Muslim radicals chose yesterday, September 11, to storm, torch, and loot the American embassies in Egypt and Libya, killing the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, and three staff members in the process. This is not only a tragedy but an international crisis.
The riots were apparently instigated by a (strange and really bad) film depicting Muhammad as a religious fanatic, rapist, philanderer, pedophile, homosexual, torturer, and “murderous thug.”
Before the attack, the U.S. Embassy in Cairo issued this statement, not condemning but apologizing for the free speech that went on to trigger the attack of its own embassy. One wonders if the apology bolstered the mob. I’m surprised the link is still live. Here’s a screen shot in case it is removed. Click to enlarge…
The Obama administration later disavowed that apology (then why is it still up?), stating, “The statement by Embassy Cairo was not cleared by Washington and does not reflect the views of the United States government.”
But the Embassy doubled down on its “condemnation” of the exercise of free speech, releasing this defiant tweet (which has now been deleted) after it had been mobbed, standing by its statement:
Obviously the sensibilities of at least some in the Obama administration are to think the worst of America first, which is no surprise. The apples don’t fall from from the tree.
Yet that same administration is blind to comparable attacks against Christians via the movie industry in its own country.
All of that was to get to this salient point, by Erick Erickson at RedState.com (who I also give credit to the title of this post):
Oh if only Islamic radicals would riot over the HHS contraception mandate* and gay marriage. If they did, the Administration would fall all over themselves to apologize….
I guess now Barack Obama will abandon calls for gay marriage and Democrats everywhere will stop calling Christians “bigots” for standing up for their religion. After all, it appears now to be American policy to apologize for offending religious sensibilities.
No, only if the religion is anything but Jew or Christian.
*and abortion surcharge