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Published: Tuesday, Sept. 11 2012 9:06 p.m. MDT

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Rifleman
Salt Lake City, Utah

Isn't Libya the country where Obama spent billions of our tax dollars helping these good folks? And this is how they repay us? Maybe it is time for the liberals to figure out who are our friends and who are our enemies over there.

SME
Bountiful, UT

The "religion of peace" strikes again.

Red Headed Stranger
Billy Bobs, TX

So Barry, what are you going to do about it?

Tekakaromatagi
Dammam, Saudi Arabia

I would like someone to explain how their protesting and behavior is not a huge paradox. Mohammed didn't want people to make pictures of him because he was worried that it would lead to idolatory -- people would worship him and not God.

That is all fine and good. I think that he was right. Mohammed also set up Islamic law, i.e. a system where people are punished based on certain crimes and based on witnesses, the law and fair consideration of the laws.

In Islamic law punishing innocent third parties is not permitted. The guilty person is punished. The person who was killed had not made the video. This was not a legal punishment it was murder which is forbidden. But the people who did this felt that respecting Mohammed was so important that it is more important than obeying God's laws.

So, now Mohammed is being promoted as being greater than God -- protecting his reputation is so important that God's laws are minor.
My suggestion is that Mohammed failed to make the idolatry issue idiot-proof because idiots are so clever.

Harvester of Eyes
Vancouver, BC

These protestors/terrorists do realize that this will only cause the movie to be seen by millions more than it would have before the attack....

And what's with the U.S. Embassy in Egypt issuing a condemnation of the film producers?????? Shouldn't they have condemned those attacking the U.S. Embassy?

xscribe
Colorado Springs, CO

I think we should go to war with them; We only have an American over here ridiculing their religion. When republicans realize that war will not solve a problem but rather starts them, then maybe then the world will know peace. But we know what Romney wants to do - oh, no, wait, we don't, because he never tells us, just blasts the president. Even his own party wants him to be specific, but his campaign admits they will stay with the strategy of no specifics and hope America will vote for him anyway. That's what you can do when you have a quarter of a billion dollars!

@Rifleman: Nice! Just as one cannot foresee a gunman here in the states going off on a crowd, neither can one predict that such an event like this would occur. Give me a break!

zoar63
Mesa, AZ

Isn't attacking nation's embassy and murdering it's employess considered an act of war? From The President'speech it did not sound like he was taking it that seriously. He should have demanded that Libya punish those responsible or face U.S. retaliation.

Rifleman
Salt Lake City, Utah

Re: xscribe Colorado Springs, CO
"When republicans realize that war will not solve a problem ....."

Who said anything about going to war to solve this problem. I do think cutting off foreign aid to Egypt and Libya would be appropriate.

Maybe if Obama were to apologize and send the killers some money it might appease them. Of course we'd want to bring them the head of the man who offended them.

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

Rifleman said: "Maybe if Obama were to apologize and send the killers some money it might appease them.
Of course we'd want to bring them the head of the man who offended them."

Good Idea, it worked for Reagan maybe Obama should secretly give Libya or Egypt weapons and money to appease them all the while talking tough about NOT negotiating with terrorists.

Republicans have a short memory when it comes to dealing with embassy diplomacy.

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