Ambassador: U.S. government has no relation to anti-Islamic movie
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 26 / Trend E. Mehdiyev /
The U.S. government has no relation to the "Innocence of Muslims" movie, U.S. Ambassador to Azerbaijan Richard Morningstar told media today.
He has expressed his attitude to the protests over the anti-Islamic movie outside the U.S. embassy.
"The U.S. has a long and tolerant history, Morningstar said. "The freedom of religion is also reflected in the country's constitution. It is a very important part of the constitution."
"This film is disgusting and despicable," he said. "President Obama also said the movie is discusting and despicable. I openly state that the U.S. government has nothing to do with this movie. However, no matter how offensive and disgusting this film could be, I think nothing can justify violence. People were killed in Libya because of this movie. This is a tragic fact. I reiterate that nothing can justify the violence."
According to the latest reports, at least 51 people, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya, were killed and injured during the protests over the "Innocence of Muslims" movie which shows the ideals of the Muslim world in a distorted way.