Iran Sides With Obama Administration in Seeking to Punish Video Maker

Posted by on Sep 17, 2012 at 9:03 am

Thanks to the media and the Obama administration, they’ve now got their target in the crosshairs.

Iran vowed to track down and punish the makers of a videp mocking the Prophet Mohammad in the first state-sponsored threat to the people behind the inflamatory footage.

The video made in California and posted on YouTube portrayed the Prophet Mohammad as a womaniser and a fool. It has ignited a week of violent protests across the Muslim world.

“The government of the Islamic Republic of Iran condemns … this inappropriate and offensive action,” First Vice-President Mohammad Reza Rahimi said, according to the Mehr news agency.

“Certainly it will search for, track, and pursue this guilty person who … has insulted 1.5 billion Muslims in the world.”

The Islamic Republic’s founder, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, condemned to death the Indian-born British novelist Salman Rushdie in 1989 for his novel “The Satanic Verses,” saying its depiction of the Prophet Mohammad was blasphemous.

Iranian officials have demanded that the United States apologise to Muslims for the movie, saying it is only the latest in a series of Western insults aimed at Islam’s holy figures.

Um, they’ve already repeatedly apologized. Don’t these folks get the Jay Carney pressers?

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4 Responses to “Iran Sides With Obama Administration in Seeking to Punish Video Maker”

  1. Chipperoo on 17/17/12 at 11:40 am

    search for, track and pursue this guilty person

    And what do they intend to do once they find him? Is a fatwa expected from some dirt bag ayatollah? Was it lost in the mail?

  2. MT Geoff on 17/17/12 at 12:12 pm

    Howdy Blue Hen
    Last I heard, Salman Rushdie was living — still with guards 30 years later — in England, not the US. He visits here at times.
    The Iranian spy agencies have been known to kill people outside of Iran. Granted, so has Mossad. There are a number of Iranians in the US and other Muslims, of course, a few of whom may be willing to try to kill not only Mr. Nadoula but anyone else they believe is involved in this production.
    Once on the Net, forever on the Net. There’s virtually no way to erase this video now.

  3. JamesMc on 17/17/12 at 2:23 pm

    “The government of the Islamic Republic of Iran condemns … this inappropriate and offensive action,” First Vice-President Mohammad Reza Rahimi said, according to the Mehr news agency.
    For a rational person, the offensive action he spoke would have been torching an embassy and murder. And not a cheesy you-tube video. Further, we have a State dept. that’s determined that this is a rational grievance. Shame.