Via Al Ahram English:

Egyptian protesters on Tuesday took down the American flag from the walls of the US embassy in Cairo during a thousands-strong demonstration held to protest a short film produced by US based Coptic-Christians that critics say demeans Islam and the Prophet Mohammed.

A number of protesters managed to climb atop the walls surrounding the embassy, while others were able to breach the embassy’s garden, where they removed an American flag and replaced it with another one bearing the Islamic declaration of faith: “There is no God but Allah and Mohammed is the Prophet of Allah.”

The Ultras White Knights – hardcore football fans – claimed that members of their group had brought down the US flag. While group members have since retreated from the scene, they say they are planning additional rallies to protest the film.

How did the U.S. Embassy react?

You know where I’m going with this.  The Embassy condemned the creators of the film, not the people who stormed the Embassy:

(added) It’s unclear if the press release was before or after the storming, but there is no press release condemning the storming of the Embassy.

We have seen this film before.

Embassy storming Tweet of Day (so far):

Update: Michael Patrick Leahy at has more:

When Barack Obama hailed the Arab spring last year and hastened the exit of Egyptian strongman and long time US ally Mubarak, the Administration predicted the policy would bear fruit.

Today, on the eleventh anniversary of 9-11, it has.


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