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PICKET: U.S. Embassy in Cairo tweets - Islam is a 'wonderful religion'
The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, September 11, 2012 | Kerry Picket

Posted on 09/11/2012 4:58:27 PM PDT by kristinn

"We consistently stand up for Muslims around the world and talk abt how Islam is a wonderful religion."

The U.S. Embassy in Cairo released the following statement hours before protesters stormed the embassy building:(bolding is mine)

"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."

In a tweet from the embassy that was later deleted, the U.S. embassy in Cairo tweeted:

"We consistently stand up for Muslims around the world and talk abt how Islam is a wonderful religion."

(EDIT and comment by kristinn: The embassy’s Tweet praising Islam as "wonderful" was taken down around 3 or 4 p.m. EDT. A screen grab was not made as far as I know, but someone on Twitter retweeted the message questioning the judgment of the embassy.)

(I personally saw the embassy’s statement before it was deleted. It was made in the context of a Twitter discussion between the embassy and an Arabic speaking Muslim who was saying violence was justified over the alleged anti-Islam film.)

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


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1 posted on 09/11/2012 4:58:29 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn
Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to kill any Kafir who says otherwise.
2 posted on 09/11/2012 4:59:26 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

3 posted on 09/11/2012 5:00:27 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: kristinn

“U.S. Embassy in Cairo - Islam is a ‘wonderful religion’”

Oh, fer sure. I heard they were smiling when they killed that American at the embassy in Libya today /s


4 posted on 09/11/2012 5:02:08 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: kristinn

Lord, I love this country.

I am so embarrassed.... again.

We should blow up our own embassies from the nearest ocean with Tomahawk Cruise missles and tell them we are finished there.


5 posted on 09/11/2012 5:02:08 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (The Click-&-Paste Media exists & works in Utopia, riding unicorns & sniffing pixy dust.)
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To: kristinn

Obama is still trying to suppress any mention of 9.11 out of consideration of muslim feelings.

Here are the muslim feelings:

http://junipersec.wordpress.com/2012/08/14/9-11-islamics-bragging/


6 posted on 09/11/2012 5:03:17 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: kristinn

7 posted on 09/11/2012 5:03:39 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: E. Pluribus Unum; kristinn
(picks up script)

Islam...is..only doing what it thinks is right in regards to the Christian and Jewish oppressors.

We at the U.S. embassy whole heartily support them in this effort (says the staffer with the Brotherhood AK-47 on his neck)

Do they like us yet?

8 posted on 09/11/2012 5:04:30 PM PDT by KC_Lion ( Wherever I find myself standing, I forever stand with Israel.)
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To: kristinn
"We consistently stand up for Muslims around the world and talk abt how Islam is a wonderful religion."

Dancing with demons.

9 posted on 09/11/2012 5:04:43 PM PDT by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

10 posted on 09/11/2012 5:05:11 PM PDT by KC_Lion ( Wherever I find myself standing, I forever stand with Israel.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

pih bama must beso proud.

Isn’t it just wonderful to sit here and watch the muslims rip down and burn OUR flag? I mean, doesn’t it just make you feel warm and fuzzy all over? Isn’t it wonderful that WE apologized to THEM???


11 posted on 09/11/2012 5:05:23 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and bo stinks)
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To: kristinn

Everything I learned about Islam, I learned on 9/11, been learning more and more ever since.


12 posted on 09/11/2012 5:05:39 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: kristinn

Meanwhile obama will be laughing it up with Letterman tonight.


13 posted on 09/11/2012 5:07:09 PM PDT by Roscoe Karns
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To: kristinn

We need to storm an Islamic embassy next time Muslims behead a non Muslim.


14 posted on 09/11/2012 5:08:13 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: kristinn

15 posted on 09/11/2012 5:08:45 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Obama's Reelected Imagine The Mess He'll Inherit!)
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To: kristinn

“islam is a wonderful religion.”

Oh, REALLY!!!!

http://1389blog.com/2012/09/10/why-we-are-afraid-a-1400-year-secret-by-dr-bill-warner/


16 posted on 09/11/2012 5:08:54 PM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: kristinn

Looks like I have something in common with “many Muslims”—
I too find “any depiction of Mohammed to be offensive”!!!
Ironic, isn’t it?


17 posted on 09/11/2012 5:09:31 PM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: kristinn

Hey y’all spineless congresscritters, let us hear your opinion on this matter or will you continue to pucker up to islam?


18 posted on 09/11/2012 5:10:07 PM PDT by 353FMG (The US Constitution is only as good as those who enforce it.)
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To: kristinn

We will just keep pumping billions into them that we don’t have.


19 posted on 09/11/2012 5:10:54 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: kristinn

Crap. Are will still pretending Islam is a religion?

I didn’t get that memo.


20 posted on 09/11/2012 5:11:56 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (OWS = The Great American Snivel War)
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To: kristinn

Islam sucks, and virtually all of its adherents live in physical, economic and moral decay.


21 posted on 09/11/2012 5:12:57 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (You didn't build that. The private sector is doing fine. We tried our plan and it worked.)
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To: KC_Lion
Nice pic. I guess it's all permissible as an act of taquiyah.

I recall that alcohol is verboten under the boot of Islam.

22 posted on 09/11/2012 5:13:25 PM PDT by stboz
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To: kristinn

Just repeating the sentiments of Obastard.


23 posted on 09/11/2012 5:14:34 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: kristinn

“P.S. Please don’t hurt us”


24 posted on 09/11/2012 5:14:35 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Dallas59

That’s a idea. A little light and soft.

If we had Eastwood in there I would support him and his “make my day” right prior to lighting them up. First mecca...


25 posted on 09/11/2012 5:15:53 PM PDT by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: kristinn

Has ole Mitt issued a statement on this? I’m asking. I’ve been away part of the day.


26 posted on 09/11/2012 5:15:53 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: stboz

Eh, just in radical sects, you have obviously never had a Bosnian Drink you under the table before.


27 posted on 09/11/2012 5:16:42 PM PDT by KC_Lion ( Wherever I find myself standing, I forever stand with Israel.)
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To: kristinn

This is disgusting. Wish we had 1st term Reagan back.


28 posted on 09/11/2012 5:16:50 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: kristinn

How are we honoring our patriots by kissing the Muslim ass’s.??????

Anybody have an answer for that?

God what a Clusterfudge this Muslim azzhole has made of our country.


29 posted on 09/11/2012 5:20:16 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: kristinn
Islam is a wonderful religion

What about the separation of Church and State? What about the Establishment Clause? Why is the US endorsing Islam?

30 posted on 09/11/2012 5:20:34 PM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: All

Kudos to Kerry Picket for unearthing the original Tweet. There is a screen capture at the article link.


31 posted on 09/11/2012 5:21:08 PM PDT by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: Brad's Gramma
Has ole Mitt issued a statement on this? I’m asking. I’ve been away part of the day.

Not that I've heard. If he would say something - anything to the effect that the U.S. protects free speech and the attack on the embassies will not stand - would get me, the biggest mitt hater on the planet, to vote for him. I keep hoping hat he'll give me a reason to vote FOR him.

32 posted on 09/11/2012 5:21:32 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (You ain't holding anybody's feet to the fire ya lousy limp noodle.)
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To: kristinn

WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE? WHY ARE THEY AFRAID OF THESE CAMELF***ERS?


33 posted on 09/11/2012 5:22:26 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: kristinn

Islam is okay as “just a religion”, as a socio political system it is horrible.


34 posted on 09/11/2012 5:23:49 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: kristinn

Muslims are striking against the U.S. in Egypt and Lybia on 9/11 to celebrate that anniversary. Obama supports Islam and Obama is an enemy of the U.S.A. Obama issued an Executive order giving Amnesty to a million illegals. this is an unlawful act. Obama is acting like a dictator and has buried the U.S. in debt. The goal of Islam is world domination. It is a great evil:

http://www.faithfreedom.org/

Islam, as it is taught in the Quran (Koran) and lived by Muhammad, as is reported in the Hadith (Biography and sayings of the Prophet) is a religion of Injustice, Intolerance, Cruelty, Absurdities, discrimination, Contradictions, and blind faith. Islam advocates killing the non-Muslims and abuses the human rights of minorities and women. Islam expanded mostly by Jihad (holy war) and forced its way by killing the non-believers. In Islam apostasy is the biggest crime punishable by death. Muhammad was a terrorist himself therefore terrorism cannot be separated from the true Islam. Islam means submission and it demands from its followers to submit their wills and thoughts to Muhammad and his imaginary Allah. Allah is a deity that despises reason, democracy, freedom of thought and freedom of expression.


35 posted on 09/11/2012 5:23:52 PM PDT by rurgan (Sunset all laws at 4 years.China is destroying U.S. ability to manufacture,makes everything)
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To: Sirius Lee
would get me, the biggest mitt hater on the planet, to vote for him.

I don't HATE him, but boy howdy....I sure don't LIKE him at all.

He's missing out on way too many opportunities. I feel like he's McCain #2. He doesn't really want to win....

36 posted on 09/11/2012 5:24:46 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: kristinn

I’m late to the game tonight.
Has Obama made a statement about this?


37 posted on 09/11/2012 5:24:46 PM PDT by Jean S
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I found where ace reporter Picket got the image from.

Click here for the deleted Tweet in context.

Make screen grab while you can.

38 posted on 09/11/2012 5:25:34 PM PDT by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: kristinn
Quote from George Shultz:

SHULTZ: Oh, no, I think that the important things are all there. There's one incident that somehow or other is not in there, and I don't know why it got left out. But it's an interesting thing that happened. When I was -- in the first period when I was secretary of state, there was in my office a big globe. And when ambassadors, who were newly going to their posts or in their posts and coming back to visit me, would get ready to leave, I would say to them, "Ambassador, you have one more test before you can go to your post. You have to go over to the globe and prove to me that you can identify your country." So unerringly, they would go over and they'd spin the globe around and they'd put their finger on the country they were going to, pass the test.

So Mike Mansfield, great elder statesman in America, former Senate majority leader and who had been ambassador to Japan for a while before I was there, and he was a close friend of mine from back when I was in the Nixon administration -- so he was visiting and he got ready to leave. I said, "Mike, I got to give you the same test I give everybody else. Before you can go back to Japan, you got to show me that you can go over to the globe and put your finger on your country." So he went over and he spun this globe around and he put his hand on the United States, said, "That's my country."

So I've told that, subsequently, to all the ambassadors going out, "Never forget, you're over there in that country, but your country is the United States. You're there to represent us. Take care of our interests and never forget it, and you're representing the best country in the world."

Somebody forgot that.

39 posted on 09/11/2012 5:25:49 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: kristinn

Islam is the biggest example of the need to seprate “church” and “state”, but the liberals are too damned blind to this as the obvious truth in front of them.

Actually it is not to seprate the church from the state, but the state from the church.

As most islamic regemes are state sponsored.


40 posted on 09/11/2012 5:28:16 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Sarah Barracuda

“Everything I learned about Islam, I learned on 9/11”

*

I learned ALSO that the prophet is a POS pedophile who raped a 9 year old girl, then made her one of his brides. Effing’ religion of lowlife animals


41 posted on 09/11/2012 5:28:28 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: F15Eagle
“U.S. Embassy in Cairo - Islam is a ‘wonderful religion’”

The entire staff should be recalled..to a man/woman. Then put her highness Hillary on a slow boat to the Antarctic.Our State Department is now and has been for generations a seething bed of left wing one-worlders who's only attachment to the USA is in the fat paycheck they receive for debasing this nation in front of the rest of the world.

42 posted on 09/11/2012 5:29:04 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Unam Sanctam

Islam is a wonderful religion

What about the separation of Church and State? What about the Establishment Clause? Why is the US endorsing Islam?

To the lib mind mosques are not churches and as such are immune, synagogs(sp) temples and shrines are still considered “churches” though....


43 posted on 09/11/2012 5:31:15 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: kristinn

Here’s a list of over 19,000 reasons why Islam isn’t exactly a “wonderful religion”:

http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/


44 posted on 09/11/2012 5:32:14 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: kristinn

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


45 posted on 09/11/2012 5:40:10 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (Any man may make a mistake ; none but a fool will persist in it . { Latin proverb })
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To: Sarah Barracuda
“Everything I learned about Islam, I learned on 9/11, been learning more and more ever since.”

____

Fk Obozo and his Islamic brothers with special attention paid to that goat humping pervert Mohammad. This crap has been going on since AD700 and is not going to stop without massive blood being shed.

46 posted on 09/11/2012 5:46:05 PM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: kristinn
I wonder how many barrels of oil were traded for America's sovereignty? Although I was pretty young and not particularly politically adept, I knew I never liked Kissinger. These are his chickens and they're roosting.
47 posted on 09/11/2012 5:52:48 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: kristinn
This president makes Nevill Chamberlain look like George Patton.
48 posted on 09/11/2012 5:54:57 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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From the Path-to-911 to the Apologies on 9-11. Same people, same problems.


49 posted on 09/11/2012 6:00:27 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: kristinn

To my knowledge, President Obama and the Hate Department have never said anything positive about Christianity.


50 posted on 09/11/2012 6:01:57 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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