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Published: Friday, Sept. 14 2012 9:02 a.m. MDT

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Tekakaromatagi
Dammam, Saudi Arabia

I agree with Morsi's comment: "It is required by our religion to protect our guests and their homes and places of work," he said. He also condemned the killing of the American ambassador in Libya, saying it was unacceptable in Islam. "To God, attacking a person is bigger than an attack on the Kaaba," he said, referring to Islam's holiest site in Mecca."

Hopefully, that will make people think. Unfortunately, a lot are not. Among Arabs there is a cultural value that if an outsider comes to help, that they have a sacred obligation to protect that person. As some told me, "You are under our protection. If anything happens to you, the shame will be on us." One of the guards in Benghazi assisted the terrorists by taking photos. He violated this value. The shame is on him and his tribe.

wrz
Salt Lake City, UT

@Tekakaromatagi:

"I agree with Morsi's comment: 'It is required by our religion to protect our guests and their homes and places of work,'

Somebody's confused. Here's what Drudge reports about killing Americans:

"DUBAI - The Yemen-based branch of al Qaeda urged Muslims to step up protests and kill more U.S. diplomats in Muslim countries after a U.S.-made film mocking the Prophet Mohammad which it said was another chapter in the 'crusader wars' against Islam.

Whoever comes across America's ambassadors or emissaries should follow the example of Omar al-Mukhtar's descendants (Libyans), who killed the American ambassador," the group said, referring to Tuesday's attack on the U.S. consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi.

'Let the step of kicking out the embassies be a step towards liberating Muslim countries from the American hegemony,' a statement posted on an Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) website on Saturday said."

It's said that Muslims are a peaceable people. That could be true for many. Yet, all it takes is a small fraction of the 1.4 billion Muslims to terrorize and to accomplish Islam's goals of installing Shariah Law.

Alfred
Salt Lake City, UT

@wrz

"Yet, all it takes is a small fraction of the 1.4 billion Muslims to terrorize and to accomplish Islam's goals of installing Shariah Law."

We hear the media exclaiming there's jus a few 'Muslim jihadists,' and the like. The vast majority of Muslims are peace-living adherents to their Islam faith. Of course they are. Who needs 1.4 billion jihadists running around killing the infidel (and our ambassadors) when just a handful will suffice?

Let's take a look at the recent events in Libya and Egypt. The streets are full of 'Muslim radicals' storming the embassy, killing Americans. Wait, but there are millions of Muslims in their homes peacefully sleeping when all this is going on... See, that proves there is just a few Muslim nuts, our president tells us, and not to get too worked up over it. But, shouldn't those peace living Muslims be out on the streets condemning the actions of the nuts? Yes. Why aren't they? Because they condone what is being done in the name of their religion. They don't have to lift a finger. The jihadists are at work in the name of their religion.

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