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Obama condemns anti-Muslim film violence

2012-09-25 19:11

New York - US President Barack Obama is condemning an anti-Muslim film and the violence in the Middle East that has followed its release, saying there is "no speech that justifies mindless violence".

Obama says in a speech on Tuesday before the United Nations General Assembly that "there are no words that excuse the killing of innocent" and "no video that justifies an attack on an embassy".

Obama says the video "is an insult not only to Muslims, but to America as well".

The president was speaking in the aftermath of violent protests in the Middle East and North Africa connected to the release of an anti-Muslim video produced in the United States.

Four Americans were killed in Libya, including US ambassador Chris Stevens, along with more than 50 others in the violence.

Comments
  • jane.warrington2 - 2012-09-25 19:39

    100% correct Mr President. There is no video or religion or ignorance that can excuse these barbaric killings. Respect for saying it like it is. Non-Islam world needs to stand up and say enough is enough - we are NOT going to tolerate this. Blasphemy is a victimless crime.

      seanrossouwslr - 2012-09-25 19:56

      @ Vox. I though it was called Islamophobia...

      marlene.hitchcock.9 - 2012-09-25 20:15

      @vox - He did not say freedom of speech. He says no speech or words justifies the senseless killing of another. Most of us condemn the video. I cant understand the mindset of someone who would do that. We can say a person is racist, or sexist, etc, by his/her words, but that does not mean that we go around killing people because of those words. We condemn it and normally their is consequences for those actions, one example - Mel Gibson. Their was not nationwide acts of hurting innocent people, burning flags, killing, destroying property. No, just a boycott of all his movies and it really hurt his future career. So your argument seems to be flawed. If everyone had ignored the movie, it's effect would have just petered out. Why even entertain someone like that? They are obviously fanatical to concoct up such a film. I only watched a few minutes and was disgusted by it. SO ignore it, otherwise u are playing right into their hands. Why kill innocent people?

      Tony Lapson - 2012-09-26 07:21

      Salma, all the words in the world won't make up for the constant violent actions and hatred we see coming from the middle east. I certainly have nothing against you as an individual , but the damage is done, and nothing can fix it as long as we are exposed to the constant rantings of Muslim leaders and their desire to destroy specific nations.

  • Raymon - 2012-09-25 19:55

    Yea Obama, one Muslim to another..

  • eezee - 2012-09-25 21:43

    Not right to kill innocent people Obama say, what about the 1000s he kill over the years , women , children ,elderly and more. May Allah forgive us all.

  • Johannes Bothma - 2012-09-26 08:17

    Islam=terrorism of all humanity and should b eradicated! Dont we all miss the old Roman crusades...

      ludlowdj - 2012-09-26 12:33

      Christians didn't do much better Johannes, neither side has the right or moral standing in this regard.

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