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  • Egyptians clash with police near U.S. embassy

    September 14, 2012 | 8:50 am

    Egyptians angry at a film they said was blasphemous to Islam clashed on Friday in Cairo for a third day with police who blocked the way to the U.S. embassy, where demonstrators climbed the walls and tore down the American flag earlier this week.

    "God is Greatest" and "There is no...

  • Egyptian admits involvement with anti-Islam film, Jewish connection seems unlikely

    September 13, 2012 | 9:46 am

    He’s not a Jew.

    At least, that’s the latest on the man behind the anti-Islam film, "Innocence of Muslims," that has fueled attacks on U.S. diplomatic installations in Libya, Egypt and Yemen, leaving the U.S. ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens, dead. 

    The filmmaker...

  • As protests rage over anti-Muslim movie, the cast claims it was misled by script

    September 13, 2012 | 7:58 am

    Protests over an anti-Muslim film continued outside the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, while in Yemen security guards fired at demonstrators who stormed the U.S. Embassy gates.

    On Thursday in Yemen, the protesters tore down the American flag and burned it, according to reports. The...

  • September 13, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 13, 2012 | 1:29 am

    In-depth

    Islam’s Black Flag Flies over Egypt

    Raymond Ibrahim of Algemeiner raps the Obama administration for its reluctance to condemn radical Islamic terrorists following the attacks on American diplomats. 

    Interestingly, while very concerned about the “religious feelings...

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  • Media misled in anti-Islam filmmaker story

    By Tom Tugend

    September 12, 2012 | 3:28 pm

    A film insulting the prophet Muhammad sparked instant riots in Libya and Egypt on Tuesday, but the alleged facts underpinning the story seem to be collapsing just as quickly.

    Enraged by available clips from the film, which describe Islam as “a cancer” and Muhammad as a homosexual...

  • Reform leader, Jewish groups condemn Libya attack on U.S. envoys

    September 12, 2012 | 2:02 pm

    A top Reform rabbi appeared with Libya's U.S. ambassador and Muslim and Christian leaders condemning the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya and the U.S. Embassy in Egypt, along with the anti-Muslim film that allegedly incited the violence.

    A rocket attack Tuesday in Benghazi...

  • Who Is Sam Bacile?

    By Tom Tugend

    September 12, 2012 | 10:19 am

    A high-ranking Israeli official in Los Angeles said today that after numerous inquiries, it appeared that no one in the Hollywood film industry or in the local Israeli community knew of a Sam Bacile, the supposed director-writer of the incendiary film “Innocence of Muslims.”

    The...

  • Slain U.S. Ambassador Stevens helped nurture Libyan democracy

    September 12, 2012 | 9:13 am

    Christopher Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya killed in the Libyan city Benghazi, was deeply involved in the transition of the North African state and had been U.S. envoy to the rebels who overthrew strongman Muammar Gadhafi last year.

    Stevens, 52, who had been ambassador to...