Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Conservatives Fault All Muslims For The Murder Of U.S. Ambassador To Libya

By Annie-Rose Strasser/Think Progress
As the United States woke to the news of the deaths of U.S. ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other U.S. citizens, politicians and pundits were already blaming Islam, as a religion, for the violent protests at the U.S. Embassies in Libya and Egypt. Here are some statements that portray Islam as a violent religion, linking all Muslims to the extremist actions of a contingent of violent protestors:
Rep. Allen West (R-FL), who has a history of anti-Islam bigotry, also released a statement this morning to the same effect:
Americans need to question whether the deaths of these innocent patriots could have been avoided. The Obama Administration touted the Arab Spring as an awakening of freedom, which we now see is a nightmare of Islamism.
Even more concerning, is the initial response to these attacks last night from the embassy officials of the Obama Administration was to apologize for a Facebook video that supposedly hurt Muslim feelings. President Obama’s policy of appeasement towards the Islamic world has manifested itself into a specter of unconscionable hatred.
And former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin piled on:
The embassy actually apologized to the violent mob attacking us, and it even went so far as to chastise those who use free speech to “hurt the religious feelings of Muslims.” (Funny, the current administration has no problem hurting the “religious feelings” of Catholics.)
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