Sudan’s Foreign Ministry also criticised Germany for allowing a protest last month by right-wing activists carrying a caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and for Chancellor Angela Merkel giving an award in 2010 to a Danish cartoonist who depicted the Prophet (PBUH) in 2005 triggering demonstrations across the Islamic world.
The official body of Islamic scholars urged all Muslims to defend the Prophet (PBUH) peacefully, but at a meeting of Islamists, some leaders said they would march on the German and US embassies and demanded the ambassadors be expelled, Reuters reported.
“We have 5,000 mosques in Khartoum with 2 million people … attending Friday prayers,” said Salah el-Din Awad, general secretary of the scholars’ body in Khartoum state.
“Tomorrow we will all got out to defend Prophet Mohammad [PBUH]… We will do this peacefully but with strength,” he told reporters after meeting government officials on Thursday.
The Foreign Ministry said in its statement: “The German chancellor unfortunately welcomed this offence to Islam in a clear violation of all meanings of religious co-existence and tolerance between religions.”
The US ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed during mob violence in the country in the wake of the film.
Clips of the film “Innocence of Muslims”, had been circulating on the Internet for weeks, showing an amateurish production belittling the Holy Prophet (PBUH).