No, you weren’t dreaming when you read the statement of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, as homicidal mobs raged outside its doors on 9/11. “The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims – as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions.”
Apparently, the world’s only superpower is now in the business of kissing the boo-boos of murderous Muslims aggrieved by our Constitution. And, of course, handing out $2-billion hankies of foreign aid to wipe away their precious little tears of America-induced rage.
Well, homicidal Muslims aren’t the only ones with hurt feelings around here. It hurt my feelings to see the reportedly raped corpse of the American ambassador dragged through the streets of Benghazi by triumphant mobs. (Attention, Obama-worshipers: sodomizing the the shamefully unguarded American ambassador, whether he is alive or dead, is the very definition of “unprotected sex.”)
It hurt my feelings to hear Secretary of State Hillary Clinton preposterously lie to the American people, when she assured us that the “Libyans carried Chris’s body to the hospital[.]” It wasn’t just her brazen mendacity that galled; it was that insultingly casual “Chris.” Will somebody please tell the secretary of state that it wasn’t “Chris” being tortured in Libya, as if he were some stoned surfer dude from California who accidentally wandered into a terrorist horde? It was “Ambassador Stevens,” the representative of the American people, whom she so carelessly sent to his humiliating slaughter.
And it hurt my feelings — deeply, utterly, and unforgivably — to watch the alleged president of the United States and his minions attack our right to free speech with all the tenderness of a Libyan mob. Generations of Americans have died defending our First Amendment right to offend anyone we feel like offending, including Muslims and their pathetic presidential protector.
But what’s the First Amendment to Obama, except an impediment? With haughty contempt, Obama has labored to force America into sharia-compliance, championing a U.N. resolution that forbids the denigration of Islam.
And in the long, degrading days since four Americans were murdered in Libya, Obama and Hillary have performed a nonstop grovel-palooza to the Muslim rioters baying for more American blood. They’ve used our taxpayer money to broadcastapologies on Palestinian television for America’s free speech; pressured Google to remove an anti-Mohammed video from YouTube, and inspired the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to phone a private American citizen and ask him to stop using his First Amendment rights.
And, in a date that should live in infamy, on September 15 in Cerritos, California, Obama’s federal enforcers staged a midnight raid on an anti-Islamic filmmaker whom Obama had selected to blame for the Muslim riots. The iconic photo of the filmmaker being led away by brown-shirted government agents should chill the blood of every American who still respects liberty.
As it happens, September 15, the day the California filmmaker was hauled in for “questioning,” has been circled on my calendar for six months, as a date I wanted to write about free speech. On September 15, 2010, Seattle cartoonist Molly Norris “went ghost” after her cartoon creating “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day” attracted the usual Muslim rage. Her paper, the Seattle Weekly, announced her disappearance in these weirdly unruffled words: “You may have noticed that Molly Norris‘ comic is not in the paper this week. That’s because there is no more Molly.”
In the two years since Molly Norris has vanished, she’s been utterly forgotten. Is she still alive? Who knows? The Seattle Weekly told us that the FBI had advised her to disappear, after an “appalling fatwa” was placed on her head. “She is, in effect, being put into a witness-protection program — except, as she notes, without the government picking up the tab,” the paper reported.
Ah well…you wouldn’t expect Obama to lead from in front and pick up that tab, would you? Of course, Margaret Thatcher did just that for novelist Salman Rushdie, when the Iranian ayatollahs debuted the fine art of making inconvenient Western artists disappear. But “The Rushdie Affair” took place almost a quarter of a century ago, when freedom still had some fans in the West. Now, we live in Obama’s world, in which he parties with Beyoncé and rhapsodizes about the Republican War on Women while a real American woman, a winsome Seattle cartoonist, flees for her life from blood-crazed jihadis, and nobody cares.
And so two years from the day that Obama ignored the disappearance of a Muslim-offending cartoonist, his goons rounded up a Muslim-offending filmmaker with a midnight knock. Now the filmmaker’s family has gone into hiding, and another filmmaker, Eric Allen Bell, who exposed the extremist ties of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro in Tennessee, has received so many death threats that he’s fled into hiding, too.
Perhaps Obama and Hillary might consider finding Molly Norris and offering her up to their honored guest, the Muslim Brotherhood leader and new Egyptian president Mohammad Morsi. Hillary and her intimate top aide, the luscious Huma Abedin, who’s been factually established as a Muslim Brotherhood asset, can don burqas and set the mood by stoning Molly for defaming “a great religion.” For the surprise after-dinner treat, Obama can present President Morsi with the Blind Sheik, the convicted terrorist behind the first World Trade Center bombing, whose release Obama is reportedly negotiating.
Yes, my feelings are hurt by Obama’s never-ending desecration of our constitutional rights. If your feelings are hurt, too, please do your best to hurt Obama’s feelings good and hard on November 6.