The title of a recently released Yahoo! article is “FURY over Mohammad video simmers on in Muslim world” (Web-site/URL: http://news.yahoo.com/anti-american-fury-sweeps-middle-east-over-film-003133374.html). “fury” is a VERY DANGEROUS emotion, especially when it “simmers”, because “simmering” emotions could easily BOIL OVER.
“A wave of FURIOUS anti-Western protests against a film mocking the Prophet Mohammad abated a little on Saturday (September 15, 2012), but U.S. policy in the Muslim world remained overshadowed by 13 minutes of amateurish video on the Internet”. “amateurish video” can cause A LOT OF MISUNDERSTANDINGS AND PROBLEMS.
“Riot police STORMED INTO Cairo’s Tahrir Square and ROUNDED UP hundreds of people early on Saturday (September 15, 2012) after four days of CLASHES and demands from protesters for the U.S. ambassador to be expelled”. VIOLENT Actions: “stormed into”, “rounded up” and “clashes”.
“Saudi Arabia’s highest religious authority DENOUNCED the attacks on diplomats and embassies across the Middle East as UN–Islamic”. Unfriendly Action that could lead to VIOLENCE: “denounced”. “He described the short film as “miserable” and “criminal“, but said attacks on the innocent and on diplomats were “a DISTORTION of the Islamic religion and ARE NOT accepted by God”. This plea for tolerance will most likely FALL ON DEAF EARS.
“In contrast, the Yemen-based branch of al Qaeda APPLAUDED the killings of U.S. diplomats in Libya and urged Muslims to KILL MORE, calling the video posted on the Internet another chapter in the “crusader wars” against Islam”, which has since been turned into a jihad against THE UNITED STATES.
“President Barack Obama, leading a ceremony on Friday (September 14, 2012) to honor the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans who died in an attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi on September 11 (2012), vowed to “stand fast” against the violence”. “The United States will NEVER retreat from the world“. The date of these attacks is also a HUGE concern because the people who carried out these horrific attacks deliberately planned them to coincide with 9/11, THE DARKEST day in the history of many countries.
“The video, circulating on the Internet under several titles including “INNOCENCE (?) of Muslims”, portrays Mohammad as a WOMANIZER and a fool“. “womanizer” ISN’T “innocent” and “fool” is AN OUTRIGHT INSULT.
“one long-bearded Muslim protester (shouted) outside the U.S. embassy in Cairo on Friday (September 14, 2012)” “WE WERE ATTACKED by Obama and his government and the Coptic Christians living abroad!” This battle is becoming increasingly SECTARIAN in nature: MUSLIMS vs COPTIC CHRISTIANS.
“In the Los Angeles suburb of Cerritos, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, 55, who has denied involvement in the film in a phone call to a Coptic Christian bishop, was ushered out of his home and into a waiting car by sheriff’s deputies, HIS FACE SHIELDED BY A SCARF, HAT and SUNGLASSES“. Unfortunately, this is the image that many people have of Muslims these days.
According to a police spokesman, “He will be interviewed by federal probation officers. He was NEVER put in handcuffs … IT WAS ALL VOLUNTARY“. WAS IT?
Finally, “A statement posted on a website used by Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula on Saturday (September 15, 2012) called on Muslims to “follow the example of Omar al-Mukhtar’s descendants (Libyans), who killed the American ambassador”. The Yemen-based group said: “Let the step of KICKING OUT the embassies be a step towards LIBERATING Muslim countries from the American hegemony (leadership or predominant influence)”.
This is the latest development that we have to monitor carefully/be EXTREMELY concerned about because this is the latest event that could put millions of lives in danger abroad. It also reinforces the fact that President Obama HAS HIS WORK CUT OUT FOR HIM as far as foreign policy is concerned.