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Posted on 09/11/2012 12:32:19 PM PDT by traumer
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian protesters scaled the walls of the U.S. embassy on Tuesday, tore down the American flag and burned it during a protest over what they said was a film being produced in the United States that insulted Prophet Mohammad.
In place of the U.S. flag, the protesters tried to raise a black flag with the words "There is no God but God, and Mohammad is his messenger", a Reuters witness said.
Once the U.S. flag was hauled down, some protesters tore it up and showed off pieces to television cameras. Others burned the remains outside the fortress-like embassy building in central Cairo. But some protesters objected to the flag burning.
Many Muslims consider any depiction of the Prophet to be offensive.
"This movie must be banned immediately and an apology should be made," said 19-year-old Ismail Mahmoud, a member of the so-called "ultras" soccer supporters who played a big role in the uprising that brought down Hosni Mubarak last year.
He called on President Mohamed Mursi, Egypt's first civilian president and an Islamist, to take action, without giving details of the film that angered him or other protesters.
About 20 people stood on top of the embassy wall, while about 2,000 protesters gathered outside. The demonstrators were mainly supporters of Islamist groups or "ultras" youths.
Rafik Farouk, 38, an Egyptian Christian, also took part. "I am here because I am Egyptian and reject anything that insults Islam or anything that sparks division in Egypt," he said.
Washington has a big mission in Egypt, partly because of a huge aid programme that followed Egypt's signing of a peace treaty with Israel in 1979. The United States gives $1.3 billion to Egypt's military each year and offers the nation other aid.
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Egypt is LOST. We need to withdraw immediately.
Forget the canal.
This false profit a$$hole Mohammad guy sure causes a lot of violence.
Only question is when it goes up over the WH.
The Romney Team needs to be preparing campaign ads about this, STAT!
This needs to be a centerpiece of his campaign.
The whole of the M.E. is lost less Israel!
What film? I’m thinking I really want to see it especially if the filthy muslims don’t want me to.
When can I buy a ticket?
If they don't want anyone to see it it means that it is the truth and rated XXX.
The barbarians do this on 9/11 no less.
Eat $h!t and die you sons of pig f’n dogs and take your pig f’n prophet with you.
F them. I understand diplomacy but like Hell will they interfere even with our idiot film industry.
Send ANDERSON COOPER to report....
Reports said that our security fired warning shots. Why didn’t they shoot to kill? Surely they could have taken out a few dozen or hudnreds of these scum.
Meanwhile it is DISS Christianity and Judaeism at every opportunity.
Muslims understand only one kind of diplomacy and that is FORCE!
I think 9/11 should be a day of mosque razing and imam deportation.
All this for a pedophile prophet.
Pull out and bomb the Canal shut.
“This false profit a$$hole Mohammad guy sure causes a lot of violence.”
I thought Islam was a religion of peace. At least that’s what we’ve been told for the last 11 years.
What? The one billion American tax dollars that we don’t have but their Brother Barack gave to them recently, that wasn’t enough?
“We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others,” the U.S. embassy said in its statement.
Just pinch your microscopic testicles off and surrender them to the savages for “hurting their feelings”. Islamicists invade sovereign US territory, like Iran in `79, and we apologize by blaming insensitive unnamed brutes.
Incredible. Even Jimmy Carter wasn’t this craven.
The State department and White House: like Mexico, the gifts that keep on giving ....
Ronald Reagan, George Patton and John Wayne wouldn’t recognized this country that used to be the USA.
“We simply must stop kissing Islam’s butt. Our State Department and the White House are all-apology; all-the- time.
Meanwhile it is DISS Christianity and Judaeism at every opportunity.”i
I couldn’t agree more. Also, why are we apologizing for hurting the muslims’ feelings when they have been systematically killing Christians in Egypt since their “successful” Arab Spring?
I'm sure they are as long as EVERYONE worships that a$$hole Mohammed, is willing to kill anyone at any time in his name, hates dogs and alcohol, and believes the only good Jew is a dead Jew.
Every time I have a bowel movement I see an image of Mohamed. He’s curled up at the bottom of the bowl.
Let the lice ridden rabble try to burn my flag.
The Muslim Spring has sprung
The Brotherhood has riz
I wonder who their Messiah is?
Outrage! Attack! ... Figure out reason why later.
Maybe it was "Showgirls."
An embassy represents a sovereign state, any attack on an embassy is considered an attack on the country it represents.
There is no “Allah”...
Mohammad was a worthless, mangy dog.
Islam is a form of Satanism.
Well ... in that case ...
And why didn’t the marines open fire and send these savages to their 72 virgins?
Anybody surprised by this? Where has this administration been when Coptic Churches and Coptic Christians have been attacked and destroyed by these muzzie extremists? As usual, Bambi sides with the terrorists.
There’s no negotiating with vermin.
Here’s a link to the film:
And the Marine guards were where? The Marine QRF (Quick Reation Force) was doing what? WTF?
Failure of a host nation to stop a pre-planned mob attack upon an embassy constitutes an act of war.
The Flag of the United States was allowed to fall into enemy hands without casualties to defend it. Why? If the Ambassador does not wish to utilize deadly force to defend the soil of the United States Embassy and the nation’s symbolic flag, then why should the American taxpayers permit any further expenditures for a U.S. Marine Corps security detail which is denied to fulfill their mission?
Is the very name of the film offensive??? I suspect censorship or cowardice in reporting this story.
BTW: The Brits cowered also; in the face of many death threats, they decided not to air “Islam: the untold story”
You may be able to watch the >1 hour long documentary here: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/islam-the-untold-story/4od
Obama and his girlfriends will accuse us of being “alarmist.”
And as Mark Steyn would reply, “If this doesn’t alarm you, then nothing will.”
There are parts of the world (most of it, actually) where the only thing that is respected is strength. When we meekly hand them cash, they view it as submission at best, not friendship or compromise.
The only real counterexample, and a weak one at that, is Israel. There we have a partnership. They keep an eye one and occasionally kill threats to world peace and we give them guns and money. Sounds good to me!
The article doesn’t name the film.
Says it’s “unclear.”
Egyptians angry at film scale U.S. embassy walls
I find this hard to believe or understand. Obama made a famous speech in Egypt and the entire middle east became our friends and respect and admiration followed.
This must be a Bush/ Romney plot trying to undo everything Obama has done to fix the region. /s
Maybe because their CIC has issued bullsh*t rules of engagement and would have hung them out to dry?
IOW, the same reason the marines guarding the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1979 didn't do the same.
Maybe it was Cecil B. De Mille's "The Crusades."
Indeed, how did they get past the Marines to get to the flag?
SOOOO reminiscent of 1979. ugh.