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An Appalling Statement from the President

RHSimard Wrote: Sep 13, 2012 6:00 PM
It's not quite clear which of the many statements and followups that have come from the administration since this article was posted you're referring to, or perhaps not any one in particular. In any case, addressing the video as a secondary message, and with our freedom-of-speech principles predominant, would be appropriate, but the main message has to be that the protesters' behavior is intolerable and may bring consequences. Mealy-mouthing about "abuse of free speech" by the video makers or any such hand-wringing has no place there. Word it diplomatically, but the backbone has to be plain and clear.
Melissa108 Wrote: Sep 14, 2012 3:35 PM
'Christian right radicals' ? What are their names and what is their association to the religious right? Back up your statement, as I am skeptical. Middle Eastern citizens do not understand our free society. But is that any excuse for killing our ambassador? You have a very callus attitude towards murder. You said that movie producers are responsible for provoking violence in others. People who engage in violence are responsible for their own actions. If you keep blaming "hottest buttons" you are justifying violence. Daily, Christians watch their religious views, 10 Commandments, Jesus Christ, ministers, and Christians mocked in Hollywood movies without violence. Christianity teaches forgiveness and turning the other cheek.
hardrockstar Wrote: Sep 13, 2012 8:22 PM
I heard a show on BBC radio that interviewed a few everyday Egyptians and Libyans. While they all condemned the violence, they didn't seem to understand how the U.S. government could allow their profit Mohammad to be so viciously slandered. I'm not too fond of"abuse of free speech" as a description but it is quite accurate. The Christian right radicals that produced the video knew full well what kind of reaction it would elicit from the easily offended Islamic devote. It deliberately targeted their hottest buttons inviting predictable violent conflict. Now they have American blood on their hands. The vicious intent of the video is just barley confined within 1st amendment protection and is well within the range of abuse as a descriptor..

On 9/11, a day devoted to remembering those killed at the hands of Islamofascist terrorists -- and this year, a day when a mob in Egypt attacks the US embassy and replaces the American flag with the Al Qaeda one -- here is the Obama administration's statement in full:

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...