Cross posted @ the Atheist Oasis
You’d have to be living in a fucking cave not to have heard about this latest series where the ‘Religion of Peace’ followers (good old Ass-Lame) are running amok:
The controversial, little-seen film “Innocence of Muslims,” was produced by California-based Sam Bacile, a 56-year-old California real estate developer who has said he’s both Israeli and American. The film depicts Muhammad as a fraud, womanizer and madman. Bacile has gone into hiding following the violence in Libya and Egypt.
BENGHAZI – US ambassador to Libya and three other diplomats were killed in a furious attack on their consulate and a safe house in the eastern city of Benghazi by Islamist gunmen blaming America for a film they said insulted the Prophet Mohammad.
The controversial, little-seen film “Innocence of Muslims,” was produced by California-based Sam Bacile, a 56-year-old California real estate developer who has said he’s both Israeli and American. The film depicts Muhammad as a fraud, womanizer and madman.
The US embassy in Egyptain capital Cairo, too, bore the brunt of rioters’ anger over the film made by an Israeli filmmaker living in the US.
California-born ambassador Christopher Stevens, an old Arab hand, had gone to the consulate in Benghazi, the cradle of last year’s uprising against Muammar Gaddafi’s 42-year rule, with the others to evacuate it after it came under attack Tuesday. It was not clear how or where Stevens died.
The US consular staff were rushed to a safe house after the initial attack, Libya’s deputy interior minister Wanis Al-Sharif said. An aircraft with US commandos then arrived from Tripoli to evacuate them.
“It was supposed to be a secret place and we were surprised the armed groups knew about it,” he said, adding two US personnel were killed there.
The amateurish film, Innocence of Muslims, portrayed the Prophet Mohammad in a negative light. The maker of the controversial film —Sam Bacile, who described himself as an Israeli Jew — has since gone into hiding.
US pastor Terry Jones, who had inflamed anger in the Muslim world in 2010 with plans to burn the Quran, said he had promoted the film.
“While the United States rejects efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others, we must all unequivocally oppose the kind of senseless violence that took the lives of these public servants,” said President Barack Obama.
A US Marine counterterrorism team has been dispatched to Benghazi, reflecting suspicions that a terrorist group may have used the rioters as a shield to target Stevens. The ambassador was supposedly killed by a rocket-propelled grenade — a weapon normally used by a trained soldier.
The killings have raised questions about the stability of the Libyan regime, which has struggled to contain scores of local militias, and whether more protests might erupt in the Muslim world over the film.
It’s unfortunate that Obama has to play patty-cake with these assholes: it’s a volatile situation, rife with the threat of violence.
And of course the Taliban, those purveyors of putrification, had this to say:
Al-Qaida's branch in Yemen praised the killing of the U.S. ambassador to Libya as a "great event" Saturday, and urged followers to kill other American diplomats across the Muslim world.
Personally, I’m rather sick of these people: not just the Muslims, but all the terrorists who try to gull the masses with fairy tales, and then incense crowds to riot. Religion is a sickness at the heart of our species – and if I believed in miracles, I’d say it was a miracle that we’ve survived thus far. But I don’t, so it’s not. Likely it’s the sheer stubborn stupidity of the unwashed masses. Few other abstract concepts reward sheer perverse tenacity like religion.
And none of these people, whether they be Arab or WASP, are aware that an Argumentum ad baculum is no argument at all – it’s the sole purview of the bully, the terrorist, and the fanatic, which has no place among civilized peoples.
Instead of bellying up to these people, we should carpet-bomb all 20 of those countries with the film they’re up in arms about.
Which would make them as nuts as ten cats in a bag.
Religion is poison. It neither improves the disposition or the person. It give free reign to the sub-conscious weirdness, and shouts down the cortex. It is a useless, barbaric, asinine anachronism well past its usefulness by multiple centuries.
We’d be better off without it. Let’s hope that someday, we will be.
Till the next post, then.