Hundreds of Israeli and Palestinian Authority Muslims used the sacred Temple Mount Friday to burn the French flag in protest of the Charles Hebdo satirical magazine caricature this week of the Prophet Mohammed.
The cartoon depicts him crying over the murders of 12 people at the magazine’s office and shows a banner proclaiming, “All is forgiven.”
While Muslims in Jerusalem protested by burning the French flagon the Temple Mount, their brethren in Asia, Africa and Europe set fire to churches and raided shops run by Christians in Niger, attacked police n Algiers and Jordan, and burned the French flag in Pakistan.
It no longer is the “occupation” and the “Zionist enemy” that are the targets of angry Muslims.
The burning of the French flag on the holy site of the Temple Mount, as a response to the attack on Charles Hebdo journalists, has exposed, once again, that a large number of Israeli and Palestinian Authority Muslims act in the name of religion and not for a Palestinian Authority state.
The protesters on Friday screamed:
Burn it burn it! ….. in the cause of God. Allah the greatest. Prophet Mohammed is our leader forever.
God. Allah. The Prophet Mohammed.
Everything is in the name of God, but President Barack Obama and his counterpart in France don’t see it that way.
The French government last week continued to placate Muslims. President Françoise Holland declared, that Muslims were “the first victims of fanaticism, fundamentalism and intolerance.”
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls had a bit more common sense and said that France is in “a war against terrorism, against jihadism, against radical Islam, against everything that is aimed at breaking fraternity, freedom, solidarity.”
That is more than President Barack Obama can admit.
He was careful not use the “M” word when he denounced the attacks in France and said:
The fact that this was an attack on journalists, attack on our free press, also underscores the degree to which these terrorists fear freedom of speech and freedom of the press.
But the one thing that I’m very confident about is that the values that we share with the French people, a belief — a universal belief in the freedom of expression, is something that can’t be silenced because of the senseless violence of the few.
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest explained that radical Islam was not mentioned because “these terrorists are individuals who would like to cloak themselves in the veil of a particular religion.”
Obama’s position suggests that if a Muslim kills anyone in a terrorist attack, he is not acting as a Muslim.
And does the president think that any Muslim who burns the French flag in the name of Allah is not acting as a Muslim?