A couple of months ago, a YouTube video called “Innocence of Muslims,” claiming to be a trailer for an independently produced movie, drew quite a bit of attention around the world. It’s a poorly produced movie by every standard, if it is indeed a movie, and not just a video. The video mocks Muslim reverence for the Islamic prophet Muhammad and denigrates his character, portraying him as an adulterer, power-mongering tribal warlord, pedophile, and stooge. The video, fourteen minutes long, was blamed initially for riots and attacks by Muslims on U.S. installations around the world, including a near-storming of the U.S. Embassy in Egypt and the deaths of a U.S. Ambassador and 3 other Americans in an attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

With the subject of hate speech rising up in conversations everywhere regarding the relationship between the attacks and the “Innocence Of Muslims” video

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