Friday, September 14, 2012

Special Report: Presidents statement about phone call to Egyptian President Morsi

Obama reiterated his belief in censoring speech that pokes at Islam, "The President said that he rejects efforts to denigrate Islam..." The question of the day is; what type of efforts would he support to insure there was no "denigration of Islam?"

Any comments, Mr. President?

From bzapt September 13

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

September 12, 2012

Readout of President Obama’s Call with Egyptian President Morsi

The President called Egyptian President Morsi today to review the strategic partnership between the United States and Egypt, and our ongoing efforts to strengthen bilateral economic and security cooperation. Given recent events, and consistent with our interest in a relationship based on mutual interests and mutual respect, President Obama underscored the importance of Egypt following through on its commitment to cooperate with the United States in securing U.S. diplomatic facilities and personnel. The President said that he rejects efforts to denigrate Islam, but underscored that there is never any justification for violence against innocents and acts that endanger American personnel and facilities. President Morsi expressed his condolences for the tragic loss of American life in Libya and emphasized that Egypt would honor its obligation to ensure the safety of American personnel.

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