Eleven years after 9/11, Muslim extremists are as murderous as ever, killing four Americans in the Libyan American Embassy on September 11. Their motive is to express outrage at a two-hour film, publicly shown but once to a mostly empty theater, called “Innocence of Muslims.” The movie evoked exactly what it intended to criticize.
“Islam is a cancer, period,” said the film’s writer and director, Sam Bacile. He regrets American lives were lost over his movie, but believes the American Embassy ought to have been better protected.
“I feel the security system (at the embassy) is no good,” said Bacile. “America should do something about it.”
As for his movie, he says that “This is a political movie. The U.S. lost a lot of money and a lot of people in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but we’re fighting with ideas.”
The ideas were funded by 100 Jewish donors, creating a $5 million film. Its 14-minute trailer, which aired on YouTube, is what incited Muslim mayhem. Not only does the movie depict Muhammad — which Muslims regard as blasphemy — but it characterizes him as a philanderer and approver of child sexual abuse, amidst other insults.
Bacile has gone into hiding after the Egyptian attack, as certain pious Muslims are eager to murder him.
Said Mohamed al-Zawahir, brother of al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri “We called for the peaceful protest joined by different Islamic factions including the Islamic Jihad [and the] Hazam Abu Ismale Movement.”
“We were surprised to see the big numbers show up, including the soccer Ultra fans. I just want to say, how would the Americans feel if films insulting leading Christian figures like the pope or historical figures like Abraham Lincoln were produced.”
Apparently misunderstanding the extent of American irreverence for holy cows, he didn’t know that Christian leaders such as Jesus himself have been mocked by South Park, and countless other sources, and Lincoln has been depicting in favorable and disfavorable lights, even being depicted in a fictional novel as a zombie killer.
“Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy” said a statement from Cairo. “We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others.” But this is no American statement, since we regard free speech to make religious beliefs and superstitions fair game as a reasonable and sanctioned use of our liberties, as one of our founding fathers, Thomas Paine, criticized Christianity with his book, “The Age of Reason.”
Romney was more in line with American sensibilities when he said that “It’s disgraceful that the Obama Administration’s first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks.”