The worldwide protests against anti-Islam film Innocence of Muslims: By the numbers

An incendiary U.S.-made film smearing the Prophet Muhammad has sparked outrage in at least 20 countries from Libya to Australia, triggering deaths and dozens of arrests

Supporters of the Islamic political movement, Hizb ut-Tahrir
(Image credit: AP Photo/Sang Tan)

Protests are flaring up around the world as a YouTube trailer for an anti-Islam film, Innocence of Muslims, continues to outrage the Muslim community. The American-made, mysteriously inept low-budget film, which depicts the Prophet Muhammad as a womanizer and child molester, has forced the U.S. to beef up security measures at its embassies in the Middle East as riot police continue to clash with violent protesters. Although U.S. officials have officially condemned the film as reprehensible and non-representative of American values, supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Iran blamed the West's "Islamophobic policies of arrogance and Zionism" and decreed the U.S. government's disavowal of the film "meaningless." Just how widespread are the protests? Here's a look, by the numbers:


Countries that have experienced protests triggered by the film trailer, including Egypt, Indonesia, Lebanon, and Iran

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Demonstrators who took to the streets in Sydney, Australia


Australian police reportedly injured


Sydney protesters reportedly injured


Protesters who have died in the worldwide riots


Marchers who took to the streets in the Afghan capital of Kabul


Policemen who sustained wounds during the Kabul protests


Students and teachers who protested in Pakistan's southwestern Baluchistan province. Students as young as 12 were reportedly told to skip class by their instructors to attend the protests


Country (Sudan) that denied U.S. Marines entry as the Pentagon bolsters security measures


U.S. diplomats and members of the U.S. embassy staff evacuated from Tunisia

1.5 billion

Worldwide Muslim population


Reported cost of the obscure, low-budget film. (Read more about it here.)


Protesters arrested in Libya over the U.S. consulate attack last Tuesday, which killed 4 Americans, including U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens

Sources: AP, Hollywood Reporter, NBC News, XinhuaNet, CBS News, New York Times

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