POSTED: Friday, September 21, 2012 - 9:00am
UPDATED: Friday, September 21, 2012 - 9:04am
NBC News — The U.N.'s high commissioner for human rights has condemned the film "Innocence of Muslims" and cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed published by a French magazine. A spokesman for the high commissioner called the film and cartoons quote, "malicious and deliberately provocative."
At least 30 people have been killed in protests linked to the anti-Islam film produced in the U.S., and demonstrations continued across the Muslim world friday. The spokesman said the U.N. high commissioner for human rights urged people who protest the film and cartoons to do so peacefully. The human rights office also condemned the killing of the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans in Benghazi and called on political and religious leaders to restore calm.