Orchestrated Muslim violence, rage and hate now spreading to Western countries. "Police gas Sydney protesters," by Ilya Gridneff in the Sydney Morning Herald, September 15 (thanks to Meredith):
Police have used tear gas on Sydney protesters who swept through the CBD as world-wide demonstrations triggered by a US film portraying the prophet Muhammad as a womaniser and paedophile reached Australia.
Up to 500 protesters stormed through the city as protesters worked their way through Pitt Street before moving to Hyde Park amid a heavy police presence.
The crowd carried signs saying "Behead all those who insult the prophet".
Paramedics attended to several protesters suffering from the effects of tear gas.
Police have begun arresting people in Hyde Park amid violent confrontations with protesters.
The protesters were pushed back as police dogs and capsicum spray were deployed.
Fairfax Media saw a number of arrests and seriously injured protesters. One protester being taken away by ambulance spat at officers and chanted "Allahu Akbar".
Speakers addressing the angry crowd called for calm.
"We are going to pray," a speaker said. "The other important thing is our brothers want our arrested brothers out. There is not going to be any more violence.
"Our anger and emotion is purely for Allah and his message," he said.
Abdullah Sary, a speaker at the protest, said the protesters came in peace and were disappointed police used tear gas and the dog squad.
"The anger comes from the fact if you attack the prophet you are attacking our way of life," he told Fairfax Media....