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Islamophobia And Free Speech: Are Jones-Fueled Riots At Two Embassies Justified?

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Jones Strikes Again! by Dan Vojir

U.S. Pastor Hangs Mohammed In Effigy And Posts Film Depicting Him As Homosexual Child Molester. Says It Was To Show That Islam Is A Violent Religion.

Back in 2010, one of the most virulent and violence-prone pastors in the country, Terry Jones, caused an international uproar in his threat to burn the Q'uran. Now again, the actions of Pastor Terry Jones of Gainesville, Florida have led to riots on two U.S. Embassies, causing the death of one U.S. State Department Employee in Libya.

"An American State Department employee was killed in Benghazi, Libya, today, when Libyans stormed the U.S. consulate, angry about a U.S. movie reportedly linked to controversial   Pastor Terry Jones .

Anger over the film that some believe insults the Prophet Muhammad also led to protests in Cairo, where demonstrators climbed the walls of the U.S. embassy, took down the American flag and replaced it with a black flag."  

Statesman and politicians have been quick to respond to the attacks in their own ways: while Secretary of State Hillary Clinton condemned the attacks on the embassies, Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney condemned the Obama Administration for sympathizing with the attackers:

 "I'm outraged by the attacks on American diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt and by the death of an American consulate worker in Benghazi," he said. "It's disgraceful that the Obama administration's first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks."

That statement was made after the U.S. Embassy in Cairo condemned "the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims." 

No official statements have been made concerning Pastor Terry Jones.

"If your freedom of speech has no limits, may you accept our freedom of action." 

  - a recently scrawled graffiti on the side of the U.S. Embassy.

Sam Bacile, an American citizen who said he produced, directed and wrote t he two-hour film said he had not anticipated such a furious reaction. And while he's sorry for the death of the American diplomat, he blames    lax embassy security.

As in the past, Pastor Jones disavows any responsibility for violence or death.

Lest We Forget 

The film (clip) and the video below were produced for the 11th anniversary of 9/11 for the greatest Islamophobic effect while playing upon fears for the safety of Coptic Christians in Egypt. They may seem as incendiary as Jones' burning of the Q'uran since they focus not only on Islam, but Christian persecution, pedophilia and homosexuality - all hot button issues abroad as well as in the U.S. The ill-conceived investigation of "Muslim Brotherhood infiltrators" by congresswoman Michele Bachmann is still fresh in the minds of Americans. 

Widely considered to be part of the Christian Right "lunatic" fringe, Pastor Terry Jones nonetheless capitalized on the sentiment of Bachmann and others by premiering his  "International Judge Muhammad Day" video (in which Muhammad hangs in effigy and noted Obamaphobe James Manning is quoted) and posting Sam Bacile's video.  

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Rev. Dan Vojir is has been writing/blogging on religion and politics for the better part of ten years. A former radio talk show host (Strictly Books €" Talk America Radio Network) and book publisher, Dan has connected with some of the most (more...)
 
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Unfortunately, nobody: this megalomaniac is on the... by Rev. Dan Vojir on Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 at 11:09:27 AM
Time to say it: Jones must be jailed for endang... by Rev. Dan Vojir on Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 at 11:18:48 AM
It would appear that this is tantamount to yelling... by landtorpedo on Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 at 10:17:17 PM
Our courts have maintained that Nazis must be allo... by Thomas Higgins on Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 at 11:48:32 PM