Muslims across Sydney protested about the recent “Innocence of Muslims” movie which has caused worldwide uproar and led to at least 5 people (not related to the movie) dead. I was so sure today would be a peaceful protest, done in class and dignity, proving to ourselves and the world that we can unite in protest about the defamation of our religion and hopefully get the attention of the public to understand our angle, but instead today the protests started peacefully for 30 minutes then for hours it was a hot mess. Property was damaged. Projectiles thrown. Police attacked. Public Inconvenienced. Hate Signs were carried. Did this protest help or damage our cause? I as a Muslim condemn today’s protests in Sydney as a failure on part of our Islamic Community.