Political Battles in Tunisia Shade Attacks on U.S. Embassy

Lets understand this simple equation. Muslims feel about blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) with greater pain than how jews feel about the holaucast. One can argue about the rationale behind it but that wont change peoples’ current concepts. There are people who question the actual number of Jewish casualties as there are people who use anti Islamic propaganda for various reasons.


As hundreds of people swarmed the U.S. embassy in Tunis last Friday afternoon, the phone rang in the office of the country’s President, Moncef Marzouki. It was Hillary Clinton, pleading with him to help secure the American compound, just up the hill from his sprawling seaside palace. So Marzouki played a risky political card: he dispatched his presidential guards to the embassy, effectively muscling in on the country’s military and police forces — a show of strength in an intense power struggle between secular Tunisians like himself and the Islamic party that dominates the government. “We were really scared about the possibility that something like what happened in Benghazi would happen in Tunis,” Marzouki’s spokesman Adnen Mansar told TIME on Saturday, referring to last Tuesday’s calamitous siege of the U.S. consulate in that Libyan city in which Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed. “We sent hundreds…

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