Tuesday, September 11, 2012

US response to Embassy attacks is a crock...

The US Embassy released this statement about the attack on the US consulate in Libya:

The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims – as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions. Today, the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, Americans are honoring our patriots and those who serve our nation as the fitting response to the enemies of democracy. Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy. We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others.

Notice...not one single peep about the Americans who died during the attack on the embassy.Why is the US government apologizing for individuals exercising their free speech (even if we disagree with what's being said) while in the meantime, Americans were murdered by radicals. Why is the US government NOT condoning this?

It's about appeasement.

The Embassy's statement "We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others" is a crock of political shit.

Why? I'll tell you why. YOU CANNOT HURT SOMEONE'S RELIGIOUS BELIEFS! A religious belief, faith, is in the HEART. It is not something you can see, hear, smell, or touch. It is something you feel from within and no words or actions can take those beliefs away from you.

Now...as always, Terry Jones' name comes up every time something like this happens. He may not be directly involved, but he incites it, he's like a cancer. I don't like Terry Jones, I don't like what he stands for but I also don't like murder in the name of religion....any religion. Can't we all just agree Terry Jones is an asshole and move on? Why do Muslims out there feel like they need to retaliate by killing people? What anyone thinks of Islam or the Prophet Muhammad should not take away from Muslim beliefs. Nobody can ever take away one's faith or values, and using religion as an excuse to commit murder in order to stand up for one's beliefs is just wrong. It should not and cannot be condoned, no matter what the reason for it.

3 comments:

  1. I am so angry this morning. I can NOT fathom someone becoming so enraged by a freaking YouTube video that they would murder in the name of their god!!!

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    1. They made that statement to protect the 100s of lives of US citizens still living and working in the Middle East. They aren't going to risk those lives by making some angry off the cuff comment that would achieve nothing but more violence and strained relationships. If you listened to or read president Obama's and Hillary Clintons comments this morning, they were all about the the lost lives of the brave people who had put themselves in dangers way and sacrificed for their country and the Libyan people. The last thing they wouldd have wanted is to have reactions like this one from our government. We have no idea whats happening right now behind the scenes. It isn't as black and white as it seems and more than anger has to be taken in to consideration. Let's not act like an angry mob by ranting and criticizing and placing blame until we know what's going on.

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  2. They made that statement to protect the 100s of lives of US citizens still living and working in the Middle East. They aren't going to risk those lives by making some angry off the cuff comment that would achieve nothing but more violence and strained relationships. If you listened to or read president Obama's and Hillary Clintons comments this morning, they were all about the the lost lives of the brave people who had put themselves in dangers way and sacrificed for their country and the Libyan people. The last thing they wouldd have wanted is to have reactions like this one from our government. We have no idea whats happening right now behind the scenes. It isn't as black and white as it seems and more than anger has to be taken in to consideration. Let's not act like an angry mob by ranting and criticizing and placing blame until we know what's going on.

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