September 14, 12
Yemeni protestors are enraged and are protesting in 10 nations and Indian regions, against “Innocence of Muslims” and the nation were it was produced. The protest is targeted towards the US and Americans. Early this morning protestors burned a US flag near the US Embassy in Sanaa. The anger from the protestor’s stems from a film trailer that imitates Islam’s prophet, which the film is degrading the leader in a bad light. As a result of the anger of protestors, on Tuesday many of them invaded the US Embassy in Cairo and also the US Consulate, which left some American officials dead. President Obama has a high concern for the violent acts and protests over this video and has contacted many foreign counterparts about ways to prevent the protest and chaos from spreading. President Obama has made an agreement with the counterparts in Afghanistan to prevent the spread of violence by blocking access to YouTube there so that the Afghan people are not able to watch this video.
These acts of violence and rage are the wrong examples of protesting and freedom of speech. Protesting should not result in the harm of others or destruction of public places. In regards to the people behind the cause of this protects have the right of freedom of speech and opinion but it should be tactful and respectful. These kinds of wrongful acts, in both sides, are the reason behind the constant lack of unity and peace between nations and countries. A sense of respect needs to be spread among the nations for each respective religion, beliefs, customs and values.