Compare and Contrast

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.

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0 Responses to Compare and Contrast

  1. I doubt that any of the thugs that stormed the embassy had seen any clips at all on YouTube. Most of the people are extremely poor and uneducated. Can’t read and write in their own language let alone English. They do what they are told by radical leaders and those leaders don’t give a flip about that film.

  2. Bubblehead Les says:

    Let’s see. Blowing up 1,000 year old Statues of the Buddha, burning down Churches, stoning Women to Death for BEING Raped, chopping off their Heads for being “Too Western,”overrunning Embassies in Battalion strength with Heavy Weapons and raising the Al Queda Battle Flag, flying Planes into Buildings; yep that all sounds like a “Peaceful Protest” against “Religious Intolerance” to me.

  3. Motor-T says:

    Here on a major base in Kabul, YouTube has been blocked, and google is a dead end.

  4. Archer says:

    I’ll attempt to make an intelligent, though-provoking comment, but this is just my $0.02, so feel free to take it or leave it:

    Methinks the followers of the “Religion of Peace” need to develop – in the words of Lewis Black – a sense of humor about themselves. Every other major religious group on the planet can make fun of itself. Case in point: how many jokes are there that start out, “A rabbi, a priest, and a minister…”? TONS. And everyone laughs, including the rabbis, priests, and ministers. Go on YouTube and look up “Magic Mormon Underpants.” It’s pure satire and highly irreverent, but we had Mormon missionaries(!) about rolling on the floor laughing! To contrast, how many jokes start, “A rabbi, a priest, and an imam…”? None that I’ve heard, and they’d likely be frowned upon for being religiously intolerant.

    “Religious tolerance” needs to be a two-way street: “they” need to be as tolerant of “us” as we are expected to be of them, regardless of which group(s) “they” and “we” belong to. As it is right now, other groups are expected to be tolerant of all followers of Islam, but at the same time it’s apparently acceptable for the more extremist Islamic groups to hate and attack other faiths. When it happens, blame does not tend to fall on the perpetrators; rather, it falls on the victims for provoking them. To me, this is not acceptable. It’s not acceptable in any other context, so why is it in this one? Condemnation of the perpetrators’ actions should come swiftly from all sides – whether they are Jewish, Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, or Islamic – and the victims should not be the ones apologizing.

    And for God/Allah/Jehovah/Buddha sakes, learn to laugh at yourselves!

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