I find it a bit strange how the attack on the American ambassador in Libya, Christopher Stevens, which resulted also in the death of three other diplomats coincided with the news about a film depicting Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in a very insulting way. It is a known fact that American embassies around the world are well-protected and they all resemble big fortresses. This is why I could believe the statement of Obama administration that the attack had been pre-arranged and pre-planned. Of course, the murder of the ambassador and any other American or a person of any nationality is a crime and is considered an act of terror. I condemn any murder.
Let me now go back to the movie which was made by an anti-Muslim filmmaker. Jointly, this American Jew and a Coptic Christian American created a movie which depicts Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in all sorts of non-religious ways. According to online reports, the movie and its trailer depict Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) in a very insulting way. I cannot even begin to describe in what demeaning ways.
Of course, the producer of the film and the actors taking part in the movie knew exactly what they were doing and knew exactly what the result of this would be – violence and riots. Plus, the movie called “Innocence of Muslims” reportedly cost millions to make with money raised from the Jewish community. I call this insinuation of hatred and an act of terror that is wrapped in velvet. And do not say that it is about freedom of speech because it is not!
After 9/11, the US has new laws. Let’s see the American government use those against non-Muslims too. The silence of the Arab and Muslim governments is amazing. It reminds me of the silence of the lambs.
The writer is a columnist at the Kuwait Times, where this article was published on Sept. 13