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Innocence 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?

Will Russia Ban YouTube?

Reuters | Gleb Bryanski | Posted 11.18.2012 | Technology

By Gleb Bryanski MOSCOW (Reuters) - Access to YouTube across Russia could be blocked under a new law that takes effect on November 1 if...

What Google Isn't Telling Us About The Video It's Banned In 5 Countries (And Counting)

Bianca Bosker | Posted 11.18.2012 | Technology
Bianca Bosker

Here's what we know: According to YouTube's parent company Google, the "Innocence of Muslims," a film blamed for inciting violence across nations in t...

Ayaan Hirsi Ali on Anger in the Muslim World Over Video: Don't Apologize

Nathan Gardels | Posted 11.18.2012 | World
Nathan Gardels

Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the author of Infidel, was forced into hiding in Holland after making a film on Islam and women called Submission with Theo van Gogh. Hirsi Ali now lives in the U.S. I interviewed her for my last Global Viewpoint Network column.

Be Fearless, Be Kind

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 11.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

We become fearless only when we can turn fear around and face it, get to know it, release resistance to it, and open our hearts.

Al Qaeda Threatens Attacks On U.S. Diplomats

AP | PATRICK QUINN and CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA | Posted 11.18.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Islamic militants sought Tuesday to capitalize on anger over an anti-Islam video that was produced in the United States, sa...

Anti-Islam Film: How Far Will US Go To Protect Free Speech?

AP | GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 11.18.2012 | Religion

CERRITOS, Calif. — While the man behind an anti-Islam movie that ignited violence across the Middle East would likely face swift punishment in h...

A Show Of Unity Against 'Innocence Of Muslims'

AP | GREG RISLING | Posted 11.17.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — California Coptic Christian and Muslim leaders on Monday denounced an anti-Islamic movie that has sparked violence in the Middle E...

Man Behind Anti-Islam Film Was A Federal Informant

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 09.17.2012 | Entertainment

Nakoula Basseley Nakoula -- the man widely credited as being the force behind "Innocence of Muslims" -- once cooperated with federal authorities, acco...