Quin tells us that he saw a few minutes of the trailer of the Mohammed film which purportedly caused the violence against our diplomatic posts in Egypt and Libya and he thought it to be idiotic.
I have also seen a trailer and it’s on the low end of low budget.
Yet as far as the Muslim world is concerned it doesn’t matter if we dislike the film. It is the fact that the film was made at all that is an affront to Muslims.
If you take a look at this video from MEMRI (H/T Daniel Halper of The Weekly Standard), one Egyptian protester demands that the U.S. government announce that this film not be shown on American television or distributed abroad as well as demanding the release of The Blind Sheikh.
Of course, the U.S. government cannot and must not prevent this film from being shown. With that being said, no one is obliged to watch the film if they choose not to do so. If Muslims dislike this film then fine but it doesn’t give them the right to storm our embassies and murder our diplomats.
The United States was built on the foundation of freedom of speech and we should never apologize for it. If this offends the Muslim world then so be it.