The Rape of Christopher Stevens

Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, a Judith Friedman Rosen Writing Fellow at the Middle East Forum and a CBN News contributor. He is the author of Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians (2013) and The Al Qaeda Reader (2007). 


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By obsessing over the 14-minute YouTube Muhammad video and its maker, the mainstream media ultimately exonerates the inexcusable and murderous response of the Islamic world.

There is only one question: did those who make this movie break any law?  No, they did not—and so the matter should end there, and the media should move on.  Focusing on those who did not break any American laws as a way to take the focus off those who murdered and initiated an act of war against the United States is not only misleading; it validates and gives Islamic blasphemy laws precedence over American freedoms.

Worse, even if making movies deemed offensive to Muslims was illegal in the U.S., the fact is, these embassy attacks, which “coincidentally” began on September 11, have nothing to do with the movie.  On September 10, I wrote an article titled “Jihadis Threaten to Burn U.S. Embassy in Cairo.” The demand that the U.S. release its imprisoned jihadis, including the Blind Sheikh, was behind these threats.  There was no mention of  “offensive movies.” My source, El Fagr, an Arabic website, reported all this on September 8.

In other words, several days before Muslims were angry about this movie they were threatening to burn down the U.S. embassy in Cairo.  I had even seen sporadic Arabic reports, from months back, talking about “extremist elements” threatening the embassy.  The movie is just a pretext—aided and abetted by the media, not to mention the Obama administration: Hillary Clinton called the video “disgusting and reprehensible,” wording which is more befitting those who murdered (and possibly raped, see below) Americans; the U.S. embassy itself apologized for those who “hurt the religious feelings of Muslims”; and the administration asked YouTube to remove the 14 minute trailer.

Thus the U.S. administration validates Islam’s blasphemy laws and, once again, aligns itself with America’s jihadi enemies.

Seventy-year-old, retiring Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) put it well, when he suggested that the administration’s response to the embassy attacks was akin to a court asking a rape victim for an apology, saying: “It’s like the judge telling the woman who got raped, ‘You asked for it because of the way you dressed.’”

Nor is the rape entirely allegorical.  According to the Arabic website Tayyar, “the American ambassador in Libya [Christopher Stevens] was sexually raped  before being killed by the gunmen who stormed the embassy  building in Benghazi last night [Tuesday, September 11],  in protestation of a film insulting to the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings upon him.”

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  • TopAssistant

    If you want to see why the Obama administration and Secretary of State Clinton keep coming back to the excuse the video caused the uprising in the Middle East; it comes down to those that believe in Shariah/Islamic law. You might look at how and when they supported UN Resolution 1618 that forces it upon America, even above the Construction. Think not? Go to YouTube and watch an excellent briefing by Stephen Coughlin titled: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation and its Role in Enforcing Islamic Law. This is the State Department’s version of Fast & Furious. They want to slowly force a global Caliphate on us.

  • mdjgirl7

    I vote we cut off the foreign aide they hate us and they always will we are not Islamic and I never will be Praise and Glory to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ!

  • Shalhevet

    This article makes me so angry – because it’s showing the truth. And nothing else. I’m very worried about those filthy arabs. People who rape and kill as a cultural matter are not meant to be Christian’s and Jew’s friends. The world doesn’t need Islam. But probably it’s already too late to stop it.

  • Frank

    I had the honor of meeting Chris Stevens, he was devoted to his job, committed to rebuilding Libya as well as the Middle East as a Democracy, he served his country with distinction. What happened in the U.S. consulate in Benghazi has the dirty finger prints of Al Qaeda all over it. New Libya had nothing but admiration for Chris and were cooperating with him and the U.S. on many fronts including security. The question of rape should not be speculated on and should be left to expert opinion resulting from the autopsy. What is now called the Islamists and Jihadists are nothing but misled ignorant and poor people being manipulated by sinister political forces, most of them are ignorant of Islam's teachings and fall prey to the mental manipulation of leaders who use their poverty and ignorance to commit atrocious deeds against innocent people in the name of Allah

  • winston

    This is definitely a contender for the most stupid article I have ever read.

    And to those of you that uninformed that you believe that 19 Muslims pulled off the 9/11/01 attacks, you better look at the facts again: http://smu.gs/L8pTCz

    • aspacia

      Oh, please, at least use a valid site .edu, or demolition expert’s opinion, or for that matter how about the perpetrators who claim responsibility.

      • mjazz

        Demolition experts say no, resoundingly.

      • IAmOneofMany

        Why don’t you reconsider your recommendations and find a demolition site that is NOT followed with a GOV investigation. Or take a look at expert witness who are the DEFENSE. Isn’t this how a jury works. To hear BOTH SIDES TO A CASE. Be the jury before you judge. Not being knowledgable makes you vulnerable I ask that for your safety and the safety of your family QUESTION EVERYTHING Don’t believe what you hear THINK FOR YOURSELF and do your own research Americans are vulnerable. Because of our willingness to TRUST. Trust has been destroyed.

  • juk

    I don't want you in my country. You're dangerous….Go back to your country of sharia and abuse..Lying murderers!
    ..GET OUTOF USA..we don't want you here!

  • kram elab

    This whole affair smacks of a Mossad Black Flag Operation. Why do I say this? What do we know?
    1) On Sept 11, 2012, the American Embassy in Libya was attacked by jihadists.
    2) Ambassador killed with 3 others. Possibly raped. Can't tell for sure without autopsy report. Autopsy report not made public. ????
    cont.

    • IAmOneofMany

      Agree. 100%. The behavior I us politicians is NOT the beliefs of American citizens. I can only imagine the rage the middle east has for Americans. IT IS NOT the patriots of US that make and follow through with such heinous crimes. Such as the capture rape and murder of MGODAFFI. It’s greed of Weatern ELITE. overthrowing anyone in their way. This now includes American patriots. Scary times we are approaching Israel. Is a HUGE RED FLAG Many Americans see things for what they are. Heck. Israel is dominating the US too. I suppose soon they will tell Christians to get off of their US land.

  • kram elab

    cont.
    3) Back at the ranch….USA Administration blames a video made by a Jew in the US which was uploaded to YouTube shortly before the attack. Attack obviously planned for some time BEFORE video uploaded.

    cont.

  • kram elab

    cont.
    4) Ipso facto…attack not a result of video. Yet the shills blather on about some idiot video as if it was to blame, citing First Amendment to the US Constitution 'freedoms'. I guess we keep getting attacked because 'they' hate our freedoms every Sept. 11th.

    Result—More War on Terrorism, more money spent on Israel and on Muslim countries to 'keep the peace' so we can continue to get oil.

    Significance of Sept. 11th to Muslms?
    -The Ottomans (Muslim Turks) suffered defeat in the Battle of Zenta on September 11, 1697.

    -Vienna was rescued by the Christian army under the command of the King of Poland on September 11, 1683.

    -"The Oaths of office for the High Commissioner and Commander in Chief for Palestine were administered at Jerusalem on September 11, 1922. So that is 9-11-22 when the British Mandate for Palestine was officially begun…"

    May be significant, may not. I lean toward significant.

    Sources – http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=2

  • ringwind

    The selective use of polygraphs by corrupt FBI officials must stop! No one is above the law, including FBI Director Robert Mueller, who conspired to cover up the Pan Am Flight 103 incident. Google "the selective use of polygraphs" … When asked what his priorities will be when he arrives in Libya, Amb. Stevens stated that he wants to help ensure that there is a stable democracy and to find justice in the Pan Am 103 case.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keAn2jGyB78

  • smaa werfalla

    USA has supported those rebels so why r u taking now about what they r doing ???????????

  • Hisham

    HOW YOUR GOVERMENT CHASE THE TERROR IN WORLD AND IN THE SAME TIME THEY SUPPORT ALQUAEDA IN LIBYA AND SYRIA,LIBYA NOW IS CONTROLLED BY ALQUAEDA LIBYA NOW WITH OUT ARMY NO POLICE NO LAW IT WAS NOT LIKE THAT BEFORE NATO INTERVENTION WHAT YOU HEAR THAT QADDAFI IS KILLING PEOPLE IT IS ALL FAKE BY MEDIA
    QADDAFI WAS SFETY VALVE IN NORTH AFRICA,CRISTOFER IS BLAMED BECAUSE HE TRUSTED IN ISLAMIST,NOW IN LIBYA GOVERMENT THERE IS PEOPLE WERE PRISONERS IN GUANTANAMO IS THIS LOGIC.

  • Judith Shipstad

    I am more traumatized by the rape of Muammar Khadafy. Did he not rank highter than a diplomat? The U.S. bombed Libya and encouraged the murder of its leader, and then it is surprised that the Libyans rejected the U.S. diplomatic team. If I were the Libyans, I wouldn't want U.S. "diplomats" in my country either!

  • shafawn

    I’m wondering if the media will still be mesmerized with Obama after the United States has been nuked? Or will we be sending out XXXOOOO and apologies to our attackers?
    “We’re so sorry Mr. Terrorist. Please please forgive us.. we’re just not even worthy of your intolerances” bow bow bow scrape cry, wring hands, bow some more
    IDIOTS

  • Religion of Peace? Yea right

    And of course the media continues to ignore the real news

  • Anybody with a brain

    Send FPM more money, they need it to keep making up false stories.

    • Coolreit

      Raymond Ibrahim is a national hero for exposing the truth!