Islamic Violence Needs No Spark

A look at the mindless violence in the last few months exposes the lie that a YouTube video caused embassy attacks.

The Obama administration is willfully misleading the American people on the source of Islamic violence and throwing the First Amendment's protections of free speech under the bus to boot.

In full dhimmitude mode, President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and UN Ambassador Susan Rice have been busy blaming an obscure anti-Muslim video for the killing of our ambassador to Libya, John Christopher Stevens, and three other Americans on the eleventh anniversary of 9/11.  They refuse to place the blame where it belongs - on the Islamists themselves who do not need an excuse to incite violence against the "infidels." Never mind that the interim president of Libya Mohamed al-Magariaf publicly took issue with the Obama administration's apologist explanation for the killings of the Americans in his country:

It's clear from the timing, on Sept 11th, and from the detailed planning of the attacks, indicates that behind it there was experienced masterminds. It was not a spontaneous act in protest of the movie. This has been prepared for a long time, on this specific day.

The video was nothing more than a convenient pretext for the latest episode of the continuing Muslim jihad against everything we stand for in the West. Consider, for example, the long list of targeted acts of terrorism on Christian civilians and church workers by devout Muslims, displayed on the website The list goes back to 9/11/2001.  Here are a few incidents that occurred just this year alone.

On August 14, 2012, Salafis stormed a Christian-owned store in Asyut, Egypt and murdered the owner.  On the same day, a 14-year-old Christian girl was gang-raped and murdered by five Muslim men in Sahiwal, Pakistan.  On August 10, 2012, a Christian man was gunned down by Islamists in Jolo, Philippines on his way home from church.  Four days before that, in Okene, Nigeria, Muslims entered a church and shot members with machine-guns, slaughtering at least nineteen, including the pastor. A Christian doctor was brutally blinded by Salafist Muslims in Shubra el Khayma, Egypt on July 26, 2012.  About a month earlier, two Christians were reported murdered by Muslim Brotherhood activists in El Sharqiya, Egypt.  In Kenya, on July 1, 2012, Muslims threw grenades into two churches and then shot dead fleeing Christians including children. And in Tunisia, the birthplace of the Arab Spring, a video captured the image of an execution earlier this year in which a man's throat was cut for embracing Christianity by Muslims who offered prayers as they sliced.

This is just the tip of the iceberg. Many innocent Christian civilians and religious leaders have died at Islamists' hands, not to mention Jews, Buddhists, Hindus, and Muslims not considered devout enough for the Islamist killers.  Scores of churches have been torched and holy sites desecrated. No offensive videos "sparked" these acts of violence. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict had nothing to do with them either. They are what Islamists do to impose their supremacist ideology.

See no evil, hear no evil has been the craven Obama administration response, until the outbreak of violence in Egypt, Libya and other Muslim countries during the last week that Obama and his State Department have wrongly characterized as one-off incidents caused by an obscure offensive anti-Muslim video. And to show the Muslim world that Obama was fulfilling his promise in his June 2009 Cairo speech to stamp out negative stereotyping of Islam in the United States, his administration took several actions that cater to Muslim sensibilities over the First Amendment.

Federal authorities detained the film-maker for questioning and tried to pressure Google, the owner of YouTube, into removing the video from its site.  At the United Nations, as reported exclusively by Inner City Press, the Obama administration tried to have inserted into a press statement, issued September 12th by the Security Council on the "Attacks against U.S. Diplomatic Personnel" in Libya, language against the denigration of religions.  France, which does not even have legal protections of free speech as strong as our First Amendment, thankfully blocked this incredibly craven proposal from seeing the light of day.

Islamists who value death over life, who believe their way is the only way and that kaffars (non-believers) do not deserve freedom or life will not be appeased by anything the Obama administration tries to do to put out fires the Islamists are constantly setting.  Yet Obama is willing to subordinate American values of individual liberty, freedom of expression and equal treatment under the law to a system that accommodates Muslims’ special demands, including the suppression of speech that they consider insulting to their religion.

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