Skip to comments.Islamís Black Flag Flies Over U.S. Embassy in Egypt-appeasement spawns a devastating failure
Posted on 09/12/2012 5:17:21 AM PDT by SJackson
Obama's appeasement spawns a devastating foreign policy failure
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Islam’s Black Flag Flies Over U.S. Embassy in Egypt
Posted By Raymond Ibrahim On September 12, 2012 @ 12:45 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 3 Comments
The United States embassy of Egypt is under siege. According to Fox News:
Mainly ultraconservative Islamist protesters climbed the walls of the U.S. Embassy in Egypt’s capital Tuesday and brought down the flag, replacing it with a black flag with an Islamic inscription to protest a video attacking Islam’s prophet, Muhammad. Hundreds of protesters marched to the embassy in downtown Cairo . Dozens of protesters then scaled the embassy walls, went into the courtyard and took down the flag from a pole. They brought it back to the crowd outside, which tried to burn it, but failing that, tore it apart. The protesters on the wall then raised on the flagpole a black flag with the Muslim declaration of faith on it, There is no god but God and Muhammad is his prophet. The flag, similar to the banner used by al-Qaida, is commonly used by ultraconservatives around the region . By evening, the protest grew with thousands standing outside the embassy, chanting Islamic, Islamic. The right of our prophet will not die. A group of women in black veils and robes that left only their eyes exposed chanted, Worshippers of the Cross, leave the Prophet Muhammad alone.”
Some clarifications for context: Islams black flag with the shehada and sword inscription is not an al-Qaeda banner but rather Islams most ancient banner, popularized by the Abbasid caliphs in the 800s. In other words, these protesters were not imitating al-Qaeda; rather theyand al-Qaedaare imitating Islams heritage, replete with jihad against the infidel. Same with the phrase worshippers of the crossIslams ancient appellation for the hated Christians.
The reason behind this latest rampage is Muslim outrage over the appearance of a film deemed offensive about the Islamic prophet Muhammad. Apparently it depicts him inciting jihads, deceiving people, and exercising his libidonot unlike what is recorded in Islams own authoritative biographies and hadiths of the prophet. It is not exactly clear who made the video, though Egyptian expatriates and Copts are being accused, possibly in conjunction with Pastor Terry Jones. In other words, the reason for this latest bit of Muslim outrage is once again the issue of free speechin the same camp of Danish Muhammad cartoons, burned Korans, and any number of other freedoms of expression exercised by non-Muslims, and even Muslims.
The U.S.s formal response to this terror campaign against its embassy and the desecration of the American flag has, once again, been to lay the blame on free speech. In a statement, the U.S. said, “The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals [film makers] to hurt the religious feelings of Muslimsas we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions. We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others.”
Interestingly, while very concerned about the religious feelings of Muslims, the U.S. embassy in Egypt had nothing to say about the fact that, right before it was attacked, a Christian man in Egypt stood on trial for insulting Islameven as a throng of Muslims besieged the court-house, interrupting the hearing and calling for the mans death. Apparently appeasing thin skins is more important than speaking up for those whose lives are at stakenot just Christian Egyptians, but now U.S. employeesover issues of freedom.
Left unsaid and unknown in any Western media is the fact that the U.S. embassy has long been under threat, but for different reasons. Earlier, the Egyptian paper El Fagr reported that Jihadi groups in Egypt, including Islamic Jihad, the Sunni Group, and Al Gamaa Al Islamiyya had issued a statement threatening to burn the U.S. embassy in Cairo to the ground unless all the Islamic jihadis currently imprisonment and in detention centers in the U.S. including Guantanamo Bay were released:
“The group, which consists of many members from al-Qaeda, called [especially] for the quick release of the jihadi [mujahid] sheikh, Omar Abdul Rahman [the 'Blind Sheikh'], whom they described as a scholar and jihadi who sacrificed his life for the Egyptian Umma, who was ignored by the Mubarak regime, and [President] Morsi is refusing to intervene on his behalf and release him, despite promising that he would. The Islamic Group has threatened to burn the U.S. Embassy in Cairo with those in it, and taking hostage those who remain [alive], unless the Blind Sheikh is immediately released.”
Despite all thisdespite longstanding threats to the U.S. embassy, followed by a real attack, culminating with the destruction of the American flagVictoria Nuland, the U.S. State Departments Spokesperson, speaking in response to this latest attack, said that none of this suggests that there are hostile feelings for the U.S. in Egypt.
In fact, none of this is surprisingneither the attack on the U.S. embassy, nor the U.S. governments head-in-the-sand response, with strong words reserved only for those non-Muslims exercising their free speech rights. This event also explains the situation in a way that even a child can understand: the more you appeaseas the Obama administration has been doing with the Islamic world in ways unprecedentedthe more contempt you earn from those you appease, and the more demands will be made of you. Thus, today, far from being respected as a super-power, the U.S. is increasingly seen as a subdued, contemptuous dhimmiwho must say how high? whenever Muslims command jump!
I guess this would be a good day for Israel to bomb Iran, it would take the cameras off of these people, and THAT is basically at the heart of their protests. It ain’t fun acting beligerent if you can’t get your name in the news.
And this, ladies and gentlemen, is what happens when a ‘community organizer’ is given actual responsibility.
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We have an incompetent leader who has brought us to this....two embassies under attack....and he is silent. Time to start working up inpeachment papers to remove the incompetent one before he brings us into a world war.
Well so much for barack hussein obama’s perceived foreign policy successes.
ping..and an ex first lady is handed foreign policy. what qualifications do either one of these clowns have.
Still inspired, jackass?
Isnt the black flag their flag of war?
There is much more to that flag
What’s the name of this offending video. If it’s on You Tube, I’ll do my part to make it go viral.
The question is, when will he ORDER our flag to be put back up!
What a chickenshit.
Yesterday, September 11, was a sad day in America ... for more than one reason. We either have something less than a 'child' in the WH who obviously doesn't get it ... or maybe we have a Muslim in the WH and he is getting what he wants.
Yes flown since the 9th century.
Anybody got a link or even search words to find the actual video that’s the subject here?
Why doesn’t the US checkbook slam shut immediately? No more foreign aid for Egypt, or Lybia.
“...hurt the religious feelings of Muslims” ...
Is this satire ?
Best post of the day.
These are his brothers, this IS his foreign policy, he is succeeding.
Exactly the intent of he and his masters. And for Islam to win the war and World Domination.
What will it take before the public realizes that was the plan from the beginning.
Obozo serves the "father-of-Lies".
Here is the totally lame and bizzaro “Innocents of Islam” trailer on youtube. About 90 seconds.
Ironic. Black Flag kills roaches. Time to exterminate.
Upon seeing that were I in charge here, the raising of that flag on US soil would result in a strike by whatever forces I could muster on short notice from cruise missiles to F-15s.
It’s an Al Quada flag
Here is the 14 minute trailer, makes more sense. Low budget, but has something of a plot.
He has no idea what to do next, and he can't figure out who to try to shift the blame to.
Mitt is just as incompetent if he doesn’t attack Obama mercilessly for his disastrous middle east policies. He has just been handed this election on a silver platter.
The US Embassy in Cairo is sovereign territory. How did they get to bring down Old Glory and put up their black flag without getting shot?
Romney has already made a statement attacking Obama in regard to this embassy disaster. Hope he follows up on it.
This brings to mind the events at the American Embassy in Tehran in 1979 under the Carter Administration, which helped catapult Reagan to a decisive victory over Carter the following year. (Fortunately, no hostages in Cairo - at least not yet.)
RE: Romney has already made a statement attacking Obama in regard to this embassy disaster. Hope he follows up on it.
Simply attacking is not going to cut it. Romney should tell us WHAT HE WOULD DO AS PRESIDENT. *THAT* is what I want to know.
People want to know WHY you are different from Obama.
Where is the State Dept. condemnation of the treatment of the Christians?
headline should correctly read: “Obama’s Black Flag Hangs over..”
Oh my, we obviously haven’t spent enough money on our Islamic love fest. Maybe a billion more dollars would have prevented this. As Democracy promotes Western values throughout Islam in the spirit of Arab Spring, we can hope to see a new enlightenment, the Islamic Renaissance. Only a billion more dollars will turn this situation from a frown to a smiley face.
No hostages in Cairo,
BUT a DEATH in Libya.
And the POtuS keeps apologizing and sitting on his hands.
And the POtuS keeps apologizing and sitting on his hands
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Well, according to the script BO should be getting advice from his daughter, turn down the lights and heat, don a cardigan and retire to the Rose Garden.
But MITT ain’t R Reagan to help carry it out....
Thanks. Just posted a link in a separate thread.
Am I becoming a conspiracy nut? We've got this film, shown once in 2010, the preview now uploaded. The filmaker, speaking from hiding, is "Israeli". But Israel has no record of a citizen with his name, not unusual. At least we know he's Jewish, not uncommon in Hollywood. He made this film with, he claims, upwards of 40 actors and the same number behind the scenes. I'm sure one of them will be talking soon. Depending on the source, the $5 million film was financed by "Jewish" money, or 100 Jews. Not 99 or 101, and no evangelicals allowed. Stupid Hollywood Jews I might add, spending $5 million on this. But there are stupid Jews, even in Hollywood. This smells like "sleeper" media to me, publicized when the time was right. First I've ever heard of. But not a bad idea at all. Am I nuts?
The exchange reminds me how we’ve got a lot of pro-Obama false flag FReepers to contend with. Thanks justiceseeker93.
Hussein is a Muslim plant.
He makes full use of taqiya, the license to lie.
The Arab Spring is an islamization.
He protects Iran.
He is a grave danger to Israel and America.
It is a fatal mistake to deem his evil merely incompetence.
Big hat tip to Phil Dragoo.
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