Obama jumps at the chance:
Clip from theÂ two-hour movie, ‘Innocence of Muslims,’ was financed with the help of more than 100 Jewish donors,Â said Bacile, who believes the film will expose Islam’s flaws to the world. Â (BNI)
“Backlashphobia” keeps Mustards on their toes:
This is total projection.
Does Ibrahim “Honest Ibe” Hooper of Hamas-linked CAIR have no shame? No decency? He could have used this occasion to explain, beyond simply denouncing the attack, what his Hamas-linked group is doing to teach Muslims that the interpretation of Islam held by those who killed Ambassador Stevens is all wrong — but he can’t do that, because they aren’t doing anything, and because they hold to essentially the same view of Islam.
“US Muslims wary of possible retaliatory attacks,” by Jim Gold forÂ NBC News, September 12: JW
CNN BLAMES U.S. FILM MAKER FOR ATTACKS ON CONSULATE
Muslim Clerics Continue to blame Jews, Israel and U.S. for 9/11 Attacks
There is no cure for this. Until we put them out of their misery they’ll never get the message.
As the world commemorated the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, academics and clerics around the Arab world continue to put forth conspiracy theories blaming Israel and Jews for the attacks.
The film is not really the point. It is a red herring. TheÂ film has been on YouTube since 2011. Someone was casting about for a pretext, and found one in this film. And so, we now see renewed calls for restrictions on the freedom of speech, just asÂ I predictedÂ when the stories of the embassy storming in Egypt and the murder of Ambassador Stevens first broke.
This is an increasing drumbeat on the Left. They can’t refute us, and so they have to shut us down. The odious thugÂ Nathan Lean calls for censorship in the Los Angeles TimesÂ and now the Washington Post (I’ll get to it), and now Andrew Brown chimes in with the same call for authoritarian control of free speech. Andrew Brown has displayed his superior journalistic fairness and analytical skills in the past, when heequated me with the murderous jihadist Anwar al-AwlakiÂ — as Cheradenine Zakalwe observes, “as if practising murderous jihad and merely describing it were morally equivalent.” The Guardian, true to form, denied me space for a rebuttal.
But in any case, the film is completely irrelevant. If it weren’t this, it would be something else.
According to theÂ Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI),Â a Yemenite researcher and academic namedÂ Majed Al-MitriÂ recently said on Arabic television that 9/11 was planned “by the U.S. and by the Jews in a clandestine manner” in order to target “Islam and the Muslims.” Nearly 3,000 Americans were killed in the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
“The U.S. is conducting the greatest distortion campaign in its history,” said a second Yemenite academic, Yaha Al-Kateb, calling the attack as “the alleged 9/11 operation by the so-called Al-Qaeda.” He also stated that “the U.S. and Israel had prior knowledge” of the attack.
“The truth is that the fountain of terrorism and its roots are the people who, Allah said, ‘strive to spread corruption in the land.’ These are the people who, because of their corruption, their aggression, their disobedience and their transgressions, were transformed by Allah into apes and pigs,” yet another cleric,Â Muhsen Al-Shami,Â said.