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Protests Get Violent Across the Middle East Over Anti-Muslim Film: Should the Film Have Been Made?

AdriHead 2012/09/14 19:00:00
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As if the death of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other U.S. officials wasn't enough, violence continues in the Middle East in protest of an American-made, anti-Muslim film that portrays Prophet Mohammed as a womanizer, killer and child molester.

Clashes between protesters and security forces outside the U.S. Embassies in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen and Sudan have resulted in a handful of deaths so far. Protesters continue to burn U.S. flags and attempt to storm U.S. Embassies across the Middle East.

Do you think the controversial film should have been made in the first place? Or was it a poor move considering the hyper-sensitive relationship between the East and West right now?

CBSNEWS.COM reports:
Clashes outside U.S. Embassies in Sudan, Tunisia and Cairo; At least 3 dead in demonstrations held in several nations after Friday prayers, as protesters denounce anti-Islamic film
3 dead demonstrations nations friday prayers protesters denounce anti-islamic film

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  • Daryl 2012/09/14 20:02:19 (edited)
    I'm not sure
    Daryl
    +74
    1. It was not an 'anti-Muslim' film. It was a youtube clip critical of Mohammed.

    2. The murders and riots are not anti-film, they are anti-US

    3. The liberal narrative is to blame the movie because if they did not, it would lead them to the obvious conclusion: Obama's foreign policy of bow and scrape generates more violence against Americans.

    Obama foreign policy failure

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  • aRcaNum69 Israel 2012/09/19 23:03:39 (edited)
    aRcaNum69
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  • Israel aRcaNum69 2012/09/20 19:44:14
  • aRcaNum69 Israel 2012/09/20 23:15:37
    aRcaNum69
    It seems were really more alike than you initially thought. You did start it though. I recind any negative comment I've made towards you.
  • Israel aRcaNum69 2012/09/20 23:23:19
  • aRcaNum69 Israel 2012/09/20 23:57:45
    aRcaNum69
    +1
    You as well, your boyfriend better watch out I think your falling for me...he he
  • Israel aRcaNum69 2012/09/21 23:03:21 (edited)
  • aRcaNum69 Seeker62 2012/09/19 19:28:21
    aRcaNum69
    +1
    An Egyptian Coptic Christian no less, but I completely agree with your statement. I don't blame him for making it being that he lived in that persecuted hell for so long.
  • Repro Hero 2012/09/19 18:47:33
    Yes, it's free speech
    Repro Hero
    +2
    Due to the date of the Muderes and Riots I belive they were just looking for a reason to attack the US. Really?! a movie bothers you enough to kill innocent people who have no connection to it? It was made in america but not the Ambassador.
  • Gothic Kitty 2012/09/19 18:01:27
    No, it's a politically sensitive time right now
    Gothic Kitty
    who ever made this film was looking for a fight, EVERYONE knows the Middle East is a ticking tome bomb with a short fuse
  • Israel Gothic ... 2012/09/19 19:23:05
  • wildthang 2012/09/19 17:55:08
    Yes, it's free speech
    wildthang
    A bioiling point is a boiling point, anything woucl trigger it, after an illegal invasion of Iraq anything goes... Going from a dvel buildup Saddam to a Go=d saving a country for untidy democracy or overthrowing a govt in Libya under cover of saving civilian lives is rather transparent morlaity playtime activity after all. Going a little bit on the dark side of thing pretty much says it all... and an understatement for a country claiming to transcend british empirism. and centuries of eurotrash warring..... we are just good guys out to save the world?
  • luisofsuburbia 2012/09/19 17:41:16
    Yes, it's free speech
    luisofsuburbia
    +2
    If they would concentrate more on bettering their lives instead of getting infinitely pissed over a film, they would be better off than they are now.
  • LeroyRogers 2012/09/19 17:39:29 (edited)
    Yes, it's free speech
    LeroyRogers
    +4
    Why aren't the liberals and the media crying about Bill Maher's Muslim video? Maybe because liberals only believe in free speech when they are the one's doing the speaking?



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?...
  • aRcaNum69 LeroyRo... 2012/09/19 19:24:43
    aRcaNum69
    +2
    I'm liberal, I'm not crying over either. If I want to make a Muslim slamming video I will, it's my right. And if you want to I'll watch it and laugh. Bills was better though, but I laughed all the way thru this one.
  • LeroyRo... aRcaNum69 2012/09/20 21:36:52
    LeroyRogers
    +1
    Great answer!
  • weenyboy 2012/09/19 16:23:45
    Yes, it's free speech
    weenyboy
    Yes, but "FREE SPEECH" should have consequences! These ultra Right-Wing crazies who simply exist to promote hate should be held responsible for their actions even if after the fact! They knew exactly what they were doing and got the results they wanted. NOW they should be held accountable for these insane actions!
  • Israel weenyboy 2012/09/19 19:24:18
  • aRcaNum69 weenyboy 2012/09/21 01:27:35 (edited)
    aRcaNum69
    .oops see next
  • aRcaNum69 weenyboy 2012/09/21 01:46:51 (edited)
    aRcaNum69
    +2
    The ultra right is crazy and fragmented and a bit talibanish in church and state ways, the ultra left are just as twisted in other ways. But to Suggest any American of either side had anything to do with this is a bit scary of you. Free Speech should have limited consequences such as screaming fire in a theatre, or bomb at an airport, "thanks to Islam". But to say that I or anyone else can't make a movie slamming Muslims in fear they will kill someone is dead wrong of you. I am not walking on Islamic eggshells, to do so will only deplete your rights and will help to further they're hold on you and society. There comes a time when you need to stand and fight. Try treating cancer with moderation and see how well you do. Cancer doesn't care what you say or do, it's goal is to kill you.
  • sol 2012/09/19 16:10:51
    Yes, it's free speech
    sol
    +1
    It may not agree with evreyone but it is part of their freedom of speech.
  • zionosphere 2012/09/19 16:02:37
    Yes, it's free speech
    zionosphere
    +3
    It seems to be a mantra: "WE MUST RESPECT THEIR BELIEFS!"

    Why, exactly? How are they respectable?

    I do NOT need to respect anyone's beliefs. I only respect their actions when they DESERVE respect. This distinction should not be lost on us.
  • jonathan200c 2012/09/19 15:22:56
    No, it's a politically sensitive time right now
    jonathan200c
    It was not exactly the most opportune time to make an anti-Muslim film, although I do agree with free speech, that was not smart. By the way, that film SUCKED.
  • kraftymomma1979 2012/09/19 15:04:43
    Yes, it's free speech
    kraftymomma1979
    +1
    We all need to be more tolerant of other people's opinions. The film maker was expressing an opinion. Every human being on this planet should have that right. They've been burning American flags for Pete's sake! There's an irony there...
  • ed 2012/09/19 14:45:36
    Yes, it's free speech
    ed
    +1
    Because freedom of speech guarantees freedom of opinion and expression. However, this film was more like Bemis and Butt head do Muslims I mean seriously there are other ways to get this out there in a more credible fashion. The facts that this individual was trying to uncover are clouded in this butchered piece of film making. In fact since this producer is no where to be found, how do we know he is not an Islamic operative sent to make another excuse for the violence they display when ever you mention anything about the "Q"? But yet it is ok when they stone to death Christians! or others for dumb ass reasons! I quess that's where the definition of Freedom of Speech is defined! God Bless America!
  • dalevic 2012/09/19 14:30:02
    Yes, it's free speech
    dalevic
    +3
    I sent a message to Michael Moore telling him I was very disappointed in him and all his buddies in Hollywood. They should have been outraged when this film maker was picked up by the feds and questioned about this film. They should have been screaming from the Hollywood sign, "FREE SPEECH" But not a peep out of anyone in Hollywood because that would have meant going against their anointed one Nobama. Shame on all of them.
  • DAVE-0 2012/09/19 13:50:25
    I'm not sure
    DAVE-0
    He has the right to make what ever movie he wants. That doesn't mean it was the right thing to do. Could it be likened to yelling Fire in a crowded theater, yes. I watched a short clip. It was horribly rediculous. It offended me with stupidity. The idiot Jones in Fla. supported it? But they got the predictable results that they wanted. Middle eastern extremist exploiting something rediculous to promote more hate.
  • Stratweenie57 2012/09/19 13:43:47
    Yes, it's free speech
    Stratweenie57
    +1
    Firstly,the vid isNOT the cause,9/11 is- and while it may be moronic,the morons DO have the right to free expression- I mean look all the O-bots and
    occutards.
  • Michaelene 2012/09/19 13:36:56
    Yes, it's free speech
    Michaelene
    +3
    I, like most Americans, have never seen or heard of this video before those barbarians attacked us in this most recent terrorist attack.
    As usual, I will stand up for free speech even when Our POTUS and our SOS will not fulfill their oath to do so.
    My continued prayers go out to the families of those who were butchered and those who were injured as well under the false pretense.
  • Scott 2012/09/19 13:30:22
    Yes, it's free speech
    Scott
    +7
    The real question is should these knot-heads in the middle-east be behaving like 13th century barbarians in reaction to the movie? They are simply drawing more attention to the movie and making a mockery of Islam themselves.
  • Yes, it's free speech
    Яᴇv☠Doɴɴγ☠Dooᴍ☠Aɢɴosᴛɪc
    +3
    I support freedom of speech & expression even when I don't agree with what is being said or expressed!!
  • scott 2012/09/19 08:05:25
    Yes, it's free speech
    scott
    +1
    They shouldn't watch it if they don't like it. How many more Muslins have to dead over this? We it the West don't understand that marrying the eight year old daughter of your enemy (after killing him) isn't a child predator or have many wives isn't OK, we in the West just don't understand.
  • eliosc 2012/09/19 07:38:56
    Yes, it's free speech
    eliosc
    +3
    Those extremist haven't see the "movie", but they are protesting anyway. So, the movie was right about them, their behavior said it all.
  • Israel eliosc 2012/09/19 19:27:52
  • eliosc Israel 2012/09/19 23:34:22
  • garyt212 2012/09/19 05:15:49
    I'm not sure
    garyt212
    +5
    The protests have nothing at all to do with the you tube post but everything to do with the anti-American sentiment an weakness that Hussein Obama has promoted for the past 4 years.
  • aRcaNum69 garyt212 2012/09/19 05:23:15
    aRcaNum69
    +1
    Stay in the trailer, it scary outside
  • garyt212 aRcaNum69 2012/09/19 05:28:18
    garyt212
    +7
    Keep your head up your a$$....that's where you have the most comfort!

    liberal head up ass
  • aRcaNum69 garyt212 2012/09/19 05:38:49 (edited)
    aRcaNum69
    Lol. I love that. Understanding liberal politics isn't that hard, it's the opposite of Reblicans in suits with their heads up their ass. That's awesome.
  • Israel aRcaNum69 2012/09/19 19:28:35
  • aRcaNum69 Israel 2012/09/19 22:15:38 (edited)
    aRcaNum69
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