On September 13, actress Bette Midler wrote on her Twitter page, “Who are the idiots who made the video and put it on YouTube? When do we meet them? They should be charged with murder.”
The video she is referring to is, as I’m sure you know, the ultra-low-budget anti-Islam film that the media and the White House are saying “caused” the rioting in Cairo, Libya, and other Muslim-dominated cities..
Here’s the way liberal logic works: Somebody offended some Muslim; those Muslims killed some innocent people; the anti-Muslim film and those who made it are accomplices in the murder of the four embassy staff members in Cairo. This despite the following from The Washington Post:
“But senior U.S. officials and Middle East analysts raised questions Wednesday about the motivation for the Benghazi attack, noting that it . . . followed an al-Qaeda call to avenge the death of a senior Libyan member of the terrorist network.”
So it appears the murder of four American embassy workers, one an ambassador, was actually retaliation for the killing of a Libyan terrorist, not for an amateur film made by, well, we really don’t know. If the blame-game is as Midler explains it, then the Obama Administration is complicit since Obama’s folks ordered the killing.
What would Bette Midler’s say if an emotionally unstable woman had seen one of her movies and subsequently, because of the movie’s depressing story, committed suicide? Would Ms. Midler turn herself in for murder? Does she also believe Al Gore should be charged for the murder-suicide of an Argentinean husband and wife who, fearing the global warming Gore kept saying was going to get everybody in the future, shot their 2-year-old in the back, their 7-month-old in the chest, and then killed themselves?
Muslims in the Middle East do not need provocation. Drawing a picture of Mohammed, as one Danish cartoonist did, is not provocation. The satire publication called The Onion ran a comic of Buddha, Jesus, Ganesh, and Moses engaging in an orgy. Is that not provocative? Of course it is. But the body count was zero because Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, and Jews are not bloodthirsty psychotics.
And yesterday, more peaceful Muslims stormed yet more embassies, one of them being the German embassy in Sudan. The Muslims planted the Islamic flag at the site and set the building aflame. It’s been assumed that they chose the German embassy because German Chancellor Angela Merkel, bless her heart, gave an award to the aforementioned Danish cartoonist who dared draw Mohammed.
We know who the problem is and it is most certainly not non-Muslims. If Christians were as “peaceful” as Muslims are, every church in America with a picture of Jesus would be a smoldering ash heap.