Muslim Friday prayers brought expected furthering of protests against a derogatory film about Islam and Mohammed.
Here in Jerusalem hundreds of Palestinians hurled rocks at Israeli police following mid-day prayers. Protesters tried to reach the East Jerusalem Consulate and were turned back by riot police.
Protests have also taken place in Egypt, Libya, India, Lebanon, Sudan, Yemen, Pakistan, Tunisia, Afghanistan, and Kashmir.
At the German Embassy in Khartoum, Sudan, protesters set fire to the embassy – again over this terribly made film.
The creator of the film, Innocence of Muslims, is still being sought. Attention is focused on two men – and it is largely thought that the name Sam Bacile is an alias for the man Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, an Egyptian Coptic American. Mr. Nakoula has admitted to being a manager of production, but not the Writer/Director.
In developments in Libya, the US welcomed the arrests by Libyan authorities of four men suspected in being involved, though not directly, with the murders of the US Ambassador to Libya and three other American staff.
This week, I am sure there are many in America's State Department, who have witnessed the protests with awkward feelings.
The two places America helped in changing their regimes; Egypt and Libya, are the two of the hottest spots of violence and anti-American sentiment.
While it is true that the unrest is being carried out by a relatively small number of people, the perception that America hates Islam is commonly held among the Muslim masses.
America thought that these countries could open their societies to democracy as she knows it. It may be that there will be generations that will potentially pass before that may be grasp.
Until then, we will have to cycle through more anti-American protests when Islam or it's prophet is perceived to be slandered.
Middle East Correspondent