Innocence of Muslims

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So Much for Obama&#39;s &#39;Reset&#39; With Muslims
 So Much for Obama's 
 'Reset' With Muslims 
Charles Krauthammer

So Much for Obama's 'Reset' With Muslims

Charles Krauthammer is blaming Obama's weakness for the protests

(Newser) - Back in 2009, Barack Obama gave a much-lauded speech in Cairo promising a "new beginning" between the US and the Muslim world, based on "mutual respect." Charles Krauthammer found that "curious, as over the previous 20 years, America had six times committed its military forces on...

Judge Refuses to Pull Islam Video Off YouTube

Actress Cindy Lee Garcia sued over 'Innocence of Muslims'

(Newser) - The actress who says she got tricked into appearing in the anti-Islam film Innocence of Muslims has lost her first bid to get a clip yanked off YouTube, reports the Los Angeles Times . A California judge refused Cindy Lee Garcia's emergency request to have the 14-minute trailer taken down,...

Cartoon, Film Protests Break Out in Afghanistan

France will again close embassies in 20 countries

(Newser) - Small protests broke out in Afghanistan today over both the French nude Mohammed cartoons and the Innocence of Muslims. About 300 students in Kabul gathered to chant "death to France, death to America," the AFP reports, and hundreds more gathered nearby. The demonstrations were peaceful, however. Reaction to...

Actress in Islam Movie Sues Producer

Cindy Lee Garcia also wants YouTube to yank it

(Newser) - An actress in the anti-Islam movie causing friction around the world is suing the producer, reports TMZ . Cindy Lee Garcia says producer Nakoula Bassely Nakoula , aka Sam Bacile, told her the movie was going to be a harmless adventure flick called Desert Warrior, not the Innocence of Muslims. The lines...

German Anti-Islam Group Plans to Screen Movie

Government wrestles with free speech vs. public safety

(Newser) - An anti-Muslim organization in Germany plans a public screening of the controversial movie the Innocence of Muslims, reports the Christian Science Monitor . Officials in Germany are weighing whether the screening should be banned for the sake of public safety, or whether forbidding it would violate free-speech rights. The small right-wing...

It&#39;s Not About a Lousy Movie
 It's Not About a Lousy Movie 

It's Not About a Lousy Movie

Seumas Milne says it's a wonder we haven't seen more anti-American violence

(Newser) - "Why do they hate us?" That's what many Americans asked after 9/11, "oblivious to their country's role in decades of coups, tyranny, sanctions, regimes, and occupations across the Middle East," writes Seumas Milne in the Guardian . Now, they're asking the same about the protests...

Pakistani Who Boycotted Protests Faces Blasphemy Inquiry

Businessman refused to close his shops over anti-Islam movie

(Newser) - Pakistani officials say they have opened an investigation into a businessman who has been accused of blasphemy after refusing to join protests over the anti-Islam video and allegedly trying to convince others also not to take part. Haji Nasrullah Khan refused to shut his shops in solidarity with protesters, prompting...

Jon Stewart: Romney's Own Dad Wouldn't Vote for Him

George Romney spent early years on welfare

(Newser) - Jon Stewart weighed in on Mitt Romney's 47% controversy last night —or, as he described it, Romney "talking to rich people about poorer people in a manner you would imagine cartoon rich people talk about cartoon poorer people." The first problem with Romney's position: Almost...

Egypt Orders Arrest of Filmmaker, Terry Jones

It issues warrants for Nakoula Basseley Nakoula and others

(Newser) - Egypt wants Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, who is allegedly behind the anti-Muslim film that sparked protests across the Islamic world, behind bars—or worse. Cairo authorities ordered the arrest of Nakoula and six other Egyptian Coptic Christians living in the US, all of whom they say were involved with the Innocence ...

700 Cops Guard US Embassy as Thais Protest

400 carry out peaceful demonstration

(Newser) - Protests over an anti-Islam film have spread to Thailand, where 700 police were ready at the US embassy in Bangkok. Some 400 people gathered peacefully; organizers had called for a peaceful demonstration on Facebook. Protesters held signs saying "Stop insulting our religion" as they chanted against the US and...

Koran-Burning Pastor Terry Jones Banned by Germany

Nation takes action as neo-Nazis plan events around anti-Islam film

(Newser) - In the interest of public order, German officials are taking steps to make certain that Koran-burning American preacher Terry Jones can't get into the country. The Jones ban is being instituted amid rumors that far right groups in Germany plan to invite the Florida preacher to speak in the...

Hezbollah Chief Leads Huge Protest

Hassan Nasrallah demands US ban anti-Muslim video

(Newser) - In a rare public appearance, the leader of the militant Hezbollah group exhorted hundreds of thousands of supporters today to keep up the campaign against an anti-Islam video that has unleashed deadly violence and anger at the US across the Muslim world. Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah spoke for about 15 minutes...

Iran: We Will Hunt Down Video Makers

Producer goes into hiding; actress posts 'scared' letter

(Newser) - As rage over an anti-Islamic video erupts into more violent protests— Afghanistan and Pakistan are among the latest—Iran is vowing to hunt down the makers of Innocence of Muslims, the Telegraph reports. "The government of the Islamic Republic of Iran condemns ... this inappropriate and offensive action," said...

Video: Libyans Tried to Save US Ambassador

Chris Stevens was alive when mob found him

(Newser) - Ambassador Chris Stevens was still breathing when Libyans stumbled across him inside a room in the American Consulate in Benghazi, cheering, "Alive, alive" and "God is great." They tried to rescue him after last week's deadly attack in the eastern Libyan city, witnesses said. A group...

Protests Spread to Afghanistan, Indonesia

1 killed in Pakistan as demonstrations rage on

(Newser) - Muslim rage over the Innocence of Muslims continues to spread. A protest by some 300 people a few miles from the US embassy in Kabul turned violent today, leaving 15 police injured, CNN reports. In Indonesia, meanwhile, at least 11 police officers and a protester were hurt as protesters threw...

Protests Calm Down; al-Qaeda Calls for More

Terror group praises killing of US ambassador

(Newser) - Al-Qaeda's branch in Yemen today praised the killing of the US ambassador in Libya and called for more attacks to expel American embassies from Muslim nations. The statement, posted on Islamic militant websites, suggested al-Qaeda was trying to co-opt the wave of angry protests over the anti-Islamic movie whose...

Feds Question Alleged Islam Movie-Maker

Nakoula Basseley Nakoula is hauled in to sheriff's station

(Newser) - The man believed to have produced the now-infamous Innocence of Muslims film is getting more attention than he banked on—from federal probation authorities. Sheriff's deputies escorted Nakoula Basseley Nakoula from his Southern California home late last night so he could be questioned by the feds, reports the Los ...

Porn Director Made Innocence of Muslims

Alan Roberts was hired to make anti-Islamic video

(Newser) - Looks like the director of Innocence of Muslims wasn't all that innocent. The director of the schlocky film trailer that sparked rioting across the Middle East was 65-year-old Alan Roberts, the maker of softcore porn flicks like The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood, Gawker reports. Cast members and crew confirm...

Beware Lazy Stereotyping in Mideast Protests

Starting with 'those crazy Muslims': Robert Wright

(Newser) - When the first Mideast protests started this week, the storyline went something like this: "Crude anti-Islam film made by Israeli-American and funded by Jews leads to Muslim protests that boil over, causing four American deaths in Libya," writes Robert Wright at the Atlantic . Already, we've learned that...

Marines Arrive in Yemen
 Marines Arrive 
 in Yemen 

Marines Arrive in Yemen

Protests grow across Muslim world

(Newser) - US Marines are in Yemen as protesters continue to throng around the US embassy there, the AP reports. An elite Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team arrived today, as security forces continued to fire live rounds and tear gas into a crowd numbering around 2,000. The same type of team was...

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