Monday, September 17, 2012

Obama: They Hate Us for Our Freedoms

If you believe the talk from the Obama administration and the leftwing media about the riots and murders being carried out against American embassies across the Arab world you might start to really believe Muslims do hate us because of our freedoms.

The White House asked YouTube on Tuesday to review an anti-Muslim film posted to the site that has been blamed for igniting the violent protests this week in the Middle East.
Tommy Vietor, spokesman for the National Security Council, said the White House has “reached out to YouTube to call the video to their attention and ask them to review whether it violates their terms of use.”

The government has even gone so far as outing the maker of the film in question and hauling him in for questioning.
A California man convicted of bank fraud is under investigation for possible probation violations stemming from the making of an anti-Islam video that triggered violent protests against the United States in the Muslim world, U.S. officials said on Friday.
The likelihood the film had anything to do with the initial violence that started on 9/11 is highly suspect for a couple of reasons.  First, the movie clips had been on YouTube for months with not so much as a peep from Muslims.  Second, Al Jazeera covered the clips in early September and no violence broke out.  Third, Libyan officials warned the US that violence was being planned by Al Qaeda operatives within the country.

As further evidence that these protests were not about a film is the fact that many of those in the Muslim world can't read, so what are the odds they are busy surfing YouTube all day?

Here are the adult literacy rates for some of the countries involved:

Libya 88%
Egypt 66.4%
Afghanistan 37.8%
Iraq 78%
Iran 91% (If you believe that I have a bridge I need to sell you.)

Here's how Arab language television reported on the plague of illiterate Muslims:

So do they hate us for our freedoms or is the far left in this country trying to "never let a crisis go to waste" and using it to push for more thought crime laws?  MSNBC seems to think so.

Prof. Butler: “Good Morning. How soon is Sam Bacile going to be in jail folks? I need him to go now. When Americans die because you are stupid...” “And yes, I know we have First Amendment rights, but if you don’t understand the Religion you hate, STFU about it. Yes, I am ticked off.” “And people do go to jail for speech. First Amendment doesn’t cover EVERYTHING a PERSON says.” “[T]he murder of the Ambassador and the employees is wrong, wrong. But Bacile will have to face his actions which he had freedom[.]” 
Mike Barnicle: “Given this supposed minister’s role in last year’s riots in Afghanistan, where people died, and given his apparent or his alleged role in this film, where, not yet nailed down, but at least one American, perhaps the American ambassador is dead, it might be time for the Department of Justice to start viewing his role as an accessory before or after the fact.” 
Donny Deutsch: “I was thinking the same thing, yeah.”
How will Democrats push for new hate speech legislation?  By expanding the Supreme Court precedent defining some speech as "fighting words,"  which they say, "by their very utterance inflict injury".

There's another country I know that likes to jail filmmakers for movies they don't deem appropriate.

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