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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This is just sickening..these animals get away with this crap and this dhimmmi administration apologizes again and again for our freedom!!! This really really burns me up..

oh yeah Obama, THIS IS YOUR ARAB SPRING!!!! EVERY BIT OF IT!!!

sadsushi on September 11, 2012 at 8:09 PM

He Did!

idesign on September 11, 2012 at 8:08 PM

Dude!

gophergirl on September 11, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Un. Fraking. Believable.

Obozo is a complete and utter failure by every single metric, except that he’s got a D after his name.

Un. Freaking. Believable.

KMC1 on September 11, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Dude!

gophergirl on September 11, 2012 at 8:10 PM

What can I say? 

idesign on September 11, 2012 at 8:12 PM

Is anyone trying to evacuate our citizens from that rathole? I have a lot more faith in Hillary than Barry, and that’s a sad statement.

Philly on September 11, 2012 at 8:12 PM

This is all apart of the move to expel the infidels and re-create the Caliphate. Nothing more, and as long as America is confused and has an idiot President it will happen in next 5 yrs

jp on September 11, 2012 at 8:13 PM

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

All texts, whether secular or spiritual, reportage or fiction, are open to interpretation; it’s the nature of text. Also, anybody can claim a label like “Christian” or “Muslim” and apply it to themselves, regardless of their actual beliefs. The scripture of Christianity is not at all peculiar in the way you claim, nor does the Koran lack what you claim for the Bible.

The difference you are missing is that a “follower” of Jesus Christ, cannot claim any authority from his/her “leader” for killing people who believe differently, whereas a “follower” of the barbarian of Arabia can.

In other words, a follower of Jesus Christ who kills people who believe differently is shown by such action to be not following Jesus Christ, whereas the follower of the barbarian of Arabia who kills people who believe differently is following his/her leader.

YiZhangZhe on September 11, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Cairo Speech! Tripoli Speech!

Cairo Speech! Tripoli Speech!

Cairo Speech! Tripoli Speech!

Obama must bow to the Muslim Brotherhood in apology for free speech!

profitsbeard on September 11, 2012 at 8:14 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

Looks like nathor wins the award for the longest stretch on the thread

tom on September 11, 2012 at 8:16 PM

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

Full blown Petraeus level dhimmitude.

VorDaj on September 11, 2012 at 8:17 PM

In other words, a follower of Jesus Christ who kills people who believe differently is shown by such action to be not following Jesus Christ, whereas the follower of the barbarian of Arabia who kills people who believe differently is following his/her leader.

YiZhangZhe on September 11, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Holy cow !!
Those are the precise words I’d used in a conversation with a very confused friend on 9/11/2001 !!!
I kid you not !!
Thanks… well said.

pambi on September 11, 2012 at 8:19 PM

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

Looks like nathor wins the award for the longest stretch on the thread

tom on September 11, 2012 at 8:16 PM

The Aquinas-ist Beheaders are obviously rampant throughout the world!

Beware the Aquinas-ist Beheaders!

profitsbeard on September 11, 2012 at 8:19 PM

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

Go to hell you trairorious to humanity pieces of crap.

VorDaj on September 11, 2012 at 8:20 PM

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

This is how these vermin commemorate 9/11.

VorDaj on September 11, 2012 at 8:20 PM

Quick skim of the last couple of pages and I didn’t see this posted.

Krauthammer to the mob in Egypt: go to hell.

de rigueur on September 11, 2012 at 8:22 PM

profitsbeard on September 11, 2012 at 8:19 PM

THANKS, I needed that !!
:-)

pambi on September 11, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Well I just posted this on my facebook – that should get me unfriended by the few liberal friends I have left.

gophergirl on September 11, 2012 at 8:23 PM

Keep it up, Useful Infidels. Just remember, they do not like Sandra Fluke’s speech, attire, or sexual activity nor do they like Barney Frank and his husband.

Pander and appease at your own risk.

Resist We Much on September 11, 2012 at 8:24 PM

You never ever give muslim extremists and terrorists one inch, not a single inch… This fool Obama gave them Egypt and Libya…

mnjg on September 11, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Quick skim of the last couple of pages and I didn’t see this posted.

Krauthammer to the mob in Egypt: go to hell.

de rigueur on September 11, 2012 at 8:22 PM

I watched that..Loved that response..but Juan Williams of course was against that..he thought it was a little over the top..nope Juan, nope

sadsushi on September 11, 2012 at 8:25 PM

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

Unless they’re Christians, then it’s okay to hurt their beliefs. They need to suck it up and quit whining. And since when has free speech been a universal right?

Night Owl on September 11, 2012 at 8:27 PM

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

There is no universal right of free speech in muslim countries and these sons of #itches don’t want Americans to have any either. The religious beliefs of muslims is that no one should be alive if they don’t submit to islam. And to say the above crap on the anniversary of 9/11 is beneath contempt. OBL must be dancing a jig in Hell.

VorDaj on September 11, 2012 at 8:27 PM

Well I just posted this on my facebook – that should get me unfriended by the few liberal friends I have left.

gophergirl on September 11, 2012 at 8:23 PM

LOL ..mI posted it, too .. Got several likes, actually .. Libs are silent.
THEN I posted the Letterman appearance.. One like so far … Still waiting on any libs.

pambi on September 11, 2012 at 8:29 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

How many times will O’Reilly interrupt Palin?/sarc

Amjean on September 11, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Leon Panetta is probably the only person in this administration that actually seems to know what is going on, which is scary when you think about it.

Hopefully he will find some way to save our people there, without letting Zero screw it up, if places like Egypt and Syria go full Iran c.1979 on us in between now and when Romney hopefully takes the oath of office.

William Eaton on September 11, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Hopefully he will find some way to save our people there, without letting Zero screw it up, if places like Egypt and Syria go full Iran c.1979 on us in between now and when Romney hopefully takes the oath of office.

William Eaton on September 11, 2012 at 8:29 PM

I meant Libya not Syria…although when dealing with the Islamic world it is all the same. All Americans (and infidels) are in danger in the land of Islam.

William Eaton on September 11, 2012 at 8:32 PM

Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy.

Yea, right. It took three tries to get God back into the DNC platform and God still got boo’d. Lib’s don’t realize the alligator will eventually come to eat you, the Muslims will start with you first.

TulsAmerican on September 11, 2012 at 8:32 PM

LOL ..mI posted it, too .. Got several likes, actually .. Libs are silent.
THEN I posted the Letterman appearance.. One like so far … Still waiting on any libs.

pambi on September 11, 2012 at 8:29 PM

When the MSM doesn’t report it – heck I will.

Not one thing on nbcnews.com – not one thing.

gophergirl on September 11, 2012 at 8:34 PM

gophergirl on September 11, 2012 at 8:23 PM

ROFLMAO …. Libs are posting ‘raccoon plays with beagle’ vids !!
Why are these people on our friends list, again ????

pambi on September 11, 2012 at 8:34 PM

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

Best you stick with something you have some knowledge of nathor.
It’s not the Word of God, I assure you.

bluefox on September 11, 2012 at 8:35 PM

ROFLMAO …. Libs are posting ‘raccoon plays with beagle’ vids !!
Why are these people on our friends list, again ????

pambi on September 11, 2012 at 8:34 PM

One of my oldest dearest friends has turned into a looney liberal. She just doesn’t get it. Of course her husband is union so that explains a lot.

I have another friend who I have made it my life’s mission to turn her conservative. Her accountant keeps telling her to listen to me LOL!

gophergirl on September 11, 2012 at 8:36 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

A significant proportion of the rest of the world hates the USA too. What else is new?

slickwillie2001 on September 11, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Statement of full dhimmitude and war against humanity from the Obama State Department after muslims tore down the American flag at our embassy in Cairo. And our Dhimmi anti-American generals will likely soon follow suit.

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

There is no universal right of free speech in muslim countries and these sons of #itches don’t want Americans to have any either. The religious beliefs of muslims is that no one should be alive if they don’t submit to islam. And to spew the above crap on the anniversary of 9/11 is beneath contempt. OBL must be dancing a jig in Hell.

VorDaj on September 11, 2012 at 8:37 PM

And to think that JEF is peddling himself as a foreign policy genius.

Blue Hen on September 11, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Leon Panetta is probably the only person in this administration that actually seems to know what is going on, which is scary when you think about it.

I’ve always respected Panetta, for that reason.
Seems he ‘gets it’.
To a degree.

pambi on September 11, 2012 at 8:37 PM

How many times will O’Reilly interrupt Palin?/sarc

Amjean on September 11, 2012 at 8:29 PM

The ‘guests’ on BOR’s show are just props used cleverly to illustrate the blinding brilliance of the host.

slickwillie2001 on September 11, 2012 at 8:39 PM

Sarah Palin.

I wish she had the cajones to run this time last year.

I’m purrty sure she’d be running a different campaign than McRomney.

PappyD61 on September 11, 2012 at 8:39 PM

I’ve always respected Panetta, for that reason.
Seems he ‘gets it’.
To a degree.

pambi on September 11, 2012 at 8:37 PM

I suspect that Panetta gave the GO order on Osama and told little Bammie about it only when it was underway.

slickwillie2001 on September 11, 2012 at 8:40 PM

Reports keep mentioning a “black flag” like it’s a bunch of Egyptian pirates or punk rockers? IIRC, isn’t it more accurately described as the flag of al-Qaeda?

Christien on September 11, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Yes it is the f***ing Al Qaeda flag… Our idiot in the White House gave the f***ing islamic terrorists Egypt and Libya…

mnjg on September 11, 2012 at 8:40 PM

I’ve always respected Panetta, for that reason.
Seems he ‘gets it’.
To a degree.

pambi on September 11, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Well he did use to be a republican. Of course so was Charlie Crist.

bgibbs1000 on September 11, 2012 at 8:40 PM

gophergirl on September 11, 2012 at 8:36 PM

LOL .. One of my oldest, dearest friends is one of those liberal NUNS !!
OY !!! God help us all, and especially her !!!

pambi on September 11, 2012 at 8:40 PM

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

PappyD61 on September 11, 2012 at 7:57 PM

I’d say that every Jew, Israeli, including Arab-Israeli, knows. They are surrounded by crap like this:

“For World Peace, Israel Must Be Destroyed”

Unfortunately, the above was taken in my hometown of Londonistan.

Resist We Much on September 11, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Just imagine when the Iranians shut off the Strait of Hormuz.

$7.00 a gallon gas?

$8.00 a gallon gas?

$9.00 a gallon gas?

BTW, Anyone have a link to this movie that they are freaking out about? I’d like to see it.

PappyD61 on September 11, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Yes it is the f***ing Al Qaeda flag… Our idiot in the White House gave the f***ing islamic terrorists Egypt and Libya…

mnjg on September 11, 2012 at 8:40 PM

But but but they have “hurt feelings”

I can’t believe this. Not a freaking peep from Obama – not one.

gophergirl on September 11, 2012 at 8:42 PM

slickwillie2001 on September 11, 2012 at 8:40 PM

Me too.

pambi on September 11, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Sarah Palin.

I wish she had the cajones to run this time last year.

I’m purrty sure she’d be running a different campaign than McRomney.

PappyD61 on September 11, 2012 at 8:39 PM

So do many of her supporters. As you can see even Romney, one that the Establishment Republicans/Bushies/Roves etal “selected” is having a difficult time. They would not even support or defend her while she and her family were being attacked non stop after 2008.
Hard to run against the Dem Machine, the Republican Machine! At least Romney has the support of the above mentioned.

She made the right choice, considering. She’s been running a great campaign against B.O. for a long time now:-)

bluefox on September 11, 2012 at 8:45 PM

For the first time in my life I am ashamed of the American president.

natasha333 on September 11, 2012 at 8:47 PM

I have another friend who I have made it my life’s mission to turn her conservative. Her accountant keeps telling her to listen to me LOL!

gophergirl on September 11, 2012 at 8:36 PM

Smart accountant:-) Never give up on your friend. You never know what will turn the light on.

bluefox on September 11, 2012 at 8:47 PM

But but but they have “hurt feelings”

I can’t believe this. Not a freaking peep from Obama – not one.

gophergirl on September 11, 2012 at 8:42 PM

You should check this out…

http://twitchy.com/2012/09/11/unreal-mob-storms-u-s-embassy-in-cairo-embassy-tweets-apologies-for-hurt-muslim-feelings/

idesign on September 11, 2012 at 8:49 PM

For the first time in my life I am ashamed of the American president.
natasha333 on September 11, 2012 at 8:47 PM

It took this long..?

affenhauer on September 11, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Yes it is the f***ing Al Qaeda flag… Our idiot in the White House gave the f***ing islamic terrorists Egypt and Libya…

mnjg on September 11, 2012 at 8:40 PM

Flying the black flag has long been universally recognized to mean that no quarter shall be given.

tommyboy on September 11, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Flying the black flag has long been universally recognized to mean that no quarter shall be given.
tommyboy on September 11, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Noted. I say give them quarter. After a nice, slow drawing…

affenhauer on September 11, 2012 at 8:58 PM

F-C-U-K you Mohammed, you murdering pedophile.

Nutstuyu on September 11, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Un. Fraking. Believable.

Obozo is a complete and utter failure by every single metric, except that he’s got a D after his name.

Un. Freaking. Believable.

KMC1 on September 11, 2012 at 8:10 PM

This welfare queens agitator idiot missed half of the Intelligence Briefings.. Why doing the job of a President when he can campaign, play golf, and vacation all the time…

Folks, we have no other way around it, on November 6 2012 we must correct this grave error and erase our national shame…

mnjg on September 11, 2012 at 9:00 PM

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

Best you stick with something you have some knowledge of nathor.
It’s not the Word of God, I assure you.

bluefox on September 11, 2012 at 8:35 PM

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

Looks like nathor wins the award for the longest stretch on the thread

tom on September 11, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Not only a stretch from Aquinas’ declaration of blasphemy as a grave sin to a recommendation of capital punishment for it, but an even longer stretch from from the earliest Christians of the 1st century to the high middle ages in order to derive some sort of Christian doctrine of execution for blasphemy. In fact, the early fathers, were almost uniformly opposed to capital punishment, Aquinas only in the 12th century adapting the Augustinian position.

Athenagoras of Athens (ca. 177), Presbia 35:

“… we cannot endure even to see a man put to death, though justly. . . . We, deeming that to see a man put to death is much the same as killing him, have abjured such spectacles. How, then, when we do not even look on, lest we should contract guilt and pollution, can we put a man to death?”

Tertullian (also a Roman lawyer, ca. 200), who, in On Idolatry, 19, argued that Christians couldn’t be Roman soldiers because the higher ranks participated in capital punishments.

Hippolytus (ca. 217), The Apostolic Tradition 16.17, argued the same, that even if possessing the necessary governmental authorization and ordered to do so, a soldier “must not execute men.”

Origen (ca. 240 ) Against Celsus 7.26, contended that if the Jews regained their sovereignty from the Romans, they probably would reinstate various capital punishments under Mosaic law, but that if Christians ran a government they would be restrained from doing so because of their religion.

Right out of the gate, the Prophet and his jihadists were slaying every one who resisted Islam, a doctrine manifestly spread by the sword. Centuries earlier, the earliest Christians of which we have record were adamant against capital punishment in any form for any crime. To argue that Christianity historically, from its beginnings, has advocated execution for blasphemy as Islam has from the get-go is simply ahistorical.

de rigueur on September 11, 2012 at 9:01 PM

The only reason these Islamic vermin sack our embassies and consulates is because we’ll do nothing about it. This Administration won’t even pressure the leaders of those countries to better protect them and our people.

Liam on September 11, 2012 at 5:42 PM

And where were the Marines?!? An embassy is supposed to be sovereign U.S. soil

Nutstuyu on September 11, 2012 at 9:07 PM

My apologies if this has already been mentioned, but that American flag they ripped down, it was flying at half-mast in honor of those killed during the 9-11 attacks.

Flora Duh on September 11, 2012 at 9:09 PM

So Krauthammer is bad-mouthing the Islamic mobs? He was and is a major supporter of the Arab Spring. He’s stunned that events have unfolded exactly as people who opposed the Arab Spring predicted they would and now wants to deny any connection of today’s events with America’s overturning the old order in the Middle East.

What a hypocrite and a cheap hack he is.

sartana on September 11, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Flying the black flag has long been universally recognized to mean that no quarter shall be given.

tommyboy on September 11, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Well, I suggest that we start by not giving them those 8 billion quarters they were expecting.

Resist We Much on September 11, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Well, I suggest that we start by not giving them those 8 billion quarters they were expecting.

Resist We Much on September 11, 2012 at 9:12 PM

I guess demanding reparations would be pushing it…

de rigueur on September 11, 2012 at 9:16 PM

de rigueur on September 11, 2012 at 9:01 PM

I didn’t read any of nathor’s previous comments and I was replying to the one above. Which is not correct regardless the context he was referring to.

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

This comment by nathor is incorrect on it’s face.

By your last paragraph, it appears that was what was being discussed. Carry on:-)

bluefox on September 11, 2012 at 9:16 PM

For the first time in my life I am ashamed of the American president.

natasha333 on September 11, 2012 at 8:47 PM

This isn’t my first time around this block, but, WOWSER, this is BIG.

pambi on September 11, 2012 at 9:19 PM

This comment by nathor is incorrect on it’s face.

By your last paragraph, it appears that was what was being discussed. Carry on:-)

bluefox on September 11, 2012 at 9:16 PM

Incorrect on its face (although I’ll leave that to you and others) and by historical reference, which is why I included your reply to him along with tom’s. Incorrect in every way.

de rigueur on September 11, 2012 at 9:23 PM

HotAir’s own Jazz Shaw understands enough about Islam to know that the “opening lines of the Arabic call to prayer” are the Shahada, the Muslim confession of faith, and if a person chooses to speak those words in Arabic,

POOF! You’re a Muslim!

If that’s true for “Jeff” on the TLC show, and for Muslims world-wide, then why wouldn’t it also be true for Barack Hussein Obama?

And guess what? In 2007, Barack Hussein Obama publicly confessed the Shahada in Arabic.

He once got in trouble for making faces during Koran study classes in his elementary school, but a president is less likely to stereotype Muslims as fanatics — and more likely to be aware of their nationalism — if he once studied the Koran with them. Mr. Obama recalled the opening lines of the Arabic call to prayer, reciting them with a first-rate accent. In a remark that seemed delightfully uncalculated (it’ll give Alabama voters heart attacks), Mr. Obama described the call to prayer as “one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.”

Whether he believes it or not, he said it, and Barack Hussein Obama knows that the Muslim world views him as a Muslim because he recited the Shahada in Arabic.

Barack Hussein Obama publicly confessed the Shahada, the opening lines of the call to prayer, in Arabic. In the eyes of the Muslim world, he is a Muslim.

What he truly believes is anyone’s guess, but Obama deliberately wants Christians to think that he is a Christian, and Muslims to think that he is a Muslim. Again, I don’t know if Obama is a Muslim, or just an atheist who wants the Muslim world to believe that he is a Muslim, but one thing for certain is that he is not a Christian. I believe that a Christian would rather become a martyr than to deny Jesus Christ by confessing the Shahada. You cannot confess the Shahada in Arabic and legitimately call yourself a Christian.

ITguy on September 11, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Beyond laying immediate waste to Cairo and the commencement of eradication that would make them wish for the the plagues of Biblical proportions, I cannot say what I think regarding our governments’ utterly pathetic response and what should be done to them. Not only a banning would ensue, but I’d probably get an official visit as well.

Midas on September 11, 2012 at 9:29 PM

bluefox on September 11, 2012 at 9:16 PM

Incorrect on its face (although I’ll leave that to you and others) and by historical reference, which is why I included your reply to him along with tom’s. Incorrect in every way.

de rigueur on September 11, 2012 at 9:23 PM

Thanks. I don’t like to get into arguments over Scripture, but nathor made such a blatant error, I had no choice:-)Sometimes I think nathor just likes to argue for attention. Good historical reference by the way on your part:-)

bluefox on September 11, 2012 at 9:30 PM

Expect nothing else from a “religion” started by a pedophile. Muhammed was a pedophile! Get it you third world peasant, idiots? Muhammed was a pedophile! Muhammed was a pedophile! Because you REFUSE to do anything about your extremists and CONTINUE to remain silent on atrocities committed by YOUR fellow islamists, there is more hatred in this country for your religion than after 9/11/2001. And it shows no sign of abating.

ultracon on September 11, 2012 at 9:31 PM

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

LOL, um… no.

Midas on September 11, 2012 at 9:31 PM

My apologies if this has already been mentioned, but that American flag they ripped down, it was flying at half-mast in honor of those killed during the 9-11 attacks.

Flora Duh on September 11, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Whew…that’s bold.

Bishop on September 11, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Expect nothing else from a “religion” started by a pedophile. Muhammed was a pedophile! Get it you third world peasant, idiots? Muhammed was a pedophile! Muhammed was a pedophile!

ultracon on September 11, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Does that upset them, though? Doesn’t that still happen quite a bit over there, and, you know, ‘ok’ for them – you know, like beating/killing your wife, killing your daughters, etc? I’m just not so sure Muhammed being a child molester is wholly problematic over there. I could be wrong.

Midas on September 11, 2012 at 9:34 PM

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

Nope wrong C-word. That’s liberalism’s view of the constitution.

bgibbs1000 on September 11, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Figure they were trying to be ironic?

Just sayin’

socalcon on September 11, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Doug Schoen, the dem pollster, is just blasting Obama on Hannity right now. “where is the president”.

Ta111 on September 11, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Two American embassies attacked on the anniversary of 9/11 and the spineless pro-Muslim Obama administration apologizes for America again!Wake up America-come November throw the traitorous, socialist pig out!

redware on September 11, 2012 at 9:40 PM

Well, I suggest that we start by not giving them those 8 billion quarters they were expecting.

Resist We Much on September 11, 2012 at 9:12 PM

(And if smileys were animated, by all pretty oaths that aren’t dangerous, I’d make it thump :)

Axe on September 11, 2012 at 9:47 PM

Flying the black flag has long been universally recognized to mean that no quarter shall be given.

tommyboy on September 11, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Well, I suggest that we start by not giving them those 8 billion quarters they were expecting.

Resist We Much on September 11, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Pictures at the Newsbusters story on this show that the flag is clearly that of al Qaeda: On 9/11 Anniversary, Cairo Mob Invades U.S. Embassy, Removes Flag, Flies Al Qaeda Banner

slickwillie2001 on September 11, 2012 at 9:47 PM

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

You can’t be serious? The Bible I read is pretty much the same as it has been for hundred’s of years.

If you’re talking about how certain people interpret it, I may agree, but the one thing about Christianity is it’s solid in what it preaches.

What a person does with it is their own decision.

ccrosby on September 11, 2012 at 10:01 PM

We’re getting what we deserve for having this absolute pitiful guy in the WH.

bucknut on September 11, 2012 at 10:02 PM

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

Would anyone expect anything different from this administration? Does anyone remember the apology tour?

Geebus, he is really worse than Carter. At least Carter never apologized.

Tehran all over again.

He’s probably sitting in the Oval Office grinning and trying to figure out how many points in the next poll this is worth while he reaches for the violin.

God help us.

Tenwheeler on September 11, 2012 at 10:05 PM

Islam is not a religion but a dangerous cult: dangerous cults are NOT religions and they deserve no protection or rights.

Sherman1864 on September 11, 2012 at 10:06 PM

What is the video? I would love to see it!

Sherman1864 on September 11, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Ask yourself, do you feel more secure in your country today then you did four years ago? Remember these are the same type of animals that attacked us on 9/11 and this worthless administration is apologizing to them for the God given right of free speech. Maybe we should stop buying their ever loving friendship and let Allah take care of them and their needs. Don’t you think it’s time to get the monkey off our back. As a parting thought, a weak President ultimately leads to a weak nation and this President is definitely weak. Do you think that if he stayed off the golf course and went to more security briefings things might get better? Well I can dream can’t I?

savage24 on September 11, 2012 at 10:09 PM

We’re close to a debt renegotiation deal with these guys, no?

Obama will teach them. We’ll probably demand that they send some rockets into Israel before we’re willing to come back to the table.

TexasDan on September 11, 2012 at 10:33 PM

Yes it is the f***ing Al Qaeda flag… Our idiot in the White House gave the f***ing islamic terrorists Egypt and Libya…

mnjg on September 11, 2012 at 8:40 PM

But but but they have “hurt feelings”

I can’t believe this. Not a freaking peep from Obama – not one.

gophergirl on September 11, 2012 at 8:42 PM

…no! …he respected their feelings by including them in our space program…oh wait!

KOOLAID2 on September 11, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Coming to America soon………..

Islam is the world’s fastest growing religion and it’s influence on American culture is expanding. We have large Muslim populations in Michigan, Indiana, Tennessee and many other states and they will continue to grow.

At some point, America will see the same response to insulting Islam right here at home. Although other religions will never get the same protection, I can guarantee that any insults hurled toward Islam in America will be considered a hate crime and subject to severe penalties, including time in prison and monetary damages.

Does anyone remember when a photograph showing a crucifix, immersed in a container of urine, was placed in a New York City museum under the guise of art? It was sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts. Do you think anyone could get by showing a photograph of Muhammad immersed in urine in an American city? Not a chance. We will never expect Muslims to accept the concept of free speech in this country if it results in hurting their feelings or denigrating their religion. Our country is under attack, has been for years, and we go on down the road like nothing is wrong. Shame on us!

metroryder on September 11, 2012 at 11:34 PM

No more truckling to the Towelish. Threats and abuses should be dealt with punitively. There will never be a better time.

Mason on September 11, 2012 at 11:34 PM

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

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Nope wrong C-word. That’s liberalism’s view of the constitution.

bgibbs1000 on September 11, 2012 at 9:35 PM

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THIS is the best rebuttal I’ve read so far, to that rediculous comment by Nathor. : )

listens2glenn on September 11, 2012 at 11:35 PM

Head desk

Ygritte on September 11, 2012 at 11:55 PM

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

looks likes this comment created some response HA christians!?! I actually was trying to show some positives of christianity, oh well.

Nope wrong C-word. That’s liberalism’s view of the constitution.

bgibbs1000 on September 11, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Best you stick with something you have some knowledge of nathor.
It’s not the Word of God, I assure you.

bluefox on September 11, 2012 at 8:35 PM

You can’t be serious? The Bible I read is pretty much the same as it has been for hundred’s of years.

If you’re talking about how certain people interpret it, I may agree, but the one thing about Christianity is it’s solid in what it preaches.

What a person does with it is their own decision.

ccrosby on September 11, 2012 at 10:01 PM

LOL, um… no.

Midas on September 11, 2012 at 9:31 PM

this is what is going on, you guys are probably devout christians and you take you bible studies seriously. thus, you have strong opinion of the bible laws and you think they are very clear.

however, as a non believer, your vision of gods laws is not more worthy that the diverse interpretations given to them by many christians groups trough out history.

by analyzing history, it clear that biblical interpretation and practice has changed radically. there where countless splits and even sectarian fighting for to impose one version of gods law over another.

as such, as a non believer, your claims of a peaceful and tolerant biblical law are only to be believed as a CURRENT practice.

All texts, whether secular or spiritual, reportage or fiction, are open to interpretation; it’s the nature of text. Also, anybody can claim a label like “Christian” or “Muslim” and apply it to themselves, regardless of their actual beliefs. The scripture of Christianity is not at all peculiar in the way you claim, nor does the Koran lack what you claim for the Bible.

The difference you are missing is that a “follower” of Jesus Christ, cannot claim any authority from his/her “leader” for killing people who believe differently, whereas a “follower” of the barbarian of Arabia can.

In other words, a follower of Jesus Christ who kills people who believe differently is shown by such action to be not following Jesus Christ, whereas the follower of the barbarian of Arabia who kills people who believe differently is following his/her leader.

YiZhangZhe on September 11, 2012 at 8:13 PM

that is a good point. some believers in islam do say that implementation of the sharia is responsibility of individual muslims. however, there are other passages that demand obedience to the ruler of the land.
in the end I do agree that islam, especially sunni islam do tend to generate some anarchic behavior.

nathor on September 12, 2012 at 5:02 AM

I was absolutely stunned to read the embassy statement after 12th century thugs stormed it. Unbelieveable. So our government has to apologize to Egyptian fascists for securing the right to free speech in the US? Can we get any more spineless? You know what this Kafkaesque of a statement reminds me of? It reminds me of the meaningless words dropping from mealy mouth liberals who justified the Rodney King riots stating, essentially, that one must not condemn the rioters, that they were justified in their explosive rage b/c of long term injustices. Same philosophy. This administration MUST GO.

stop2think on September 12, 2012 at 6:41 AM

Other than our military we have become a weak nation.

We tolerate mindless savages shyting all over us. We pay them billions and billions in tribute and hope we won’t be attacked or have our oil cut off. We have a third world anti-christ president that has destroyed our economy yet will be elected because he hands out trinkets and money. We educate our kids in ways that would make the USSR and the Third Reich proud.

Most damning of all is that we let the same hateful, misogonystic, vile “religion of peace” vermin that have destroyed countless liberties and freedoms we enjoyed roam freely and build there satanic houses of worship all over the country and import thousands of future terrorists and billions of dollars to fund them.

We are like the decline of the roman and british empires before us. We rot from within rather than to be vanquished in battle.

acyl72 on September 12, 2012 at 7:24 AM

These radical bastards are destroying our property and killing our people while Obama apologizes to them.

This country is terminally ill.

rplat on September 12, 2012 at 8:10 AM

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