As protests against the "anti-Islam" film continues in many Muslim countries, the Republic of Germany Monday urged governments across the globe to take extra steps to protect its citizens and embassies.
It would be recalled that the protests, which first broke out in Libya, resulted in the death of the United States Ambassador, Christopher Stevens and three other consular officers.
Some of the countries where protests have taken place are- Egypt, Yemen, Sudan, Pakistan, Indonesia, Afghanistan, Lebanon, and Philippines.
In a statement issued by the German Embassy in Nigeria yesterday, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Guido Westerwelle, condemned the video and the violence it is causing in the Muslim world.
He expressed grave concern about the violent unrest, which has targeted the German Embassy and diplomatic missions in Sudan, Egypt, Libya, Yemen and a number of other countries.
He said: "We appeal to the governments of these countries to provide the diplomatic missions there with comprehensive protection. Diplomats need to be able to carry out their work without fear."
"We understand the indignation which many faithful Muslims feel towards the anti-Islamic film which has been circulating. We share that indignation at this abhorrent online material."
"However, we are convinced that not even this horrible video, which really is devoid of all good taste, can be used to justify violence, not to mention murders such as we have just seen."
"We unequivocally distance ourselves from this kind of defamation of the Prophet and of Islam," Westerwelle added.