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Egyptians angry at film scale U.S. embassy walls
reuters ^

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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1 posted on 09/11/2012 12:32:24 PM PDT by traumer
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To: traumer

Egypt is LOST. We need to withdraw immediately.


2 posted on 09/11/2012 12:35:27 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

Forget the canal.


3 posted on 09/11/2012 12:35:56 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: traumer

This false profit a$$hole Mohammad guy sure causes a lot of violence.


4 posted on 09/11/2012 12:36:15 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: traumer

Only question is when it goes up over the WH.


5 posted on 09/11/2012 12:36:46 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: traumer

The Romney Team needs to be preparing campaign ads about this, STAT!

This needs to be a centerpiece of his campaign.


6 posted on 09/11/2012 12:37:55 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: Paladin2
Egypt is LOST.

The whole of the M.E. is lost less Israel!

7 posted on 09/11/2012 12:38:43 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: traumer

What film? I’m thinking I really want to see it especially if the filthy muslims don’t want me to.


8 posted on 09/11/2012 12:38:48 PM PDT by MeganC (The Cinemark theatre in Aurora, CO is a 'Gun Free Zone'. Spread the word.)
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To: traumer
a protest over what they said was a film being produced in the United States that insulted Prophet Mohammad.

When can I buy a ticket?

9 posted on 09/11/2012 12:39:36 PM PDT by KarlInOhio ("Government is the only thing that we all belong to"=implicit repeal of the 13th amendment for all.)
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To: MeganC
I’m thinking I really want to see it especially if the filthy muslims don’t want me to.

If they don't want anyone to see it it means that it is the truth and rated XXX.

10 posted on 09/11/2012 12:41:16 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: traumer

The barbarians do this on 9/11 no less.


11 posted on 09/11/2012 12:42:33 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: traumer
and today is 9/11....nothing happens in a Muslim country spontaneously...carefully planed and executed.
12 posted on 09/11/2012 12:44:04 PM PDT by B212
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To: traumer

What movie?


13 posted on 09/11/2012 12:45:17 PM PDT by FoxPro
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To: traumer

Eat $h!t and die you sons of pig f’n dogs and take your pig f’n prophet with you.


14 posted on 09/11/2012 12:46:08 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: traumer

F them. I understand diplomacy but like Hell will they interfere even with our idiot film industry.


15 posted on 09/11/2012 12:46:42 PM PDT by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: Paladin2

Send ANDERSON COOPER to report....


16 posted on 09/11/2012 12:47:04 PM PDT by traumer
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To: traumer

Animals.


17 posted on 09/11/2012 12:47:18 PM PDT by RichardW
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To: MeganC
What film...? 2016: Obama's America
18 posted on 09/11/2012 12:48:15 PM PDT by traumer
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To: traumer

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.


19 posted on 09/11/2012 12:50:55 PM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: traumer; All
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.

Muslims understand only one kind of diplomacy and that is FORCE!

20 posted on 09/11/2012 12:51:05 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: B212

I think 9/11 should be a day of mosque razing and imam deportation.


21 posted on 09/11/2012 12:51:28 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: traumer

All this for a pedophile prophet.


22 posted on 09/11/2012 12:52:15 PM PDT by soycd
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To: traumer

Pull out and bomb the Canal shut.


23 posted on 09/11/2012 12:52:50 PM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: traumer

LOL!


24 posted on 09/11/2012 12:53:20 PM PDT by freedomson (Tagline comment removed by moderator)
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To: EGPWS

“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.


25 posted on 09/11/2012 12:56:46 PM PDT by MNGal
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To: traumer

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.


26 posted on 09/11/2012 12:58:23 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: shalom aleichem

“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?


27 posted on 09/11/2012 12:59:35 PM PDT by MNGal
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To: MNGal
I thought Islam was a religion of peace.

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.

28 posted on 09/11/2012 1:03:02 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: traumer

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.


29 posted on 09/11/2012 1:06:14 PM PDT by History Repeats (Drink plenty of TEA, but avoid the Koolaid.)
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To: traumer
The Muslim Spring has sprung
The Brotherhood has riz
I wonder who their Messiah is?


30 posted on 09/11/2012 1:06:45 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: traumer
Although it was not clear which film prompted the protests ...

Outrage! Attack! ... Figure out reason why later.

31 posted on 09/11/2012 1:07:21 PM PDT by AHerald ("Do not fear, only believe." - Mark 5:36)
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Although it was not clear which film prompted the protests ...

Maybe it was "Showgirls."

32 posted on 09/11/2012 1:08:40 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: traumer

An embassy represents a sovereign state, any attack on an embassy is considered an attack on the country it represents.


33 posted on 09/11/2012 1:10:29 PM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: traumer

There is no “Allah”...
Mohammad was a worthless, mangy dog.
Islam is a form of Satanism.


34 posted on 09/11/2012 1:12:25 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (OWS = The Great American Snivel War)
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To: dfwgator
Maybe it was "Showgirls."

Well ... in that case ...

35 posted on 09/11/2012 1:14:51 PM PDT by AHerald ("Do not fear, only believe." - Mark 5:36)
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To: traumer

And why didn’t the marines open fire and send these savages to their 72 virgins?


36 posted on 09/11/2012 1:15:36 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (I need a good stiff drink. How 'bout you?)
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"U.S. Embassy 'Condemns the Continuing Efforts by Misguided Individuals to Hurt the Religious Feelings of Muslims' "

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.

37 posted on 09/11/2012 1:15:44 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Andrei Bulba

There’s no negotiating with vermin.


38 posted on 09/11/2012 1:16:53 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (I need a good stiff drink. How 'bout you?)
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To: MeganC; All

Here’s a link to the film:
http://www.blinkx.com/watch-video/egyptians-angry-at-film-scale-u-embassy-walls/uZ2VHFVdwEWLQMRUtJQbZg


39 posted on 09/11/2012 1:17:29 PM PDT by sunny48
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To: traumer

And the Marine guards were where? The Marine QRF (Quick Reation Force) was doing what? WTF?


40 posted on 09/11/2012 1:18:24 PM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: John O

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?


41 posted on 09/11/2012 1:19:11 PM PDT by WhiskeyX
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To: traumer; All

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


42 posted on 09/11/2012 1:22:11 PM PDT by ROLF of the HILL COUNTRY
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To: WhiskeyX

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.”


43 posted on 09/11/2012 1:23:54 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: traumer
I hear the cries of those who protest when they say US foreign aid comes with 'strings attached'. In my opinion, foreign aid should always come with strings. That's the point. Supposed goodwill is crap and everyone knows it. And the strings should be very clear as long as we are shelling out good money. You support every important thing we do in your area of the world or in the UN. We'll tell you what those things are. Do not oppose us... ever.

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!

44 posted on 09/11/2012 1:24:21 PM PDT by WileyC
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To: FoxPro

The article doesn’t name the film.

Says it’s “unclear.”


45 posted on 09/11/2012 1:28:05 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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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


46 posted on 09/11/2012 1:28:43 PM PDT by Joan Kerrey
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To: Emperor Palpatine
And why didn’t the marines open fire and send these savages to their 72 virgins?

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.

47 posted on 09/11/2012 1:29:42 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: FoxPro
What movie?

Maybe it was Cecil B. De Mille's "The Crusades."

48 posted on 09/11/2012 1:31:01 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: Emperor Palpatine
And why didn’t the marines open fire and send these savages to their 72 virgins?

Indeed, how did they get past the Marines to get to the flag?

49 posted on 09/11/2012 1:33:31 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: traumer

SOOOO reminiscent of 1979. ugh.


50 posted on 09/11/2012 1:33:31 PM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (We the People are coming!!)
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