The United States apologizes after Muslims attack the US embassy in Egypt on the anniversary of September 11th
Correction: I reported in this post that the US ambassador to Egypt was killed last night in the riots, when in fact it was the US ambassador to Libya who was killed. I regret the mistake and apologize.
As I wrote about in this post, earlier today Egyptian protesters stormed the US embassy in Cairo, tore down and burned the United States flag, and attempted to raise a black flag which is usually associated with Islamic terrorists over the embassy because they were upset with an American made anti-Muslim movie and thought this movie should be banned. And in case you didn’t notice, this just happens to be the anniversary of the terrorists’ greatest attack on America.
Nobody seems to know what movie these people were protesting, or if this movie even exists other than in the minds of the protesters. That doesn’t matter, when you are attacked a response is needed and after the attack the US embassy in Cairo released this statement:
The U.S. Embassy said in a statement 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 read. “We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others.”
After the attack the US embassy had a condemnation alright, only they didn’t condemn those who carried out this attack, the US embassy condemned the American people who they claim are trying to hurt the feelings of Muslims and stated that some Americans were abusing their right of free speech. Again, nobody even knows what movie–if any–these protesters were supposedly offended by, but that didn’t stop the politically correct officials at the US embassy from placing the blame for these attacks on the American people while removing all guilt from those who carried out the attack.
Most likely Barack Obama approved this message–that is if he decided to listen to a briefing on it–so once again he has bowed to those who would do us harm and has apologized for America when it is America who should be demanding an apology. Egypt should be condemning the actions of her citizens, not the other way around.