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U.S. Embassy Apologizes for Offensive Speech of Anti-Islamic Terry Jones

Staff and Crew of Anti-Islamic Film Say They Were ‘Grossly Misled’

The 80 cast and crew members involved in the making of the movie that has roiled much of the Islamic world said Wednesday they were “grossly misled” about its intent and expressed sorrow over the resulting violence.

“The entire cast and crew are extremely upset and feel taken advantage of by the producer,” they said in a statement to CNN about the movie, “Innocence of Muslims.”

“We are 100% not behind this film and were grossly misled about its intent and purpose,” continued the statement, which was sent to CNN by a member of the production staff who asked not to be identified for security reasons. “We are shocked by the drastic rewrites of the script and lies that were told to all involved. We are deeply saddened by the tragedies that have occurred.”

Terry Jones, the Florida pastor whose Quran-burning last year sparked deadly riots in Afghanistan, said he had been contacted to help distribute the film.

Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, called Jones on Wednesday to ask him to withdraw his support for the film, according to Col. David Lapan, Dempsey’s spokesman.

“Jones’ support of the film risks causing more violence and death,” Lapan said.

Facebook sprouted several pages dedicated to condemning the film, including one called “Israelis, Jews & Americans Against Sam Bacile’s ‘Innocence of Muslims’ Film.”

A post on that page simply said: “IM-Bacile.”

CNN / 13.9.2012

US Embassies in Egypt and Libya Attacked after Anti-Islamic Movie

An American State Department employee was killed in Benghazi, Libya, today, when Libyans stormed the U.S. consulate, angry about a U.S. movie reportedly linked to controversial Pastor Terry Jones.

Anger over the film that some believe insults the Prophet Muhammad also led to protests in Cairo, where demonstrators climbed the walls of the U.S. embassy, took down the American flag and replaced it with a black flag.

“I condemn in the strongest terms the attack on our mission in Benghazi today,” Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in a statement released tonight. “As we work to secure our personnel and facilities, we have confirmed that one of our State Department officers was killed. We are heartbroken by this terrible loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and those who have suffered in this attack.”

According to The Atlantic and Egyptian media, the movie is called “Mohammed, Prophet of the Muslims” and was produced by Jones, the controversial Florida preacher whose Koran burning in March 2011 led to the deadly violence in Afghanistan.

Egyptian media also reported that two Egyptians from the Christian minority Coptic group had helped with the movie. Clips in Arabic and English have been released on YouTube.

In a statement, the U.S. embassy said it condemned “the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims.”

abcnews / 11.9.2012

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“Kürt’üz, Vatan için Ölürüz”

Mardin’in Nusaybin ilçesinde PKK’lı teröristlerin yola döşediği patlayıcıyı imha ederken şehit düşen Astsubay Kıdemli Başçavuş Coşkun Göl’ün (35) cenazesi, memleketi Elazığ’da toprağa verildi. Evli, 2 çocuk babası şehit Göl için dün Onurlar Camisi’nde cenaze töreni düzenlendi. Yaklaşık 3 bin kişinin katıldığı törende şehit annesi Hüsniye Göl, “2 oğlum var, yine olsa yine feda ederim. Vatanıma canım kurban olsun feda ederim. Ben oğluma kurban olurum oğlumun yeri cennet olsun” diye ağladı. Şehit eşi Şahide Göl de eşinin tabutunun yanına gelerek önce fotoğrafını öptü, ardından tabuta karanfil bıraktı. Coşkun Göl’ün özel güvenlik görevlisi olan ağabeyi Cengiz Göl ise şunları söyledi: “BDP’nin başı Selahattin Demirtaş’a seslenmek istiyorum: Ben bir Kürt’üm, Kürtlüğümle gurur duyuyorum, çünkü vatanımın, ay yıldızımın içerisinde kardeşim canını verdi. Ben de canımı verirdim. Bizde bir ayrımcılık yok. Bir devlet her şeyden önce bir Kürt’ü astsubay yapar mı? Bak biz olduk. Devletimiz bir tanedir. Biz hiçbir zaman kendimizi yabancı, sahipsiz hissetmedik. Yaşasın Türkiye devleti, yaşasın Türk insanı.

Hürriyet / 28.2.2012

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