Thousands have taken to the streets, and now the US is moving to protect Americans overseas.
Valley Muslims say the film, The Innocence of Muslims, is extremely offensive on so many levels, and with the violence spreading across the middle east, it's like salt in the wound.
Local Muslims are shaking their heads as the violence continues to escalate.
Dr. El Sayed Ramadan, the Imam at Masjid Fresno, says the Muslim community here is just as offended by the film's content.
Locals say the film is an attack on Allah, and the prophet Mohammed.
But Dr. Ramadan says even that is not a reason for the violent reaction of extremists in the middle east.
He says the prophet Mohammed did not react violently to attacks, and neither should people of the Muslim faith.
"And that's why it is the responsibility of Muslims to understand the message of the prophet, peace be upon him, and to apply it as he applied it."
Many in the Islamic community say the misinterpretation of their faith is what's causing reactions to be taken too far.
US Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed when protesters attacked the embassy in Benghazi Tuesday.
Their remains returned to US soil today.
President Obama led a ceremony to honor them.
"There in Benghazi, he laid down his life, loyal as always, protecting his friends. Today Glen is home."
Local Muslims, like Mohommed Jibril of Masjid Fresno, are calling for an end to the violence in the middle east, saying it is in no way a representation of the Islamic faith.
"Ambassador Stevens is our loss as well. We're all Americans and we do want to emphasize that we are part of this culture. Our kids are part of this culture."
As far as what's happening overseas, Americans are being urged to leave the areas where protests are happening.
The FBI is headed to Libya to investigate as authorities make four arrests, and have vowed to help the US seek justice.
In Yemen, a team of Marines is protecting the US embassy.