Tag Archives: Innocence of Muslims
In her recent article, Cutting through the anti-Muslim propaganda, Deepa Kumar highlights the information that failed to be mentioned in mainstream media, while providing relevant points of clarity.
On the 11th anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 attacks, expectations of just a remembrance and memorial were thought to ensue. Instead, what happened was more tragic news–the death of a U.S. Diplomat, Chris Stevens, and three other Americans, including a Foreign Service officer, and two Navy Seals.
While many events over the past few weeks have spurred protests, there have also been ongoing negative depictions of Muslims in the form of the distasteful “Innocence of Muslims” video and a French magazine’s demeaning cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.
If there was a question before about if Islamophobia was real or not, recent explosions of anti-Islamic distortions give a push of assurance. More like a final confirmation.
By Dima Ansari
The Sep. 24 Newsweek cover image with the title “Muslim Rage” and the article associated with it by Ayaan Hirsi Ali is bigoted and stereotypical of Islam and Muslims, bringing to question Newsweek’s journalistic integrity.
I would like to start off by stating that there is no excuse and no justification for violence against innocent civilians. I am not here to act as an apologist for violence or criminal behavior of any sort whatsoever. This is an attempt to gain understanding of the supposedly inexplicable and largely violent reaction from so many Muslim countries in response to a badly made film on the internet.
There is no doubt that the short film entitled “The Innocence of Muslims” left a bitter taste in the mouths of Muslims, American Muslims, and every other reasonable person worldwide. There are still many debates as to who was behind it and what its direct purpose was, but the gauche representation and false depictions succeeded to outrage, confuse, and humiliate across the board.