|Updated: 9/13/2012 9:45 am
||Published: 9/12/2012 9:38 pm
Protests in Egypt were followed by an eruption of violence in Libya, on the 11th anniversary of September 11.
"The Innocence of Muslims," an anti-Islam film, gained attention for an attack that killed four Americans at a U.S. Consulate in eastern Libya.
"Muslims are really convenient," said spokeswoman for the Islamic Counsel for Oklahoma, Sheryl Siddqui.
Siddiqui said the recent violence worsens the way their faith is viewed.
"There is nothing in Islam that promotes this," said Siddiqui. "We hear the stereotyping all the time."
Unfair judgments, she said have become so common that a name has been attached: Islamaphobia.
Saddiqui refuses to watch the film, as she said it's filled with lies about her religion, because it’s an offensive depiction of Islam’s prophet, Muhammad.
The film has been out for months, but was recently dubbed to Arabic which led to the violent attacks; Saddiqui fears the effects could linger.
“This really does jeopardize even more lives; even in America,” said Siddiqui.
Now, she said Muslims will be left to clean a mess made by extremists. A perception she had nothing to do with creating.
"If you hear something often enough, you start to believe its true," said Siddiqui.
Nearly 3,000 demonstrators gathered at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo to protest against the amateur film.
President Obama vowed to bring the attackers to justice, and said the attack would not break the bonds between the United States and Libya.