Monthly Archives: September 2012

CNN Belief Blog

By Dan Gilgoff and Eric Marrapodi, CNN Belief Blog Co-Editors

(CNN) – Violence over depictions of the Prophet Mohammed may mystify many non-Muslims, but it speaks to a central tenet of Islam: that the Prophet was a man, not God, and that portraying him threatens to lead to worshiping a human instead of Allah.

“It’s all rooted in the notion of idol worship,” says Akbar Ahmed, who chairs the Islamic Studies department at American University. “In Islam, the notion of God versus any depiction of God or any sacred figure is very strong.”

“The Prophet himself was aware that if people saw his face portrayed by people, they would soon start worshiping him,” Ahmed says. “So he himself spoke against such images, saying ‘I’m just a man.’”

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This Just In

Editor’s note: Several protests stemming at least in part from an anti-Islam film produced in the United States are unfolding outside U.S. embassies around the world. Friday’s protests follow ones Tuesday at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, where attacks killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans.

In Tunisia, protesters have scaled a U.S. Embassy gate and set fire to cars on the property, a journalist there says. In Egypt, the influential Muslim Brotherhood canceled nationwide protests planned for Friday, but a running battle between police and protesters in Cairo continued into its fourth day.

Follow the live blog below for all of the developments around the world.

[Updated at 3:04 p.m. ET] A ceremony at Maryland’s Joint Base Andrews for the returned bodies of the four Americans killed at the Benghazi consulate has ended, and the caskets are being carried…

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Watch how Libyan consulate attack unfolded

Again, I ask. Where is peace in this? Above reproach and threatening to all who disagree with their ideology; there is no peace in this.

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World’s richest woman lauds $2-a-day wages

Could she be more out of touch?

This is the arrogance of the wealthy. Statements like these are why people strike, riot, and ultimately revolt. Elitism is not an American invention. People are full of sh*t all around the world it seems.

World’s richest woman lauds $2-a-day wages.

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Gary Clark Jr. Performs At Made In America Fest (Video)

I am definitely feeling this guy right here.

Gary Clark Jr performing “Bright Lights” at the Made In America festival.

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