Skip to comments.Barbarians at the Gate--another Iran-in-the-making
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 isnt 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, its 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. Its difficult to imagine what they have to complain about where Obamas America is concerned, since our President actively assisted the Muslim Brotherhoods 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 hes referring to his prophet Mohammeds 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 Christianitys Jesus, a film that depicts Islams model for the perfect man in an historically accurate manner wouldnt 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 dont 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 dont even bother to shoot off an irate email to a TV network. But of course al-Zawahiri wasnt expecting empathy; these mobs dont 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 its 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 Tuesdays 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.
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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.
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.
Congradulations to Obama and Hillary..well done.
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
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!
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.
I’m sure the US continues to send cash to these bastards.
Shocked! I’m simply shocked, I tell you, shocked. I would never have thought this would happen. /s
No doubt. Just look at the billions of dollar the US government sends to Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, etc.
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)
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.
Hey al-Zawahiri .... good luck with your tourism industry.
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.
Vaporization the final cure for rabid civilizations