We need to question WHY this is being done:
YouTube on Wednesday announced it was restricting access to a controversial video that has been blamed for inciting violence in Libya and protests in Egypt.
The video, a film trailer mocking the Muslim faith, will not be accessible via YouTube in Libya and Egypt, the company said in a statement issued to CNN.
“We work hard to create a community everyone can enjoy and which also enables people to express different opinions,” YouTube said by e-mail. “This can be a challenge because what’s OK in one country can be offensive elsewhere.
I’ve only seen a few clips of the movie, and frankly I was bored to tears watching it, so I won’t bother watching any more.
Still I got thinking about all the shit that is tossed around and is offensive:
Bowling for Columbine, a film that directly defamed and insulted lawful gun owners, and lawful retailers of guns. How many people were killed in retaliation?
The Book of Mormon Were there LDS riots and deaths?
The Last Temptation of Christ has been around for a LONG time, both in book and film form…we’re still waiting for the violence.
There was this little high-tech prank on the French….ok maybe there’s no violence because its true! (I kid!)
Really all this horrible violence in the Muslim Theocracies and nations of the “Arab Spring” really sounds a lot like wife with the black eye noting that she probably shouldn’t have questioned her husband’s drinking habits.
Sorry guys, I think the problem is you, not the person who “dared offend you”.
h/t Mrs. Weer’d
**UPDATE** From this lefty publication I pull this quote about the film:
Klein claims credit for inspiring “Sam Bacile” to produce “The Innocence of Muslims,” promising him he would be “the next Theo Van Gogh,” referring to the Dutch columnist who was murdered by a Muslim extremist. Of the attacks in Libya, Klein said, “We went into this knowing this was probably going to happen.”
Since I’m directly involved in the gun-rights movement, I would point out many of the anti-rights antagonism against gun owners also has a desire to incite an attack. They constantly use the spurious term “Lawful gun owner” when somebody does something criminal, in attempt to label us as monsters. But the truth is we are not monsters and we are NOT violent. So insult us and we will take offense, but if you’re expecting retaliatory violence, you’ll be waiting for a good long while.
The beasts attacking the embassy and committing other acts of war and wanton violence ARE monsters. Note the difference.