The video made in California and posted on YouTube portrayed the Prophet Muhammad as a womaniser and a fool. It has ignited a week of violent protests across the Muslim world.
‘The government of the Islamic Republic of Iran condemns…this inappropriate and offensive action,’ First Vice-President Mohammad Reza Rahimi said, according to the Mehr news agency.
‘Certainly it will search for, track, and pursue this guilty person who…has insulted 1.5 billion Muslims in the world.’ The Islamic Republic’s founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini condemned to death the Indian-born British novelist Salman Rushdie in 1989 for his novel The Satanic Verses, saying its depiction of the Prophet Muhammad was blasphemous.” Source – Straits Times.
Flashback: Islamic Militants Calling Themselves ‘The Unknown Soldiers of The Hidden Imam’ Threaten to Hunt Down and Execute Christians Who Flee Iran – “Islamic militants with suspected ties to Iranian security forces have been terrorizing evangelical Christians with threats to ‘repent’ or die, it was reported Sunday. Christian Solidarity Worldwide has reported that 11 Iranian Christians who fled Iran in the wake of a government campaign against Christianity have received threats via email to ‘repent’ or face extrajudicial execution, from a group identifying itself as the ‘The Unknown Soldiers of The Hidden Imam.’ The threatening emails that were sent to each individual on Sept. 14 aspired to extend the arm of Iranian Islamic militancy beyond the borders of Iran by implying that, although the recipients have left Iran, they have not escaped the ‘acute eyes of the unknown soldiers.’” Read more.
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I don’t know who is calling in these threats, but after awhile either the authorities or those being threatened may begin to stop taking them seriously enough if they keep proving to be one hoax after another. And I’m afraid that that is when the threat will be real …
‘Please evacuate as calmly and quickly as possible,’ a statement read on the school’s website.
Bomb threats were also made last week at the University of Texas at Austin, North Dakota State University at Fargo, and Hiram College in Ohio.
Capt. Doug Cain of the Louisiana State Police told the Associated Press that bomb technicians are on the scene and police are working with departments in other states to determine whether the bomb threats are related.
No specific location for the LSU has been identified and parish 911 had been called, the school said in a press release.
Classes at the school have been canceled, the Houston Chronicle reports.
‘I was in the middle of taking a test and they walked in and told us we had to leave campus,’ Andrew Arceneaux, an LSU student, told The Advocate.
Around 30,000 students and faculty attend LSU.
Traffic getting out of the campus is in a gridlock, as students are sitting in buses at a standstill, The Advocate reports.
LSU System President William Jenkins told the newspaper that he readied the school’s emergency response systems after learning about the bomb threat.
‘We hope it’s a hoax, but we can’t take that chance,’ he said.” Source – Fox News.
Joel Richardson: ‘Whether We Like It Or Not, There Are Dark Clouds, And Black Flags, Gathering On The Horizon’
By Joel Richardson – “It was in 2004, when American businessman Nicholas Berg’s brutal execution by beheading was widely shown all over the Internet, that most Americans caught their first glimpse of the black flag of Islam. Hung on the wall behind Berg and his murderous executioners was a black banner with Arabic writing in white.
Since the murder of Nicholas Berg, in numerous al-Qaida videos posted online, the same black flag has been observed hanging prominently behind the speaker. And now the same black flag is proudly flying high over the U.S. Embassy in Tunisia and is waving across the world. Welcome to Obama’s so-called ‘Arab Spring.’
Over the past few days, the black flag has been observed amidst the protests and riots in Egypt, Libya, Sudan, Nigeria, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Syria, Kuwait, Bahrain, Iran, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Indonesia, India, Turkey, Jerusalem, Gaza and even Germany, Australia and England. That’s at least 22 nations. Across the world, Muslims of every race, tribe and nation are marching under the same black banner.
While many commentators have been referring to this banner as the flag of al-Qaida, this does not convey its full meaning and history. What exactly what does the black flag of Islam truly symbolize?
According to Islamic history and tradition Read more…
Indonesia: US Embassy Under Attack In Jarkarta As Violent Protests Spread, Islamists Shout ‘Allahu Akbar’ And ‘F*** America’
By Michael Bachelard and Ben Doherty, Birsbane Times – “JAKARTA: A mob of Indonesian Islamists waving jihad flags attacked the US embassy yesterday, throwing rocks and bricks, but they were repelled by tear gas and riot police.
About 500 people from a number of radical groups were protesting against the movie The Innocence of Muslims by calling for the arrest and death penalty for the movie’s director Sam Bacile and the Florida preacher Terry Jones who had planned to show the film.
Shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ and ‘F— America,’ the mob, many of whom were masked, marched on the embassy and began to attack.
Riot police were initially caught unprepared and without their shields.
Volleys of rocks and bricks, broken from the pavement, rained on the police and embassy guards. Local television stations were also reporting that petrol bombs were thrown.
One guard was separated from the building and pursued by a mob. It appeared he was eventually caught by a large group of protesters and surrounded, though it is not known what happened to him.
A police officer was carried from the scene by his comrades, with reports variously suggesting he had been hit by a rock or stabbed in the face.
The protesters also targeted western journalists. At one stage a mob surrounded reporters, threatening violence and accusing them of being Americans.” Read more.
Daniel 7:25a, “And he shall speak [great] words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws …”
Speaking to journalists in Sarajevo after a series of visits to Azerbaijan, Ukraine and Bosnia and Herzegovina, Erdoğan commented on the 14-minute trailer for ‘Innocence of Muslims,’ an obscure film that mocks the Prophet Muhammad, which sparked violent riots across various Muslim nations.
Erdoğan said he will talk about the movie that has angered Muslims on Sept. 25 at the UN General Assembly. He noted that the reaction against the movie in Turkey has been restrained. ‘In the last past 10 years, extremes [in Turkey] have been curbed. In a way, we acted like a lightning rod.’
He said the Turkish government has made its statement on the movie, giving messages in Yalta, and later during his visit. He said reactions against the movie continued and increased, noting statements from Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi, who defined the movie as an ‘aggression on Islam,’ has played a role in this.
Erdoğan said he will continue to give messages at the next UN General Assembly meeting about adopting international legislation against insulting religion. ‘I am the prime minister of a nation, of which most are Muslims and that has declared anti-semitism a crime against humanity. But the West hasn’t recognized Islamophobia as a crime against humanity — it has encouraged it. [The film director] is saying he did this to provoke the fundamentalists among Muslims. When it is in the form of a provocation, there should be international legal regulations against attacks on what people deem sacred, on religion. As much as it is possible to adopt international regulations, it should be possible to do something in terms of domestic law.'” Read more.
Egypt PM to America: Change Your Laws So That Those Who Insult Islam ‘Pay For What They Do’, Sanitize Your Western Media – “When the prime minister was asked whether the US should make amendments to its laws governing freedom of speech and expression, he replied,’I think we need to work out something around this because we cannot wait and see this happen again.’ Qandil also called on the US ‘to take the necessary measures to ensure insulting billions of people – one and a half billion people – and their beliefs does not happen and people pay for what they do and at the same time make sure that the reflections of the true Egyptian and Muslims is well [represented] in Western media.'” Read more.
As many as 150 people have been arrested in Paris after clashes broke out close to the US embassy, three police officers were hurt.
France is home to the largest Islamic community in Europe.
Manuel Valls is the French Interior Minister:
‘I will not allow that fully veiled women, street prayers or hostile slogans against our allies to be heard on our streets, so I will be very firm. Also, these few people shouldn’t be confused with the vast majority of our fellow citizens they are caricaturing Islam as it is practised in our country.’
Muslim leaders in France have condemned the film and called for calm and vigilance.
Elsewhere in Europe the German government has barred notorious US preacher Terry Jones from visiting the country amid public order concerns after a far-right group invited the Florida pastor to Germany.” Read more.
France: 150 Arrested in Paris Film Protest – “MORE than 150 protestors were arrested outside the US embassy in Paris as police broke up a demonstration over an anti-Islam film. Although the majority of the demonstrators were penned in by police at the Tuileries Gardens, groups of youths and women in full veils reached the Champs-Élysées and started prayers on the world-famous avenue. Most of those arrested were released after identity checks. Security at the embassy – and at other US-linked sites in France – has now been stepped up after Interior Minister Manuel Valls warned that Islamic hard-liners were on the sidelines provoking the Paris confrontation and said he feared the possibility of further reaction.” Read more.