If you watch the news today, you’ll be told that Muslims are protesting around the world about some movie. This contradicts other accounts that state the original protest in Egypt was not about the film, but a rally to free Omar Abdel-Rahman, also know as “The Blind Sheik,” from a US prison; something President-elect Morsi of Egypt pledged to seek. Libya’s President Magariaf states that the recent attacks on the US consulate in Benghazi were carried out entirely by foreigners and not people from Libya, a similar situation with the Australian protesters in Sydney where many of them were not citizens. The movie itself was not even its original form with much of its dialogue dubbed over and there is considerable suspicion that people may have been paid to be at some of these worldwide protests.
Meanwhile there hasn’t been nearly as much coverage at the protests in China against the Japanese people over Japan’s purchase of the Diaoyu Islands. The islands were privately held by Japanese citizens and the act only seemed to infuriate existing racial tensions. The All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce condemned the act. It’s very interesting to note that only a week earlier, China announced that it would allow trading of oil in its own currency instead of the US Dollar.
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