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Islamís Black Flag Flies Over U.S. Embassy in Egypt-appeasement spawns a devastating failure
FrontPage Magazine ^ | September 12, 2012 | Raymond Ibrahim

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: Islam’s black flag with the shehada and sword inscription is not an al-Qaeda banner but rather Islam’s most ancient banner, popularized by the Abbasid caliphs in the 800s.  In other words, these protesters were not imitating al-Qaeda; rather they—and al-Qaeda—are imitating Islam’s heritage, replete with jihad against the infidel.  Same with the phrase “worshippers of the cross”—Islam’s 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 libido—not unlike what is recorded in Islam’s 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 speech—in 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 Muslims—as 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” Islam—even as a throng of Muslims besieged the court-house, interrupting the hearing and calling for the man’s death.  Apparently appeasing thin skins is more important than speaking up for those whose lives are at stake—not just Christian Egyptians, but now U.S. employees—over 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 this—despite longstanding threats to the U.S. embassy, followed by a real attack, culminating with the destruction of the American flag—Victoria Nuland, the U.S. State Department’s 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 surprising—neither the attack on the U.S. embassy, nor the U.S. government’s 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 appease—as the Obama administration has been doing with the Islamic world in ways unprecedented—the 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 dhimmi—who must say “how high?” whenever Muslims command “jump!”



TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: cairo; egypt; morsi; shadowwars; threatmatrix; usembassy

1 posted on 09/12/2012 5:17:26 AM PDT by SJackson
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To: SJackson

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.


2 posted on 09/12/2012 5:21:14 AM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: SJackson

And this, ladies and gentlemen, is what happens when a ‘community organizer’ is given actual responsibility.


3 posted on 09/12/2012 5:22:05 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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4 posted on 09/12/2012 5:22:47 AM PDT by SJackson (none of this suggests there are hostile feelings for the US in Egypt, Victoria Nuland, State Dept)
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To: SJackson

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.


5 posted on 09/12/2012 5:23:00 AM PDT by Rapscallion (A successful Obama will be a tyrant over America.)
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To: SJackson

Well so much for barack hussein obama’s perceived foreign policy successes.


6 posted on 09/12/2012 5:25:44 AM PDT by bergmeid
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

ping..and an ex first lady is handed foreign policy. what qualifications do either one of these clowns have.


7 posted on 09/12/2012 5:30:05 AM PDT by dalebert
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Still inspired, jackass?


8 posted on 09/12/2012 5:30:14 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: SJackson

Isnt the black flag their flag of war?
There is much more to that flag


9 posted on 09/12/2012 5:35:04 AM PDT by winodog
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To: SJackson

What’s the name of this offending video. If it’s on You Tube, I’ll do my part to make it go viral.


10 posted on 09/12/2012 5:35:28 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: SJackson

The question is, when will he ORDER our flag to be put back up!

What a chickenshit.


11 posted on 09/12/2012 5:36:13 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: SJackson
This event also explains the situation in a way that even a child can understand: the more you appease—as the Obama administration has been doing with the Islamic world in ways unprecedented—the 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 dhimmi—who must say “how high?” whenever Muslims command “jump!”

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.

12 posted on 09/12/2012 5:38:11 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: Eleutheria5
Innocence of Muslims. Not released yet but previews on youtube.
13 posted on 09/12/2012 5:40:26 AM PDT by SJackson (none of this suggests there are hostile feelings for the US in Egypt, Victoria Nuland, State Dept)
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To: winodog
Isnt the black flag their flag of war? There is much more to that flag

Yes flown since the 9th century.

14 posted on 09/12/2012 5:41:16 AM PDT by SJackson (none of this suggests there are hostile feelings for the US in Egypt, Victoria Nuland, State Dept)
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To: SJackson

Anybody got a link or even search words to find the actual video that’s the subject here?


15 posted on 09/12/2012 5:43:03 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: SJackson

Why doesn’t the US checkbook slam shut immediately? No more foreign aid for Egypt, or Lybia.


16 posted on 09/12/2012 5:43:03 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Joe Biden is reported to be seeking asylum in a foreign country so he does not have to debate Ryan.)
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To: SJackson

“...hurt the religious feelings of Muslims” ...

Is this satire ?


17 posted on 09/12/2012 5:44:35 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I didn't post this. Someone else did.)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice
And this, ladies and gentlemen, is what happens when a ‘community organizer’ is given actual responsibility.

Best post of the day.

18 posted on 09/12/2012 5:46:07 AM PDT by ILS21R (The time is nigh.)
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To: bergmeid

These are his brothers, this IS his foreign policy, he is succeeding.


19 posted on 09/12/2012 5:46:44 AM PDT by Toespi
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To: Rapscallion
before he brings us into a world war

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".

20 posted on 09/12/2012 5:48:26 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: SJackson

http://youtu.be/ntgzoE7rU9A

Here is the totally lame and bizzaro “Innocents of Islam” trailer on youtube. About 90 seconds.


21 posted on 09/12/2012 5:48:43 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: SJackson

Ironic. Black Flag kills roaches. Time to exterminate.


22 posted on 09/12/2012 5:53:37 AM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: SJackson

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.


23 posted on 09/12/2012 5:59:37 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: winodog

It’s an Al Quada flag

http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?_adv_prop=image&fr=aaplw&va=al+qaeda+flag


24 posted on 09/12/2012 6:00:33 AM PDT by gasport
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To: SJackson

http://youtu.be/qmodVun16Q4

Here is the 14 minute trailer, makes more sense. Low budget, but has something of a plot.


25 posted on 09/12/2012 6:00:52 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Rapscallion
We have an incompetent leader who has brought us to this....two embassies under attack....and he is silent.

He has no idea what to do next, and he can't figure out who to try to shift the blame to.

26 posted on 09/12/2012 6:22:43 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Rapscallion

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.


27 posted on 09/12/2012 6:29:28 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: SJackson

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?


28 posted on 09/12/2012 6:51:13 AM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: dfwgator; theothercheek; SunkenCiv; Clintonfatigued; Just A Nobody; SJackson; Jewbacca; ...
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.

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.)

29 posted on 09/12/2012 7:50:48 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93

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.


30 posted on 09/12/2012 7:53:33 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: bergmeid

Where is the State Dept. condemnation of the treatment of the Christians?


31 posted on 09/12/2012 7:57:37 AM PDT by gunner03
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To: Travis McGee

http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2012/09/11/the-second-911-today-will-go-down-in-infamy-as-the-day-our-government-became-our-enemy/


32 posted on 09/12/2012 7:59:38 AM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: SJackson

headline should correctly read: “Obama’s Black Flag Hangs over..”


33 posted on 09/12/2012 8:04:07 AM PDT by Individual Rights in NJ (Infidel Inside)
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To: SJackson

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.


34 posted on 09/12/2012 8:09:34 AM PDT by pallis
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To: justiceseeker93

No hostages in Cairo,

BUT a DEATH in Libya.

And the POtuS keeps apologizing and sitting on his hands.


35 posted on 09/12/2012 8:20:28 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: left that other site

And the POtuS keeps apologizing and sitting on his hands
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
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....


36 posted on 09/12/2012 8:28:31 AM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: SJackson

Thanks. Just posted a link in a separate thread.


37 posted on 09/12/2012 2:17:06 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Travis McGee
Thanks for the links, I'll look at them in a bit.

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?

38 posted on 09/12/2012 3:59:10 PM PDT by SJackson (none of this suggests there are hostile feelings for the US in Egypt, Victoria Nuland, State Dept)
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Obama bows down to Saudi King | American Thinker | April 02, 2009 | Clarice Feldman | Posted on 04/02/2009 8:19:47 AM PDT by rdb3
Obama bows down to Saudi King | American Thinker | April 02, 2009 | Clarice Feldman | Posted on 04/02/2009 8:19:47 AM PDT by rdb3

39 posted on 09/12/2012 7:06:58 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: justiceseeker93; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

The exchange reminds me how we’ve got a lot of pro-Obama false flag FReepers to contend with. Thanks justiceseeker93.


40 posted on 09/12/2012 7:19:21 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Steely Tom; Rapscallion
Please don't blame Evil on mere incompetence. His and his handlers' plans are chugging right along.

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.

41 posted on 09/12/2012 9:22:53 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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