New protests Sunday also gripped Hong Kong, Turkey, Greece, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Bangladesh.Some 3,000 demonstrators in Hong Kong briefly scuffled with police as they tried to deliver a letter to the US consulate.“Freedom of speech should not be used against any religion,” said protester Saeed Uddin, branding the cartoons and the film “malicious, disrespectful and derogatory”.Some 500 protesters in Istanbul burnt US and Israeli flags as they gathered around the Turkish city’s iconic Taksim Square, unfurling banners with slogans such as “Death to America”.Greek police fired tear gas to disperse nearly 1,000 demonstrators in central Athens after some of them - largely immigrants from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh - tried to break through a cordon to march toward the US embassy.In Saudi Arabia, hundreds of people in a Shia village in the kingdom’s Eastern Province demonstrated against the film, defying the country’s ban on protests.Around 400 people rallied in front of the French embassy in Iran, shouting “Death to America”, “Death to Israel”, “Death to Britain” and “Death to France”. No violence was reported, and the demonstration ended after around 90 minutes.In Bangladesh, opposition parties enforced a nationwide protest strike, closing most schools, shops and offices.Israeli police said a Palestinian woman had tried to stab a policeman on an east Jerusalem street Sunday, apparently in protest at the film.And an Islamist group claimed a deadly cross-border attack on Israel from Egypt’s Sinai peninsula in protest at the film, a US-based monitoring agency said, citing a statement posted on Islamist websites.Ansar Bait al-Maqdis (Partisans of Jerusalem) termed the attack Friday - in which the Israeli army said three attackers and one Israeli soldier were killed - a “Disciplinary Invasion Against those who Dared Against the Beloved Prophet,” said the SITE Intelligence Group.Germany’s weekly Der Spiegel reported Sunday that a far-right group is planning to screen the anti-Islam in Berlin in November.Pro-Deutschland leader Manfred Rouhs told the news magazine he had received two verbal agreements from warehouses to stage the event, after several Berlin cinemas declined.German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said in a separate interview that in an age when the Internet can spread content worldwide, freedom of speech must come with a sense of responsibility.“Sometimes the issue is not knowing if one has the right to do something but knowing if one should do something,” Westerwelle told Welt am Sonntag.The producer of the film, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, is reported to be a 55-year-old Egyptian Copt and convicted fraudster, based in Los Angeles and currently out on parole.US media reports say Nakoula wrote and produced the film, using the pseudonym Sam Bacile before being identified. Police questioned him before he went into hiding with his family.Egyptian Christians, who have long complained of discrimination, say they fear that an anti-Islam film produced by Copts in the United States will lead to further persecution at home.Egypt’s churches were among the first to condemn the low-budget Internet film that portrays the holy Prophet as immoral and which sparked violent and often deadly protests throughout the world.On September 11, demonstrators breached the wall of the US embassy in Cairo in protests that served as a catalyst for clashes between youths and police in the centre of the city.The Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church, the highest authority of the Coptic patriarchate, issued a statement slamming the film’s release as a “malicious plan aimed at defaming religions and causing divisions among the Egyptian people.”