Current events in the Middle East presently disrupting and placing 22 US embassies abroad at high alert and danger are all due to the circulation of an American made documentary against the Prophet Muhammad. (PBUH). An American ambassador and others have lost their life due to the emotional outrage the documentary has created. Events are still escalating, not only through the Middle East but rest of the world, Muslim oriented or not.
A reader suggested that I put this post out here for a discussion. A discussion on how to reign back in sanity and discuss what has taken place without getting over-emotional. I’m willing to promote discussion for sure. Due to the extreme emotions and views on the topic, I don’t know how dispassionate individuals will be able to comment. Yet if we do not know then nothing has been ventured.
Let’s try to discuss what has happened in an abstract and constructive manner. It can start with what many Americans take as basic freedoms of speech but must that now be regulated? How does one stop the violent and knee jerk reaction to a freedom of expression? Why should innocent Americans be targeted for the words and actions of someone else?
How does one rebuild tolerance and understanding? Also, let’s hear it from Muslims on why there is such a strong reaction to any words against their Prophet. Do they or do they not believe that a Prophet can rise above the worse of words?