Egypt: Protesters Attack US Embassy In Cairo, Tear Down American Flag, Vow To Sacrifice Themselves For Allah
On 9/11, America apologizes to Islamists. Take note of the oxymoronic statement from the U.S. embassy. Given the fact that the hypersensitive feelings of Islamists are immediately bruised the moment someone questions or disagrees with the teachings of Islam, I have to ask: Does the so-called “universal right of free speech” now preclude the right to disagree with their religious ideology? …
“CAIRO, Sept 11 (Reuters) – 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.
Many Muslims consider any depiction of the Prophet to be offensive.
Mahmoud called on President Mohamed Mursi, Egypt’s first civilian president and an Islamist, to take action. Many others were supporters of Islamist groups.
About 20 people stood on top of the embassy wall in central Cairo, where about 2,000 protesters had gathered.
‘There is no god but Allah, Mohammad is Allah’s messenger. We will sacrifice ourselves for you, Allah’s messenger,’ they chanted, with many waving religious flags.
A U.S. embassy official had no immediate comment on the protesters’ actions but the embassy had put out a statement earlier on Tuesday condemning those who hurt the religious feelings of Muslims or followers of any other religions.
‘We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others,’ the U.S. embassy said in its statement.” Read more.
Egypt intelligence warns of attacks on Israel, US embassies – “Egypt’s General Intelligence Service warned that a jihadi group is planning to launch terrorist attacks against the US and Israeli embassies in Cairo, according to a report Tuesday by Egypt Independent, citing a secret letter obtained by Al-Masry Al-Youm. According to the report, the attack is being planned by Global Jihad, the group suspected of killing 16 Egyptian border guards in Sinai on August 5. Al-Masry Al-Youm reportedly obtained a copy of the September 4 letter, sent to all Egyptian security sectors, warning that Sinai- and Gaza-based Global Jihad cells were planning attacks on the two embassies.” Read more.