Muslims Protest Over ‘Innocence of Muslims’

Protest against ‘Innocence of Muslims’ in Basra, Iraq Sept 12, 2012 (Picture from Utusan)

Protest were held in Libya and Egypt against a film that insult Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) by radical Americans.

The title of the film is ‘Innocence of Muslims’ and the producer is Sam Bacile.

The evil film is very insulting and anger Muslims from all over the world.

As the result, an American ambassador, Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed during an attack by angry Libyans at the U.S. Consulate in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi Tuesday night.

The Libyans were very angry about the humiliation but they should not kill the ambassador or other Americans when someone else produced the film.

Of course, I am very angry about the film too but as Muslims we can’t cause violence and kill a person just like that.

Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister,  Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin wants the film to be banned in Malaysia.

I really agree with him because people who support freedom of speech could be influenced by the film and may do more crazy things to insult the Muslims or people from other religions.

And there might be people who might loose their patience after watching the film and might hold violent demonstrations at the American Embassy like what happened in Libya, Egypt and some other countries. 

I think that the American government must understand the sensitivity of the Muslims and do not let the freedom of speech to be misused by their citizens to insult and humiliate other religions and the rights of other people.

I am sorry that four Americans were killed and lots of others are unsafe because of one useless film. 

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Author: Ahmad Ali Karim

Blogger. Official Ambassador at Muafakat Pendidikan Johor (MPJ). Columnist at Utusan Malaysia. Secretary at Pertubuhan Permuafakatan Pendidikan Malaysia (ME'DIDIK).

10 thoughts on “Muslims Protest Over ‘Innocence of Muslims’”

  1. You know when you’re a kid, maybe about 8 or 9 years old, and you realise that other people are always gonna say things that could upset you, or offend you or that you disagree with, but that it doesnt actually matter, and if you’re confident with yourself and your own views then there’s no need to have a tantrum and get terribly angry whenever someone says something bad about you?

    Well can someone explain why so many fully grown men are so enraged by some unbelievably badly-made trashy film and some comic strips from the inside of some obsure French magazine? So enraged that theyre actually killing and being killed over it? I’m sure theyre playing right into the hands of the film-maker, and reacting exactly the way that was intended.

    If you’re strong and secure in your faith and beliefs, then I think you should be comfortable when people challenge them. It’s actually a good opportunity to explain why your beliefs to that person. But reacting with violence and anger can only reinforce any negative idea that person already had, and also cause others to develop a negative view.

    I dont think anyone in the West would have ever heard of this ridiculous film if there hadnt been such a reaction. And also, why is THIS particular film causing all this havoc?? Surely, there must be lots of far stronger anti-islamic vidoes on youtube??


    1. Dear Rick,
      Thank you for your comment. Violence is against the true Islamic teaching. Muslims must not let our prophets be insulted but Muslims must not turn to violence, injuring others and themselves or worst having somebody killed as what had happened in some countries. My father told me that even burning other countries’ flags or photos of their leaders is against what the Prophet Mohammad PBUH teaches us in the hadith. We must protest against the insulting film and the hateful comic strips but we must do it peacefully and write to the embassy of the countries. You are right, anger, tantrum and violence cannot solve the problems and will only make others think negatively about Muslims and Islam. I do not agree with the end justifies the means.
      I hope that adults can think of better ways to protest and do not behave like kids. I hate violence, I hate to see people fighting and I hate wars.


    1. Dear John,
      It is not fair for you to say that. If you read my post, you will see that I do not support the killing of the Americans in Libya because of the film. Muslims should not be violent and hurt others. But I am very angry about the film and Muslims will not just ignore such film. Anyway the protest should be done the right way so that it will not cause any violence. People must learn to respect others regardless of race and religion.


  2. You are right it is stupid for anyone or group to make negative comments or films of anyone’s religion but it is sad that it does just to make money, we just have to ignore this and it will go away, by reacting to it they will sell more and make more money. I am sorry that this has happened but these type of people are on all sides but again ignore it is the best thing to do unless it becomes physical.


    1. Dear Richard,
      Thanks for writing. It is very sad when adults do not think before taking an action and be so selfish without thinking about others.
      Adult must learn to respect other people’s feelings and I am sad because some people think that freedom of speech give a person the rights to insult others.


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