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Muslim-Americans walk out of the Islamic Center of America to attend an interfaith peace rally calling for an end to the violence triggered by a privately made anti-Islam video in Dearborn

Many Muslims in the United States have been closely following news of the protests in the Middle East and the anti-Muslim film that sparked widespread unrest there. VOA’s Elizabeth Lee spoke to many of them about their thoughts.

Many condoned the violent reactions to the video, others did not with some suggesting that there might be a deeper reason behind the unrest, part of which may be due to the lack of religious freedom in the Middle East.

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