Media Pretends Attack on German Embassy is About Mohammed Film


It’s hard to kill a lie, especially once it stops being a garden-variety lie and becomes part and parcel of the groupthink consensus. The official word is that the riots and attacks are happening because of the Mo movie and even when the facts no longer fit the narrative, the narrative sausage factory grinds on.

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Sudanese demonstrators broke into the German embassy in Khartoum on Friday, raising an Islamic flag and setting the building on fire in a protest against a film that demeaned the Prophet Mohammad, witnesses said.

Police had earlier fired tear gas to try to disperse some 5,000 protesters who had ringed the German embassy and nearby British mission. But a Reuters witness said policemen just stood by when the crowd forced its way into Germany’s mission.

Demonstrators hoisted a black Islamic flag saying in white letters “there is no God but God and Mohammed is his prophet”. They smashed windows, cameras and furniture in the building and then started a fire, witnesses said.

The possibility does not seem to enter into the tiny narrow heads of the chattering media classes that when Muslims attack a German embassy that had nothing to do with the film and raise Islamist flags over it, this may not be a reaction, but an action. The motives of the attackers may not be to protest against a movie that absolutely no one in Germany had heard of before this week and that Germany has nothing to do with, but in order to raise the piratical black flag of Islam over the territory of a non-Muslim country.

And that is what this is really about. An embassy is a foreign nation’s sovereign territory. Muslims who attack it and raise their black flag of Islam over it are “conquering” that territory for Islam.

The Muslims who attacked the consulate in Benghazi and the embassy in Cairo saw themselves as liberating a chunk of infidel held territory for Islam, for the same reason that they attack Christian villages.

By the sixth paragraph of its embarrassing reporting, Reuters finally admits that there is no logical connection between the German embassy and the movie.

It was unclear why the two European embassies were singled out since the film, which has outraged Muslims, was made in the United States, and U.S. diplomatic missions have been attacked by Islamist protesters in a number of Arab countries.

At this point you might imagine that the writer would rethink his Mo Outrage thesis, but then you don’t know the media. Rather than back off the groupthink, the media’s pattern is to find some thin premise that will support the latest expansion of the, “Muslims are Peaceful Unless You Offend their Prophet” narrative.

But Sudan has criticised Germany for allowing a protest last month by right-wing activists carrying a caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad and for Chancellor Angela Merkel giving an award in 2010 to a Danish cartoonist who depicted the Prophet in 2005, triggering demonstrations across the Islamic world.

And there you go. Reuters’ news story is now pure speculation of the kind that is calculated to suppress freedom of speech. In Germany.

  • Faisal

    It is time to make unity among all the muslims to prtotect the respect of Muhammad (SAW). America and Yahudis are always our enemy. They are now planning to attack on our most respectful personalities. But any true Muslim cannot bear such attacks on Islam. We have to defend our holy personalities to show all non-Muslim nations that Muslims are always united to protect their beloved Prophet (SAW).

    • Sam

      "Faisal", You are a stupid, mislead and downright unpleasant idiot that this world could well do without!! You sit there, typing on your American computer, wearing your western clothes, and drive your western car but you insist on put down and hate the west, while defending your own moronic culture and countries, countries that most Muslims strive to escape from because Islam has made them such vile places!!! Islam always was and always will be a disgusting, violent and backward faith, oh and yeah, Mohammed was a psychopathic, child molesting rapist murderer that needed to be wiped off the face of the planet, not worshipped!!!

    • Daniel Greenfield

      Isn't your protection of Muhammad a little too much like the idolatry that you claim to oppose?

      Maybe you have two gods, Allah and Mohammed?

    • Stz

      Faisal, your prophet has not been attacked by either the UK or Germany. I would like to ask you how you justify these attacks? I refuse to use my message as an attempt to insult, as others have, and wish to engage with you in debate. I now invite you to explain why it is just to attack people that had nothing to do with this. I will await your answer with much interest.

      • jeanjean4

        Our idiot foreign minister Guido Westerwelle condemed the video with the strongest words he could find. Funny, because we are told it was Chancellor Merkel who did all the offending when she honored Kurt Westergaard for his cartoon. Or "far right" provocateurs, islamophobes or some graffities or something other that we did or did not. Media will find out an build a moral balance to put resolution 16/18 forward. Our islamic organisations build an army of experts to help us .

    • vidya246

      Truly holy beings don't need your protection. They are merged with God, have only love in their hearts and no EGO. A religion based on pride and violence and outrage is not a true religion. True religion works to transform the individual to FREE him or her from all these demonic qualities and actions.. Are Muslims so insecure in their faith and so devoid of understanding the nature of God, that all they can do is threaten and terrorize and murder and rape in the name of their God? Islam produced many Sufi saints over the centuries: Rumi, Kabir, Hafiz, and others. Read their words. They are very different from what you are being taught in your mosques and madrassas today. They saw the unity in all religions . They had no "enemies" other than their own faults-which they conquered. They found the Truth. Their words will uplift you and save you.

  • jeremy

    This type of response by this clown (above) is really no surprise to me. It really shows that this type of person has no respect for ANYONE who is non-muslim . Just goes to show there is absolutely no tolerance for ANYONE who doesn't believe exactly like them. No to mention that they also have zero respect for any woman, even there muslim woman, They have come no where in over 1000 years. Uneducated, no tolerance, borderline savages. Unfortunately for you radicals we Americans will fight fire with fire. We will only allow murdering of our citizens to occur once before something will happen. Sadly that doesn't need to happen.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      Mohammed said most of hell is filled with women. The ones in paradise are demon virgins.

      Why would Muslims have respect for women?

  • Stz

    If muslims get this enraged over an insult to their prophet, can you imagine what their response would be if they had nuclear weapons controlled by fundamentalists? I really do fear for the future. For our future, and even theirs.

  • jeanjean4

    Aiman Mazyek, Muslim Central Commity in Germany condemed the embassy attac saying " in Islam there is a special right for guests, the mob broke the " islamic rule of the foreigners right to hospitallity". And funny – Morsi just found the same words! And that confirms the thoughts in the article above – the embassies are muslim territory . This is outrageous – one should think.

  • Tetretra

    You can't generalise about Muslims – I know Muslimgs who have lots of respect, are freinds with Jews and Christians and generally don't care what others believe in (apparently Muhammud said religion is a personal choice and you can't foirce it on anyone, apparently he married a business woman who continutd to work after they were married). So someone is distorting the truth and manipulating the IGNORANT people.

    But, it begs the question, what would be the reaction if Christians started attacking the Libyan, Egyptian, Sudanese, Tunisian, etc etc embassies because some Muslims are insulting Christianity, burning flags, killing christian folk, posting videos that call for death and destruction and all those other things that some Muslims use to justify murder and intolerance?

    And if Muhammud and Allah are so great, or Islam is the only true religion, why be upset by some crummy film, cartoon or book burning? "Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me." (Hmm, even sticks and stones can't hurt them, so why so childlessly insecure? Maybe it isn't such a great religion?) If as purported "there is no God but God and Mohammed is his prophet” (ie Islam is the ONLY religion) surely you can't touch it with petty barbs?

  • PAthena

    See Robert Spencer's books about Islam: (1) An Infidel's Guide to the Koran, and (2) Did Mohammed Exist?