President Obama, whose State Department apologized for Muslim hurt feelings on the anniversary of 9/11, released a statement this morning condemning both the deadly attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya and critics of Islam.

While the United States rejects efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others, we must all unequivocally oppose the kind of senseless violence that took the lives of these public servants.

Four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens and Foreign Service information officer Sean Smith, were savagely murdered in the siege. The Muslim Brotherhood is calling for worldwide anti-American rage protests and the president shamefully responded as though there’s a moral equivalence between the portrayal of Islam in a film promoted by Terry Jones and the murder of four innocent Americans.

As Twitchy founder/CEO Michelle Malkin notes, criticism of Islam isn’t truly the cause of the violence — it’s a pretext.

Let’s cut through the diplomatic blather and Obama State Department’s p.c. charade. This isn’t about ordinary Egyptian Muslims being offended by Koran-burning or some genuine outcry for religious tolerance or widespread anger over how Mohammed is being portrayed. It’s about Egyptian imams and Muslim Brotherhood propagandists concocting any excuse for a violent anti-Western conflagration.

And of course, the appeasers in the Obama administration don’t give a rat’s bum about “denigration of religious beliefs” when Islam isn’t involved. Remember the booing last week when the Democrats restored language about God and Jerusalem to the party platform?

Or how ’bout Obama’s Super PAC accepting a sweet million dollar donation from religious bigot Bill Maher?

Time and again, the Obama administration silently accepts and even promotes “denigration of religious beliefs.”

But remember bitter clingers: the United States “rejects denigration of religious beliefs.”