“Religious Feelings” Trump Free Speech

On September 11, 2012, the American Embassy in Egypt had this to say about free speech:

“U.S. Embassy Condemns Religious Incitement 

September 11, 2012

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. Today, the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, Americans are honoring our patriots and those who serve our nation as the fitting response to the enemies of democracy. Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy. We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others.”

An asterisk should have been added to the bottom of the press release– Except for the “religious feelings” of Christians.

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