On the day when America mourns the loss of the victims of the Islamic terrorist attack on the New York World Trade Towers and the Pentagon on 9-11-2001, our embassy in Cairo, Egypt was attacked, again by Islamic protestors. The demonstrators climbed the walls of the U.S. Embassy and pulled down the American flag to protest a film they say is insulting to the prophet Mohammad. In its place they raised a black flag carrying the slogan: “There is no god but Allah and Mohammad is his messenger.” Al Ahram online says the film is reportedly being produced by U.S.-based Coptic-Christian Egyptians with the support of the Terry Jones Church in the United States. Jones is the evangelical pastor who stirred controversy last year by threatening to burn a Quran in public. CNN says the film in question is a Dutch production.
After the protest, the U.S. Embassy issued this statement on its website.
“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 other.”
Wow, we apologize to Muslim terrorists who attacked us on sovereign American soil on the anniversary of 9-11. There have been several anti-Christian and anti-Semitic movies made over the years without violent protests from those groups. And these movies receive praise from the left as expressions of free speech. We even give grants to “artists” who do great works like piss Christ.
Later in Libya our U.S. consulate in the eastern city of Benghazi was attacked by armed terrorists. The American ambassador and three staff members were killed by the gunmen. There was no immediate comment from the State Department in Washington.
Of course there was a lot of fallout for the apology. The Obama administration tried to distance itself from it. The Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, however, re-affirmed its apologetic stance that was disavowed earlier by the White House. Trouble in paradise? Clinton is in lockstep with how Obama would have handled this situation in the past. Obama openly supported the radical Muslim brotherhood’s takeover of the Egyptian government. He even sent funds to them to help them get started. Yes our taxes were used to fund an Islamic terrorist group. Had this been in his second term Obama probably would have been proud of the terrorists. However, that pesky little thing called an election looms over Obama’s head. Thus he is avoiding the apology. But he is not showing the leadership that we expect from our President when we are attacked. Makes you wonder how America would be now if Obama was President on 9-11-2001 rather than George W. Bush. That is a very scary thought. November cannot come fast enough.