Posted on | September 14, 2012 | 11 Comments
Among other headlines today:
Black flag of Islam flies
over U.S. embassy in Tunisia
— London Daily Mail
Film maker behind anti-Muslim video
‘could be sent back to jail’
— London Daily Telegraph
US GOVERNMENT NOW ACTING
AS CENSORSHIP ARM OF ISLAMISTS
— Ace of Spades HQ
And a couple of Tweets:
THIS ISNT ABOUT A DAMN VIDEO.
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) September 14, 2012
— Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) September 14, 2012
UPDATE: Brief bulletin from Reuters:
At least two U.S. Marines were killed during what was described as a complex Taliban attack on base in southern Afghanistan, U.S. officials told Reuters on Friday, speaking on condition of anonymity.
The incident at Camp Bastion in southern Helmand province also left others wounded, the officials said, without offering further details, including on the nationalities of the wounded.
And in other “Holy Crap I Can’t Believe This SCOAMF Is Leading Ohio by Seven Freaking Points” headline updates:
Meanwhile, White House Press Secretary Jay Blow Me explains that this has nothing to do with President Gutsy Call’s policy:
Go look at the map of today’s protests assembled by the Atlantic. To the extent that anyone involved actually cares about the movie, what they care about is the fact that the U.S. government refuses to censor it. The government would like to censor it, clearly, but they’re barred by the First Amendment; Islamist totalitarians have trouble with that concept, though, so they’re holding the White House responsible for the film’s publication despite Carney’s obsequious stammering over how mean and disgusting and reprehensible and awful it is. They’re protesting the idea of free speech, in other words, which is supposed to be — supposed to be — “U.S. policy.”
C’mon: Seven freaking points, Ohio?