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White House Disavows Cairo Apology (Free Republic broke embassy apology story)
Politico ^ | Tuesday, September 11, 2012 | Byron Tau

Posted on 09/11/2012 7:46:19 PM PDT by kristinn

The White House is disavowing a statement from their own Cairo embassy that apologized for anti-Muslim activity in the United States.

"The statement by Embassy Cairo was not cleared by Washington and does not reflect the views of the United States government," a senior administration official told POLITICO.

The U.S. embassy in Cairo put out a statement early Tuesday that apologized for an anti-Muslim film being circulated by an Israeli-American real estate developer.

"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," the embassy said in a statement published online.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the film depicts the Muslim prophet Muhammed as a "womanizer, pedophile and fraud" — depiction bound to offend many Muslims.

The embassy came under widespread criticism for failing to defend free speech in the face of threats of violence. Egyptian protesters rioted anyway, breaching the embassy walls and tearing down the American flag.

"Some have sought to justify this vicious behavior as a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet. The United States deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. Our commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation. But let me be clear: There is never any justification for violent acts of this kind," Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in a Tuesday statement.


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The U.S. Cairo embassy's groveling to Islamists' "religious feelings" was first reported here at Free Republic at 3:05 p.m. EDT

It had gone unnoticed for seven hours before being posted to FR. Not bragging, just want folks to know that FR still gets results after all these years.

1 posted on 09/11/2012 7:46:22 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

They are going to disavow the press release that only reaffirms things the White House has said before?


2 posted on 09/11/2012 7:47:38 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: kristinn

That’s why I hang out here so much. If you want to know what the heck is going on in the world, Free Republic is the place to find out. Especially now with the state controlled “media” in their “We Gotta Help Barry Win” mode.


3 posted on 09/11/2012 7:49:16 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Diversity and political correctness. The real reason 09-11-01 happened.)
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To: kristinn

This denial is for hometown consumption.

The mideast muslims know that Obama meant it - that’s what counts.


4 posted on 09/11/2012 7:52:00 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: kristinn

Thanks for the link because it confirmed the thought I got when reading ‘FR’ in title - that it was YOU!! And thanks for ALL you do for our country through this wonderful site FR!!


5 posted on 09/11/2012 7:52:06 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: kristinn

I understand one American was killed in this charade. Seems like something more than a retraction is due.

All US Citizens should be removed from those embassies immediately.


6 posted on 09/11/2012 7:52:07 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: kristinn
It ain't bragging if it's true. ;)

/johnny

7 posted on 09/11/2012 7:52:18 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: GeronL

Does anyone have the video site portraying Mohammad as having sex with his 9 year old wife? Apparently it was made here by Terry Jones? We are getting no info on Media. I want to see it. At some point (now) we need to stand up and slap the crap out of these haters and I don’t mean maybe!


8 posted on 09/11/2012 7:52:42 PM PDT by marygonzo
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To: kristinn
Not bragging, just want folks to know that FR still gets results after all these years.

Amen, brother, and you are the tip of the spear. Thanks!

9 posted on 09/11/2012 7:53:19 PM PDT by TonyInOhio (Obama, a ship sailing on yesterday's wind)
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To: kristinn

Is it just me or did Hillary just rephrase regurgitate and repeat what the administration is supposedly disavowing?


10 posted on 09/11/2012 7:53:20 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: marygonzo

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2929704/posts

There is a thread about it with link


11 posted on 09/11/2012 7:53:58 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL; All

Somebody better archive the apology before it is gone...


12 posted on 09/11/2012 7:54:04 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Romney / Ryan 2012)
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To: kristinn

Well done Kristinn


13 posted on 09/11/2012 7:54:22 PM PDT by Nachum (The List was hacked- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: marygonzo
That’s why I hang out here so much. If you want to know what the heck is going on in the world, Free Republic is the place to find out. Especially now with the state controlled “media” in their “We Gotta Help Barry Win” mode.

Damn right I come here before anything in the morning

14 posted on 09/11/2012 7:54:22 PM PDT by scooby321 (AMS)
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To: kristinn

Alternate headline for any of the apology reports: Obama bares America’s neck to Islam on 9-11.


15 posted on 09/11/2012 7:54:51 PM PDT by roses of sharon ("Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise." Luke 23:43)
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To: kristinn

Alternate headline:

Obama bares America’s neck to Islam on 9-11.


16 posted on 09/11/2012 7:55:23 PM PDT by roses of sharon ("Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise." Luke 23:43)
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To: kristinn

BS! You can’t just retract things like this. It’s what they tried to do with the “Government owns us” ad. “We didn’t clear that...” such a load. When will this fraud take some responsibility.


17 posted on 09/11/2012 7:56:13 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: kristinn

hildebeast approved this message and she did it with obama’s verbal approval. This den of vipers is evil incarnate.

LLS


18 posted on 09/11/2012 7:56:33 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("if it looks like you are not gonna make it you gotta get mean, I mean plumb mad-dog mean" J. Wales)
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To: kristinn
Good heavens no! Our President would never bow to anyone!

Wouldn't it be nice to have a President on our side for a change?

19 posted on 09/11/2012 7:56:33 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: kristinn

HERE IS OUR RESPONSE
http://egypt.usembassy.gov/pr091112.html


20 posted on 09/11/2012 7:56:54 PM PDT by OL Hickory (Jesus and the American soldier-1 died for your soul/1 died for your freedom)
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To: KevinDavis

Apparently a tweet already vanished praising Islam as a wonderful religion.

There is a dead guy in the building, broken windows, people injured and someone tweeted that Islam is a wonderful religion????

Seriously???


21 posted on 09/11/2012 7:56:54 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: kristinn

U.S. Embassy Condemns Religious Incitement
September 11, 2012

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


22 posted on 09/11/2012 7:58:02 PM PDT by OL Hickory (Jesus and the American soldier-1 died for your soul/1 died for your freedom)
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To: kristinn

I think the administration just got caught trying to explain away two 9/11 anniversary riots as being caused by something other than a desire to celebrate 9/11. Looking at the reports, the media can’t even make their mind up which movie it is that allegedly caused the mob action, but I don’t see banners and writing complaining about movies- I see the black flag of jihad.


23 posted on 09/11/2012 7:58:19 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: kristinn

Awesome....A great reminder of the remarkable history at FR. From the 2000 election to 9/11 to the the Dan Rather memo.

One of my most vivid memories was the thread describing the failed Space Shuttle landing, where freepers commented that they could see something was wrong watching the shuttle in the sky over the west coast, minutes before it reentered the atmosphere over Texas. It was incredible to read...not unlike re-reading the 9/11 threads.

This is a remarkable place, filled with many brilliant and knowledgeable people.


24 posted on 09/11/2012 7:58:50 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: kristinn
This is why I have always been, am now, and always will be, a proud member of Free Republic.


25 posted on 09/11/2012 7:58:50 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: kristinn; All

Such a good thing I signed up here. Too much of our media today is either liberal, or, too busy pandering to the liberal media. Great work


26 posted on 09/11/2012 7:59:51 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (The DNC Convention is like the Nuremburg Rallies for non-white folks)
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To: kristinn

They are only “Disavowing” the statement because they are afraid of losing Jewish support(Which by the way are at Carter numbers) behind the scenes they are rooting for these Arab thugs. This is what Obama has wanted from the beginning, the Muslim Brotherhood to take over, Sharia law world wide


27 posted on 09/11/2012 8:01:27 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: kristinn

Anyways.....let’s get back to talking about Romney’s lack of foreign policy experience! LOL.


28 posted on 09/11/2012 8:01:57 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: kristinn

Excellent work, thank you.


29 posted on 09/11/2012 8:02:05 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Taranto: "The whole point of the metaphor is that if you can hear the whistle, you're the dog.")
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To: Gene Eric; GeronL

That was in Libya, not Egypt.


30 posted on 09/11/2012 8:02:50 PM PDT by Chipper (You can't kill an Obamazombie by destroying the brain...they didn't have one to begin with.)
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To: Iron Munro

Yep and as Allen West just said on Greta a few minutes ago this apology will only entice additional violence. He is so right.


31 posted on 09/11/2012 8:03:44 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: KevinDavis; kristinn
PJ Media has a screen shot.

http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2012/09/11/the-second-911-today-will-go-down-in-infamy-as-the-day-our-government-became-our-enemy/

32 posted on 09/11/2012 8:04:00 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: kristinn
"The statement by Embassy Cairo was not cleared by Washington and does not reflect the views of the United States government," a senior administration official told POLITICO.

Alrighty, then what exactly are the views of the United States Government then?

33 posted on 09/11/2012 8:04:00 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: marygonzo

Here is the (weird) video:

http://m.youtube.com/index?desktop_uri=%2F&gl=US#/watch?v=4sQPRtS2h7k


34 posted on 09/11/2012 8:05:27 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: kristinn
When fraud artist Andres Serrano put a crucifix bearing the likeness of Jesus in a container of urine and photographed it, and that photograph was then displayed publicly, Serrano awarded a sum of prize money some of which had been supplied by the United States Government.

We were then subjected to endless explanations about how Mr. Serrano must be respected for his artistic contributions, how his right to "free speech" must be considered sacrosanct, how even though his "art" might offend millions of Catholics and other Christians, the outrage they felt could not be considered in any way by the agencies that awarded the prize or supplied the money for the prize, because, after all, Mr. Serrano is an American citizen and enjoys the same First Amendment rights as any other American.

I think the sharp difference in reaction here, by the US Embassy, can be accounted for very simply: Catholics won't kill you if you offend them, but muslims will. Any other explanation is pure cant, which (as I understand it) is a highbrow synonym for "BS."

35 posted on 09/11/2012 8:06:06 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: OL Hickory
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36 posted on 09/11/2012 8:06:06 PM PDT by Never on my watch (I can see November from the Chick-Fil-A drive through lane.)
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37 posted on 09/11/2012 8:07:25 PM PDT by 1035rep (Obama: "I killed Bin Laden" ...you didn't do that. Somebody else made that happen.)
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To: kristinn

And I posted the story in Libya based on bbcnews.com report here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2929584/posts several hours before US media took up the report.


38 posted on 09/11/2012 8:08:11 PM PDT by HapaxLegamenon
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To: kristinn

Great job. Getting zero to back down is huge. Obama is the greatest existential threat our nation has ever faced.


39 posted on 09/11/2012 8:08:37 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot)
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To: smoothsailing

Thanks. I copied the image as well.


40 posted on 09/11/2012 8:08:37 PM PDT by bcsco (Bourbon gets better with age...I age better with Bourbon.)
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To: marygonzo

Which haters are you referring to?


41 posted on 09/11/2012 8:08:42 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: Chipper

Well... I am sure they are in touch. heh


42 posted on 09/11/2012 8:08:55 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: kristinn

Rrrrrrrreeeeaaaaalllllllyyyyyyy???


43 posted on 09/11/2012 8:09:43 PM PDT by dila813
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To: Chipper
As I said,

All US Citizens should be removed from those embassies immediately.

44 posted on 09/11/2012 8:10:03 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: kristinn
Our Embassy grounds are United States territory and these mad thugs invaded. What are we going to do about it? Issue apologies and strongly worded letters? BS.

Meanwhile, Obunga disrespects the PM of Israel and has lots of time to hang out on ghetto radio and letterman.

Anyone who can't see what's wrong with this picture is blind.

45 posted on 09/11/2012 8:10:47 PM PDT by JPG (Make it happen.)
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To: Never on my watch

Wow, she does look like a gutless moron....no wonder


46 posted on 09/11/2012 8:10:58 PM PDT by dila813
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To: Gene Eric
I think the death was in Libya where they looted and burned our embassy today. mohammed-movie-protests-us-consulate-staffer-killed-libya-cairo-embassy-stormed
47 posted on 09/11/2012 8:11:04 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: kristinn

The response ought to be “you’ve got two minutes to leave our property then we blow it up.”

Then apologize because not all of them were killed.


48 posted on 09/11/2012 8:11:26 PM PDT by cyclotic (People who live within their means are increasingly being forced to pay for people who didn't.)
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To: kristinn

BUT LET ME BE CLEAR: This psychobabble phrase has been hijacked. It’s kinda like saying, “To be honest”. It tells the listener that normally the speaker is a liar. Fits the bill with the Democrats to a tee!


49 posted on 09/11/2012 8:11:34 PM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight (“Civilizations die from suicide, not murder.")
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To: kristinn
This is gona go down ruff for Juan Williams!!
50 posted on 09/11/2012 8:11:41 PM PDT by ontap
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