“Rise up Islam” — here again, it is noteworthy how the jihadis and Islamic supremacists all see their conflict with America in Islamic terms, while America itself steadfastly refuses to do so. Clearly U.S. officials want to avoid a situation in which they’d be at war with every Muslim in the world, but the denial and obfuscation about the Islamic roots of the conflict has led to mistaken and ineffectual policy, which in turn leads to disaster. And of course the fog is thicker than ever these days.
“Iran: 500 demonstrators against US; Ayatullah ‘rise up Islam,'” from AGI, September 13 (thanks to Twostellas):
(AGI) Tehran – Protest in Tehran against anti-Islam film produced in the US:500 young people demonstrate in front of Swiss Embassy. The Embassy takes care of American interests in Iran; the youth are shouting “Death to America” and speaking out threats to the film’s director. Many demonstrators were waving Egyptian and Libyan flags as a sign of solidarity for protests occurring in both countries, which in Benghasi turned into the attack to the US Embassy and the murder of the Ambassador and of three US citizens. The protest was called by the Society of Islamic Students, a university-based group close to Ayatullah Ali Khamenei. In the meantime, influential Iranian Ayatullah Naser Makarem Shirazi urged Muslims across the world to give a “strong response” to all “those belonging to the US and Sionist regimes scheming against Islam” . .