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Barbarians at the Gate--another Iran-in-the-making
FrontPage Magazine ^ | September 12, 2012 | Mark Tapson

Posted on 09/12/2012 5:19:50 AM PDT by SJackson

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Barbarians at the Gate

Posted By Mark Tapson On September 12, 2012 @ 12:55 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 5 Comments

Yesterday angry protesters scaled the walls of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo on the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, tore down the American flag, and held up shredded bits of it to television camera crews. Welcome to the new democratic Egypt, a product of the glorious, Obama-inspired Arab Spring which sent so many thrills up the collective leg of the mainstream media.

The embassy had been cleared of diplomatic personnel earlier that day, ahead of the imminent threat. Shots were fired (by whom it isn’t clear) as a large crowd gathered around the compound. Egyptian police and army personnel attempted to prevent the demonstrators from advancing farther, but not before the protesters planted the black flag of Islam atop a ladder inside the embassy. On it was lettering that read, “There is no God but Allah and Mohammad is his messenger,” the profession of Muslim faith.

The demonstration was apparently in protest of a film which the crowd deemed insulting to their prophet Mohammed. It was unclear which film upset them – in fact, it’s probably unclear even to the protesters, who rarely need a specific reason to become insanely offended and rampage through the streets. Some took the opportunity to express their perceived grievances over U.S. policy, with the usual chanting of anti-American slogans. It’s difficult to imagine what they have to complain about where Obama’s America is concerned, since our President actively assisted the Muslim Brotherhood’s rise to power there and just signed off on a $1 billion aid package to the new regime.

CNN reported that several individuals claimed responsibility for organizing the demonstrations, among them Wesam Abdel-Wareth, the president of Egypt’s conservative Hekma television channel. Mohammed al-Zawahiri – the brother of al Qaeda bigwig Ayman al-Zawahiri – added that “we called for the peaceful protest joined by different Islamic factions including the Islamic Jihad, Hazem Abu Ismael movement.” By “peaceful” he means there was not yet any wholesale slaughter of infidel Americans or any unlucky Copts who might happen to be in the vicinity.

Al-Zawahiri added that “the film portrays the prophet in a very ugly manner, alluding to topics like sex, which is not acceptable.”  Sex, eh? Perhaps he’s referring to his prophet Mohammed’s marriage consummation with a nine-year-old, which would indeed be an ugly – yet truthful – portrayal. No wonder the crowd is upset – unlike a film about Christianity’s Jesus, a film that depicts Islam’s model for the perfect man in an historically accurate manner wouldn’t paint their religion in a very flattering light.

“I just want to say,” al-Zawahiri went on, “how would the Americans feel if films insulting leading Christian figures like the pope or historical figures like Abraham Lincoln were produced?”

The answer is that films insulting Christians and American historical figures are produced almost nonstop in the entertainment biz, and Americans don’t form spit-flecked, bloodthirsty mobs to storm Hollywood studios and threaten Bill Maher with death. Christians and patriotic Americans are routinely insulted in pop culture and most don’t even bother to shoot off an irate email to a TV network. But of course al-Zawahiri wasn’t expecting empathy; these mobs don’t want our respect – they want our submission.

And they got it. How did U.S. embassy officials respond to this unacceptable behavior? First they issued a warning to Americans in Egypt, telling them to avoid the demonstrations because “clashes may occur.” Note the neutrality and moral equivalence of the word “clashes,” which suggests equal aggression from both sides, when in fact one side is peaceful and civilized, and the other becomes savagely violent at the drop of an imaginary hat.

Next, the U.S. Embassy issued a stern condemnation – of the filmmakers and their free speech. It stated that it “condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims – as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions.” So the official stance of our government is that the filmmakers – and bear in mind that it’s unclear who the filmmakers are or even that this supposedly offensive film exists – are misguided and intentionally offending Muslims, and they are the ones responsible for the barbaric behavior of the rioters, not the rioters themselves.

“Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy,” the Embassy statement continued. Sadly, this kind of platitude is always trotted out in defense of the hair-trigger feelings of murderous Muslims but never for the members of any other faith group – largely because no other faith group ever needs placating like Muslims. “We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others.” Apparently our own embassy is confused about the definition of free speech, a freedom which is meaningless unless it is protected from people who claim that it “offends” them.

This is craven dhimmitude, pure and simple. When our own embassy in Cairo is under assault; the American flag is torn down and shredded, and another raised in its place; and our official response is to leap to the defense of the delicate sensibilities of the fanatics storming our embassy, then we are no longer a beacon of freedom and human rights in a dark land. We are appeasers and collaborators in their totalitarianism.

After the Egyptian election victory of Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Morsi (a man who vowed that under his leadership, Egyptian law would be “the sharia, then the sharia, and finally, the sharia”) Obama congratulated him by underscoring “that the United States will continue to… stand by the Egyptian people as they fulfill the promise of their revolution.” With events like Tuesday’s assault on our Embassy in Cairo, we are seeing that revolution beginning to be fulfilled in the birth of a new Iran in the Middle East, as we saw it fulfilled there in 1979.

TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 9112012; 9112012embassyattack; alzawahiri; carterisobama; embassyattacks; islammovie; lybia; obamaiscarter; shadowwars; threatmatrix

1 posted on 09/12/2012 5:19:52 AM PDT by SJackson
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2 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

So is the Obama administration going to start lecturing all the liberals who demonize Christians and Christianity for their “abuse of free speech”? I’m sorry, but no one has a right not to be offended by someone else’s free speech.

3 posted on 09/12/2012 5:23:06 AM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: SJackson
Maybe if Osama Obama were to *apologize* (again) to Libya,Egypt and Syria *that* would do the trick.I mean,wasn't that one of the main lessons of “Rules For Radicals”?
4 posted on 09/12/2012 5:24:44 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Obama's Reelected Imagine The Mess He'll Inherit!)
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To: SJackson

Obama and Hillary are responsible for the deaths in Libya and the carnage in Cairo. They were cheerleaders for the Muslim Brotherhood and should be held accountable for this very predictable result.

5 posted on 09/12/2012 5:26:03 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: SJackson
yep, Obama inevitable Jimmy Carter moment has arrived.
6 posted on 09/12/2012 5:30:51 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: SJackson

Congradulations to Obama and Hillary..well done.

7 posted on 09/12/2012 5:32:07 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: SJackson
Obama has been sweeping aside secular dictators to set up transnational Islamists like the Muslim Brotherhood in power. This removes the impediments to the establishment of the Greater Caliphate that then will attack Israel to try for the final solution against the Jews. American Jews, go back and listen to Jeremiah Wright to learn about Obama’s views. Vote as if your life depends on it.
8 posted on 09/12/2012 5:36:57 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: SJackson

More evidence Islam is incompatible with western democracy.
This is what’s coming to a neighborhood near you ,just find a mosque in your neighborhood. try exercising your right of free speech there condemning this murder of our ambassador and see what happens to you

9 posted on 09/12/2012 5:37:03 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: SJackson

Mission accomplished.

10 posted on 09/12/2012 5:38:40 AM PDT by deadrock
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To: SJackson
Mohammed al-Zawahiri – the brother of al Qaeda bigwig Ayman al-Zawahiri

Explains itself!

Excuse my un-ladylike language but I say F-em!
They think they can burn our flag, piss on our flag, curse us, kill us, instigate killing of innocent people and yet we're not allow??? to say anything they don't like?

Their behavior is a glaring example of why we need to tell those countries to take a hike!

I for one am sick and tired of giving up our life to accommodate their radical beliefs. Let's get out of those places and back to being Americans. Somehow, someway, somewhere, someone took our attention away from America and turned on world problems. Let's put our attention and our resources on our own country and those of our Allies!

11 posted on 09/12/2012 5:39:09 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Losing our FReedom, one ban at a time.)
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To: ballplayer

Sometimes the truth is very painful. They really don’t realize that for them they just validated the American population’s need to vote for Romney, which won’t go well with them at all. His prophet Joseph Smith will thump their prophet Mohammed.

12 posted on 09/12/2012 5:39:15 AM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: beachn4fun

I’m sure the US continues to send cash to these bastards.

13 posted on 09/12/2012 5:42:45 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I didn't post this. Someone else did.)
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To: SJackson

Shocked! I’m simply shocked, I tell you, shocked. I would never have thought this would happen. /s

14 posted on 09/12/2012 5:47:41 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

No doubt. Just look at the billions of dollar the US government sends to Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, etc.

15 posted on 09/12/2012 5:48:26 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Losing our FReedom, one ban at a time.)
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To: txrefugee

True. I’d like to thank those Muslims participating in these attacks on the anniversary of 9/11 for reminding me that they have not changed their attitudes or their tactics. I would love to see a show of force here, but I don’t think we’ll get one from Obama. It will further embolden these barbarians to keep going.

Thanks, Obama and Hillary (hat tip to Huma Abedin) for your great work! (sarc if not obvious to the reader)

16 posted on 09/12/2012 5:49:34 AM PDT by FamiliarFace
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To: SJackson
It is past time to become energy independent.

Face it, without our dollars to fund their societies the “Arab World” would be reduced to selling sand to each other much like they were a century ago.

In case any one reading this post has short memories lets go back in world history and see how the Iranian Hostage Crises of 1979-1980 started. The worldwide geopolitical conditions that existed then exist today almost line by line.

17 posted on 09/12/2012 5:53:29 AM PDT by Nip (TANSTAAFL and BOHICA)
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To: SJackson

Hey al-Zawahiri .... good luck with your tourism industry.

18 posted on 09/12/2012 5:53:50 AM PDT by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: beachn4fun

Like you and many others, I am fed up with the restrictions placed on us because we allow an American hating cult to exist within our borders.

I am fed up being treated like a criminal in a 3rd world country with no 4th Amendment protections at our airports simply because some spineless commies in our government put a higher value on 6th century sand monkeys than REAL Americans with constitutional rights.

I am fed up with my first Amendment rights being limited such that we cannot call for the elimination of these vermin infesting not only our country but our government offices.

Anyone who believes in that pig-o-phobe child molester Mo-Ham-Mud has no business in this country and should be deported immediately to the Mudslime cesspool of their choice.

Maybe the few Americans remaining with a backbone should start protesting around their weapons factories AKA mosques. Seems they understand mob rule so lets give them some.

19 posted on 09/12/2012 5:54:01 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: SJackson

Vaporization the final cure for rabid civilizations

20 posted on 09/12/2012 6:03:30 AM PDT by JamesA (You don't have to be big to stand tall)
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To: FamiliarFace

Obama leading from his behind.

One thing that irks me as well:
In his statement ‘bam condemned the killing of
Ambassador “Chris” Stevens; the dead man didn’t even
merit recognition of his full name.

Perhaps of small thing, but to me a reminder of his
slight regard for US personnel stationed abroad — all
US personnel.

21 posted on 09/12/2012 6:06:50 AM PDT by tsomer
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To: Wurlitzer

I agree with you...I’ve been at a loss as to how and when “OUR” constitutional rights have been handed over to non-Americans?

And as for the Muslims in this long as they are peaceful and follow the American law/constitution I have no problem with them...after all...our ancestors came her seeking religious freedom.

22 posted on 09/12/2012 6:10:48 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Losing our FReedom, one ban at a time.)
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To: beachn4fun

disagree. hardly agree that islam is a religion, but a political movement for power.

islam has been a scourge for almost 2 centuries. i believe that we should tear down every mosque in America, deport all muslims.

read the koran. it is not a “peace-loving” tome. it is the writing of a mad-man, pedophile, thief and a murderer.

freedom and islam are opposites, like good vs. evil.

there is no compromise. until we understand that, we will be targeted as well.

blessings, bobo

23 posted on 09/12/2012 6:21:37 AM PDT by bobo1
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To: SJackson

The first reaction was to apologize.

Liberals suggesting prosecuting the filmmaker.


If Christians rioted over the rot Hollyweird puts out, would they want to prosecute Hollywood??

24 posted on 09/12/2012 6:27:26 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: SJackson

If you have the time, can you find and post the clip, and the text of Obama’s speech at the mosque in Egypt at the start of his presidency....seems it’s all coming full circle

25 posted on 09/12/2012 6:34:36 AM PDT by ken5050
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To: SJackson
Obama’s Statement on the Muslim attacks on American missions

To all my Muslim friends. Peace be unto you in the name of Mohammed, blessed be his name.

If you MUST kill Americans, please try to refrain from hacking their bodies to pieces as it makes them difficult to identify.

Thank you.

Statement from Mitt Romney

American Embassies are AMERICAN SOIL. If you attack another American Embassy, unlike in Cairo where you morons violated our territory and destroyed property and where the Marine sentries were ordered by the Muslim friendly Obama administration to STAND DOWN, our security forces will FIRE FOR EFFECT. If necessary, I will dispatch carrier based air cover and additional ground forces to protect our people and remove them from your clutches.

The Marine Hymn contains the line “…to the shores of Tripoli.” If you wish to continue your insane tribal and sectarian madness, we will be back just long enough to bring out every American citizen then leave you to your national insanity until you’re all dead.

26 posted on 09/12/2012 6:43:49 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (Obama for president -- of KENYA!)
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To: SJackson

Great article. When do we finally get to use our own energy so that we are energy independent? Then we no longer have to apologize to the barbarians.

27 posted on 09/12/2012 7:21:12 AM PDT by doug from upland (I don't like RINOs, but I love my country more than I hate Romney...Muslim marxist, get out!)
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To: beachn4fun

“And as for the Muslims in this long as they are peaceful and follow the American law/constitution I have no problem with them...after all...our ancestors came her seeking religious freedom.”

Respectfully I would disagree with just part of this statement.

This is a hate cult not a valid religion.

The so called “peaceful muslims” have been almost without exception stone, cold silent with the actions of others in their cult.

As a Christian, I would be very vocal if some “extreme” Christians were killing, beheading, stoning women in the name of Christianity, but not these vermin. The “peaceful muslims” are simply in hiding and obeying the instructions of their comic book for retards.

I remember them dancing in the streets after 9/11.

I also, remember the number of times they have attempted to change our laws so they are not friends of our Constitution.

A peaceful muslim in the USA is simple a sleeper cell and their silence proves this.

This cult has brought nothing but death and destruction to the world.

28 posted on 09/12/2012 8:02:59 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: SJackson

strange the trailer for the movie on You Tube yesterday was less than 500 hits. This is a scapegoat, but you all know this.

29 posted on 09/12/2012 9:58:54 AM PDT by Karliner ( Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28, Romans 8:38"...this is the end of the beginning."WC)
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To: SJackson
Carter is Obama. Obama is Carter.

Both are Traitor Losers who hate America!

Jimmy Carter's presidency was doomed by the Iranian hostage crisis after the US embassy in Tehran was stormed by Islamist extremists following the Iranian revolution.

A year after the 52 Americans were taken hostage, Carter lost the 1980 election. The hostages were released just as President Ronald Reagan, who defeated Carter, was sworn in.

Thanks to RushIsMyTeddyBear and Focaulut's Pendulum and for these graphic art realities!

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To: SJackson

Thanks, SJ
What further evidence do we need to convince every single one of us to go to the polls on November 6 and vote Obama out?
No matter how you feel about Romney, or whom you supported in the primaries, the barbarians are at the gate; the time to send a strong message is now.
NOBAMA 2012 We’ll deal with the rest later!

31 posted on 09/12/2012 1:48:56 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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