Al Qaeda To Muslims: “Kill All U.S. Diplomats” – Sudan Refuses U.S. Request For Marines

A Sudanese demonstrator burns a German flag as others shout slogans after torching the German embassy in Khartoum during a protest against a low-budget film mocking Islam on September 14, 2012. (AFP /Ashraf Shazly)

Al Qaeda has called upon Muslims across the world to rise up and kill all U.S. diplomats within their reach.  They specifically singled out Muslims in the West as having an “extra duty”, since “they are more capable of doing harm and reaching the enemy is easier for them”.

Via Drudge, Yahoo News reports,

The Yemen-based branch of al Qaeda urged Muslims to step up protests and kill more U.S. diplomats in Muslim countries after a U.S.-made film mocking the Prophet Mohammad which it said was another chapter in the “crusader wars” against Islam.

“Whoever comes across America’s ambassadors or emissaries should follow the example of Omar al-Mukhtar’s descendants (Libyans), who killed the American ambassador,” the group said, referring to Tuesday’s attack on the U.S. consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi. …

“The film published in America which insults our Prophet Mohammad, peace be upon him, comes as part of the continuing crusader wars against Islam,” AQAP’s statement said, referring to European wars in the region some 1,000 years ago. …

AQAP, mostly militants mainly from Yemen and Saudi Arabia, is regarded by the United States as the most dangerous branch of the network founded by Osama bin Laden. …

Praising the attacks by angry demonstrators in Libya, Egypt, Yemen and Sudan on U.S. and other Western missions as “natural responses to a huge insult”, the statement said that American embassies should be burned and diplomats killed. …

The group also said that Muslims living in the West have an extra duty to be involved in attacks on key targets.  “They are more capable of doing harm and reaching the enemy is easier for them,” it said.

But, Muslims can only kill our diplomats if they have access to them.  The U.S. has requested permission from the Sudanese to increase the security of the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum with additional U.S. Marines.  Sudan refused.

According to The Washington Times,

Sudan has denied the U.S. permission to deploy a team of Marines to the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum to protect personnel and property, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said.

“When we do this, it is a requirement that the country that we deploy our forces to provide permission for us to be able to go in. And in regard to the Sudanese, my understanding is that they felt they could provide sufficient security to be able to protect our embassy and personnel there,” Mr. Panetta told reporters traveling with him Saturday to Asia. …

Sudan’s decision comes as the State Department has ordered the departure of nonemergency personnel from Sudan and Tunisia after anti-American protests continued in both countries in response to an a film produced by an American that denigrates Islam’s Prophet Mohammed.

Late Tuesday, armed protesters overran Libyan forces protecting a U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi and set fire to the compound, resulting in the deaths of four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador.

We see how well our Muslim host countries protect our U.S. diplomats.  After the global call to arms for Muslims to attack U.S. embassies and kill all U.S. diplomats, there is no reason Obama should allow Sudan to dictate to us our security needs.

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