A Map of Muslim Protests Around the World…
If you can’t keep track of all the Muslim protests erupting across the globe, you’re not alone. The uproar over a 14-minute anti-Islam YouTube video has sparked furious protests from Somalia to Egypt to Sudan to Tunisia to Libya to Bangladesh to Indonesia to Pakistan. With new reports of protests surfacing every minute, we’ve compiled the latest reported incidents into this handy interactive Google Map. Click the locations and embedded links for more details about each incident.
Did we miss any? We’ll be updating the map through the day, and if you post a note in the comment section and we’ll include it.
View enlarged interactive Map here:
The censorship becomes official.President Barack Obama has bowed to the Muslim Brotherhood’s demand that the federal government suppress a satirical video of Islam’s prophet, Muhammad.
The request complies with the Sept. 13 demand and threat by the brotherhood, which now governs the Arab’s world’s largest country, Egypt. “Hurting the feelings of one and a half billion Muslims cannot be tolerated, and… we demand that all those involved in such crimes be urgently brought to trial,” according to an English-language statement on the brotherhood’s website.
The brotherhood’s demand included a threat of additional violence during Obama’s re-election campaign. “The people’s anger and fury for their Faith is invariably predictable, often unstoppable,” said the website.
That violence could deeply damage Obama’s election chances OR NOT, just as similar Islamist violence in Iran sank President Jimmy Carter’s re-election effort in 1979 . OR, this violence could spread to the United States enlisting Muslins already US Citizens and available to uphold their religious beliefs… ‘death to all Christians.”
Mainstream Media Ignoring Disaffected, Disillusioned Obama 2008 Voters
President Barack Obama’s approval ratings have plummeted largely because Democrats and independents who fell for his “hope and change” rhetoric in 2008 have now abandoned him and his false promises. But the mainstream media is not covering this, once again protecting their favored candidate through omissions, treating Obama with kid gloves.
Stephen K. Bannon and Citizens United interviewed such Democrats and independents in swing states like Virginia, Ohio, Colorado, and Pennsylvania and made a movie called “The Hope and The Change.” It is a movie Sean Hannity said was the “most powerful documentary” he had ever seen. And the mainstream media must agree, because they know reporting on these stories will resonate with Americans like “The Hope and The Change,” which opens next week, has. And that is why they are not reporting on these disaffected former Obama voters.
The influential and insightful Republican strategist Cheri Jacobus notes in The Hill that “the mainstream media are comfortably snuggled in the pocket of President Obama” and “his cheerleaders in the media no longer even make so much as the weakest attempt to camouflage their allegiance.”
Reporting on disaffected Obama voters, Jacobus notes, will not only hurt Obama but also their careers — “or at least curtail the in-crowd party invites in D.C. and the Upper West Side.”
Jacobus writes that the insular, groupthink members of political press should watch “The Hope and The Change” because “they actually talk to the Democrats who voted for Obama in 2008 in some key battleground states but are now bitterly disappointed after four years.”
“Political reporters don’t seem interested in listening to these voters and even pretend they don’t exist,” Jacobus writes. “Yet it’s these voters who are going to make Decision 2012.”
If journalists spoke to voters such as the ones profiled in “The Hope and the Change,” they may hear things such as:
“Obama says a lot of things, but his actions are often different.”
“Obama’s a great con-artist.”
“I think he just wanted to get up there and show off.”
“This is the type of thing my father was trying to get away from in communist Eastern Europe.”
“This is the limit. We gotta go by the budget.”
“I fear for my children.”
“Smoke and mirrors.”
“I don’t know if we can recover from this.”
But these soundbites and quotes from Reagan Democrats and independents outside of the political bubble would demolish the mainstream media’s narrative that Obama is a competent leader who can best help the middle class.
“In contrast to the ‘real people’ featured in pro-Obama news with nothing to say regarding the overall good of the nation, instead focusing exclusively on what taxpayer-funded free stuff can do for them, those in ‘The Hope and the Change’ are concerned about the decline of the nation under Obama, as well as the impact on their families,” Jacobus writes. “That the man with the silver tongue who began with some of the highest approval ratings since they’ve been tracked could find himself below 50 percent at this late juncture should be one of the most-reported political items this election cycle.
That so very many Democrats — not to mention independents — who voted for the unknown Barack Obama in 2008 are now turning away from him is news. Big news.”
Jacobus notes the film also tracks Obama’s failures the mainstream media barely mentions.
“From expensive vacations on our dime, slow-jamming the news with Jimmy Fallon and the ‘cash for clunkers’ program (that could now serve as an anti-Obama campaign theme) to the S&P downgrade, the perplexing Nobel Peace Prize for literally nothing, repetitive sloganeering by Obama that borders on the creepy, ObamaCare, 23 million searching for work, failed stimulus spending and $16 trillion in debt, we are provided a painfully accurate overview of the past four years,” Jacobus writes.
“The Hope and the Change” does what the mainstream media, which is becoming more elitist, insular, and out of touch with America’s main streets, does not and may be incapable of doing even if they tried — ask Reagan Democrats and independents substantive questions, and let them answer honestly in an unfiltered manner.
Obama and Media Attack Free Speech
We used to live in a free country, a United States where our rights and liberties were protected. It is no accident that the very first amendment in the Bill of Rights includes the right to free speech.
Not any more. Not under the brutal fist of the Obama Administration. Not only are government officials right and left denouncing the film that supposedly catalyzed the Islamist attacks on our embassies and nation, but there is a massive effort to shift the focus in America away from the abysmal foreign policy of Barack Obama and toward Mitt Romney and the creator of the film.
Hillary Clinton: “To us, to me personally, this video is disgusting and reprehensible. It appears to have a deeply cynical purpose to denigrate a great religion and provoke rage.”
The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, spoke by phone this morning with Pastor Terry Jones. In the brief call, Gen. Dempsey expressed his concerns over the nature of the film, the tensions it will inflame and the violence it will cause. He asked Mr. Jones to consider withdrawing his support for the film.
Meanwhile, the media savaged Mitt Romney for stating the obvious truth, 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. But then, the MSM has never been interested in the truth; they have a clear agenda in running interference for Obama, and anything, anything they can twist and manipulate to that end they will pursue.
So the upshot of the last 24 hours has been the concerted attempt by the Obama Administration, its allies and the media, to suppress free speech, whether it be a film that makes Muslims angry, or a speech by Mitt Romney in which he speaks the badly needed truth that Barack Obama will do anything to hide.
The rightful guardians of free speech, our government and our military, have abandoned this core American principle for one reason and one reason only: to protect Barack Obama by redirecting attention away from his failures.
Egypt might still be on our side if Obama hadn’t signaled Islamists that he was sympathetic to them rather than confronting them. The entire Arab world is now being militarized against America. All because, just as with Jimmy Carter, the president of the United States is afraid.
more at Link-
Obama, Egypt, and Israel: None Dare Call It Treason, Fifty Years Later
Barely more than three years ago, President Obama traveled to Cairo, speaking to students and offering a “new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world.” Now, in the wake of the storming of the US Embassy in Cairo on Tuesday, Obama’s outreach policy is in ruins; the death of the US ambassador in Libya further underscores the reality that the “Arab Spring” is really an Arab winter.
Hell, as Thomas Hobbes said, is reality seen too late. And the hellishness of today’s Egypt seems manifest to anyone paying attention to Egypt today; after the embassy violence, Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi seems focused only on prosecuting the makers of the movie, even as Morsi’s own Muslim Brotherhood continues protests in front of the US embassy on Friday.
Confronted with all this bad news, the mainstream media seems to have made a key decision on its coverage–attack Mitt Romney. They will continue to defend their anointed champion, Obama, against attacks on his foreign policy record. A headline from The Business Insider sums up the state of play: “Mitt Romney Is Getting Completely Shredded For His Response To The US Embassy Attacks.”
Romney’s basic point was that Islamists are attacking us because we are weak; as a campaign document puts it, “We have seen a foreign policy of weakness and decline in American influence and respect. Yesterday, we saw the consequences of this perceived weakness.” And that’s what has sent the MSM into overdrive in defense of Obama. Romney is now being picked apart on minor timeline issues (issues on which he was correct), while the major thrust of what he said–his critique of Obama policy weakness–is ignored.
As Breitbart News’s Joel Pollak pointed out, it would have been just as easy, were the MSM so inclined, to take apart the contradictions of various Obama administration statements. Or, as Breitbart’s Tony Lee observed, the MSM could have made the Obama administration’s lack of preparation against possible attacks–it was, after all, the anniversary of 9-11–into an issue. But the MSM wasn’t interested in any of that. And of course, there’s the larger question hanging over all US Mideast policymaking: are we seeing, as Samuel Huntington suggested almost 20 years ago, a “clash of civilizations” that might be beyond the power of even the 44th President to solve? But none of those arguments fit the needs of the pro-Obama MSM narrative. So they are ignored.
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