'In the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.'
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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Man Makes Anti-Religion Film

Filmmaker arrested by the United States government.

Bill Maher might want to flee the country.

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The Wall Street Journal:
Barring public lapidation, nothing the U.S. government does to Mr. Nakoula will satisfy the Islamist frenzy over this perceived slight. Nor, to be clear, would anything. Anti-American mobs in the Islamic world need no excuses to riot, a point missed by U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice and others in the Obama camp who blame the violence of the last two weeks on the cheap video clip.

In [his] speech on Tuesday, President Obama rightly noted that, "Americans have fought and died around the globe to protect the right of all people to express their views—even views that we disagree with."

The government's actions send a different message. The Obama Administration asked YouTube to yank the video off the site. (YouTube didn't.) And now the filmmaker sits behind bars—whether on legally justifiable grounds is besides the point. The First Amendment also protects speech that causes the White House headaches abroad.
We were once better than this.

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This seems to go along with the story:

In U.N. speech, Egypt's Morsi rejects broad free speech rights

As does this:

"The Obama administration notified Congress on Friday that it would provide Egypt’s new government an emergency cash infusion of $450 million ..."

For the love of Allah.