As a typical liberal (whatever that word means anymore), I believe in the following things:
If you are against gay marriage, don't get gay-married. But don't deny other people their rights.
If you are against abortion, please, don't have an abortion. But don't try and tell women what they can and can't do with their bodies.
And, if you are Muslim and believe it's a sin to create or look at images of Mohammed, then don't create images of Mohammed and definitely go out of your way to avoid seeing images of Mohammed. But fuck you if you think killing people is the correct response for other people creating images of Mohammed. Please die.
I'm drawing a picture of Mohammed right now.
Curiosity Inc. wrote:
Finally got to see the Daily Show from last night. They had a great segment reminding us that Islam is only about 1400 years old. Anyone else remember what happened when Christianity was that age?
That's sad, but a very interesting correlation.
Dr. Brooklyn wrote:
There are actually some reports suggesting these attacks were planned as far back as august and if you watch footage of the protests Israeli flags are being burned... so I really doubt that the cause is this video, it might be the catalyst, but it's not the cause.
Brooklyn, that does seem to be the case, and the Obama administration seems to be going out of its way to downplay this. An American killed on the anniversary of 9/11 without an appropriate response (whatever that would entail) in an election year doesn't equal reelection, I guess.