This is an Article in response to the film “The Innocence of Muslims” it goes to explain the damages the movie has caused in the Middle East. There has been protests in Yemen, Morocco, Sudan, Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya. While most of the protests have not too serious, the Embassy in Yemen was set on fire and the Ambassador in Libya was assassinated. In Iran about 500 protestors tried to demonstrate in the Swiss embassy which the U.S. conducts its diplomatic affairs through, but since there is no U.S. embassy in Iran, the police were successful in keeping protesters away from the neutral embassy.
The YouTube video has now been removed in the majority of Middle Eastern countries, and some countries such as Afghanistan have been trying to take steps to block YouTube entierly. A very scary thought from the point of universal free speech.
This Article was published September 13th, 2012 by Alex Fitzpatrick.