The Obama administration blasted Americans who may have “hurt the religious feelings of Muslims” after an anti-Islamic movie was released depicting Mohammad as a “womanizer, pedophile, and fraud.”
The Washington Examiner’s Byron York sums up the debacle most succinctly:
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is condemning the Obama administration’s apologetic response to September 11 attacks on United States diplomatic missions in Egypt and Libya. The Libyan attack, in Benghazi, reportedly left an American official dead. In the Egyptian attack, in Cairo, an angry mob of Islamist radicals attacked the U.S. embassy, occupied the grounds, tore up the American flag, and waved the banner of al Qaeda — all on the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks. According to a Washington Post report, the protesters “said they were demonstrating against anti-Islamic attitudes in the United States and an alleged film in the U.S. that insulted the Prophet Mohammed.” The attackers in Libya were reportedly angry about the same film.
Specifically, this is what the Cairo Embassy said Tuesday: “The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims – as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions.”
So, yeah, after a U.S. Embassy was attacked, with American flags burned and dragged on the ground, the White House apologizes for the U.S. Constitution’s tenets on freedom of speech.