The Salafists Honor 9/11

Well, at least the Egyptians decided to do something to honor the day:

Angry protesters climbed the walls of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo on Tuesday and hauled down the American flag, replacing it with a black standard with Islamic emblems, apparently in protest of the production of a film thought to insult the Prophet Mohammed.

The incident prompted a volley of warning shots to be fired as a large crowd gathered outside, said CNN producer Mohammed Fahmy, who was on the scene.

The replacement flag read, “There is no God but Allah and Mohammad is his messenger.”

Others expressed more general grievances about U.S. policy, chanting anti-American slogans and holding up bits of a shredded American flag to television camera crews in front of the embassy.

This is supposedly anger over an anti-Muhammed film, but I can’t find any details what precise film they are objecting to. There are vague rumors of some Coptic-funded thing as well as an association with Terry Jones, the guy who burnt a Koran. But that sounds more like an excuse to attack Coptic Christians than anything else. I wouldn’t be surprised if there is no such film.

I also can’t believe protesting today is a coincidence. The entire world knows what today is the anniversary of.

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  1. Tool

    Others expressed more general grievances about U.S. policy, chanting anti-American slogans and holding up bits of a shredded American flag to television camera crews in front of the embassy.

    Fuck them, since when do Americans storm Egyptian consulates to tear down flags and defile national symbols? My guess would be never.

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  2. Hal_10000 *

    Fuck them, since when do Americans storm Egyptian consulates to tear down flags and defile national symbols? My guess would be never.

    But Tool, someone somewhere … we’re not sure where or if … may be making a movie about Muhammed!

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  3. Hal_10000 *

    Egad. And the US embassy says: 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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  4. Jim

    Egad. And the US embassy says: We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others

    “Please, sir, may I have another?”

    Talk about bending over and taking it, this is incompetence of the highest order.
    “We reject free speech bwecause it mway hwurt somewones fweewings”
    How about we firmly reject the actions of those who abuse the giant namby pambiness of the current administration to riot, hurt, maim, and attempt to kill U.S. citizens?

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  5. Tool

    But Tool, someone somewhere … we’re not sure where or if … may be making a movie about Muhammed!

    Exactly, just like someone somewhere might have burned 1 Koran or someone somewhere might have drawn a picture of mohummed. The Muslim reaction? Violent riots that have to be dispersed by gunfire. These events paint quite a telling picture of civic discourse in the Muslim world. If my memory serves me correctly there weren’t even anti-Muslim riots after 9/11 when Americans were shocked and enraged, certainly some serious isolated violent attacks on Muslim-Americans, but there was no equivalent of

    this

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-514789/Muslims-riot-Mohammed-cartoons-reprinted-Danish-newspapers.html

    or this

    http://http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/4684652.stm

    and of course this

    http://http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-19394154

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  6. ilovecress

    Robert Pattison stars as ‘Big Mo’ in “Live peacefully or die” – the touching tale of one prophet and his mission to spread the word of peace, enlightemnet and non violence, one explosion at a time.

    Also starring Maisie Williams as Mrs Mo,Chloe Moretz as Mrs Mo, Hannah Montana as Mrs Mo, The kid from ‘Modern Family’ as Mrs Mo, Stewie griffin as Mrs Mo, Joanie from Happy days as Mrs Mo, and Justin Bieber as Mrs Mo. Also starring Morgan freeman as ‘the man upstairs’ and Peter Gabriel as ‘The Angel’.

    This summer, the religion of peace, just got dangerous.

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  7. Mississippi Yankee

    Quite a line-up ilovecress

    Breaking News:

    (CNN) — The Libyan government has notified the United States that an employee at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was killed Tuesday, a State Department official told CNN.

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  8. Mississippi Yankee

    Although Hal alluded to it in his post title why isn’t there uncontrolled offense over “these people” attacking sovereign US soil on 9-11.

    Shouldn’t we be burning mosques and rioting. Allah knows, if the shoe had been on the other foot…

    /sarc off/

    And don’t think for a minute is was a coincidence either. They just slapped us… and with their left hand BTW.

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  9. Poosh

    In the UK a documentary was aired questioning the origins of The Prophet of The Religion of Love and Peace and Harmony. He put down all the groundwork and found a location for where the authors of the Koran made that sh*t up, and copied Christian/Jewish/Pagan stuff to make a super-religion of their own.

    But in the last ten minutes, which confused me, he did a 180 and decided for no reason that actually the Koran came about out of thin air and that it was a unique piece of work (contradicting everything he said in the past hour) …. he then decided somethings are like totally mystical and western reason can’t solve everything.

    WHAT?

    Almost as if he was South Parked into providing a different ending.

    And even then, he got death threats, got over 1000 complaints and the show was not re-aired as planned.

    Isn’t it time to admit that many of these people do not have the same consciousnesses as us? That they don’t see the world in the way a westerner does?

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