Posted on : 20-09-2012 | By : bbridson | In : Atheism, Belief, Ethics, islam, muslims, News, Philosophy, Reason, Religion, World Issues
Since the violent and murderous attacks in Libya on September 11, 2012, numerous other protests have followed in Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen, Azerbaijan, Pakistan and Afghanistan, and have left many dead in their wake. This rage has been attributed to the anti-Islam film Innocence of Muslims, by Sam Bacile, which ridicules the islamic faith – by portraying the illiterate Muhammad as having been the equivalent of a redneck mormon – as if this garbage piece of film making in some way justifies the psychopathic behaviour of so many muslims around the world.
There has been a lot of speculation over the past week regarding whether this trashy film was the primary reason for the violence, or whether something else is ultimately responsible for the widespread idiocy. During this time we have been beckoned by numerous persons in the media, from politicians to religious mouthpieces, to condemn the violence but maintain respect for the religion. Then today, with the French magazine Charlie Hebdo publishing a cartoon of a naked Muhammad, more unrest, this time the blame falling squarely on the naked Muhammad.