The protests from the Muslims in Egypt and Libya were said to be over an American film made by Sam Bacile entitled "Innocence of Muslims". A 14 minute trailer of the film was posted on Youtube. I do not condone the killings in Libya, but I can certainly understand the protests.
Continue on to see the trailer ...
For those of you who did not see why the Muslims were so upset - this is the trailer that triggered international protests.
Yahoo News interviewed Sam Bacile:
Speaking by phone Tuesday from an undisclosed location, writer and director Sam Bacile remained defiant, saying Islam is a cancer and that the 56-year-old intended his film to be a provocative political statement condemning the religion.Yet when in my own town of Gainesville FL. you had Terry Jones out proclaiming 9-11-12 as "International Judge Mohammed Day" (You remember him, he's the idiot who last year wanted to make 911 be "National Burn a Quran Day"
"Islam is a cancer, period," he said repeatedly, his solemn voice thickly accented.
The two-hour movie, "Innocence of Muslims," cost $5 million to make and was financed with the help of more than 100 Jewish donors, said Bacile, who wrote and directed it.
Muslims find it offensive to depict Muhammad in any manner, let alone insult the prophet. A Danish newspaper's 2005 publication of 12 caricatures of the prophet triggered riots in many Muslim countries.
Though Bacile was apologetic about the American who was killed as a result of the outrage over his film, he blamed lax embassy security and the perpetrators of the violence.
"I feel the security system (at the embassies) is no good," said Bacile. "America should do something to change it."
Well ... I am not international ... I am just me but even I had an interesting reaction to Muslims on 9-11 this year ...
My first experience as a Muslim on 911 was having a maintenance man for my apartment building come up to me and ask me "Whats with the rag on your head?" (I was wearing a hijab - a scarf over my hair) I answered with only one word "Muslim" He looked at me curiously "Since when?" he asked. "July" I said. He looked at me like I had gone crazy, and walked away.
But leaving on a positive note - The night before was open house at my son's school - and again there I wore the hijab. She was kind and said to me, "When did you become a Muslim?" I replied to her "In July.". She smiled at me and said "Well you wear it well!" and I thanked her ....