Cairo protesters today scaled the U.S. Embassy wall in Egypt and pulled down the American flag to protest a film they say is insulting to the prophet Mohammad.


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Feel the love! Cairo protesters today scaled the U.S. Embassy wall in Egypt and pulled down the American flag to protest a film they say is insulting to the prophet Mohammad.

In related news, a television station has canceled the airing of a documentary on Islam because of threats it and the filmmaker have received.

Several points:

1. I thought the world loved Obama and as such world tensions would ease when he became president. Not. If anything, his inconsistent, weak, and confused foreign policy has made things worse.

2. It doesn’t look like the Arab Spring brought greater freedom and tolerance to Egypt and the Arab Middle East. In fact, I’d say it brought none of those things to Egypt and the Arab Middle East.

3. Finally, this protest illustrates nicely the benefits of Islam and its tolerant open-minded approach to dissent. Make a film that might criticize Mohammad and see the love break out!

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