Another stain on American under President Obama and his bizarre sense of what rights mean. As I am sure most have heard by now, the U.S. Embassy in Cairo was stormed by protesters, our flag was removed and burned, then a black flag was raised in its place. I have heard conflicting reports about the black flag, on said it was the flag of al Qaeda, another report says it was simply a flag with Islamic symbols on it. Either way, it doesn't belong raised above on of our embassies.
All of this ruckus apparently started due to the nutty so-called Pastor in Florida who was due to have an internet mock trial of Mohammed. In response our embassy put out 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
I deal with all kinds of things said about Christians in this country. My gosh the Democratic National Convention booed about having God being put back into its platform. Has any government agency released a statement to the people who were offended by that? Rabid atheists go out of their way every year at Christmas to put up the most incendiary billboards to tweak Christians. I don't recall any statement about that either.
Look, I don't bash Muslims, I truly don't. But I am sorry, if you say you want freedom then you are going to be offended. That is part of it. Get over it.
I also would like to see the passage in the Constitution that says that free speech can be squelched if it offends another's religious beliefs. Please show it to me. While you are at it, please explain this to me too.
Is it election day yet?