3,000 Muslim demonstrators converged upon the US Embassy in Cairo, Egypt, ripped up the American flag and replaced it with a black flag with the following inscription, “There is no God but God and Mohammed is the prophet of God” or according to Reuters, “”There is no God but Allah and Mohammad is his messenger”.
Most of the demonstrators are believed to be “Salafist” meaning “predecessors”, which model themselves after the earliest of Muslims and Islamic practices.
Allegedly the protest was over a film made in the United States that depicts their Prophet Mohammad in an insulting manner. The film itself was not identified and no one seems to know what film the Muslims are referring to.
The Muslim invasion of the US Embassy occurred on September 11, the 11th anniversary of the attack on the United States.