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Innocence of Muslims

LOOK: Film Permit For 'Innocence Of Muslims' Revealed

AP | Posted 11.21.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — The makers of an anti-Muslim film that sparked violent protests had a one-day permit to shoot parts of the movie at a Los Angeles ...

University Bans Anti-Islam Film

AP | Posted 09.21.2012 | World

MANILA, Philippines -- The state-run University of the Philippines is stopping students from showing an anti-Muslim video that has sparked violent pro...

What Salman Rushdie Reminds Us About the Freedoms That We Cherish

Christina Patterson | Posted 11.21.2012 | World
Christina Patterson

Those of us who believe in the right to say what you think without being threatened can only show that there are some beliefs that we cherish, too. We can show that we believe in the right of clever writers to write good books, and the right of stupid fantasists to make bad films.

Why Muslim Countries Rise to the Bait: Lack of Religious Freedom

Nigel Barber | Posted 11.20.2012 | World
Nigel Barber

Why would so many people around the world perceive the cinematic ramblings of a crank as the official position and policy of the U.S. government and the unanimous view of all Americans?

The Innocence of U.S. Foreign Policy

Robert Koehler | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Somewhere in the gap between these two phenomena -- the overheated news about our violent, irrational enemies in the Middle East and the silence surrounding our war and occupation of the region -- lies American politics.

YouTube Isn't Gonna Get Sued Over Anti-Islam Film After All

Reuters | Posted 11.20.2012 | Technology

By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES, Sept 20 (Reuters) - An anti-Islam film trailer that has spawned violent protests acro...

Actress In Anti-Islam Says Family Has Been Threatened

AP | GREG RISLING | Posted 11.20.2012 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — An actress who appeared in an anti-Muslim film trailer that sparked violence in the Middle East lost her legal challenge on Thursd...

Anti-Muslim Extremist Video Calls for Counter-narrative by Mainstream Americans

Sahar Aziz | Posted 11.20.2012 | World
Sahar Aziz

While some Americans may take offense at having to prove they are not racists or bigots simply because a small number of Americans are, they do not hesitate to demand the same of Muslims.

Embassy Attacks and Middle East Unrest in Context

Stephen Zunes | Posted 11.20.2012 | World
Stephen Zunes

What incited many of the protests was an outrageously offensive anti-Islamic movie produced by a Christian extremist in California, but there is a lot more to the protests than this triggering event.

Pakistani Protesters Clash With Police Over Anti-Islam Film

AP | LARA JAKES and HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 11.20.2012 | World

CAIRO — Behind the anger over a film mocking the Prophet Muhammad, public protest is giving way to measured debate over free speech in the new M...

Actress In Anti-Islam Film Sues YouTube

AP | ANTHONY McCARTNEY | Posted 11.19.2012 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — An actress who appears in the anti-Muslim film trailer that has sparked riots in the Middle East is suing the filmmaker for fraud ...

How Romney Should Have Attacked Obama: Anatomy of a Geopolitical Crisis

William Bradley | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

Romney missed a big opportunity last week when he so foolishly and shallowly attacked President Barack Obama after the attacks on U.S. diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt.

From 9/11 to Libya: Why There Is No "Us" and "Them"

Seth Engel | Posted 11.19.2012 | World
Seth Engel

While Americans have every right to be as angry and confused as they were on September 12, 2001, they also have the duty to be introspective and measured before acting or speaking, as they never were in the aftermath of 9/11.

Multiculturalism: It's Complicated

Ruth Starkman | Posted 11.19.2012 | Books
Ruth Starkman

The Democratic Contradictions of Multiculturalism examines the complexities of multiculturalism both as a policy and as a cultural practice. This wide-ranging book will appeal to many different audiences with its field studies, interviews, and cultural reflections.

It's Time to Read American's Owner's Manual

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

Do yourself a favor, read the Constitution again, the entire thing, start to finish as it turns 225 years old. And think about what it really means and says. Apply that filter to current issues, world, state, city and even pop culture events and the answers become so obvious, so clear.

'In Haste Is Regret, In Slowness Peace': U.S. Embassy Demonstrations in Cairo Reveal the Need for Homegrown Solutions to Muslim-Coptic Tensions

Andrew P. Klager, Ph.D. | Posted 11.19.2012 | World
Andrew P. Klager, Ph.D.

Given the religious tenor of both the spark and tinder that ignited these demonstrations, on the minds of many Copts in Egypt are the negative repercussions of the senselessly provocative behaviour of extremist Coptic expats.

Libya Deaths Part Of 'Terrorist Attack' Says Counterterrorism Official

Reuters | Posted 11.19.2012 | World

WASHINGTON, Sept 19 (Reuters) - The assault on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi last week in which four Americans died was a "terrorist attack" that m...

Obama Comments On Man Behind Anti-Islam Film

AP | Posted 09.19.2012 | Entertainment

NEW YORK -- President Barack Obama says the man behind an anti-Islam movie that ignited violence across the Middle East is a "shadowy character." U.S...

U.S. Shuts Indonesia Consulate Amid Film Protests

AP | Posted 11.19.2012 | World

MEDAN, Indonesia — The U.S. temporarily closed its consulate in Indonesia's third-largest city Wednesday due to ongoing protests over an anti-Is...

A Field Guide to the Middle East Mess, Part I

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 11.19.2012 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

The latest cycle of anti-American outrage is symptomatic of a broader problem facing Arabs -- that these revolutions have brought neither jobs nor bread.

Comedy Central Classic Targeted By Christian Conservative At Values Voter Summit

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 09.18.2012 | Religion

Where is the federal investigation into "South Park?" That was the question posed this weekend during the Values Voter Summit's panel on “Religious ...

The Eternal Culprit (Israel, a Film, and the Media)

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 11.18.2012 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Where is the Associated Press's lead story that attempts to defuse the manipulation with an account of how the journalists of the agency, followed by the press the world over, allowed themselves to be led into this trap with such incredible guilelessness?

Is the Anti-Muhammad Film Constitutionally Unprotected 'Fighting Words'?

Kent Greenfield | Posted 11.18.2012 | Politics
Kent Greenfield

This situation makes obvious something that is often ignored when we discuss our laudable First Amendment tradition. When we protect vile and ignorant speech like this film, it is not a cost-free social choice.

YouTube Blocks 'Innocence Of Muslims' In ANOTHER Country

AP | ABDULLAH SHIHRI | Posted 11.18.2012 | Technology

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's state-owned press agency reports that King Abdullah has ordered the blocking of all websites with access ...

Sam Bacile to Salman Rushdie: The Age of Outrage-ism

Sandip Roy | Posted 11.18.2012 | World
Sandip Roy

There will never be a world where fanatics don't exist. But could there be one where they don't matter so much except to their own fringe?