The Arab Spring dawned two years ago when a Tunisian street merchant set himself on fire to protest his country`s corruption.
Today in Tunisia, three people died when a mob attacked the US Embassy. Protesters got inside the compound and replaced the American flag with a black Islamist banner to show their anger over a film they say presents the Prophet Mohammed in a bad light.
This week`s deadly anti-American demonstrations have spread half-way around the world. In London, about one hundred protesters showed up outside the US Embassy to shout anti-American slogans and burn US and Israeli flags.
In Sudan, about 10,000 protesters rushed the British and German embassies. Some got into the German embassy before police forced them out with teargas.
Protesters clashed with police in Cairo for the fourth day in a row.
No one at the Egyptian consulate in Houston would talk with us, but some Houstonians had plenty to say, including Dr. Ada Ahmad of Houston`s Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA.
'We totally condemn all these violences going on in Egypt and the rest of the world,' he said. 'There is no amount of violence that can justify any of these actions. We, as Muslims, feel that there is no violence that is in our religion. There is no reason to take anybody`s life. And in Islam, to take anybody`s life, is tantamount to a major sin. This we do not approve of.'
Pope Benedict the XVI arrived in Lebanon for a visit as protesters were trashing Col. Sanders. The pope called the Arab Spring a desire for more democracy and more cooperation.
Maybe he should go out to get a bucket of chicken to see what democracy and cooperation looks like today.