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White House Disavows Cairo Apology (Free Republic broke embassy apology story)
Politico ^ | Tuesday, September 11, 2012 | Byron Tau

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.


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To: dila813

I think she looks like a timid Kindergarten teacher who is in way over her head.


51 posted on 09/11/2012 8:12:37 PM PDT by Never on my watch (I can see November from the Chick-Fil-A drive through lane.)
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To: scooby321

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!

I guess you could say I’m a fan! Thanks Freerepublic for all you do!


52 posted on 09/11/2012 8:13:18 PM PDT by Kratos
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To: kristinn

Nicely done as always Kristinn!


53 posted on 09/11/2012 8:13:38 PM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: Never on my watch

Guess she won’t protect Christians and Jews, huh?

Nope! Not a word.


54 posted on 09/11/2012 8:14:37 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Bocephus hits a home run! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_vjPqAVzI)
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To: ilgipper

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.


55 posted on 09/11/2012 8:14:57 PM PDT by cyclotic (People who live within their means are increasingly being forced to pay for people who didn't.)
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To: dila813
i wonder why she is the ambassador?
56 posted on 09/11/2012 8:15:01 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: DannyTN

>> I think the death was in Libya

Thanks, I know. Checked for updates before posting.

I referred to the activity at both embassies.


57 posted on 09/11/2012 8:15:12 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: kristinn

“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?


58 posted on 09/11/2012 8:15:16 PM PDT by Rebelbase (The most transparent administration ever is clear as mud.)
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To: Never on my watch

That is exactly what I was thinking of, someone who knows they don’t belong and are way in over their head.


59 posted on 09/11/2012 8:15:30 PM PDT by dila813
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To: cyclotic
FreeRepublic is amazing with the amount of major stories where someone here has personal knowledge or is watching the smoke from their window.

It's how I found out about 9/11.

60 posted on 09/11/2012 8:16:55 PM PDT by TonyInOhio (Obama, a ship sailing on yesterday's wind)
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To: Irish Eyes

Teacher’s Union Undoubtedly, or some other form of party hack


61 posted on 09/11/2012 8:16:58 PM PDT by dila813
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To: kristinn

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.


62 posted on 09/11/2012 8:17:29 PM PDT by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: kristinn

“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.


63 posted on 09/11/2012 8:18:19 PM PDT by Rebelbase (The most transparent administration ever is clear as mud.)
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To: kristinn
The Politico story failed to include the entire Embassy press release leaving out the part about abusing the universal right of free speech. Here is the entire release for anyone who has not seen it:

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.

64 posted on 09/11/2012 8:18:33 PM PDT by kabar
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To: kristinn
Of course Obama is mad. The message wasn't apologetic enough for him.
65 posted on 09/11/2012 8:18:37 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Andrei Bulba

Here’s my version of the Shahada.

There is no god named Allah and Mohammed is his false prophet.


66 posted on 09/11/2012 8:19:24 PM PDT by cyclotic (People who live within their means are increasingly being forced to pay for people who didn't.)
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To: kristinn
Having myself just retired this year from the Department of State, I can just about tell you without doubt that Obama personally approved (in advance) the approximate wording of his personally appointed Ambassador.

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.

67 posted on 09/11/2012 8:19:59 PM PDT by Jumper
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To: Vince Ferrer

Good question. Sounds like a trial balloon.


68 posted on 09/11/2012 8:20:03 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: GeronL
I feel a song coming on. What would you do for "Copenhagen" ? "something Islam", I guess ... "freakin' Islam" ? Mmmmm.
69 posted on 09/11/2012 8:20:36 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: kristinn
The United States deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others.

...except when it comes to abortion, birth control, whether God should be recognized in party platforms or whether Israel can practice self-determination.

70 posted on 09/11/2012 8:21:28 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: Iron Munro

If you can only get Romney or Ryan to repeat what you just typed


71 posted on 09/11/2012 8:22:51 PM PDT by wiseprince
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To: 1035rep

Great pic bump.


72 posted on 09/11/2012 8:23:23 PM PDT by JerseyDvl (Cogito Ergo Doleo Soetoro, ABO and of course FUBO!)
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To: Rebelbase

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.


73 posted on 09/11/2012 8:23:31 PM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: cyclotic

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.


74 posted on 09/11/2012 8:23:48 PM PDT by rurgan (Sunset all laws at 4 years.China is destroying U.S. ability to manufacture,makes everything)
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To: kristinn

The Mahdi will invade all the places between East and West.

The Army Of Black Flags
The Mahdi’s 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.


75 posted on 09/11/2012 8:24:13 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady ("When injustice becomes law, then resistance becomes duty." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: kristinn

To quote Biden - This is a big F-ing deal.


76 posted on 09/11/2012 8:25:09 PM PDT by DManA
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To: kristinn
Our commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation.

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."

77 posted on 09/11/2012 8:26:09 PM PDT by AHerald ("Do not fear, only believe." - Mark 5:36)
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To: rurgan

Dude, they’re coming for both of us.

Bring it on.


78 posted on 09/11/2012 8:27:13 PM PDT by cyclotic (People who live within their means are increasingly being forced to pay for people who didn't.)
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To: kabar

“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 ...

Incredible.

The `religion of peace’ is emboldened every day by this administration.


79 posted on 09/11/2012 8:27:20 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: kristinn

saving


80 posted on 09/11/2012 8:29:07 PM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: kristinn

philipaklein With @USEmbassyCairo maintaining the morning statement “still stands,” harder for Ds to use defense that it was issued before attack

5 minutes ago


81 posted on 09/11/2012 8:32:16 PM PDT by roses of sharon ("Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise." Luke 23:43)
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To: kristinn

The apology is still up at the embassy web site:

http://egypt.usembassy.gov/pr091112.html


82 posted on 09/11/2012 8:33:08 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Never on my watch

April Glaspie anyone?


83 posted on 09/11/2012 8:33:13 PM PDT by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: Andrei Bulba

There is no question that he was a pedophile having married Aisha when she was 7 and consumated the marriage at nine.


84 posted on 09/11/2012 8:35:25 PM PDT by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: kristinn

They want another do-over?


85 posted on 09/11/2012 8:35:42 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Iron Munro
What comes out of the White House is takiyya.
86 posted on 09/11/2012 8:36:22 PM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Coulter, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. TY)
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To: dr_lew

Green Eggs and Islam? nah

Muhammandeggs and Me?

I have no clue. I think I am getting tired.


87 posted on 09/11/2012 8:36:59 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: DManA

Screen shot taken, and I thank you. That soon will disappear down the media memory hole.


88 posted on 09/11/2012 8:37:16 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: kristinn
a senior administration official told POLITICO

But don't tell anybody I told ya. Just for once tell us this weasel's name.

89 posted on 09/11/2012 8:37:16 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Billthedrill

According to @81 they are standing proudly by this b.s.


90 posted on 09/11/2012 8:38:33 PM PDT by DManA
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To: roses of sharon

Talk about an administration in disarray.


91 posted on 09/11/2012 8:39:51 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Jumper
The Cairo press release had to be at least approved by NEA or someone in NSC. I served with Ambassador Patterson in Riyadh. This does not sound like something Anne would have written or approved. It looks like the product of a political appointee who is more concerned about the domestic political impact than an experienced diplomat.

It would be interesting to learn who crafted and approved the press release. Hillary will throw Anne under the bus regardless.

92 posted on 09/11/2012 8:43:13 PM PDT by kabar
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To: dila813

She looks like the spawn of Pelosi


93 posted on 09/11/2012 8:44:25 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: kristinn
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 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

94 posted on 09/11/2012 8:44:53 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: wiseprince

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?


95 posted on 09/11/2012 8:47:25 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: Kratos

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.


97 posted on 09/11/2012 8:57:59 PM PDT by W. W. SMITH ((Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.)
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To: kristinn
"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. Translated: Some say blah blah blah but we really screwed the pooch here blah blah blah bring me a double and tell Huma to get her a** in here. Just damn .... Hillary Clinton Pictures, Images and Photos Bipolar disorder: A mood disorder sometimes called manic-depressive illness or manic-depression that characteristically involves cycles of depression and elation or mania. Sometimes the mood switches from high to low and back again are dramatic and rapid, but more often they are gradual and slow, and intervals of normal mood may occur between the high (manic) and low (depressive) phases of the condition. The symptoms of both the depressive and manic cycles may be severe and often lead to impaired functioning.
98 posted on 09/11/2012 8:58:13 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Blue Highway

lol.......careful


99 posted on 09/11/2012 8:58:29 PM PDT by dila813
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To: kristinn
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.

Truth hurts when their antiChrist warlord is revealed.

100 posted on 09/11/2012 9:01:50 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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