Will Obama rush to defend the principle of the freedom of speech, and explain its importance to the Egyptian authorities? Not a chance. Obama and Hillary Clinton immediately moved against the freedom of speech when the riots that were putatively over this film first broke out. Clinton said: “We’re going to have that person arrested and prosecuted.” And indeed, as was pointed out last week during her Benghazi testimony, the only person in prison now is the Muhammad filmmaker, not anyone involved in the Benghazi jihad murders.
“Egypt: death penalties for makers of anti-Islam film upheld,” from ANSAmed, January 29 (thanks to Insubria):
(ANSAmed) – CAIRO – After the green light given by the Grand Mufti of Egypt, Cairo’s Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the death sentences of seven Egyptian citizens involved in the film ‘Innocence of Muslims’, whose trailer caused deadly unrest throughout the Arab world in September. A co-defendant, US Pastor Terry Jones, was sentenced to five years in prison.
The seven, all Coptic Christians who reside in the US, were found guilty of insulting Islam and threatening national unity.
Among them is Nikolas Bassili, who directed the film that sparked the fatal protests. In Cairo, protesters scaled the walls of the US embassy and ripped the Stars and Stripes off the flagpole at the center of the compound. (ANSAmed).