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I understand why people get upset if someone makes a video insulting their religion. What puzzles me is how attacking US embassies is supposed to help. Given the secrecy surrounding the production of the video, it seems unlikely that the US government could have stopped it, even if they didn't have a constitutional protection for free speech. Surely if anything, this behaviour gives succour to those who seek to portray Islam in a negative light?

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quizcustodet
Sep. 16th, 2012 03:21 pm (UTC)
To take Sam's point a little bit further: it appears that, to many people in the Muslim world (including those living in the West), the West's foreign policy is so offensive and misguided that it appears possible or even likely that it could be motivated by the sort of hatred of Islam which this film propagates, and thus that this film has the implicit or explicit backing of the government.

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