Indian Muslim students burn an effigy of U.S. President Barack Obama during a protest near the American Center in Kolkata, India, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. The students were protesting against an anti-Islam film called “Innocence of Muslims” that ridicules Islam’s Prophet Muhammad. (AP)
Barack Obama told a Hispanic audience that the violent reaction we are witnessing in the Mideast is part of the “natural protests” over an anti-Mohammad video.
Sorry, Barack… Only a useful idiot would think violent mobs storming embassies was a “natural” reaction to an offensive video.
The Daily Caller reported:
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President Barack Obama said he thinks Muslim protests against Western criticism of Islam are “natural.”
“The natural protests that arose because of the outrage over the video were used as an excuse by extremists to see if they can also directly harm U.S. interests,” Obama said during an hour-long town-hall interview on the Spanish-language Univision channel.
Obama did not use the interview to champion the right of Americans to speak freely amid criticism and threats from Islamic advocates.
He did briefly mention free-speech, saying that democracy also includes “looking out for minority rights… respecting freedom of speech… [and] treating women fairly.”