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Obama Runs Apology TV Ad in Pakistan Disavowing YouTube Video and Apologizing for our Free Speech

Posted by FactReal on September 20, 2012

Videos don’t kill people. People kill people. By sending apology and appeasement messages to the Muslim world, the Obama administration is just empowering them and taking away any culpability Islamists have for their own actions. Despite the apology ads, Islamists are rioting and trying to reach the U.S. Embassy in Pakistan.

Just last week, the Obama administration pledged to “never condone terrorism; never make excuses for it.”

On its Facebook page, the U.S. Embassy in Pakistan has the video ad appearing on Pakistani television:

President Obama and Secretary Clinton remark on the video circulating on the Internet. President Obama’s statement is from Washington, DC on September 12 and Secretary Clinton’s remarks are from Morocco on September 13. — in Washington, DC.

Source: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151163196698007
Source: http://www.facebook.com/pakistan.usembassy

The Montreal Gazette reported today:
Pakistan: new television ads with US Embassy seal condemn anti-Islam film and feature Obama

ISLAMABAD — Marked by the U.S. Embassy seal, advertisements condemning an anti-Islam video appeared on Pakistani television on Thursday in an apparent attempt to undercut anger against the United States, where the film was produced. Hundreds of youths, however, clashed with security officials as they tried in vain to reach the embassy in Islamabad amid anger in many countries over the film’s vulgar depiction of the Prophet Muhammad.

The advertisements appear to be an effort by the U.S. government to dampen chaos surrounding the film and undo some of the damage to America’s image in the Muslim world. Violence linked to the movie has left at least 30 people in seven countries dead, including the American ambassador to Libya. Two people have died in protests in Pakistan. […]

The television ads in Pakistan feature clips of President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton during press appearances in Washington in which they condemned the video. Their words were subtitled in Urdu.

“We absolutely reject its content and message,” said Clinton in the advertisement.

A caption on the ad reads: “Paid Content.”

The advertisements end with the seal of the American Embassy in Islamabad, the Pakistani capital. […]

In an email later Thursday, the embassy sent out a link to video of ordinary Americans condemning the anti-Islam film, which appeared on YouTube.

Protests have tapered off in many countries, but in Pakistan on Thursday, more than 2,000 people tried to reach the U.S. Embassy inside a guarded enclave that houses embassies and government offices.

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