US disavows Cairo embassy statement 'apologizing for anti-Muslim activity'

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Washington, Sept 12 (ANI): The White House has disavowed a statement from its Cairo embassy that apologized for anti-Muslim activity in the United States.

"The statement by Embassy Cairo was not cleared by Washington and does not reflect the views of the United States Government," an official from the Obama administration said.

According to Politico, The U.S. embassy in Cairo released a statement on Tuesday that apologized for an anti-Muslim film being circulated by an Israeli-American real estate developer.

"The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims - as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions," the embassy said.

According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, the film depicts the prophet Muhammed as a 'womanizer, pedophile and fraud'.

The embassy came under widespread criticism for failing to defend free speech in the face of threats of violence, the report said.

Egyptian protesters rioted anyway, breaching the embassy walls and tearing down the American flag. (ANI)

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