Published On: Thu, Sep 20th, 2012

Germany to close Embassies in Muslim world, magazine set to publish Muhammad issue

German officials are preparing for more violent protests in the Muslim world, announcing that they will close its diplomatic missions in the region on Friday, the Islamic holy day.

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Escalated protests are expected after Friday prayers.

Berlin is also considering whether to provide additional security for German diplomatic facilities, Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said.

Most embassies are closed on Fridays in the Islamic world in honor of the holy day to begin with, but a number of German diplomats have received specific instructions to avoid embassies that day.

“We have intensified security precautions everywhere in the region, and in some cases increased security personnel too,” Westerwelle said.

The anti-Islam film “Innocence of Muslims,” followed by additional unrest in reaction to the publication of Muhammad caricatures by French satire magazine Charlie Hebdo which added fuel to the fire on Wednesday.

On Thursday, German satire magazine Titanic announced that it would also publish its own Muhammad issue later this month, which could provoke further unrest.

Last Friday the German embassy in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum was attacked and set on fire by an angry mob. It has been closed since, operating on an emergency contingency plan.


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