Bahraini Shia Muslims have held protest rallies across the country over a sacrilege movie insulting Islamâ€™s Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) as anti-US demonstrations continue across the Muslim world.
Thousands of Bahrainis took to the streets in the capital, Manama, and several villages on Friday to voice their anger about the anti-Islam movie made by an Israeli-American in the United States.
They said those behind the sacrilegious act must be brought to justice. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has also condemned the film.
Bahraini security forces have reportedly blocked roads leading to the US embassy. US missions are on high alert across the Muslim world as anger grows over the insulting movie.
Protesters have attacked US embassies in Libya, Egypt and Yemen over the movie. The US ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed in an attack on the US consulate in Benghazi on Tuesday.
Protest rallies against the film were also held in many Muslim countries including Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Kuwait.
The sacrilege movie, named Innocence of Muslims, is financed by more than 100 Zionists.