Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday tied Muslim ire over a US-made film denigrating the Prophet Mohammad to the "Islamophobic policies of arrogant powers and Zionists," according to Iranian media, as civilians across the country staged a second day of protests against the amateur movie.

“Nations are aware of the Islamophobic policies of arrogant powers and Zionists," Khamenei said according to Iran's official Press TV. Khamenei added that it is incumbent upon Western governments to prove to the Muslim world that they are against attacks against Islam. Leaders of [the US and European countries] must prove that they were not accomplices in this big crime in practice by preventing such crazy measures,” he said.

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