Editor's Picks 12 September 2012

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11 Sep 2012 23:00

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Cairo Tuesday, September 11, 2012, shouting anti-American and anti-Israeli slogans along with "there is no God but Allah," and scaling the US Embassy's walls to pull down the American flag. The protests come in response to an inflammatory trailer to a film called "The Innocence of Islam," posted on youtube, which reportedly depicts the prophet Mohammed as a homosexual pedophile. While people's anger in Egypt propelled them to protest at the US embassy in Cairo, in Libya, enraged mobs attacked the US consulate in Benghazi. The US Ambassador to Libya and three staff members were killed during the attack. In this exclusive video, interviews with local Egyptians and protesters illustrate their religious sentiment, for a full transcription click here.

8:15: "I am Sabir Shartout from Giza, and when I heard about the protest I was one of the first people to confirm my attendance-- it's the least one can do. It is a protest to express the people's anger. This situation is in need of investigation. To those who insulted the prophet: he is the greatest symbol of Islam and he is the root of existence for all Muslims, for all Muslims are alive to love their God and their Prophet. It is really hard and painful for our people and people like us to have to go through those situations. Do we, as people, really deserve this insult? As Muslim, do we really deserve this humiliation? Someone has insulted a symbol, a great symbol that gives meaning to my whole life, and that is the Prophet Mohamed (PBUH). Why are they doing this?"

After the Tunisian Minister of Education Abdul Latif Obaid deducted 100 dinars (63$) from the wages of junior high school teachers who protested in May, the General Union of Tunisian Workers organized a demonstration with many of the teachers and trade unionists from different parts of the Republic.

Massive Demonstration For Independence of Catalonia

Angelina Jolie Meets With PM Mikati & Visits Syrian Refugees In Lebanon

Kandil: Egypt's Budget Deficit Higher Than Anticipated

Discussing Syria:
Arab League Chief Meets With Britain's Hague
& Arab League Chief and Envoy Meet With Qatari PM

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Egyptian Demonstrators Enraged by an ...
Cairo,Egypt
By Transterra Egypt
12 Sep 2012

Hundreds of demonstrators scaled up the embassy's walls and pulled down the American flag. Clashes with security forces ensued. Although the film was privately produced by an Israeli filmmaker living in California, according to several major news organizations, the protesters demanded that relations with the United States be severed.

The embassy's website announced late Tuesday that visa services had been suspended due to the instability and that delays were expected in the delivery of passports.

Seven armored vehicles were stationed along Simon Bolivar Street leading to the embassy as well as behind the building, while 25 Central Security vehicles guarded the main gate Wednesday.

A small group of demonstrators remained overnight, saying they would stage a sit-in and wait for comment from the US State Department on the film. The protesters also said another demonstration is planned for Wednesday afternoon.

00:46: Our prophet is like clouds, does the barking of the dogs affect the clouds?

00:50: I'm mohammed Fat'hi I work with the national housing and construction the Salafists. I am an Egyptian, I don't belong to the Muslim brotherhood or anybody else but yet i am a muslim. When someone badmouths our religion, it is in our nationalistic and religious nature to revolt. And badmouthing the prophet (PBUH) is something that we will not forgive and we will not let pass. I reproach everyone who is sitting at home at the moment.

Look at the people here, there are the youth of Alaqsar and there are old and young people all gathered here, and the quiet people are quiet about the abuse of the prophet (PBUH)

Our request and what we want is for this film to be banned in any way possible and it can get to the point of us boycotting those jews completely

2:03: In the name of god and Praise be upon his prophet. We are the Doctrine's Guards Movement after consulting with some of the people of science regarding the campaign for changing the punishment for insulting the prophet (PBUH) in article 161-sanctions. Every time the prophet (PBUH) is insulted we start boycotting, saying no, and we say and we say and we hang banners. When Denmark insulted the prophet (PBUH) it lost billions of dollars. The European crusader union came together and compensated them with two billion dollars. The missionary work in Africa has a yearly budget of two and a half billion dollars. The problem is not with boycotting the material, for they are very deviant, for example "made in Denmark" changed the country of origin to "made in China". Before we talk about Denmark and the Netherlands and the United States, we have a problem ourselves that has to be solved first and what is this problem!? I am talking as a Muslim like any Muslim amongst you I am not a sheikh or anything, I am a Muslim like any one of you who loves his prophet. When the punishment for abusing the name of the prophet (PBUH) in the Egyptian law in article 161-sanctions 100 Jneih then why are we standing here? We are standing in front the American Embassy to say "No, do not verbally abuse the prophet" and this is our right. But what made them abuse the prophet verbally? This question needs an answer. The answer is that we have a flaw, and that flow is that the honor of the prophet has no value in our law. And notice that I am saying the law, not us the people, and not the constitution. The problem is, and the Law professors know this, if we put a law in the constitution that states "it is forbidden to insult the prophets" What is the problem?

4:31: God is the greatest - There's no God but Allah - Mohammed is the prophet of Alla.

No God but Allah - We love you, prophet of Allah.

5:45: God make them victorious, God make the Muslim and Islam victorious And humiliate the infidels and destroy the enemies of the religion. God, destroy all those who insulted your prophet. God, destroy all those who insulted Mohammed. God, keep your eye on them for they are tireless. God, keep your eye on the copt diaspora. God, keep your eye on the copts of the west. God, make an example out of them. God, they cannot stop you. God, turn the air around them to fire.

8:15: I am Sabir Shartout from the Haram, and when I heard about the protest I was one of the first people to confirm my attendance, it's the least one can do. It is a protest to express the people's anger. This situation is in need of investigation.To those who insulted the prophet, he is the greatest symbol of Islam and he verifies the existence of all the Muslims, for all the Muslims are alive to love their God and their Prophet. It is really hard and painful for our people and people like us to have to go through those situations. Do we, as people, really deserve this insult? As Muslim, do we really deserve this humiliation? Because someone is insulted a symbol, a great symbol that gives meaning to my whole life, and that is the prophet (PBUH). Why are they doing this?

I believe this is the doing of the lowlives, it is a very low move. It appears that they failed in the matter of dialogue and and they took the loser road, the dirt road. The least we can say is this is absurd! a big absurdity. This incident is not going to pass easily. And I expect if the political front won't interfere or the president or even the religious entities to stop this situation there will be retribution, and you can expect a lot from those people and more.

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Tunisia: teachers are rising up to de...
Tunisia
By jamel
12 Sep 2012

After the Tunisian Minister of Education Abdul Latif Obaid deducted 100 dinars (63$) from the wages of junior high school teachers who protested in May, the General Union of Tunisian Workers organized a demonstration with many of the teachers and trade unionists from different parts of the Republic.

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Tunisia: teachers are rising up to de...
Tunisia
By jamel
12 Sep 2012

After the Tunisian Minister of Education Abdul Latif Obaid deducted 100 dinars (63$) from the wages of junior high school teachers who protested in May, the General Union of Tunisian Workers organized a demonstration with many of the teachers and trade unionists from different parts of the Republic.

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Tunisia: teachers are rising up to de...
Tunisia
By jamel
12 Sep 2012

After the Tunisian Minister of Education Abdul Latif Obaid deducted 100 dinars (63$) from the wages of junior high school teachers who protested in May, the General Union of Tunisian Workers organized a demonstration with many of the teachers and trade unionists from different parts of the Republic.

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11/09/2012 - Barcelona Massive demons...
barcelona
By javiervidela
11 Sep 2012

Mother and child on demonstration for independence of Catalonia .

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PM Kandil: Budget Deficit Unexpectedl...
Cairo, Egypt
By U.S. Editor
11 Sep 2012

Egypt’s budget deficit for this fiscal year unexpectedly rose up to USD 28.71 billion as it was previously estimated to reach USD 21.98 billion, Egyptian Premier Hesham Kandil said in a press conference following a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, September 12, at the Cabinet headquarters in Cairo.
Kandil added that such a large burden of deficit would force government to resort to borrowing.
Egypt has already requested a USD 4.8 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Egypt’s PM Hesham Kandil:
“The EGP 175 billion (USD 28.71 billion) deficit is more than expected. Last year, the budget deficit was expected to reach EGP 134 billion (USD 21.98 billion) but it has become EGP 175 billion. This increase in budget deficit burdens us to have to make up for it through borrowing.” Kandil told reporters that borrowing has to be side by side with increasing national and foreign investments, noting that the government targets 4.5% growth rate this year, which requires investments of about USD 45.28 billion.
SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Egypt’s PM Hesham Kandil:
“We are working on settling the budget deficit as one of the courses. The other course, which is relevant, is to increase investments, whether they are national or foreign investments. The targeted growth rate is from 4% to 4.5% by the end of this year, which, according to the government’s plan, requires investments of EGP 276 billion (USD 45.28 billion).” The Egyptian Prime Minister noted that the IMF loan to Egypt would reassure the world economic institutions about the Egyptian economy and its ability to pay off debt, stressing that the economic reform program is 100% national regardless of the IMF loan.
Kandil finally called on the Egyptian people to work with the government to avoid any further burdens to the country’s budget by refraining from workers’ protests that lead to closing companies and factories.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: September 12, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: September 12, 2012
Length: 0:01:51
Video Size: 91.3 MB
Language: Arabic
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SHOTLIST:
1. Wide external shot of the Cabinet headquarters in Cairo
2. Various shots of the press conference of Egypt’s PM Hesham Kandil
3. Medium shot of Egypt’s PM Hesham Kandil speaking during a press conference held at the Cabinet headquarters
4. Various shots of reporters listening and taking notes at the press conference
5. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Egypt’s PM Hesham Kandil:
“The EGP 175 billion (USD 28.71 billion) deficit is more than expected. Last year, the budget deficit was expected to reach EGP 134 billion (USD 21.98 billion) but it has become EGP 175 billion. This increase in budget deficit burdens us to have to make up for it through borrowing.” 6. Various shots of the press conference and the attendees taking notes
7. Medium shot, cameramen shooting
8. Various shots of Kandil speaking during a press conference
9. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Egypt’s PM Hesham Kandil:
“We are working on settling the budget deficit as one of the courses. The other course, which is relevant, is to increase investments, whether they are national or foreign investments. The targeted growth rate is from 4% to 4.5% by the end of this year, which, according to the government’s plan, requires investments of EGP 276 billion (USD 45.28 billion).” 10. Medium shot, cameramen shooting
11. Various shots of the press conference and the attendees
12. Wide shot of the press conference and Kandil speaking