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Violence in Pakistan: Mapping the Protests Following the Anti-Islam Film
 

Violence in Pakistan: Mapping the Protests Following the Anti-Islam Film

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Protests and violence have erupted across the Muslim world following the release on YouTube of “Innocence of Muslims,” a film mocking the Prophet Muhammad. Nowhere has the violence been as intense ...

Protests and violence have erupted across the Muslim world following the release on YouTube of “Innocence of Muslims,” a film mocking the Prophet Muhammad. Nowhere has the violence been as intense as in Pakistan, where demonstrations and riots have claimed over 20 lives since street agitation first began on Friday, September 14.

See http://www.criticalthreats.org/pakistan/jan-violence-mapping-protests-following-anti-islam-film-september-25-2012 for analysis.

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    Violence in Pakistan: Mapping the Protests Following the Anti-Islam Film Violence in Pakistan: Mapping the Protests Following the Anti-Islam Film Presentation Transcript

    • Protests in PakistanExamining the spread of protests and violence in Pakistan following the recent anti-Islam film Prepared by Reza Nasim Jan Critical Threats Project Analyst Pakistan Team Lead September 25, 2012 Kimberley Hoffman contributed research to this slide deck
    • Protests following anti-Islam film across PakistanPeriod covered: September 14, 2012 (first protest marches) – September 21, 2012 (government-declared holiday in support of protests and day of heaviest protesting)
    • Protests following anti-Islam film across PakistanPeriod covered: September 14, 2012 (first protest marches) – September 21, 2012 (government-declared holiday in support of protests and day of heaviest protesting) Heavy protest activity in Pakistani-administered Kashmir, an area with traditionally heavy influence of conservative Islam and militant Islamist groups Peshawar Islamabad Heaviest protests centered around Karachi, Islamabad, Peshawar and Lahore—the only Lahore cities containing U.S. diplomatic missions Quetta Protests with involvement of known militant Islamist groups or personalities including as Jamaat-ud-Dawa, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, Sipah-e- Sahaba Pakistan, Difaa-e-Pakistan Council Karachi
    • Heaviest day of protests, Friday September 21, 2012 Peshawar Islamabad Heaviest protests centered around Karachi, Islamabad, Peshawar and Lahore—the only cities Lahore containing U.S. diplomatic missions Quetta Karachi
    • Violent protestsPeriod covered: September 14, 2012 (first protest marches) – September 21, 2012 (government-declared holiday in support of protests and day of heaviest protesting) Protestors burn cinemas, chamber of commerce, Mob burns church in Mardan. clash with police. 6 killed, 65 injured in Peshawar. Peshawar Protestors clash with police, attempt to storm U.S. Hospital, bank vandalized in Hangu embassy in Islamabad. Islamabad Lahore Mob torches cinema in Quetta. Quetta Protestors make push towards U.S. consulate; torch bank in Lahore. Journalists, locals refusing to protest attacked by mobs in Hyderabad. Protestors attempt to storm U.S. consulate, burn Karachi buildings, exchange fire with police. 17 killed, 100+ injured in Karachi by September 21.
    • Karachi: Experiencing the most violencePeriod covered: September 14, 2012 (first protest marches) – September 21, 2012 (government-declared holiday in support of protests and day of heaviest protesting) Heaviest protest activity centered around U.S. consulate, main approaches and nearby neighborhoods U.S. Consulate-General, Karachi