An expert on Islam asserts that the U.S. media is not giving
Americans the entire story on the violence in the Middle East that
has killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three others. He
expects the violence against Coptic Christians to get
Media reports blame the
recent murders and ongoing violence against U.S. embassies in more
than 20 countries on the anti-Muslim film Innocence of
Muslims, which ridicules the prophet Mohammad and Islam. But
Joe Carey of Radical Truth says that claim is far from the
"It was not the spontaneous result of a group of ordinary street
Muslims angered over a video," he asserts. "The weaponry that was
used in Benghazi was very sophisticated -- not something your
average Muslim on the street would have."
DEBKAfile reports that the attack on
the U.S. consulate in Benghazi is rated by terror experts as the
most "ambitious outrage al Qaeda has pulled off in the last
decade." Officials are still investigating whether the attack was a
planned event under the guise of public protests.
"It was no doubt a reprisal timed to coincide with the
celebration of 9/11 and was actually a reprisal attack for a U.S.
drone attack that occurred a few months ago that killed a senior al
Qaeda leader," Carey contends.
He points out that intelligence sources had warned the U.S. that
an attack was imminent, and reports now show that a top secret safe
house about which only insiders knew was also attacked the same
Now, the Radical Truth founder believes
Nakoula Basseley Nakoula's anti-Muslim film will generate more
violence against Coptic Christians, as the California filmmaker
reportedly identifies as such. (Listen to audio report)
"It's unfortunate that our media has identified the person who
created that video as a Coptic Christian," Carey states, as "that
has no bearing on the video. What it has done essentially is put
all Coptic Christians, particularly in Egypt, their lives are now
at stake, because Muslims are going to associate Coptic Christians
with this video that supposedly was released that insulted Prophet
Coptic Christians belong to the Coptic Orthodox Church and were
once a majority in Egypt, but they now make up roughly ten percent
of the country. Still, the group is the largest Christian community
in the Middle East.
"Mohammed himself personally ordered many of his detractors to
be beheaded, to be slaughtered -- killed, essentially. So, Mohammed
is the one that set the pattern of behavior for anyone who dares to
insult the prophet," Carey reasons. "So, that's why we see Muslims
doing the same thing today."
The bishop of the church Basseley attends has declared that he
does not agree with the views portrayed in the anti-Muslim film. He
insists it is wrong to blame all Coptic Christians for the