Hezbollah leader: U.S. must be held accountable for Islam film

The leader of the militant Shiite group Hezbollah appeared before thousands of cheering supporters in Beirut today to urge further anti-America protests over an inflammatory

WOODBURY - The leader of the militant Shiite group Hezbollah appeared before thousands of cheering supporters in Beirut today to urge further anti-America protests over an inflammatory film about Islam.In the rare public appearance, Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah declared that the U.S. must be held accountable for the anti-Islam film because it was produced here. "If we are to compare this film to those offensive cartoons that were published in Europe or to the burning Qurans in the U.S., this film poses a bigger and more dangerous matter," he said before thousands of chanting supporters. The Hezbollah protest was one of the few peaceful demonstrations across the Middle East. Since last Tuesday, anti-U.S. violence attributed to the film has erupted in more than 20 countries. U.S. authorities say the clip was produced by a California man named Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, who has previously been convicted of bank fraud. The film depicts the Prophet Muhammed as a fraud, a womanizer and a child molester.Al-Qaida urges more embassy attacks around the worldAnti-American protests continue across the Middle EastU.S. braces for more violence over anti-Islam film

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