Egyptians storm US Embassy over a film

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http://www.cnn.com/2012/09/11/world/meast/egpyt-us-embassy-protests/index.html?hpt=hp_t1
Cairo (CNN) -- Angry protesters climbed the walls of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo on Tuesday and tore down the American flag, apparently in protest of a film thought to insult the Prophet Mohammed.A volley of warning shots were fired as a large crowd gathered around the compound, said CNN producer Mohammed Fahmy, who was on the scene, though it is not clear who fired the shots.
Egyptian police and army personnel have since formed defensive lines around the facility in an effort to prevent the demonstrators from advancing farther, but not before the protesters affixed their standard atop the embassy.
The black flag, which hangs atop a ladder inside the compound, is adorned with white characters that read, "There is no God but Allah and Mohammad is his messenger," an emblem often used in al Qaeda propaganda.

It was unclear which film upset the protesters.
Others in the crowd expressed their grievances over U.S. policy, chanting anti-American slogans and holding up bits of a shredded American flag to television camera crews.
An embassy operator told CNN that the compound had been cleared of diplomatic personnel earlier Tuesday, ahead of the apparent threat, while Egyptian riot police and the army were called in.
Several individuals claimed responsibility for organizing the demonstrations, including Salafist leader Wesam Abdel-Wareth, who is president of Egypt's conservative Hekma television channel.
Mohammed al-Zawahiri -- the brother of al Qaeda's leader Ayman al-Zawahiri -- added that "we called for the peaceful protest joined by different Islamic factions including the Islamic Jihad, Hazem Abu Ismael movement."
"We were surprised to see the big numbers show up including the soccer Ultra fans," he said. "I just want to say, how would the Americans feel if films insulting leading Christian figures like the pope or historical figures like Abraham Lincoln were produced?"
He added that "the film portrays the prophet in a very ugly manner, eluding to topics like sex, which is not acceptable."
U.S. embassy officials issued a warning to Americans in Egypt, telling them to avoid the demonstrations which "may gather in front of the U.S. Embassy, or Egyptian government buildings such as the People's Assembly and Ministry of Interior."
"It is unclear if large numbers will take to the streets, but clashes may occur should two opposing groups come into contact with one another," the embassy said in a statement. "Large gatherings and non-essential travel in and around Downtown and Garden City should be avoided this afternoon."
The U.S. Embassy said 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."
"Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy," the statement said. "We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others."
The incident occurred on the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks as crowds gathered in somber remembrance of the nearly 3,000 people killed that day.
In 2008, an anti-Muslim and anti-immigration parliamentarian from the Netherlands sparked international outcry when he produced a film that portrayed Islam as a violent religion.
Geert Wilders' film "Fitna," which he released online, featured images of terrorist acts superimposed over verses from the Quran.
The film was actually a new one by that Pastor in Florida, but irregardless we shouldn't be shoveling money over to fucking Egypt.
 

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The U.S. Embassy was quick to condemn the attackers. Oh, wait. No. They were quick to condemn the FILMMAKERS.

 

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The U.S. Embassy said 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."
"Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy," the statement said. "We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others."
Notice they didn't condemn the fucking savages who overran the goddamn embassy over a movie that someone 5,000 miles away is making.
 

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Down with U.S. flag, up with Al-Qaeda flag. It's 9/11. The Embassy is defending Islam and attacking free speech. God bless America.

 

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Here's another gem from the fucko who runs their twitter account:

"Sorry, but neither breaches of our compound or angry messages will dissuade us from defending freedom of speech AND criticizing bigotry"
Hey asshole, the kind of "bigotry" we are talking here does not contradict freedom of speech. It fucking IS freedom of speech.
 

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I'm thinking someone is about to get fired over the twitter shitstorm that is starting...
 
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I'm thinking someone is about to get fired over the twitter shitstorm that is starting...
Nope... Press release from the Embassy...

Press Release


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
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Oh and the one right before that...

  • [h=5]U.S. Supporting Expanded Technology Infrastructure in Egypt[/h] Mr. Carl B. Kress, U.S. Trade & Development Administration (USTDA) completed two grant agreements to support Egypt’s economic growth.

 

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This is beyond ridiculous. We really are finished as a nation.
 

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"There is no God but Allah and Mohammad is his messenger"
I would've loved to have painted over the highlighted portion just to see what kind of reaction it would gotten.

"how would the Americans feel if films insulting leading Christian figures like the pope or historical figures like Abraham Lincoln were produced?"
Both of those things have been done and most of us don't give a shit. Follow our example and your society with improve dramatically.
 

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That's the funniest thing about it all; they actually think we would give shit #1 if someone said something disparaging about us, our country, our beliefs, or any of our "idols". That's what they'll never understand: As long as we know what we know, the opinions and actions of others cannot hurt us. That's why they really do need to be eradicated. Because their blind savage devotion to their shitty god will eventually make them come after us, all in.
 

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That's the funniest thing about it all; they actually think we would give shit #1 if someone said something disparaging about us, our country, our beliefs, or any of our "idols". That's what they'll never understand: As long as we know what we know, the opinions and actions of others cannot hurt us. That's why they really do need to be eradicated. Because their blind savage devotion to their shitty god will eventually make them come after us, all in.
All they need is the light of Christ. They'll come around.
 

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Ahh la who?
Akbar.
Who?
Uhhh.. Allah!
All aaa.. who?
Akbar!
Who's at what bar?
Fuck this.
 

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That flag the media is tiptoeing around is attributed to Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI).

 

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The top part says "There is no god but Allah," which is the first sentence in the Koran. The circle says: "Allah Rasul Muhammad," which means "Allah, messenger, Muhammad." Apparently that is what Muhammad's signet ring looked like, which is why it looks kinda shabby. There is apparently a whole hadith about why it is written backwards (bottom to top instead of top to bottom. It should actually be "Muhammad Rasul Allah," which means "Muhammad, the messenger of Allah") but nobody cares.
 

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All they need is the light of Christ. They'll come around.
If by "light of Christ" you really mean the sudden flash of light created by a thermonuclear weapon detonating, then yes, I agree. That would bring them right around.
 

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And the hits just keep on comin'!!

US Official Killed In Libya Prophet Protest

A US official has been killed and others wounded in Libya as an armed mob protesting over a film they said offended Islam attacked the US consulate in Benghazi.

Libya's Supreme Security Committee spokesman said: "One American staff member has died and a number have been injured in the clashes."

But Abdel Monem al Hurr said he did not know the exact number of injured.

Armed gunmen attacked the compound on Tuesday evening, clashing with Libyan security forces before the latter withdrew as they came under heavy fire.

Reporters on the scene said they could see looters raiding the compound, walking off with desks, chairs and washing machines.

Libya's deputy interior minister Wanis al Sharef said that other staff members were evacuated "and are safe and sound".

In the Egyptian capital, Cairo, earlier, protesters climbed the walls of the US embassy, tore down the American flag and burned it.
Egypt: Protesters raise a black flag at the US embassy in Cairo Protesters raised a black flag at the Cairo embassy

The protests were sparked by outrage over a video being promoted by an extreme anti-Muslim Egyptian Christian campaigner in the US, which the demonstrators say insults the Prophet Mohammed.

The US condemned the attack in Benghazi, amid reports that the mission had been set on fire and targeted with rocket-propelled grenades.

"We can confirm that our office in Benghazi, Libya, has been attacked by a group of militants," State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said.

"We condemn in strongest terms this attack," she added in a statement issued before reports of the death, which came on the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

US officials were working with the Libyans to secure the compound, Nuland said, adding that the earlier protest in Cairo had ended.

Abdelmonoem al Horr, a spokesman for the Libyan interior ministry's security commission, said the grenades were fired from a nearby farm at the building.

Security forces and the interior ministry were trying to contain the situation, he added.

The film apparently depicts Mohammed as a fraud, showing him having sex and calling for massacres.

Many Muslims consider any depiction of the prophet to be offensive.

But officials said it remained unclear whether the two protests in Benghazi and Cairo had been coordinated or whether they were linked.

"We cannot confirm any connection between these incidents," said a senior State Department official, asking to remain anonymous.
http://news.sky.com/story/983922/us-official-killed-in-libya-prophet-protest
 

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didn't bin obama just send $1 Billion to these savages just this week?

I guess it wasn't enough

Reagan would not have apologized to them if he was president

just sayin'
 

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Totally justified. It's our fault for allowing people to make movies about whatever they want. When will we learn?!
No it's not, these savages are completely out of bounds, Mr. K.
 

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That has to be the shittiest language to have to be able to read. Cunts.
The text is kinda shoddy looking. Written properly it looks like this:

لا إله إلا الله

And the circle would look like this:

الله
رسول
محمد