U.S. embassy in Cairo apologizes for “abuse of free speech” after protesters tear down American flag

posted at 5:21 pm on September 11, 2012 by Allahpundit

A show of strength from Salafists on 9/11 to remind Americans who’s winning these days in the Middle East. The newsworthy part isn’t the protest — we already know what a mob can do to an embassy in Cairo — but the reaction from the embassy. When this tweet started circulating a few hours ago, I thought it might be a parody account. Afraid not. The official statement from the embassy website:

The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims – as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions. Today, the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, Americans are honoring our patriots and those who serve our nation as the fitting response to the enemies of democracy. Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy. We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others

The money word there, of course, is “abuse.” If speech is illegitimate because it offends religious sensibilities, then we’re on the doorstep of yelling “blasphemy.” In practical effect, that’s what the embassy is pushing: There’s not a syllable wasted here on condemning the cretins who climbed the embassy walls and tore down the flag — on 9/11. The denunciation is reserved for the blasphemers, who in this case turn out to be Egyptian expats who made an amateur film about Mohammed that’s presumably being used by Islamist demagogues over there to whip up the crowd. Every now and then, the Organization of the Islamic Conference pushes a blasphemy resolution at the UN designed to carve out international exceptions to free speech laws for insults to religion, i.e. Islam. The statement from the embassy is precisely the mentality they’re trying to cultivate. All that’s missing is a call for criminal penalties, but that’s less important to the anti-blasphemy bloc than western officials groveling to their sensibilities. Mission accomplished.

Do note, this isn’t the only criticism of Islam that’s been suppressed today due to fears of violence. In the UK, a private screening of a new documentary on the subject was canceled due to threats. I wonder if The One will get so much as a single question about this, and what he’ll say in defense of the embassy’s reaction. The last time we went through the now familiar “insult to Islam inspires international incident” cycle, he begged Terry Jones publicly not to burn the Koran because doing so would endanger U.S. troops. That was clever insofar as it’s hard to resist an appeal to patriotism from the C-in-C but it has the same problem as the embassy statement — namely, placing the moral onus on the speaker not to speak rather than on the violent nut not to be nutty and violent. Is O going to phone the Egyptian expats and ask them to take up another hobby besides filmmaking? Curious to see how far this logic extends.


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“You were given the choice between war and dishonor. You chose dishonor and you will have war.”

the_nile on September 11, 2012 at 6:59 PM

ABC News Radio is not even reporting this.

They led off with the stock market. And no mention of QE3.

PappyD61 on September 11, 2012 at 6:37 PM

The top story on the ABC news website currently is the first public appearance of the woman who had multiple amputations following a battle with the flesh-eating virus.

Priorities.

AZCoyote on September 11, 2012 at 6:59 PM

squint on September 11, 2012 at 6:43 PM

I was speaking of pouring some water on the populace, which could have ‘taken it to’ local mosques, etc.
Hey, the bullhorn let everyone know what was on the horizon.
It brilliantly assisted the populace to focus on military retribution, instead of local destruction.
Just imagine how a wussy leader, who did NOT predict military retribution (think apologies) would have given permission to what so many of us who wanted to do !!
I have no doubt he had to contain himself from making the ME one big sheet of glass.

pambi on September 11, 2012 at 6:59 PM

there is a noose tightening around the middle east, the hard line islamofascists are tightening their grip around it and it is only going to worsen.

ted c on September 11, 2012 at 7:00 PM

So, Jimmah Cawtah was able to bring peace between Israel and Egypt and Obama brought that down, placing our #1 ally in a desperate situation and now refuses to meet with Israel.

4 more years.

Key West Reader on September 11, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Can I just say that Jonah Goldberg is not ready for prime time on the Fox News all-star panel?

DaydreamBeliever on September 11, 2012 at 7:01 PM

a strongly worded apology ? ?

*FACEPALM*

ted c on September 11, 2012 at 7:01 PM

At this point, by your own logic, you would be accusing atheists — say Allahpundit — of wearing togas, eating bread, slathering up in lard and getting busy, assuming despotic power and committing genocide.

I have seen allah killing bunnies in sadistic rituals many times!

But that would be silly. Allahpundit is a beta — he’ll never have despotic power.

allah is beta sociopath bunny killer! if he assumed power, we would end up like those bunnies! we have to stop him!

You should be able to tell religions apart, and refusing to do it is ignorance or dishonesty.

Axe on September 11, 2012 at 6:36 PM

seriously, I do. I make a very important distinction. I say HISTORICALLY.
there is also theological differences that make christianity and judaism more flexible and less violent, but that is another long discussion.

nathor on September 11, 2012 at 7:01 PM

MSM will try to hide this horrible foreign policy day for Obama. Romney has to make sure it’s news. Will he?

Mark1971 on September 11, 2012 at 7:01 PM

We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others

Why is it that these people begin from the position that the exercise of free speech is an abuse? How is that abuse? Maybe there is an abuse of the friggin’ hair trigger sensibilities of the offended?????? do ya think?

Answer me this Allah huggers, is there any reference that doesn’t offend you pricks?

ted c on September 11, 2012 at 7:03 PM

I got a rotten email from a brain dead liberal on my last post where I expect the gov’t to make an issue of someone putting the cross in urine.

I don’t care how “loving and sophisticated” Christians are in the main, at this time in history, a crucifix in urine OFFENDS SOME PEOPLE!

Heck, I don’t like URINE IN ART!

And as for brown nosing with Muslims, I like them OK.

The didn’t seem to cotton to my idea of stealing all their oil by force to pay off our national debt, help our inner cities and save the Obama administration, but they probably understand where I was coming from. Any anyway, A sophisticated and caring man like our leader who would bow to royalty and honor Islam couldn’t be cold blooded enough to fire a cruise missile the next minute, could he?

IlikedAUH2O on September 11, 2012 at 7:04 PM

serious question ..
True that both of our attacked embassies were EMPTY of any staff, yes ??

pambi on September 11, 2012 at 7:06 PM

ABC News Radio is not even reporting this.

They led off with the stock market. And no mention of QE3.

PappyD61 on September 11, 2012 at 6:37 PM

I’m glad you came out of your coma. It is now 2012.

kim roy on September 11, 2012 at 7:09 PM

I give to you that islam is more explicit regarding their blasphemy laws. but historically they are not unique in their death sentences for blasphemy.

nathor on September 11, 2012 at 6:37 PM

We’re not talking history, you idiot. We’re talking about today 11 September 2012.
You are a complete fool and a gutless apologist. You should join your obamassiah on his next apology tour. He’ll probably need an official lickspittle.

No one cares what Christians, Jews or Zoroastrians did in the past. Only one “religion” demands death or enslavement for not believing in their ideology today. That cult is islam.
Now, go away and apologize to someone.

Solaratov on September 11, 2012 at 7:11 PM

http://news.sky.com/story/983922/american-killed-in-libya-prophet-protest

One American was killed in Libya today.

Mark1971 on September 11, 2012 at 7:13 PM

FYI, CNN now reporting an American has been killed at Libyan consulate. Presidouche Hussein quickly writing another apology.

Western_Civ on September 11, 2012 at 7:13 PM

pambi, i think you are right and yes, I am “hmmmming” too.

/coincidences

ted c on September 11, 2012 at 7:14 PM

American Killed In Libya Prophet Protest

Ok, boy king, terrorist attack, or workplace violence?

Flora Duh on September 11, 2012 at 7:14 PM

An American killed in Libya….thought there wasn’t boots on that ground. Is it a Marine?

ted c on September 11, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Oh, crap .. american killed in libya protest

pambi on September 11, 2012 at 7:16 PM

That sounds like something your obamassiah would do.

btw; if you’re unhappy here, you might be happier someplace else. They say Kenya is nice. Or, perhaps Zimbabwe. Give it some thought, why don’t you.

Solaratov on September 11, 2012 at 6:31 PM

Heh! Yeah, I’m an Obamabot.

I’m conservative but I am not American so I’m not bound by partisanship or party jingoism. I comment little on the national political threads and mainly address foreign items.

Romney won’t be bad like Obama is bad domestically but the right is just as compromised and subverted by Islam as the left is. Think Bush had any idea what he was doing? Does anyone in charge in the US know what to do with Islam except appease it?

You will find all my posts darkly cynical which is a product of the times.

BL@KBIRD on September 11, 2012 at 7:16 PM

MSM will try to hide this horrible foreign policy day for Obama. Romney has to make sure it’s news. Will he?

Mark1971 on September 11, 2012 at 7:01 PM

I for one am watching Romney closely this week for taking the fight to Øbama on things just like this.

No matter what, I’ll vote for him. But I want us to do more than win. I want to CRUSH the commie wing of the Dem party.

petefrt on September 11, 2012 at 7:16 PM

I give to you that islam is more explicit regarding their blasphemy laws. but historically they are not unique in their death sentences for blasphemy. nathor on September 11, 2012 at 6:37 PM

We await your biblical injunctions to kill blasphemers, binding on Christians that is.

We won’t hold our breath.

Akzed on September 11, 2012 at 7:17 PM

Can I just say that Jonah Goldberg is not ready for prime time on the Fox News all-star panel?

DaydreamBeliever on September 11, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Ditto. According to him, our government should throw free speech under the bus on September 10th, but on September 11th a strongly worded apology should be reconsidered. Jonah Goldberg, shame on you. you looked as dumb as sexual harrasser Wan Jilliams.

Western_Civ on September 11, 2012 at 7:18 PM

You will find all my posts darkly cynical which is a product of the times. BL@KBIRD on September 11, 2012 at 7:16 PM

We bate our breath.

Akzed on September 11, 2012 at 7:18 PM

American killed and one wounded in Libyan attack.

txmomof6 on September 11, 2012 at 7:24 PM

An American killed in Libya….thought there wasn’t boots on that ground. Is it a Marine?

ted c on September 11, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Nope – embassy staff member

gophergirl on September 11, 2012 at 7:24 PM

Hillary sure has done a great job with the State Department.

huckleberryfriend on September 11, 2012 at 7:25 PM

We bate our breath.

Akzed on September 11, 2012 at 7:18 PM

Heh! Follow me on twitter, I live blog my bowel movements.

BL@KBIRD on September 11, 2012 at 7:25 PM

http://www.barenakedislam.com/

Akzed on September 11, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Heh! Follow me on twitter, I live blog my bowel movements.

BL@KBIRD on September 11, 2012 at 7:25 PM

How does that differ from your comments?

/Just kidding

sharrukin on September 11, 2012 at 7:26 PM

Just what the Islamists despise – a sign of weakness. Now they respect us even less.

Ward Cleaver on September 11, 2012 at 7:26 PM

Anybody seen Terp Mole, of late?

Christien on September 11, 2012 at 7:26 PM

I think we can count this as a bad day for Øbama on foreign policy. A very bad day. Maybe even a game changer. Foreign policy, at least according to the pollls, was his strong suit. Other than foreign policy, there wasn’t much else that he got good ratings on.

A week ago, polls showed more folks trusted Øbama on foreign policy. I doubt polls next week will be so favorable.

petefrt on September 11, 2012 at 7:27 PM

Heh! Follow me on twitter, I live blog my bowel movements. BL@KBIRD on September 11, 2012 at 7:25 PM

I don’t need Twitter. Mirabile dictu, they all seem to end up on Hot Air.

Akzed on September 11, 2012 at 7:27 PM

So, an embassy staff member has been killed. Most likely—US State Department member or CIA guy.

ted c on September 11, 2012 at 7:28 PM

We await your biblical injunctions to kill blasphemers, binding on Christians that is.

We won’t hold our breath.

Akzed on September 11, 2012 at 7:17 PM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blasphemy#Christianity

Christian theology condemns blasphemy. It is spoken of in Mark 3:29, where blaspheming the Holy Spirit is spoken of as unforgivable—the eternal sin. However, there is dispute over what form this blasphemy may take and whether it qualifies as blasphemy in the conventional sense; and over the meaning of “unforgivable”. In 2 Kings 18, the Rabshakeh gave the word from the king of Assyria, dissuading trust in the Lord, asserting that God is no more able to deliver than all the gods of the land. In Matthew 9:2, Jesus spoke the words “Your sins are forgiven you.” and He was accused of blasphemy, although as the Son he is entiled to do so.

Blasphemy has been condemned as a serious, or even the most serious, sin by the major creeds and Church theologians.

Thomas Aquinas says that “it is clear that blasphemy, which is a sin committed directly against God, is more grave than murder, which is a sin against one’s neighbor. … it is called the most grievous sin, for as much as it makes every sin more grievous.”[11]

nathor on September 11, 2012 at 7:29 PM

So, an embassy staff member has been killed. Most likely—US State Department member or CIA guy.

ted c on September 11, 2012 at 7:28 PM

And where is the President? Oh yeah apologizing for “hurting feelings”.

UNBELIEVABLE.

gophergirl on September 11, 2012 at 7:30 PM

So expats from Egypt make an amateur movie about Muhammed, and on the 11th anniversary of 9/11, OUR embassy apologizes for someone ABUSING FREEDOM OF SPEECH after THEY stormed OUR embassy and burned OUR flag?

Why does my head hurt so much thinking about this???

I need to purchase a weapon or three, stock up on supplies, and keep my family protected because this country is screwed if we keep electing losers to run the country.

This is sad….sooo sooo sad.

siwrcw03 on September 11, 2012 at 7:30 PM

What do you expect from a commie rat &^%@!#( koranimal. Look at all the things he has done FOR his koranimal brothers and TO the US.

Idiots elected a commie muslim. Enjoy the trip to the end of civilization.

sablegsd on September 11, 2012 at 7:32 PM

Ayone just hear on Fox news radio that an American was killed? I was only half paying attention, they mentioned Egypt and Libyia…

ellifint on September 11, 2012 at 7:32 PM

The first time a foreign government stormed and captured a US embassy, I enlisted that month.. turned out as we expected, that the gutless feckless two faced low rent Joooo hating Carter was the colossal coward we expected he was..

and now.. decades later.. too old and broken to fight anymore..

We have AGAIN.. a feckless coward in the White House… AGAIN, easily predicted… AGAIN.. one his party makes excuses for as America is trashed and spit on overseas inside our own damned embassy..

AGAIN.. the ignorant, arrogant left makes excuses for animals passing as human.. and blames people, our people for not groveling enough to foreign thugs on a religious high..

Obama you worthless pr*ck..

So damned brave when giving orders to better men from thousands of miles away.. so gallant as you had to be dragged like a petulant child from the golf course to do the damned order,.. so courageous as you milked and stole the valor of vastly superior men… claiming it fort yourself while putting THEIR lives at risk with your idiot leaks..

But when it comes to a call with no good options, you do what cowards always do.. hunker down and blam the victims of foreign goons.. while mouthing absurdities… We ARE at war with the death cult smirkingly referred to as Islam.. the radical part of it which is so damned offended they haven’t yet conquered the planet and put us all to the sword..

It’s time they started worrying about OFFENDING The US. We damnn sure can turn desert to glass.. we’ve done it before..

mark81150 on September 11, 2012 at 7:37 PM

Hey State Department, Islam is satanic!

Mohammed never existed.

The koran is based on heretical Arian texts. It’s a total fraud!

I keep a copy of it under my toilet. ‘Tis true!

The hadith are bowdlerized endorsements of whatever some Caliph wanted Islam to endorse at the time.

All who die as Muslims go to hell!

Muslims are descended from apes and pigs!

The testimony of one Muslim is not worth that of 1,000 Christians!

Muslims are the vilest of animals.

Show mercy to one another, but be ruthless to Muslims.

How perverse are Muslims!

Strike off the heads of Muslims, as well as their fingertips.

Fight those Muslims who are near to you.

Muslim mischief makers should be murdered or crucified.

Akzed on September 11, 2012 at 7:37 PM

who in the hell is the US ambassador in Cairo and why are we paying him/her?????

ted c on September 11, 2012 at 6:59 PM

here’s the answer:

Anne Patterson joined the Foreign Service in 1973 and was promoted to Career Ambassador, the highest rank in the career Foreign Service, in 2008. She has been Ambassador to Pakistan (2007-2010), Ambassador to Colombia (2000-2003) and Ambassador to El Salvador (1997-2000).

All part and parcel of American taxpayers paying for those who don’t while working for those who do–is the end of the spectrum in 18 months, or less?

16 TRILLION AND COUNTING?

Less, much less.

Wake Up,America!!!

jersey taxpayer on September 11, 2012 at 7:37 PM

nathor on September 11, 2012 at 7:29 PM

Nice try, thanks for pasting from your favorite atheist web site, but none of that tells Christians to kill anyone jaggazz.

Akzed on September 11, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Not just an ill-conceived sympathetic statement of understanding, but an actual apology, and that for something done by somebody else!

I feel my credulity just got stretched until it broke.

YiZhangZhe on September 11, 2012 at 7:40 PM

Sura (8:55) – Surely the vilest of animals in Allah’s sight are those who disbelieve.

Sura (48:29) – Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. And those with him are hard (ruthless) against the disbelievers and merciful among themselves.

Sura (9:30) – And the Jews say: Ezra is the son of Allah, and the Christians say: The Messiah is the son of Allah… Allah (Himself) fights against them. How perverse are they!

Sura (8:12) – I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them.

Sura (9:123) – O you who believe! Fight those of the unbelievers who are near to you and let them find in you hardness.

Sura (5:33) – The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His messenger and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned; this shall be as a disgrace for them in this world, and in the hereafter they shall have a grievous chastisement.

Akzed on September 11, 2012 at 7:40 PM

How long ago was that historic speech in Cairo? It looks like President Obowma will be giving his supple waist a workout.

RedRedRice on September 11, 2012 at 7:40 PM

Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued. (9:29

Akzed on September 11, 2012 at 7:41 PM

The Sura I hate the most is the one that instructs to kill all the dogs.

Bishop on September 11, 2012 at 7:42 PM

I read when the Iranians attacked the Russian embassy years ago, the guards shot and killed them. So they went on to Plan B, kidnap and take over the weak horse US embassy.

And these dumb voters won’t ever hear about this.

PattyJ on September 11, 2012 at 7:43 PM

nathor on September 11, 2012 at 7:29 PM

No spiritual eyes whatsoever.

pambi on September 11, 2012 at 7:44 PM

I caught a hint that Mitt has commented on the embassies fiasco .. Just can’t find it online, and hubby switched channels on me.
???????????

pambi on September 11, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Nice try, thanks for pasting from your favorite atheist web site, but none of that tells Christians to kill anyone jaggazz.

Akzed on September 11, 2012 at 7:38 PM

its true, but that is the advantage of christianity, its scripture is open to interpretation that changes with the sensitivities of the times.

nathor on September 11, 2012 at 7:46 PM

The world is watching our response……friends and foes alike.

txmomof6 on September 11, 2012 at 7:46 PM

I’ll be attempting to sleep tonight, in between visions of eleven years ago.

G’night, all. I hope America is only stronger today than it was even eleven years ago.

I hope Americans never forget September 11, 2001.

I hope Americans are resolved never to repeat that day. I certainly hope I don’t ever have the need.

I hope, and pray to God, that our citizens, our country is spared in the war that’s coming; but I have little hope of it.

Pray, America, please.

jersey taxpayer on September 11, 2012 at 7:46 PM

BTW I love most of the comments here but do NOT respond directly because I’m not getting into name calling with the trolls that show up every once in awhile.

Keep up the good work Hot Airians.

Senator Lee was on Levin but he’s an outlier and he even talked about possibly going after Obama via impeachment (abuse of power, etc.)

NO WAY will the pathetic gop leadership go along with that.

Nice thought though Senator Lee.

PappyD61 on September 11, 2012 at 7:47 PM

I checked the NBC “breaking news” website, no mention of this or what’s happening in Libya.

visions on September 11, 2012 at 7:47 PM

No spiritual eyes whatsoever.

pambi on September 11, 2012 at 7:44 PM

none!

nathor on September 11, 2012 at 7:48 PM

The Film spoke the truth…Islam is a dangerous and violent ideology.

That is why freedom of speech is a such a wonderful thing. It brings out the truth one way or the other…

William Eaton on September 11, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Mitt should out of respect for the office, if not the man, wait til Obama speaks before commenting on the death of an American at our Embassy. IMHO.

txmomof6 on September 11, 2012 at 7:49 PM

its true, but that is the advantage of christianity, its scripture is open to interpretation that changes with the sensitivities of the times.

nathor on September 11, 2012 at 7:46 PM

In other words, you’ve got nothing. Islam and Christianity are radically different and your attempt to paint them both with the same brush as usual…fails.

sharrukin on September 11, 2012 at 7:51 PM

I have seen allah killing bunnies in sadistic rituals many times!

nathor on September 11, 2012 at 7:01 PM

*sip*

No one has ever been able to prove that.

Axe on September 11, 2012 at 7:52 PM

its true, but that is the advantage of christianity, its scripture is open to interpretation that changes with the sensitivities of the times. nathor on September 11, 2012 at 7:46 PM

The Bible does not -ever- call for Christians to kill blasphemers.
Like I said, and as you apparently admit.

The koran calls for the death of non-muslims many times.

They would have no less compunction killing you than me.

The issue here is that the State Dept is apologizing for free speech hurting Muslims’ feelings as they ransack our embassy.

What a shockah! You’re on the wrong side again.

Akzed on September 11, 2012 at 7:54 PM

In other words, you’ve got nothing. Islam and Christianity are radically different and your attempt to paint them both with the same brush as usual…fails.

sharrukin on September 11, 2012 at 7:51 PM

bah, the same brush was that in medieval times, both religions killed blasphemers. that is a fact. it great that christianity does not dot kill blasphemers now, else, you could not read my loving words in this blog

nathor on September 11, 2012 at 7:55 PM

The Sura I hate the most is the one that instructs to kill all the dogs.

Bishop on September 11, 2012 at 7:42 PM

Of course, Bishop is kidding.

Axe on September 11, 2012 at 7:55 PM

nathor on September 11, 2012 at 7:46 PM
nathor on September 11, 2012 at 7:48 PM

Which explains it all.

pambi on September 11, 2012 at 7:55 PM

From Drudge via Sky News:

A US official has been killed and others wounded in Libya as an armed mob protesting over a film they said offended Islam attacked the US consulate in Benghazi.

Libya’s Supreme Security Committee spokesman said: “One American staff member has died and a number have been injured in the clashes.”

I didn’t read all the comments, so if this is already posted, I apologize. It also said the consulate was being looted and set on fire. Any comments from Obama?

Night Owl on September 11, 2012 at 7:55 PM

The Sura I hate the most is the one that instructs to kill all the dogs. Bishop on September 11, 2012 at 7:42 PM

So we can at least be sure that Obooba ate a dead dog.

Akzed on September 11, 2012 at 7:55 PM

Akzed on September 11, 2012 at 7:54 PM

you should read my earlier comments on this thread.

nathor on September 11, 2012 at 7:55 PM

Beautiful.

Thank you President Obama.

WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is making it clear that Israel will not wait to take out Iranian nuclear facilities.

In heated comments toward the United States, the Israeli prime minister said that it’s becoming clear that diplomacy will not work with Iran.

“The world tells Israel, `Wait. There’s still time,’” Netanyahu said Tuesday, according to The Associated Press. “And I say: `Wait for what? Wait until when?’ Those in the international community who refuse to put red lines before Iran don’t have a moral right to place a red light before Israel.”

Does Mr. Netanyahu know that most of the world hates him and his country?

PappyD61 on September 11, 2012 at 7:57 PM

Muslim Clerics: Kill All Who Insult Islam

Akzed on September 11, 2012 at 7:57 PM

nathor on September 11, 2012 at 7:55 PM

Do guns kill people ???

pambi on September 11, 2012 at 7:57 PM

ABC News is tying the film to Terry Jones, the Koran burner.

RedRedRice on September 11, 2012 at 7:57 PM

pambi on September 11, 2012 at 7:55 PM

I wouldn’t waste my time if I were you. nathor, about six months ago, went on every thread that had to do with religion to talk about how he was raised Catholic and has been trying to get his baptism undone. Creepy.

Night Owl on September 11, 2012 at 7:57 PM

you should read my earlier comments on this thread.
nathor on September 11, 2012 at 7:55 PM

I’ve been reading your posts for some time.

You’re a complete moral imbecile and a liar.

Akzed on September 11, 2012 at 7:58 PM

Does Mr. Netanyahu know that most of the world hates him and his country?

PappyD61 on September 11, 2012 at 7:57 PM

Of course he does.
That should matter ?

pambi on September 11, 2012 at 7:58 PM

I guess and American got killed in the Libyan consulate attacks.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/09/11/gunmen-reportedly-attack-us-consulate-in-libya/

MeatHeadinCA on September 11, 2012 at 7:59 PM

…speaking of embassy’s and 9/11

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fuh9htSxLU

dom89031 on September 11, 2012 at 7:59 PM

The Collective Punishment of Egypt’s Christian Copts

“Yay!” -Nathor

Akzed on September 11, 2012 at 8:00 PM

Do guns kill people ???

pambi on September 11, 2012 at 7:57 PM

Wait — I know this one –

Axe on September 11, 2012 at 8:00 PM

Reports that one embassy staffer is dead and multiple injured. And Barry will do absolutely nothing about it.

Philly on September 11, 2012 at 8:00 PM

Night Owl on September 11, 2012 at 7:55 PM

Naaah. He’s too busy.

esr1951 on September 11, 2012 at 8:01 PM

The world is watching our response……friends and foes alike.

txmomof6 on September 11, 2012 at 7:46 PM

So true.

petefrt on September 11, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Night Owl on September 11, 2012 at 7:57 PM

Yeah, I know .. he actually COULD if he were actually serious about that.
I’m just in a feisty mood.
;-)

pambi on September 11, 2012 at 8:01 PM

This Idiocracy moment has been brought to you by Mike Judge and the Obama Administration.

Note to self: Hate the sin, not the sinner.

ConservativeLA on September 11, 2012 at 8:01 PM

The Sura I hate the most is the one that instructs to kill all the dogs.

Bishop on September 11, 2012 at 7:42 PM

My favorite piece of darkness is ,

[ 8: 17 ] So you did not slay them, but it was Allah Who slew them, and you did not smite when you smote ( the enemy ), but it was Allah …

It is why Muslims can always plead innocent, Allah entered them and did the killing. Slick conscious cleaner if you torture killed a hundred prisoners that morning and your soul felt a little grubby.

BL@KBIRD on September 11, 2012 at 8:01 PM

bah, the same brush was that in medieval times, both religions killed blasphemers. that is a fact. it great that christianity does not dot kill blasphemers now, else, you could not read my loving words in this blog

nathor on September 11, 2012 at 7:55 PM

Actually, the notion that the “church” was doing the killing is often over-exaggerated. There were many cases where local governments would put “blasphemers” to death for political or financial reasons against the desires of Catholic Church.

MeatHeadinCA on September 11, 2012 at 8:01 PM

I feel nauseous over the actions in Egypt and Libya today and the boy king’s response to it. It is especially horrendous on this day.

And yes Mr. Biden, I mean that “literally.”

Flora Duh on September 11, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Night Owl on September 11, 2012 at 7:57 PM

Forgot to add ..
he’s already an anathema to the Church, anyway, so he has no worries.
So am I.
BUT even the CC does NOT call for our murder !!!

pambi on September 11, 2012 at 8:03 PM

BTW I love most of the comments here but do NOT respond directly because I’m not getting into name calling with the trolls that show up every once in awhile.

PappyD61 on September 11, 2012 at 7:47 PM

Just decline to reply to them. Don’t feed the beast.

Jump in. The water’s nice here.

petefrt on September 11, 2012 at 8:04 PM

Correction – a consulate staffer was killed and multiple injuries. An American is an American, regardless.

Philly on September 11, 2012 at 8:04 PM

Reports that one embassy staffer is dead and multiple injured. And Barry will do absolutely nothing about it. Philly on September 11, 2012 at 8:00 PM

But, there’s this movie they dislike and all!

Akzed on September 11, 2012 at 8:04 PM

I think O’Reilly said Palin is to appear on his show.

bluefox on September 11, 2012 at 8:04 PM

The new caliphate is taking shape. When the caliphate has acquired nuclear weapons they will use them. What will be the outcome? The day is nearer than we might like to imagine. We are by enlarge not serious about the consequences. We seek to appease. Appeasement is futile. The one in the well won’t wait. It shall come to pass. Prepare for your loved ones as best you can. Plan now. Do not procrastinate. All else is a distraction. Focus on what is ahead.

Bmore on September 11, 2012 at 8:05 PM

I didn’t read all the comments, so if this is already posted, I apologize. It also said the consulate was being looted and set on fire. Any comments from Obama?

Night Owl on September 11, 2012 at 7:55 PM

He’s too busy booking his appearance on Letterman.

gophergirl on September 11, 2012 at 8:06 PM

bah, the same brush was that in medieval times, both religions killed blasphemers. that is a fact. it great that christianity does not dot kill blasphemers now, else, you could not read my loving words in this blog

nathor on September 11, 2012 at 7:55 PM

As usual you try the moral equivalence argument. If a Christian anywhere killed someone that makes Christianity the same as Islam. Sorry, but the real world doesn’t work that way and the majority of people can recognize how absurd your arguments are.

The vast majority of violence is by Muslims directed towards infidels or other Muslims and we see that every day. The same was true in Medieval times as well. I don’t imagine you know anything about history but the Crusades were a very long delayed response to hundreds of years of Muslims attacks.

The inquisition you will probably bring up was the preferred option for those accused of wrongdoing by secular authorities because it rarely killed the accused, was far more lenient, and gave them a defense council which was often absent in secular courts.

sharrukin on September 11, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Note to self: Hate the sin, not the sinner.

ConservativeLA on September 11, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Love the way you did that. Just sayin’.

Axe on September 11, 2012 at 8:08 PM

I think O’Reilly said Palin is to appear on his show.

bluefox on September 11, 2012 at 8:04 PM

He Did!

idesign on September 11, 2012 at 8:08 PM

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