9/11/12: A Busy Day for The Religion of Peace and Tolerance Around The World – UPDATED
Sorry, but I question the timing on all this outrage.
Earlier the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt was stormed by an angry mob and the U.S. Flag torn down to be replaced by a black flag.
Now comes word of the U.S. Consulate in Libya was set on fire...
An armed mob has attacked the US consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi and set fire to the building, witnesses reported, in what they said was a protest at a film they said offended Islam.
A little earlier, Libya's deputy interior minister Wanis al-Shari, told AFP the crowd had attacked the building and that information was confirmed by the US embassy in the capital Tripoli.
"There are fierce clashes between the Libyan army and an armed militia outside the U.S. consulate," Abdel-Monen Al-Hurr, spokesman for Libya's Supreme Security Committee, said to Reuters, adding that roads had been closed off and security forces were surrounding the building.
A U.S. embassy source said there had been "an attack" on the diplomatic office in Benghazi, but gave no further details.
In both attacks the protesters are alleged to be outraged at some video or film about the prophet Mohammed. I am not clear as to the exact video, but Weasel Zippers is offering this video as the one.
Meanwhile, an historian's own documentary about Islam and Mohammed is drawing fire in the United Kingdom.
A screening of a controversial documentary on the history of Islam has been cancelled on security advice after its presenter was threatened.
Historian Tom Holland's Channel 4 film Islam: The Untold Story sparked more than 1,000 complaints when it was broadcast.
Holland was threatened online with a torrent of abusive messages on Twitter.
A Channel 4 spokeswoman said: "Having taken security advice, we have reluctantly cancelled a planned screening of the programme Islam: The Untold Story. We remain extremely proud of the film which is still available to view on 4oD."
The private screening was due to take place at the broadcaster's London headquarters on Thursday before an audience of historians and "opinion formers".
The documentary is due to be repeated late on Thursday night and can be viewed online.
The investigation into the origins of the religion claimed that there is little written contemporary evidence about the prophet Mohammed.
It examined claims that rather than Islam's doctrine emerging fully-formed in a single text, the religion instead developed gradually over many years with the expansion of Arabic empires.
Holland, the writer of best-sellers Rubicon and Persian Fire, said that Islam is "a legitimate subject of historical inquiry".
The Islamic Education and Research Academy (IERA) accused him of making "baseless assumptions" and engaging in "selective scholarship".
Iranian state media suggested the broadcast was an "insult" to Islam.
These are times I have to scoff loudly at the idiots that claim Christianity is a greater danger to the world than Islam. Over the years, with movies such as The Da Vinci Code and The Last Temptation of Christ, along with various disgusting "artistic" depictions of Jesus and other Holy figures of Christianity, I have yet to see anything worse than a peaceful protest outside a theater. Yet, we never seem to hear or see any compassion for their feelings.
Breitbart is reporting one U.S. official was killed and one was wounded in the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.