Our news media too continue to spin the unrest as the fault of the film and focus on the filmmaker behind all this cultural insensitivity, going so far as to post a picture of his home and car with the license plate clearly visible – because as any good multiculturalist knows, if we just show zero tolerance toward those who offend murderous bullies, our enemies will stop killing us.
Law enforcement piled on, with the FBI digging behind the pseudonymous name of the filmmaker and tracking him down, reportedly out of concern for his safety (simultaneously sending an unmistakable message that if you make a film that offends Muslims, the FBI will come looking for you). Sheriff’s deputies were sent to remove him from his California home.
As FrontPage’s Caroline Glick points out, the film was not the cause of the unrest, but a pretext. The storming of our embassies and the attack on our ambassador in Libya were premeditated and carefully planned, down to an Egyptian television station’s airing of the year-old film to enrage the masses. Remember how the Danish cartoons only became controversial months after they were first published, when Muslim provocateurs disseminated them after adding even more offensive cartoons of their own to ensure Islamic outrage?
Instead of denouncing the anti-American violence, the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt called for protests against The Innocence of Muslims, which “goes far beyond all reasonable boundaries of the freedoms of opinion and expression.” And who wants the right to determine what those reasonable boundaries are? Why, the Muslim Brotherhood, of course. Echoing the OIC’s previous condemnation of free speech, President Mohamed Morsi said that the Muslim prophet Muhammad “is a red line nobody can touch.”
The time is long overdue for Americans to stop holding up “cultural sensitivity” as a Western value, because our tolerance and our sensitivity are being abused by a supremacist culture which has only violent contempt for our civilization, our freedom, and our values. It’s time for us to slam the door on the Obama administration’s efforts to accommodate the OIC’s blasphemy laws. It’s time for us to draw our own “red lines that should not be crossed,” and stop placating religious totalitarians.
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