Prominent Islamic clerics yesterday urged Muslims in Nigeria not to resort to street demonstrations over the blasphemous film made in the US, as violence spread in the Middle East and North Africa.

While the clerics condemned the movie, which presented the Prophet Muhammad in ways that angered Muslims around the world, they said street protests could only worsen the security situation in the country.