Damage control: US ads on Pak TV condemn anti-Islam movie
Pakistan seems to be in turmoil due the public fury over the anti-Islam movie, 'Innocence of the Islam' produced in the US. Today, a state-sponsored mass protest against the anti-Islam movie, 'Love the Prophet Day' is being observed nationally in Pakistan.
IN PAKISTAN, the US embassy advertisements are being aired that condemn the anti-Islam video, as a measure to contain anger against the US. Through these ads, the US is trying to make efforts to distance itself from the controversial film and reduce the anti-American sentiments.
Despite that, on Thursday, hundreds of angered protesters, mostly students clashed with security personnel in Islamabad to reach the US embassy. Reportedly, two people have died in anti-film protests in Pakistan.
In the ads, the clips of president Barack Obama and secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton have been condemning the controversial films with subtitles in Urdu. "We absolutely reject its (the film's) content and message," says Clinton in the advertisement.
Meanwhile Pakistan is bracing for the biggest protests over the film today (Friday) as the government has declared it 'Love the Prophet Day'.