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Bill O'Reilly: More Americans murdered by militant Muslims

Talking Points 9/12

 

By Bill O'Reilly

So right off the bat I've offended the far-left. They don't want the facts reported about the Islamic jihad. They don't want to hear about the followers of Allah who kill in the name of their religion.

Well that's tough. My job is to tell you the truth.

In Libya, 52-year-old Christopher Stevens, the American ambassador to that country was murdered last night along with three other American citizens. Fox News has obtained information that those killings were apparently planned. Not a spontaneous demonstration.

But in Egypt the situation was very different as hundreds of Muslims attacked the U.S. Embassy because some crank here in America put out an anti-Muslim video. Because of the Internet, that kind of stuff goes worldwide very quickly and the video gave those nuts in Cairo an excuse to turn violent.

To try to head that off, the U.S. embassy there issued a statement saying quote, "The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions", unquote. Again, that statement was issued before, before the American Embassy was attacked last night.

Now, as "Talking Points" stated yesterday, Muslim fanatics will use any excuse to attack not only Americans but anyone they consider to be an infidel. There is no question about that.

And it is the responsibility of the Egyptian government to protect the American embassy. The Egyptian government did not do that so they must be held accountable.

Back here, the issue is clearly being used in the presidential campaign. Here is what Mitt Romney said about the U.S. embassy statement.

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ROMNEY: They clearly sent mixed messages to the world and -- and the statement that came from the administration -- and the embassy is the administration -- the statement that came from the administration was a -- was a statement which is akin to apology and I think was a -- a severe miscalculation.

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O'REILLY: Now, I'm not sure the Governor is correct on that. The embassy was trying to head off the violence, being conciliatory in that kind of a situation seems logical. But, after the fact, after the attack on the embassy, I believe the USA should be much stronger than what President Obama said from the White House.

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OBAMA: Today we mourn four more Americans who represent the very best of the United States of America. We will not waiver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act. And make no mistake... justice will be done.

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O'REILLY: But what kind of justice, Mr. President? The Libyan government is chaotic. No central authority there. And what will you do with the Egyptian government? We're giving it $1.5 billion a year, for what? So our embassy can be attacked? They could have stopped it. On February 6th, 2011 I discussed the militant situation in Egypt with Mr. Obama.

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O'REILLY: The Muslim Brotherhood grave concern to a lot of people -- are they a threat to the USA?

OBAMA: I think that the Muslim Brotherhood is one faction in Egypt. They don't have majority support in Egypt. They are -- but they are well- organized and there are strains of their ideology that are anti-U.S.

What I want is a representative government in Egypt and I have confidence that if Egypt moves in an orderly transition process that we'll have a government in Egypt that we can work with together as a partner.

O'REILLY: Those are tough boys, the Muslim Brotherhood I wouldn't want them anywhere near that government.

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O'REILLY: Well I hate to say this but I was right and the President was wrong. The Muslim Brotherhood dominates the Egyptian government right now. And I'm actually sorry that my prognostication came true.

"Talking Points" is fed up with Americans who sympathize with the Muslim world. There are far too many fanatics who persecute far too many people including their own. Women are battered, denied human rights and any dissent can result in execution. The Muslim governments themselves are responsible to control people like this.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Don't make our people angry because they will kill. They will fight. They will do such a situation. This is the situation because of the Americans that cannot -- they want to say something that will hurt our prophet.

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O'REILLY: Going forward, America should now suspend its aid to Egypt. Deduct the cause of the damage to the American embassy, secure an apology from Cairo and let them know that attacks on Americans inside Egypt simply will not be tolerated.

And that's "The Memo."