Wednesday, 19 September 2012



Anti-Islam movie, West’s conspiracy against Muslim world: Analyst
Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:15PM GMT

Interview with Mark Glenn, from the Crescent and Cross Solidarity Movement

So the notion that this is a conspiracy source, absolutely this [yes]. It was done to inflame the Islamic world so as to further propagandize the West into making war against the Middle Eastern countries."
Outrage and anti-US sentiment are growing across the Muslim world over the controversial movie that insults Prophet Mohammad (PBUH).

Anti-US demonstrations, which began on September 11 over the anti-Islam film, have been held across the Muslim world, with protesters storming US embassies and torching US flags.

Over a dozen people have already been killed in protests since the release of the film. 

Press TV has conducted an interview with Mark Glenn, from the Crescent and Cross Solidarity Movement, to further discuss the issue. What follows is an approximate transcription of the interview.

Press TV: Mr. Glenn, protests are gaining momentum around the world and more and more people are coming to this belief that this move, this insulting movie, was more likely to be a deliberate act of conspiracy.

Glenn: Yes, I think that is exactly what it was and I think that the people responsible for putting this together, their reasons for doing it are self-evident. They want the world to witness these uprisings and these protests taking place as a means of defaming Islam and painting the Muslims as violent, irrational people.

You know (blipped) … is saying this that the Christian in the West because it is not my religion that has been attacked in this per se but when I would counsel those in these, [all I want to do] is to take a step back and to understand that what they are doing by participating in these things is that they are giving their enemies all of the ammunition that they need in order to take Islam as a violent, irrational religion followed by violent irrational people and all of this being on a course in order to justify the military brutality that has taken place in the past, that is taking place now and will take place in the future if these evil doers are given a free hand to do it.
So the notion that this is a conspiracy source, absolutely this [yes]. It was done to inflame the Islamic world so as to further propagandize the West into making war against the Middle Eastern countries.

Press TV: So what you are saying is that actually this was a conspiracy for Muslims to play in the hands of their enemies. Well, there are questions also surrounding the timing of the insulting movie, its coincidence with 9/11 and the US elections is also a month to go there.

Glenn: Yes, absolutely. You know, in 11 years since 9/11, there have been no terrorist attacks in the United States. And so the American people are beginning to ask questions: Why are we still at war? Why are young people so being set off to fight in these theatres such as Iraq and Afghanistan? You know, Osama bin Laden is dead; there have been no terrorist attacks; we are going bankrupt fighting these wars. Perhaps it is time to bring our troops home and to go back to peace and prosperity.
And so these organized pro-war interests, Zionist interest, organized Jewish interest-- whatever you want to call them-- they have to from time to time remind the American people why they are going bankrupt fighting these wars and why they should continue to go bankrupt fighting these wars and so that is exactly what this entire stunt in making this movie was all about, was to bring the American people back to the morning of 9/11 of 2001 and also in order to set the stage for further military action, unfortunately, against your own country of Iran.

I think that this entire debacle that is taking place that the main bull’s-eye in this thing, I mean the big agenda here that is being pushed is to prepare the mind of the American people so that they will sign on to increase military adventures against Iran.


P.S.  Many lives were lost uselessly after Jewish sponsored renegade Salman Rushdie released his SATANIC VERSES attacking Muhammad and Muslims and blaspheming Islam!  For outraging Muslims around the world and causing the deaths of many, Salman Rushdie was knighted by the Freemasonic and Druidic German Squatter Queen of B’rit’ain!    B’rit in “Hebrew” means Covenant or Contract and the B’rit’ish monarchs retrace their roots to King David, the Lion of Judah and the Jewish Qabbalah. (BAFS)


“As The War Drums Beat”

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Merlin Miller, President–Americana Pictures

I contemplate my recent trip to the Islamic Republic of Iran and ask myself who wants war between America and Iran. I quickly surmise that it is not the American people, nor the Iranian people, but globalists (international bankers and their multinational beneficiaries). They control Israel, the American media and most of our politicians…and by extension our foreign policy.

My journey to this exotic and little understood land began with an invitation to “New Horizon – The First International Independent Filmmakers Festival”. It was a conference and festival held in Tehran from September 2nd through September 7th. Filmmakers and intellectuals from around the world attended. It was one of the most stimulating experiences that I have ever had and an effective bridge between diverse cultures and perspectives – with the purpose of promoting truth, justice, liberty, and peace.

This initiative was undertaken, not by America or other world leaders, but by a country unfairly besieged with sanctions and threats of war. My observations were in stark contrast to the perceptions of most Americans. What I experienced was a devout country with a love of God, family, and nation – and an uncompromising respect for the noblest of human endeavors. 

As I write this, a giant, beautiful book, Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, lies next to me. Khayyam’s wonderful poems have survived the test of time and are a testament to the normally peaceful spirit of the Persian people. This treasure was given to me by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Inside its back cover, he inscribed the following for me (transcribed from Farsi):
In the name of God who loves human beings.
 My dear brother:

I, you, we and all of us are pursuing truth and happiness for human beings, which is unfortunately a victim of world powers.
This is a historical opportunity to undermine all inhuman relations and put an end to prejudices, which have questioned the truths and separates them, to build a new beautiful world based on love, justice and beauty.
This is a historical and certainly achievable objective. It only needs our hands, minds and hearts to join each other.
I pray Great God to bless you, who love humanity and wish success for all. I hope to meet you in a better future.

M. Ahmadinejad

September 8, 2012
I found President Ahmadinejad to be a humble man with a firm handshake and intense, intelligent eyes. Despite his courteous and dignified bearing, he has been regularly berated, and routinely misrepresented, by a controlled western media. Is their demonization justified, or has he been targeted as the lone political figure standing against Zionist powers? This is my attempt to represent truths, such that the world might have a better understanding of Iran, its people, and its leadership.

The Iranian people are similar to Europeans in appearance…a beautiful people, poised and kind. Their women wear clothing which modestly cover them, but in elegant fashion and with serene faces that are usually exposed. They return smiles and are not treated as second class citizens, as we have been conditioned to believe. In fact, they outnumber men in higher education enrollments. There is no profanity and women are safe on any Tehran street – at any time of day or night. The influences of western civilization have not been totally removed, but the Iranians resist the decadence of cultural-Marxism. I attribute this largely to their faith and love of family. I was surprised to discover that the Islamic faith actually honors Jesus and Christianity. However, through Zionist media control, policy dictates, and other manipulations, the Christian world is incessantly convinced that Muslims should be our enemies and that we should be theirs.
Muslims look with jaundiced eye upon the outrageous media lies and perpetual assaults on their faith and culture. Hollywood’s promotion of twisted films can provoke extremist reactions, and we are then led to believe that Muslims are all radicals. We never question the bizarre promotion of these divisive, Zionist inspired productions, or the actions of multinational interests in the internal affairs of sovereign Islamic nations. Were we to look honestly at the many false portrayals, we would see remarkable similarities to how our Christian communities have also been assaulted – increasingly with contempt and disrespect by these same Zionist and Cultural Marxist propagandists. They seek a globalist new world order – devoid of the diversity and freedoms associated with independent nation states.

As I wandered from the festival grounds to meet people on the streets, I found them to be most helpful and without animosity – despite my obvious American nationality. I enjoyed their exotic food and came to appreciate the craftsmanship of their products. The only negative sensation that I had was in witnessing the mad house traffic situation in Tehran. A city of 15 million, it has grown faster that it’s infrastructure. Despite this, the city is thriving with new construction and beautiful parks and monuments – which reflect a noble and accomplished people. The Iranians seemingly love Americans, but are rightly concerned and critical of our irrational and invasive government policies. The common response seems to be “why would your country want to attack us?”

The current condemnation of Iran is supposedly due to the possibility that they may develop nuclear weapons. We should all work for a world free from nuclear threat, but the sovereignty of nations must also be respected. Iran is signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and has opened their facilities for inspection, declaring their interest is for energy development only. No evidence to the contrary has been shown, and Iran’s Supreme Leader, the Ayatollah Khamenei condemns nuclear weaponry – actually declaring a “Fatwa” against them – as it is contrary to their nation’s faith. However, Israel, their chief accuser (and architect behind the campaign to falsely accuse Iraq of possessing “weapons of mass destruction”), is believed to possess over 300 nuclear weapons. Israel is not signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and has no intention of sharing information or opening their facilities for inspection – yet America continues to march to their fanatical war drums against others. Why is there no pressure on Israel to meet the same standards and why are we imposing “sanctions” against a nation that has done us no wrong? It is a preliminary act of war, and only imposed because Israeli lobbies demand it of our lap-dog politicians, who incredibly serve Zionist interests rather than the American people.

Iran is a strategic rival for regional hegemony in the resource rich middle-east and has stood strong for Islamic unity. They also courageously and most justifiably call for an end to the Palestinian occupation – the ruthless suppression of an enslaved people, largely funded by America. There is no greater injustice than that being perpetrated against the Palestinian people. World condemnation, through the United Nations is consistently blocked by U.S. actions on the Security Council. As a result, the Non Aligned Nations Movement (NAM) is growing as an alternative to the UN. Its recent success is not generally reported in Western media, but 120 nations came together in Tehran the week before the New Horizon Film Festival – in unity and in opposition to the evils of the Israeli occupation of Palestine. The Secretary General of the United Nations even attended, as well as observers from Russia and China. The Palestinian occupation and Israeli aggressions (including “false flag” operations against other nations) are at the root of the discontents for Zionism.

As President Ahmadinejad gave me copy of Khayyam’s works, I gave him copy of my western motion picture, “Jericho”, and my political book, “Our Vision for America”. When I asked him what messages I might convey to the American people, he indicated “truths” and “Iran’s desire for peace”. Through lies and evil acts, Globalists and Zionists falsely portray Iran, as they seek conflict between nations. I later told him that our State Department should be meeting with Iran’s leaders and not depending on the initiatives of private citizens, like me. However, I hope that he and the Iranian people take hope in the prospect that many patriotic Americans are awakening to the evils that have consumed us, even while our politicians continue to betray the otherwise good spirit and traditions of the American people. Growing numbers seek answers that might save America and truly promote world peace.

Americans do not want war, and are beginning to realize that our politicians, of both major parties, initiate these actions against the wishes of the American people – and in accord with the intrigues of international bankers and their Zionist agents. It is time we stopped them by creating alternatives in politics, and in media. Iran sees the need and is taking appropriate initiatives, and so should America.

I went to Iran to promote the prospects for producing “False Flag”, a critically important motion picture. I returned to America more committed than ever to produce this political thriller and, through commercial entertainment, help awaken a sleeping America. Vital truths must be revealed so that new evils are not perpetrated against the people of America and Iran, with destructive effects resonating throughout the world. I also return committed to building a viable third party, which will represent traditional working class Americans, rather than perpetuating a corrupt two party system, which serves special global interests. God willing, my answer to the courageous efforts of President Ahmadinejad is “I also hope to meet you in a better future”.

Merlin Miller is a West Point graduate, US Army veteran, engineer, writer, filmmaker ( and 2012 Presidential candidate (

 I have not known British pharmacists to be independant or free to sell anything they want. They can sell only producst that the Jewish and other pharmaceutical barons provide them with - apart from some current items like chocolate, chewing gum, napies, tooth paste, soap, combs, etc.
KEVIN is right! I have read in a Playboy magazine in the seventies that Admiral Elmo Zumwalt categorically said that he would DISOBEY any order that goes AGAINST HIS CHRISTIAN CONSCIENCE!


  1. #1 by bajajoes on September 20, 2012 - 12:04 am
    Nothing could incite more anti-semitism than an unprovoked attack by isreal on Iran that drags the US into war! Netanyahu’s name will be equated as a 21′st century Hitler!
    I hope the Isreali people do something to rein him in before Isreal is destroyed….forever!

  2. #2 by B.A.Frémaux-Soormally on September 20, 2012 - 2:03 am
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    Iran’s Supreme Leader, the Ayatollah Khamenei condemns nuclear weaponry – actually declaring a “Fatwa” against them – as it is contrary to their nation’s faith.

    This is one truth that has always been kept away from the public: THAT ISLAM FORBIDS WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION! 

    Beautiful article and a rare gem!


    1. #6 by B.A.Frémaux-Soormally on September 20, 2012 - 12:33 pm

      CHAPTER I – “TEACHER, WHAT GOOD MUST I DO…? ” (Mt 19:16)

      – Christ and the answer to the question about morality

      “Someone came to him…” (Mt 19:16)

      6. The dialogue of Jesus with the rich young man, related in the nineteenth chapter of Saint Matthew’s Gospel, can serve as a useful guide for listening once more in a lively and direct way to his moral teaching: “Then someone came to him and said, ‘Teacher, what good must I do to have eternal life?’ And he said to him, ‘Why do you ask me about what is good? There is only one who is good. If you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments. ‘He said to him, ‘Which ones?’ And Jesus said,

      ‘You shall not murder;
      You shall not commit adultery;
      You shall not steal;
      You shall not bear false witness;
      Honour your father and mother; also,
      You shall love your neighbour as yourself.’

      The young man said to him, ‘I have kept all these; what do I still lack?’ Jesus said to him,
      ‘If you wish to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me’
      (Mt 19:16-21).13

      Note that in the very First Commandment (God’s, not Jesus’s!) the Pope has changed the word KILL into that of MURDER, which is the correct translation as made by the “Hebrews” or today’s JEWS. For nearly 2,000 years Rome had preached the wrong religion.

      Now, Catholics are allowed TO KILL, but not MURDER! So, KILLING Arabs, Muslims, Palestinians and other defenceless nations on earth amounts just to KILLING which is no more stressed as before!

      This position of Rome is in contradiction with Saint Paul’s teachings who got rid of the Mosaic Law, nailing it to the Cross! And, by that one magical stroke, the Pope has also got rid of the doctrine of TURN THE OTHER CHEEK, which was a fallacy anyway!

      Until Christians do not start thinking BY THEMSELVES and not stop listening blindly to Churches and Popes, they will never be obeying God’s Commandments!

      Thank God, in Islam, we do not need Churches or Popes to tell humankind what to believe or not and what to do or not.

      But, after Council Vatican II, Rome and the Churches worldwide sold out to Zionism and the International Jewish Mafia!

      20 September 2012

    2. #7 by B.A.Frémaux-Soormally on September 20, 2012 - 3:39 pm

      #6 by B.A.Frémaux-Soormally on September 20, 2012 – 12:33 pm
      “Thank God, in Islam, we do not need Churches or Popes to tell humankind what to believe or not and what to do or not.”

      SATAN: But, can’t you see, you fool, that even when Muslims know EXACTLY what to believe and what to do, they still believe in and do the wrong things, EXACTLY the way I want things to be done! I have got them all EXACTLY where I want, those stupid Godly Christians and Godly Muslims, those hypocrites and money-loving fake Believers, those cowards and treacherous Paradise lovers?

      BAFS: Unfortunately, I do see what you mean, O Master of this wretched world! But, let’s see what your adversary God has in store for His own Creation, the Good, the Evil and the Ugly! Isn’t it strange that you the Devil should obey God faithfully by doing the maximum of evil on earth and mislead His creation whereas Believers in God would disobey Him to such an extent that they now face total annihilation?

      SATAN: So, tell me, you Earthling, WHO IS THE BEST OF PLANNERS, God or Me! Who is greater, God or me?

      BAFS: Are you serious, O Master of this world? Do you want me to blaspheme? But, as you say, they well deserve their fate, don’t they? All our good and saintly people are being murdered one by one and we keep drinking Coca-Cola, watching television, football, and sing to the tune of the Kosher Nostra! Whole nations of nice people that were never contaminated by the diabolical West have now completey disapperared.

      SATAN: This is nothing, just wait and see!

      BAFS: Well, I will wait no more as my time is almost up and I leave it to our progeny if there will be any left with good health, a free mind and humanity in their heart.

      Thursday 20th of September 2012

      Actress in anti-Muslim movie sues for its removal online; sues filmmaker for fraud

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      LOS ANGELES, Calif. - An actress who appears in the anti-Muslim film that has sparked riots in the Middle East is suing the filmmaker for fraud and slander and suing Google to try to get the movie’s trailer removed online.
      Cindy Lee Garcia’s lawsuit filed Wednesday in Los Angeles claims the actress was duped by Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the man behind “Innocence of Muslims” who has been forced into hiding since its 14-minute trailer rose to prominence last week. She was unaware of the film’s anti-Muslim content and said the pages of the script she received had no mention of the prophet Muhammad, according to her complaint.
      The lawsuit states Garcia responded to an ad and thought she was appearing in an ancient Egyptian adventure film, which was altered to give it an anti-Islamic message.
      “The film is vile and reprehensible,” Garcia’s attorney, M. Cris Armenta, wrote in the document.
      “This lawsuit is not an attack on the First Amendment nor on the right of Americans to say what they think, but does request that the offending content be removed from the Internet,” the complaint states. Garcia’s attorneys plan to seek an injunction against the film Thursday in a Los Angeles court.
      Garcia has received death threats since the trailer began drawing attention, and her suit states she no longer is able to visit her grandchildren as a result. It has also harmed her reputation and caused “shame, mortification, and hurt feelings,” the suit states.
      An email sent to Google seeking comment was not immediately returned. The search giant owns YouTube and has blocked users in Saudi Arabia, Libya and Egypt from viewing the “Innocence of Muslims” trailer. It has also blocked the video from being viewed in Indonesia and India because it violates laws in those countries.
      A man who answered the phone at the law offices of Steven Seiden, who represents Nakoula on any criminal repercussions he may face, declined comment. He said Seiden does not represent Nakoula, who is on probation for a bank fraud case in which he opened 600 fraudulent credit accounts, in civil matters.
      According to the terms of his probation, Nakoula was allowed to only access websites with the permission of probation officials and for work purposes. It is unclear who uploaded the film to the site.
      The lawsuit also names Sam Bacile, an alias that Nakoula gave to The Associated Press after the trailer was linked to protests that have since killed at least 30 people in seven countries, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya.

      “Charlie Hebdo” is a weekly French satirical pornographic magazine for perverts and popular atheist consumption, sold freely in all newspaper outlets and within easy reach of teenagers. 

        It is said to be “satirical” magazine only because France is ruled by the Devil himself, the morally bankrupt Judeo-Christian, Judeo-Protestant, and Laïque (Secular) Marxist left, and Israelist Jews like Laurent Fabius (former Prime Minister of Zionist France who is now drumming for war against Iran!) and Nicolas Sarkozy (former Knesset puppet President of Zionist France who too wants war with all Arabs and all Muslims worldwide). 

      The same Israelist Jew Laurent Fabius teamed up with Communist Gayssot and passed Fabius-Gayssot Law outlawing any criticism of the Holocaust (or of Israel), but is in favour of “freedom of speech” when Islam, Muslims and Arabs are demonised and the French populace is incited to hatred and violence against Muslims in France and worldwide!  Or when the Pope and Catholics are demonised.

      “Charlie Hebdo” is a weekly satirical pornographic magazine even if most depictions are cartoon like.  Literature deemed as pornographic does not have to be illustrated with real photographs of male and female prostitutes or whores to de described as pornographic!  “Charlie Hebdo” started as Hara-Kiri (a satirical porn magazine, which was banned), then Hara-Kiri Hebdo Weekly which was banned again. 

      In one of the Hara-Kiri issues, on the cover John Paul II was shown (having sex?) with naked or half naked nuns, but I cannot confirm the details of the cover depiction. 

      However, I still have a copy of Hara-Kiri Hebdo which I purchased for 10 francs (£1 then in English money) in Gare-du-Nord during one of my travels (sold to any Tom, Dick and Harry!), Hara-Kiri Hebdo, Wednesday, Number 3 released at the time of the European orchestrated mass rape of Muslim women and girls in Bosnia Herzegovina in the nineties.  The European Union was then led by British Prime Minister John Major and the Europeans were behind the ethnic cleansing of Muslims in the Balkans at the behest of Israel and the US.

      On the cover of that Hara-Kiri issue we see some 20 cartoons of naked women being raped and with sperm all over their body, front and back, and the title: “SERBS MORE POWERFUL THAN PATRICK BRUEL!  Patrick Bruel is a French Jewish Supremacist! 

      The cover depicts a Cartoon Serb Soldier with a huge naked male organ shouting:

      “Send me more sperm.  My balls are empty!” 

      And, the raped Muslim women coming and screaming:

       “more…continue, please…more…more…oh yes, more…yea…oh yea…yes, yes more…yes, continue, please…for heaven’s sake, put it in again…”  

      On page 3 of the same issue, we see the photographs of the editor of Hara-Kiri Georges Bernier aka “Professor Shoron” and of three naked women holding their legs up and showing their genitals wide open with a caption saying they were “authentic” Bosnian women with banners attached to their legs saying:

      1. We demand courting before the act
      2. Our body is not a motorway
      3. Down with penetrations by surprise

      This is the type of filth that Jewish Zionist France enjoys with the blessings of the Catholic Church and the Vatican and of the entire West!

      Now, you must have a clear idea of what “Charlie Hebdo” really is!

      As for the demonstrations of outrage in public with the burning of flags, I am totally against, but it is impossible to prevent some more vulnerable people (like in all countries, Muslims or not) from feeling so outraged as to commit some irrational acts.  Anyway, it is not because of such public demonstrations of anger that make the West go and bomb Muslim countries and plunder their wealth!
      Bon appétit with the French Jewish Marxist porn!


      P.S. THIS IS WESTERN CIVILISATION!  Competitors in Brazil's Miss Bum Bum pageant

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      New French cartoons inflame prophet film tensions

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      France stepped up security Wednesday at its embassies across the Muslim world after a French satirical weekly revived a formula that it has already used to capture attention: Publishing crude, lewd caricatures of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad.

      Wednesday’s issue of the provocative satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, whose offices were firebombed last year, raised concerns that France could face violent protests like the ones targeting theUnited States over an amateur video produced in California that have left at least 30 people dead.

      The drawings, some of which depicted Muhammad naked and in demeaning or pornographic poses, were met with a swift rebuke by the French government, which warned the magazine could be inflaming tensions, even as it reiterated France’s free speech protections.
      The principle of freedom of expression “must not be infringed,”Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said, speaking on France Interradio.

      But he added: “Is it pertinent, intelligent, in this context to pour oil on the fire? The answer is no.”

      Anger over the film “Innocence of Muslims” has fueled violent protests from Asia to Africa. In the Lebanese port city of Tyre, tens of thousands of people marched in the streets Wednesday, chanting “Oh, America, you are God’s enemy!”

      Worried France might be targeted, the government ordered its embassies, cultural centers, schools and other official sites to close on Friday — the Muslim holy day — in 20 countries. It also immediately shut down its embassy and the French school in Tunisia, the site of deadly protests at theU.S. Embassy last week.

      The French Foreign Ministry issued a travel warning urging French citizens in the Muslim world to exercise “the greatest vigilance,” avoiding public gatherings and “sensitive buildings.”

      The controversy could prove tricky for France, which has struggled to integrate its Muslim population, Western Europe’s largest. Many Muslims believe the Prophet Muhammad should not be depicted at all — even in a flattering way — because it might encourage idolatry.

      Violence provoked by the anti-Islam video, which portrays the prophet as a fraud, womanizer and child molester, began with a Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, then quickly spread toLibya, where an attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi left the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans dead.

      In Washington, White House spokesman Jay Carney said the Obama administration believed the French magazine images “will be deeply offensive to many and have the potential to be inflammatory.”

      “We don’t question the right of something like this to be published,” he said, pointing to the U.S. Constitution’s protections of free expression. “We just question the judgment behind the decision to publish it.”

      In a statement, Arab League chief Nabil Elarabi called the cartoons “provocative and disgraceful” and said their publication added complexity to an already inflamed situation. He said the drawings arose from ignorance of “true Islam and its holy prophet.”

      A lawsuit was filed against Charlie Hebdo hours after the issue hit newsstands, the Paris prosecutor’s office said, though it would not say who filed it. The magazine also said its website had been hacked.

      Riot police took up positions outside the magazine’s offices, which were firebombed last year after it released an edition that mocked radical Islam.

      Chief editor Stephane Charbonnier, who publishes under the pen name “Charb” and has been under police protection for a year, defended the cartoons.

      “Muhammad isn’t sacred to me,” he told The Associated Press. “I don’t blame Muslims for not laughing at our drawings. I live under French law. I don’t live under Quranic law.”

      He said he had no regrets and felt no responsibility for any violence.

      “I’m not the one going into the streets with stones and Kalashnikovs,” he said. “We’ve had 1,000 issues and only three problems, all after front pages about radical Islam.”

      The cartoonist, who goes by the name Luz, also was defiant.

      “We treat the news like journalists. Some use cameras, some use computers. For us, it’s a paper and pencil,” he said. “A pencil is not a weapon. It’s just a means of expression.”

      A small-circulation weekly, Charlie Hebdo often draws attention for ridiculing sensitivity about the Prophet Muhammad. It was acquitted in 2008 by a Paris appeals court of “publicly abusing a group of people because of their religion” following a complaint by Muslim associations.

      The magazine has staked out a sub-genre in France’s varied media universe with its cartoons. Little is sacred, and Wednesday’s issue also featured caricatures of people as varied as Clint Eastwood, an unnamed Roman Catholic cardinal who looked a bit like Pope John Paul II and French President Francois Hollande, a staple.

      At the demonstration in Lebanon, Nabil Kaouk, deputy chief of Hezbollah’s Executive Council, warned the United States and France not to anger Muslims.

      “Be careful of the anger of our nation that is ready to defend the prophet,” he said. “Our hearts are wounded and our chests are full of anger.”

      Nasser Dheini, a 40-year-old farmer, said instead of boosting security at its embassies, France should close down the offending magazine.

      “Freedom of opinion should not be by insulting religions,” said Dheini, carrying his 4-year-old son Sajed.

      Outside the magazine’s Paris offices, a passer-by wearing a traditional Muslim tunic said he was neither surprised nor shocked by the cartoons. He criticized France’s decision to close embassies and schools for fear of protests by extremists.

      “It gives legitimacy to movements that don’t have any,” said Hatim Essoufaly, who was walking his toddler in a stroller.


      Egypt Issues Arrest Warrants for Terry Jones and Anti-Islam Filmmaker

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      On Tuesday, Egypt’s general prosecutor issued eight arrest warrants for anti-Muslim U.S. pastor Terry Jones, producerNakoula Basseley Nakoula and six other Coptic Christiansassociated with the incendiary film Innocence of Muslims, the  The prosecutor’s office says the seven men and one woman could face the death penalty and are charged with “harming national unity, insulting and publicly attacking Islam and spreading false information.” It’s not clear where the other Coptic Christians live (an names them as Adel Riad, Morris Sadek, Nabil Bissada, Esmat Zaklama, Elia Bassily, Ihab Yaacoub and Jack Atallah) but the prosecutor says they are outside of Egypt at the moment. Meanwhile Jones and Nakoula live in the free lands of Florida and California, respectively, where it’s not a crime to make or promote a movie that depicts the prophet Muhammad as an effete homosexual. 

      However, that doesn’t mean their security situation isn’t a major legal headache for U.S. officials. As the U.S. is in a tricky position. “If the government were to overtly protect Nakoula, it could be seen by some as tacit approval of the film, and further enflame protests. Leaving him to fend for himself could have deadly consequences. There are examples of violence against others who have written or spoken against Muhammad.” So far, the government has offered some assistance, in the form of Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies escorting Nakoula to a meeting with probation officials in the dead of night.

      One would assume the U.S. would reject any Egyptian extradition request on First Amendment grounds, which could inflame Egyptian sentiment further. As Lawrence Rosenthal, a professor at Chapman University’s School of Law,  . ‘‘The thing that makes this particularly difficult for the United States is that … we treat what most of us would refer to as hate speech as constitutionally protected speech and Americans don’t appreciate, I think, how unusual this position seems in the rest of the world.” You can say that again.

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