Friday, 14 September 2012

US, Zionism prime suspects over anti-Islam movie: The Ayatollah

Ayatollah Khamenei

Nicodemus Minde and various sources
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has slammed the antagonistic policies of Zionism and the US as the root cause of the recent production of an American movie desecrating Prophet Mohammad (PBUH). 

This message comes after the US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton publicly said that the movie has nothing to do with the US government. Clinton goes on to say the film is "disgusting and reprehensible." She calls it a cynical attempt to offend people for their religious beliefs. Clinton says the U.S. would never stop Americans from expressing their views, no matter how distasteful. And she says the film is no justification for violence or attacks on U.S. diplomatic facilities and personnel. 

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
There is no doubt that the film has been badly received in the Muslim Arab world. Many commentaries have been written on the turnout of the events leading to the storming of various American embassies in the Arab nations and the protests after with. But one thing stands out clearly. There is still a deep seated enmity between the Arab world and the US. Watching one of the leading cable news networks, a protestor in Egypt analyzed the tensions in a very unique way. He publicly condemned the film saying it was an affront to their Prophet (PBUH) and their religion but he also denounced the violent protests. Egyptian President has come under intense criticism for not condemning the violent attacks aimed at the US embassy in Cairo.  As the Ayatollah says, the US and their ally Israel remain as prime suspects.  

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