Instead of making clear that America stands behind the Constitutional right to free speech, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have resorted to yet another apology to Muslims:
Marked by the U.S. Embassy seal, advertisements condemning an anti-Islam video appeared on Pakistani television on Thursday in an apparent attempt to undercut anger against the United States, where the film was produced. Hundreds of youths, however, clashed with security officials as they tried in vain to reach the embassy in Islamabad amid anger in many countries over the film’s vulgar depiction of the Prophet Muhammad.
The advertisements appear to be an effort by the U.S. government to dampen chaos surrounding the film and undo some of the damage to America’s image in the Muslim world. Violence linked to the movie has left at least 30 people in seven countries dead, including the American ambassador to Libya. Two people have died in protests in Pakistan.
The television ads in Pakistan feature clips of President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton during press appearances in Washington in which they condemned the video. Their words were subtitled in Urdu.
“We absolutely reject its content and message,” said Clinton in the advertisement.
A caption on the ad reads: “Paid Content.”
The advertisements end with the seal of the American Embassy in Islamabad, the Pakistani capital. It was not known how many channels were airing the ads or whether they were being run in other Muslim countries or just Pakistan.
Here’s what Obama needs to say.
“You Muslims need to stop blaming all of America for some stupid movie or the United States is going to start blaming all Muslims for 9-11. Got it?”
Understanding is a two way street. Your religion doesn’t trump mine. Your government doesn’t trump mine. Get used to it.