In response to Islamic anger over the infamous anti-Islamic movie, “Innocence of Muslims,” the U.S. embassy in Cairo released the following statement:
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.
This was before the attack in Libya that resulted in the death of the U.S. ambassador and three other embassy personnel. However, after the attacks, and after Mitt Romney described this statement as an expression of sympathy with the attackers, the Obama Administration announced, “The statement by Embassy Cairo was not cleared by Washington and does not reflect the views of the United States government.”
Does this mean that the U.S. government endorses religious attacks by imbecilic fruitcakes like Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, aka Sam Bacile, and Terry Jones?
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