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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Sep 22, 2012 at 07:04
If you check youtube you will find many anti-Islam videos and many of them are really very good and here is an example http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29mCRzDeeBY and here is Father Zakaria Botros and a review of grammatical mistakes in the Qur'an http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6QVcWWJJIQ and you will also find some videos that are really bad the likes of innocence of Muslims http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmodVun16Q4 from no other than Sam Bacile (who is making some money from youtube as many are watching this really poor video)
You will also find Shia videos that attack Aisha and Osman Ibn Affan and Omar ibn al-Khatab and some of them are really vile http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2EBOfi1Ldg and here is a Shia man who is insulting not just Aisha but also Muhammad's sahaba http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJNSdCkZC4s but you never hear of Sunni Muslims attacking the embassies of Lebanon with its large Shia population or the embassy of Iran either because of such videos and you never hear of shia attacking the embassies of Egypt or Saudi Arabia
And here are videos where Sunnis attack Shia and some of the attacks are really vile too http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atFmAn6GTLQ and in this video the shia Sheikh of the infamous gay sex in the cause of Allah is insulting Omar and a really vile response from sunni Muslims and here is a Sunni Sheikh insulting the shia Ali included http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9RbzUltDpE
The point is Muslims can find a "reason" for their bogus anger at anytime and for what ever reason it is and all it takes is to check youtube et voila we have a riot
So why is it different with this poor video "innocence of Muslims"?
I do believe that radical Muslims in Egypt wanted to attack the US embassy in Cairo because they want to see the so called Sheikh Omar abd al-Rahman free and back in Egypt and what is better date for their attack than 9/11/2012!
Oh the reason for the attack? It just happens that a Sheikh on al-Nas channel reviewed the Arabic language trailer of innocence of muslims videos and declared it to be an insult to Muslims and to Muhammad et voila the leaders of the attack of the embassy in Cairo have a reason for their attack and also salafists in Libya found their own reason for the pre-planned attack on the US consulate in Benghazi
So what should we do here in the US? We make it very clear that we do not compromise our freedom of speech and we are free to insult any religion or so called prophet and Muslims have to get used to it and that Sam Bacile has every right to insult Muhammad and to post horrible videos on youtube
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