Islamist rioters set fire to German embassy in Sudan; Update: Rioters breach US embassy in Tunis

posted at 10:01 am on September 14, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

The wave of riots at embassies spread today, this time to Sudan — and embassies other than American.  Rioters stormed the German embassy in Khartoum, Sudan, raised an Islamic flag over the building, and set fire to it:

 Sudanese demonstrators broke into the German embassy in Khartoum on Friday, raising an Islamic flag and setting the building on fire in a protest against a film that demeaned the Prophet Mohammad, witnesses said.

Police had earlier fired tear gas to try to disperse some 5,000 protesters who had ringed the German embassy and nearby British mission. But a Reuters witness said policemen just stood by when the crowd forced its way into Germany’s mission.

Demonstrators hoisted a black Islamic flag saying in white letters “there is no God but God and Mohammed is his prophet”. They smashed windows, cameras and furniture in the building and then started a fire, witnesses said.

Why Germany?  Reuters points out that Islamists still seethe over the Mohammed cartoons from a few years ago, especially German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to bestow an award on the Danish cartoonist under siege.

Germany says its staff is safe … “for the moment”:

“The German embassy in Khartoum is currently the target of attacks by violent demonstrators. The embassy staff are safe. The crisis cell at the foreign ministry (in Berlin) is meeting and is in contact with the embassy,” he said in a statement.

Westerwelle said the Sudanese ambassador to Germany had been summoned to his ministry Friday and “unequivocally reminded of his government’s duty to protect diplomatic missions”.

The British embassy in Khartoum fared only a little better:

Protesters against the US-made anti-Islam movie Innocence of Muslims have widened their target to include the UK as well as the US with demonstrators storming the British embassy in Sudan’s capital of Khartoum.

With protests escalating across the Middle East and North Africa, one demonstrator was killed and 25 injured in Tripoli, Lebanon, and 5,000 demonstrators converged on the diplomatic compound in Khartoum.

“We can confirm that a demonstration is taking place in front of the embassy and that local police are at the scene,” a Foreign Office spokesman said of the situation in Sudan.

Apparently, the insistence by the West that they deplore religious debate isn’t working out terribly well.  The more this expands, the less it looks like a flash of grassroots anger, and more like coordination.

Update: Once again, American embassies are under attack, including the Tunis embassy, which has been breached:

Protesters have entered the US embassy in the Tunisia capital Tunis in the latest violence sparked by an anti-Muslim film.

A large fire could be seen burning inside the compound. Police fired teargas at the crowds, who broke windows and set fire to trees.

The Sudanese police were able to stop an attack on the US embassy in Khartoum … at least for now.

Update II: And now it’s Sudan, too:

Update (10:55 a.m. EDT): Gunfire has broken out at the U.S. embassies in both Tunisia and Sudan as protesters attacked. Reuters reports five protesters were injured in Tunisia.

Don’t let this distract us from the important issues of whether Nicki Minaj really endorsed Obama, and whether Mitt Romney’s timing on his criticism amounts to a national scandal.

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What is with Hillary…speaking so slowly without even a southern affect……?

freedomfirst on September 14, 2012 at 2:40 PM

I’ve noticed this new speaking style too. Maybe Biteme aksed her to slow down.

slickwillie2001 on September 14, 2012 at 2:56 PM

WTF?

“Producer Of Anti-Islam Film Was Fed Snitch”

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/investigation/nakoula-cooperation-756920

workingclass artist on September 14, 2012 at 3:02 PM

stevens should have been at the embassy that night, he’d still be alive.

sesquipedalian on September 14, 2012 at 1:53 PM

Apparently you’re not aware of the reports that the ambassador had reviewed with a DOS security team his plan to travel to Benghazi and had received the security team’s approval . . . the day before he was kidnapped, probably sodomized and possibly tortured before being brutally murdered by a blood-thirsty mob of AQ terrorists in Benghazi.

But blaming the victim is always a favorite ploy of you lefty losers. Stay classy.

AZCoyote on September 14, 2012 at 3:24 PM

Good question. In Dinesh D’Souza’s movie 2016:Obama’s America, there was one striking graphic that made take notice. It was a map of the middle/east and Africa with a belt of barbed wire winding its way around much of the region with Israel set apart from it. Islamism is seizing territory and a caliphate or something is being formed based upon hard-lined extremism. The US and European countries are being forced out so that the Islamic noose can tighten and power can be consolidated. The end result has got to be to build a United States of Islam with the intent of destroying Israel. Germany is just today’s victim.

2c

ted c on September 14, 2012 at 10:08 AM

Bingo.

totherightofthem on September 14, 2012 at 3:37 PM

No more money – let’s drill for our own oil and cut OPEC out.

redguy on September 14, 2012 at 10:13 AM

That would be a sane move, but we can’t do that. See, 2016 Obama’s America. Obama loves him some global power and wealth redistribution from the colonial oppressors to the colonized oppressed, don’t you know.

totherightofthem on September 14, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Missiles may be expensive, but pig sh!t isn’t. Dump a few plane loads of that on the holy stone and see what happens then. Let them know that the next move is the destruction of the whole kit and kaboodle unless they decide to enter the realm of civilized human beings.

totherightofthem on September 14, 2012 at 3:46 PM

redguy on September 14, 2012 at 10:13 AM

totherightofthem on September 14, 2012 at 3:40 PM

We would never cut out OPEC; the petrodollar is the only reason we are there to begin with.

http://youtu.be/P02vjiEZyUs

dom89031 on September 14, 2012 at 3:48 PM

Lest this gets lost in the shuffle …

Preezy’s once AGAIN overseen another credit downgrade !! AA- !!!
Well done, Zero ! /

pambi on September 14, 2012 at 3:54 PM

pambi on September 14, 2012 at 3:54 PM

Zero was just the next puppet in line…don’t forget who appointed Bernanke.

dom89031 on September 14, 2012 at 4:02 PM

Man, Shrillery must be saying to herself “I was this close. This close to backing my fat ass out of this guy’s train wreck before anyone really noticed I was here and screwing it all up.” Now? The worst preezy in US history has the worst SoS in US history, the Middle East is in flames, the “Osama is dead and GM is alive” bumper stickers are getting scraped off lib cars faster than you can say “Please don’t kill me,” and the dems are left with no one on the bench to run in 4 years.

What a one-an wrecking crew this Chicago Jesus is.

Rational Thought on September 14, 2012 at 4:16 PM

Stupid Hillary said “the fallen”.

They are not “fallen”. They are murdered, by 7th century savages.

Schadenfreude on September 14, 2012 at 4:19 PM

dom89031 on September 14, 2012 at 4:02 PM

And Romney plans to change that.

pambi on September 14, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Schadenfreude on September 14, 2012 at 4:19 PM

And I thought I was the only one feeling like that.
Sigh

pambi on September 14, 2012 at 4:30 PM

OT Nice Ann Romney interview on Neil Cavuto’s program. FNC

pambi on September 14, 2012 at 4:34 PM

Man, Shrillery must be saying to herself “I was this close. This close to backing my fat ass out of this guy’s train wreck before anyone really noticed I was here and screwing it all up.” Now? The worst preezy in US history has the worst SoS in US history, the Middle East is in flames, the “Osama is dead and GM is alive” bumper stickers are getting scraped off lib cars faster than you can say “Please don’t kill me,” and the dems are left with no one on the bench to run in 4 years.

What a one-an wrecking crew this Chicago Jesus is.

Rational Thought on September 14, 2012 at 4:16 PM

Hillary was never much of anything. Her entire claim to political ability was that she was married to Bill, as if she absorbed his skills by some kind of osmotic process.

She does look brilliant compared to little Bammie though.

slickwillie2001 on September 14, 2012 at 4:42 PM

Barbarians.

Terrye on September 14, 2012 at 4:51 PM

You really have to wonder about the “smarts” of a woman who keeps hitching her wagon to abusive men.

Jomama on September 14, 2012 at 4:58 PM

pambi on September 14, 2012 at 4:29 PM

And Romney plans to change that.

He may put put another face in there to gain political points, but the fed’s policy will not change. The president does not control the fed, the international bankers do. Remember the famous quote from Mayer Amschel Rothschild…”Give me control of a nation’s money and I care not who makes the laws.”

dom89031 on September 14, 2012 at 5:00 PM

of course, one was a protest against the exercise of free speech. taliban-minded people whining because a movie about the baby jesus hurt their fee-fees.

sesquipedalian on September 14, 2012 at 12:47 PM

This is what comes from ignoring Darwin’s law about survival and helping those less fit thrive.

totherightofthem on September 14, 2012 at 5:05 PM

there are protests against the US in the arab world, and they will soon die down.

sesquipedalian on September 14, 2012 at 1:02 PM

Definitely not a follower of Darwin.

totherightofthem on September 14, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Maybe we need to send Social Security officials overseas to defend our embassies: Unlike embassy guards, they are allowed to have REAL BULLETS!!!

landlines on September 14, 2012 at 5:13 PM

Go see 2016. I just went and saw it today and D’Souza nailed it. It’s not some big anti Obama ad campaign as the left suggests. He merely finds out who and what this guy is. What’s scary is that this movie was made before the events of this week.

Minnfidel on September 14, 2012 at 5:13 PM

Minnfidel on September 14, 2012 at 5:13 PM

I have not seen it but heard a lot about it. It sounds interesting and I’m sure Obama does believe exactly what is portrayed in the movie..only problem is Zero only wishes he had that much control…this has been in the works long before he came into power…it’s called the petrodollar. Check out this real quick clip that may help put things into perspective

http://youtu.be/P02vjiEZyUs

dom89031 on September 14, 2012 at 5:18 PM

dom89031 on September 14, 2012 at 5:18 PM

It’s not like a 1 hour Brietbart piece. It’s a bit dry and boring in many spots. But when you understand where this guy came from and whom he was around it all makes sense. Seriously, check it out.

Minnfidel on September 14, 2012 at 5:26 PM

I have read that the protesters are raising the al-Qaeda flag at all these embassies. But all the news stories are using the description “Demonstrators hoisted a black Islamic flag saying in white letters “there is no God but God and Mohammed is his prophet”.”

I have looked at the al-Qaeda flag on line and that description seems to fit.

Is there really a difference between the flags or is this just another media euphamism to keep from embarrassing their Glorious Leader Who Killed Bin Laden And Put Al-Qaeda Out Of Business?

This is a serious question. I would appreciate a serious answer if there is anyone that could tell me.

schmuck281 on September 14, 2012 at 7:15 PM

schmuck281 on September 14, 2012 at 7:15 PM

I believe you are right. A couple of days ago I searched for everything I could find on ‘al Qaeda flag’, and it matches a flag in pictures of that raised over our Egyptian embassy in place of the US flag.

In the street protests there were a wide range of other kinds of black flags, some aQ, some not, and even some green ones, but the one raised in the first pictures was definitely aQ’s flag. The message of the rally before it turned violent was ‘we have a billion more Osamas’.

slickwillie2001 on September 14, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Guys…

Intense Power Video re: Islam
LIVE 2 DIE

deedtrader on September 14, 2012 at 9:02 PM

I know one thing, Mitt Romney better not criticize Obama!

That would be shameless politicking.

As the media and Obama say while they criticize Romney.

How dare Romney note that Obama failed at anything?

That’s shameless!

Shameless I tell you!

Obama has decided to stay above the fray.

As he criticizes the film maker mocking Mohammad.

The pedophile polygamist, thief, warlord, plagiarist, terrorist, sadist, and mass-murderer.

profitsbeard on September 14, 2012 at 9:20 PM

The Benghazi attack is now designated an ‘ongoing investigation’.

THEREFORE, don’t bother asking Dept of State about it from now on, K ??

pambi on September 14, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Aren’t Embassies & Counselatest allowed to have a ‘SAFE ROOM” The first thing they should do when setting up an American station in that area is to juice up the security fences with 100K volts. Bet they’ll think twice about climbing that baby. Or isn’t that allowed either?

RdLake on September 14, 2012 at 10:34 PM

Aren’t Embassies & Counselates allowed to build ‘Safe Rooms’ for safety. First thing on the list when establishing offices in that area is to juice up the security fences with 100K Volts. That should discourage the animals from climbing it. Or is that politically incorrect, like not having live ammo in the weapons?

RdLake on September 14, 2012 at 10:40 PM

These people will will never stop frighten us. Look at the mess that exists in Europe with their secular, ultra liberal idealogy. While their households shrink, muslims mass produce, refuse to assimilate into the general public & now hold seats in their government. Once us infidels are gone, they’ll go back to fighting themselves. Why would they stop. All they have is Blazing sun, boiling heat,rocks & sand, and no job.

RdLake on September 14, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Missiles may be expensive, but pig sh!t isn’t. Dump a few plane loads of that on …

totherightofthem on September 14, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Very good.

This is what comes from ignoring Darwin’s law about survival and helping those less fit thrive.

totherightofthem on September 14, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Yes. Unfortunately it seems to be the goal of western political activists to increase the non-productive portion of humanity and reduce the productive portion, both in their own countries and everywhere else. I can’t decide if they can’t forsee the consequences, or just don’t care.

YiZhangZhe on September 16, 2012 at 12:13 PM

It doesn’t matter so much what these Islamok types say. Their actions send the message:

Islam is stupid & violent!
Islam is stupid & violent!
Islam is stupid & violent!

It’s they who defame their religion & Prophet (pox be upon them).

A few words from Monty Python for these clowns:

“Oh, cut your own ‘ead off!”

“Yes, do us all a favor.”

Olo_Burrows on September 17, 2012 at 6:12 AM

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