President Obama today condemned as “senseless violence” the attacks on the nation’s Libyan embassy that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans, but he said the U.S. “rejects efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others.”
The statement appears to blame free speech instead of the perpetrators of the violence, charged several experts on Islam and jihad.
“In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Obama’s foreign policy supports the savage,” wrote Pamela Geller on her Atlas Shrugs website.
She noted that Obama’s criticism of free speech echoed a statement issued earlier by the U.S. Embassy in Egypt, which said, “We condemn the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims.”
Geller said Obama effectively is “sanctioning Islam’s blasphemy laws, which forbid criticism of Islam.”