As the United States observed the commemoration of the tragic 9/11 Islamic terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 innocent people in America, a massive mob of Muslims attacked the US Embassy in Egypt – chanting "We are all Osama" – referring to the al-Qaeda leader, who masterminded the 9/11 attacks.
The Muslim mob gathering in Egypt was apparently a protest against a movie, named Innocence of Muslims, produced by Sam Becile in the USA.The movie is on the life of Prophet Muhammad as depicted in the Quran, Hadith and Sira. Because it depicts Prophet Muhammad as a fraud, a womanizer and a madman in an overtly ridiculing way, showing him having sex and calling for massacres – in the same way he is depicted in the Quran, hadith and Sira – Muslims find the true depiction of Muhammad’s life in the movie offensive and denigrating to Islam. Enraged, they attacked the US Embassy in Libya and Egypt, which will likely spread to other parts of the Islamic world.
In the protest in Libya, US Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other American diplomats were shot dead. In Egypt, the Embassy was evacuated in timely manner before the protesters arrived. Police did nothing to stop the protesters.
What is interesting is the fact that although the 14-minute trailer of movie in youtube that instigated the violence in Egypt and Libya, the said trailer has been on youtube for months as the uploading date is shown as 2nd July. So, coinciding the protest with 9/11 anniversary says its purpose. It’s the Islamic commemoration of the 9/11 attacks. Slogans like “We are all Osama” that obviate the attitude of Egyptian and Libyan Muslims toward the 9/11 attacks.
It may also be mentioned that protests, such as this, in the Islamic are organized only on Fridays, after the Jummah prayer, the traditional day of Jihad in Islamic annals.
Although the movie trailer on Youtube has been flagged by numerous viewers as offensive, a YouTube spokesperson said the website would not take down the video at this point, despite its guidelines calling for removing videos that include a threat of violence. Of course, there is nothing in the movie calling for violence against anybody whatsoever.
"We take great care when we enforce our policies and try to allow as much content as possible while ensuring that our Community Guidelines are followed," said the spokesperson.
"Flagged content that does not violate our Guidelines will remain on the site."
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