Why Can't The Americans Remove And Banned The Reprehensible Movie?

@artemeis (4070)
China
September 21, 2012 8:22pm CST
I know some of you will be arguing about the freedom of speech and expression here but I will still need to say that the removal and ban would have save the world or at least the unnecessary deaths of Chris Stevens and fellow Americans at Benghazi. According to sources, the movie "Innocence of Islam" was actually aired as far back as June this year and I am sure word would have gotten around. As usual, Americans are slow to act and when it is being uploaded onto the internet, all hell broke loose. Freedom of speech and expression if not moderated and allows reprehensible speech and expression to be published and aired will just be asking for trouble. Americans must realize that every human has a limit and overstepping it will just be asking for trouble. So does religion where its tolerance has a limit too. Google has already banned access of this movie in certain countries but the effort is simply not enough when there are ways to get around it. Taking out this movie in the first place would have nipped the problem in the bud and prevented this worldwide violent outbreak. No offense to the Americans here.
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@Akaimiko (15)
• United States
22 Sep 12
I agree with you. There must be consequences for the actions of the responsible party/parties. Without consequences, freedom of speech and expression turns into anarchy when it's not exercised responsibly. This guy clearly meant to cause trouble, but not this much, or else he wouldn't have gone into hiding like SOME OTHER BADDIES WE KNOW. With every right, there's a responsibility, not an excuse to abuse that right because one simply can. Where are the consequences for this jerk's actions, besides the protests directed at the U.S. embassies all over the globe? When is this individual going to be found and tried? Are they even going to put him on trial for this as a hate criminal, or is he going to get away with it because of the rights he oh so deserves despite his heinous behavior? Forget the movie, it's already out and people have seen it; America needs to get a hold of this guy/group and hold him/them accountable for the international response.
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@ladym33 (11008)
• United States
22 Sep 12
Thank you for referring to this as an individual and not our entire country. I am sure once the person is caught they will be punished. This was a horrible thing that person did.
@MaxBan (14)
22 Sep 12
Be aware, the people who produced the video were very cunning. They knew the effect it would have on the Muslim world. There is no proof it was created by a Christian or a Jew. The actors do not appear to be of Anglo Saxon decent. They look more like Arabs than Americans. It may have been produced by a hard line Muslim radical intent on creating a Jihad. Either way he achieved whatever it was he wanted. Muslims world wide got sucked in by his rhetoric and rioted. Innocent people lost their lives through no fault of their own. That was an act normally attributed to barbarians. Rioting with violence earns no ones respect. Is it any wonder Muslims have gone down in our esteem. Please give more power to moderate Muslims. The world needs peace not war.
@romzee (938)
• Philippines
22 Sep 12
You're right, radical Muslims are getting advantage of the situation while moderates stay on the sideline and keep quiet. Muslims are getting worse in the eyes of the world because of this Muslim terrorists. I believe its time for the moderate Muslims to stand up for peace.
@MaxBan (14)
22 Sep 12
Australian culture comes in for unnessary criticism from Muslims living here. A Muslim Cleric recently told his audience, an Australian girl who had been raped by several Lebanese youths ... 'Was asking for it because she was out at night like meat put out for cats'. Needless to say he got short shrift in court and the youths were gaoled. Lebanese gangs go to Bondie Beach and try to hit on young girls sunbaking there. If the girls refuse their advances they are sworn at and spat on. This offensive behavior doesn't go down well with the rest of the bathers. It is regarded as being disgusting and offensive Police are called and the ring leaders are carted off to gaol. People have the right to go there, have a swim and relax sunbaking on the beach without being pestered and insulted by foul mouthed bigoted hooligans.
@stealthy (8188)
• United States
22 Sep 12
First off the attack that killed Chris Stevens and the others was a planned terrorist attack to coincide with the anniversary of 9/11 and just happened to occur with the demonstrations and perhaps take advantage of them to make the attack easier. The Constitution of the U.S. guarantees free speech, etc. with very few exceptions. Once the movie trailer was on the internet there was really not much that could be done anyway. Since the trailer was greatly edited and dubbed after it was filmed, only one person knew the final version before it was on the Internet. Even if the Constitution were to be disregarded there was little that could be done at that point.
@ladym33 (11008)
• United States
22 Sep 12
Once people get a hold of something like this and they make their own copy of it it is really difficult to stop it once it is circulating. I am also almost positive that was not only being placed out there by people who are in other countries other than America. In fact most Americans would not want something like that to go out on the internet and to the rest of the world. There are a lot of people from other countries who would love to put something like that out to make us look bad though. We do not allow hate crimes in this country, and there are rules when it comes to freedom of speech but when you have something that reaches world wide, and something hateful and terrible like that gets out there it is really hard to stop it completely and quickly. Every time they stop one person from doing it someone else does, it and so on and so forth. I am certain that anyone caught posting this video will be punished.
@salonga (27955)
• Philippines
22 Sep 12
The fact is not all Americans are responsible for that. Those who are responsible for that movie and everything concerning its showing and uploading are the ones who must act. Would they allow more innocent victims to die? It's okay if they are the ones who would suffer because they were the one who did that. But the problem is innocent people are incriminated and killed even.