Skip to comments.White House Disavows Cairo Apology (Free Republic broke embassy apology story)
Posted on 09/11/2012 7:46:19 PM PDT by kristinn
The White House is disavowing a statement from their own Cairo embassy that apologized for anti-Muslim activity in the United States.
"The statement by Embassy Cairo was not cleared by Washington and does not reflect the views of the United States government," a senior administration official told POLITICO.
The U.S. embassy in Cairo put out a statement early Tuesday that apologized for an anti-Muslim film being circulated by an Israeli-American real estate developer.
"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," the embassy said in a statement published online.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the film depicts the Muslim prophet Muhammed as a "womanizer, pedophile and fraud" depiction bound to offend many Muslims.
The embassy came under widespread criticism for failing to defend free speech in the face of threats of violence. Egyptian protesters rioted anyway, breaching the embassy walls and tearing down the American flag.
"Some have sought to justify this vicious behavior as a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet. The United States deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. Our commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation. But let me be clear: There is never any justification for violent acts of this kind," Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in a Tuesday statement.
It had gone unnoticed for seven hours before being posted to FR. Not bragging, just want folks to know that FR still gets results after all these years.
They are going to disavow the press release that only reaffirms things the White House has said before?
That’s why I hang out here so much. If you want to know what the heck is going on in the world, Free Republic is the place to find out. Especially now with the state controlled “media” in their “We Gotta Help Barry Win” mode.
This denial is for hometown consumption.
The mideast muslims know that Obama meant it - that’s what counts.
Thanks for the link because it confirmed the thought I got when reading ‘FR’ in title - that it was YOU!! And thanks for ALL you do for our country through this wonderful site FR!!
I understand one American was killed in this charade. Seems like something more than a retraction is due.
All US Citizens should be removed from those embassies immediately.
Does anyone have the video site portraying Mohammad as having sex with his 9 year old wife? Apparently it was made here by Terry Jones? We are getting no info on Media. I want to see it. At some point (now) we need to stand up and slap the crap out of these haters and I don’t mean maybe!
Amen, brother, and you are the tip of the spear. Thanks!
Is it just me or did Hillary just rephrase regurgitate and repeat what the administration is supposedly disavowing?
There is a thread about it with link
Somebody better archive the apology before it is gone...
Well done Kristinn
Damn right I come here before anything in the morning
Alternate headline for any of the apology reports: Obama bares America’s neck to Islam on 9-11.
Obama bares America’s neck to Islam on 9-11.
BS! You can’t just retract things like this. It’s what they tried to do with the “Government owns us” ad. “We didn’t clear that...” such a load. When will this fraud take some responsibility.
hildebeast approved this message and she did it with obama’s verbal approval. This den of vipers is evil incarnate.
Wouldn't it be nice to have a President on our side for a change?
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