Egyptians Celebrate 9/11 By Attacking US Embassy In Cairo
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Once again we see much of the Muslim world’s priorities.
Egyptian protesters scaled the walls of the U.S. embassy in Cairo on Tuesday and pulled down the American flag during a protest over what they said was a film being produced in the United States that insulted Prophet Mohammad, witnesses said.
In place of the U.S. flag, the protesters tried to raise a black flag with the words “There is no God but Allah and Mohammad is his messenger”, a Reuters reporter said.
Once the U.S. flag was hauled down, protesters tore it up, with some showing off small pieces to television cameras. Then others burned remains.
“This movie must be banned immediately and an apology should be made … This is a disgrace,” said 19-year-old, Ismail Mahmoud, a member of the so-called “ultras” soccer supporters who played a big role in the uprising that brought down Hosni Mubarak last year.
It was not immediately clear which film angered protesters.
However, according to the website http://www.standupamerianow.org, the Christian Pastor Terry Jones, who angered Muslims by burning a copy of the Koran, was due to take part in an event on Tuesday called “International Judge Mohammad Day” in Florida in which it would symbolically put the Prophet on trial and play it out live over the Internet.
“Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy,” the U.S. embassy statement said, adding that it condemned the efforts by “misguided individuals” to hurt the feelings of Muslims.
If you are more upset over the treatment of a book than the violence your coreligionists are doing in its name than your priorities are barbaric. And if you are worried about the sanctity of each and every Koran, you might want to start with the people who blow up mosques. My guess is there’s a Koran or two in each of them.
Just a reminder, the leader of al Qaeda Ayman_al-Zawahiri is an Egyptian who was a member of that country’s Muslim Brotherhood. You know, the party that was recently elected to govern Egypt.
But don’t think I have any love for Jones and his antics. From a post I wrote during the Koran burning circus two years ago.
Let me just say up front that the guy who wants to do this is an attention whore who is about the worst advertisement of Christianity one could imagine short of Fred Phelps. Burning Korans gives needless offensive to decent Muslims (you know, the ones who won’t riot and kill over it) and accomplishes nothing. I mean, book burning? Really? If that’s what you resort to as part of your “argument”, you’ve already lost.