About 100 Malaysian Muslim activists protested on Friday outside the United States Embassy against the coming visit by President Barack Obama, denouncing him as an enemy of Islam.
The demonstration underscored the delicate nature of Mr Obama’s trip to Muslim-majority Malaysia, which will make him the first siting US president to visit in nearly half a century, a period marked by mutual distrust.
The protesters marched to the embassy in Kuala Lumpur from a nearby mosque after Friday afternoon prayers, shouting “God is great” and “Obama is the enemy of the Prophet Muhammad”.
They also bore placards and banners saying: “US is axis of evil” and handed out leaflets saying “Reject Obama, World’s No. 1 Terrorist.”