Three killed in Sudan as film director protected by US law
Violent events following the issue of a U.S. anti-Islam movie continued on Friday across the Arab world. After the violence that caused the death of four Americans in Libya , including the U.S. ambassador, today at least three people killed in Sudan.
Demonstrations took place across the Arab world after Friday prayers. One protester died in clashes in northern Lebanon, another three in Khartoum (the capital of Sudan). Also in Lebanon, some 300 protesters attacked and set fire and American fast food restaurant in Tripoli . Meanwhile, the American School in Tunis was set on fire after protesters raided the embassy..
And in a potential of intensifying the Arab anger, the author of the controversial film is protected by the U.S. Constitution. The United States can not prosecute Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the director of "The innocence of Muslims."
"I know it will be hard for some to understand why the United States may not prohibit this type of video reprehensible, "said Secretary of State Hillary Clinton . "But I want to emphasize that with modern technology it is impossible. And even if it was, our country has a long tradition of freedom of expression which is engraved in our Constitution and our laws. You can not prevent citizens from expressing their views, even if we do not like it, "she added.