Posted Mon 17 Sep 2012 23:57
The ridiculous riots all over the world over the film "Innocence of Muslims" were just that, ridiculous. The protests have now intensified, and the level of violence is putrid!
Anyone remember "The Life Of Brian"? Christians didn't go on a rampage then, and they never have over that film.
I have watched a lot of "Innocence of Muslims", and while it may be construed as distasteful in comparison to "The Life of Brian", I will NEVER believe that it is an excuse for violent protest.
The Muslim World, certainly Muslim countries, offer liitle or no freedom of the individual. I'm sick to death of hearing Muslims claiming that they are downtroden by everyone else, and therefor have a right to go on the rampage. Afterall, the gay and lesbian communities all over the world never waged violent protest on any large scale. In fact, they have never protested at all, with the exception of a New York incident, where a police raid confronting a small number of gay partygoers led to the Stonewall Riots.
Also, Muslim countries blame the USA for the the way the are perceived. You can't fix that which is already broken, or which you refuse to see is broken. The Islamic nations need to turn within, look at their own faults, and then remedy the situation. This would go a long way in a better understanding between 'us and them'.
I digress. The film is just a film.
If you let it eat you up, you empower it, and your own hatred!