Umno Youth to hold protest against anti-Islam film on Friday
BUKIT MERTAJAM, Sept 16 — Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaludin said the movement was disappointed with the irresponsible producer of the anti-Islamic movie “Innocence of Muslims” and planned to hold a major protest against it on Friday.
He said the massive protest was aimed at expressing displeasure towards the movie and added that the details of the event would be disclosed in the near future.
“This protest is being held regardless of political differences and hopefully becomes a platform for Muslims to voice out to the world that this irresponsible and insulting act against Islam and Prophet Muhammad will not be taken lightly.
“Umno Youth also welcomes the PAS Youth Assembly’s participation in this protest. This is a universal problem which needs to be addressed immediately,” Khairy (picture) told reporters after opening the Permatang Pauh Umno delegates meeting at the Permatang Pauh Polytechnic, here today.
He was commenting on the trailer of the anti-Islamic movie “Innocence of Muslims” produced by Sam Bacile, 52, from California, which was posted on YouTube and has raised the ire of Muslims worldwide.
Khairy added that they were awaiting PAS Youth’s response to the invitation.
Meanwhile, he urged Umno members, particularly in Penang, to not concede defeat easily before putting up a fight, as there were many possibilities in politics.
“Each member must be confidant and put up a great competition at the coming general election. It’s not impossible for us to win in an opposition area,” he said. — Bernama