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.
I think she looks like a timid Kindergarten teacher who is in way over her head.
I have been coming to FR now for I think 15 years? It was a new site at the time. I used to read all the others too, like Newsmax, WorldNetDaily, Drudge.. all of them. The, about 3 years ago, I quit reading all of them because all you really need to know is posted here. I joke with my friend almost daily how we have spent thousands of hours over the years reading FR. I fact, I joke that if this site were ever go away, American productivity would sky rocket! I can’t even think about starting the day without spending at least an hour reading. And this doesn’t even take into account the 20 times I check during the day for new stuff!
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Nicely done as always Kristinn!
Guess she won’t protect Christians and Jews, huh?
Nope! Not a word.
I remember that Saturday morning. I saw it on FR at 9am and it took over 30 minutes for MSM to say a word on TV. FreeRepublic is amazing with the amount of major stories where someone here has personal knowledge or is watching the smoke from their window.
>> I think the death was in Libya
Thanks, I know. Checked for updates before posting.
I referred to the activity at both embassies.
“According to the Wall Street Journal, the film depicts the Muslim prophet Muhammed as a “womanizer, pedophile and fraud””
The film left out genocidal maniac and thief?
That is exactly what I was thinking of, someone who knows they don’t belong and are way in over their head.
It's how I found out about 9/11.
Teacher’s Union Undoubtedly, or some other form of party hack
I’m not certain of the pedophile details but certainly Muhammed was a womanizer and a fraud because duh to non muslims it’s obvious he was not God’s prophet.
And I believe I have the right to say that and to defend myself with force against anyone who would stop me from saying it.
“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. “
Wasn’t there a movie years ago that portrayed Jesus having an affair with a woman? I don’t recall any government buildings being attacked then.
U.S. Embassy Condemns Religious Incitement
September 11, 2012
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. Today, the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, Americans are honoring our patriots and those who serve our nation as the fitting response to the enemies of democracy. Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy. We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others
Why should Americans curtail an inalienable right enshrined in the Constitution to placate a mob that violated our Embassy and destroyed our property? Their actions are in no way legitimized or justified because a private US citizen exercised the right of free speech. The mob demands that the movie be confiscated and never shown again.
We should be condemning the mob, not the "abuse" of free speech.
Here’s my version of the Shahada.
There is no god named Allah and Mohammed is his false prophet.
It is sad that the Obama administration does not understand the reality of Islam and it's hostility towards the Christian West. It is a war between religons. Today, on 9-11 the religous nature which our Govt has worked to dispell is evident.
Imagine a Christian minister exhorting his flock and those of the faith to kill Muslims for their God today, and you will then see clearly what our Govt denies.
The Eyptian Embassy is one of the largest diplomatic missions anywhere in the world.
I would say God help them, but this Administration has put Gays over God in Foreign Service, so maybe f'em is more appropriate since that is what the Obama Admin is doing to the foreign service by engineering the Muzzie Brotherhood and Hezzie takeover of the Mid-East.
Good question. Sounds like a trial balloon.
...except when it comes to abortion, birth control, whether God should be recognized in party platforms or whether Israel can practice self-determination.
If you can only get Romney or Ryan to repeat what you just typed
Great pic bump.
The Da Vinci Code was one of the biggest books and movies in recent years. It portrays Christ as being married and fathering children.
I didn’t read the book or see the movie, but I didn’t riot over it either.
There is only one pervert who married a 6 year old girl , who said his imaginary Allah told him to and his name is Mohammad . And Islam is all invented lies.
The Mahdi will invade all the places between East and West.
The Army Of Black Flags
The Mahdis ascendancy to power is said to be preceded by an army from the east who will be carrying black flags or banners of war. Sheikh Kabbani states:
Hadith indicate that black flags coming from the area of Khorasan will signify the appearance of the Mahdi is nigh. Khorasan is in todays Iran, and some scholars have said that this hadith means when the black flags appear from Central Asia, i.e. in the direction of Khorasan, then the appearance of the Mahdi is imminent.
Another tradition states that:
The Messenger of Allah said: The black banners will come from the East and their hearts will be as firm as iron. Whoever hears of them should join them and give allegiance, even if it means crawling across snow.
To quote Biden - This is a big F-ing deal.
Would that it were so, Mrs. Clinton. The notin of early America as a place of model religious tolerance is the product of myth. Protestant sects fought bitterly amongst themselves inter and intra colonies. America was a hotbed of virulant anti-Catholicism--most especially in the colonial period. Things get better following the ratification of the Constitution, but it would take many years before America begins to truly live out her "commitment to religious tolerance."
Dude, they’re coming for both of us.
Bring it on.
“We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others”
Craven national suicide as express American foreign policy ...
The `religion of peace’ is emboldened every day by this administration.
philipaklein With @USEmbassyCairo maintaining the morning statement “still stands,” harder for Ds to use defense that it was issued before attack
5 minutes ago
The apology is still up at the embassy web site:
April Glaspie anyone?
There is no question that he was a pedophile having married Aisha when she was 7 and consumated the marriage at nine.
They want another do-over?
Green Eggs and Islam? nah
Muhammandeggs and Me?
I have no clue. I think I am getting tired.
Screen shot taken, and I thank you. That soon will disappear down the media memory hole.
But don't tell anybody I told ya. Just for once tell us this weasel's name.
According to @81 they are standing proudly by this b.s.
Talk about an administration in disarray.
It would be interesting to learn who crafted and approved the press release. Hillary will throw Anne under the bus regardless.
She looks like the spawn of Pelosi
The Hadiths confirm the first two without any doubt. That is not up for debate. The only item for discussion is whether he was a fraud. A reasonable person could conclude this but it is debatable. He may not have intended fraud but might have been insane.
I have read many of the Hadiths. There is no way a person could reasonably conclude Muhammad was anything special unless they are just messed up or forced to accept that faith. Unlike Jesus' stories where there is incredible creativity and brilliance there is none of that with Muhammad. He was just a violent pervert
I wonder if Ryan is champing at the bit to make the kind of statement about this gutless wonder in charge called Obama, that Romeny is too timid to make himself?
How do you manage to restrict yourself to less than two hours a day? Between here and face book (not everything makes it to Free Republic) I spend about ten hours a day. I do have an excuse, I’m old and disabled and a surly curmudgeon.
Truth hurts when their antiChrist warlord is revealed.