September 25, 2012
'Muslim Rage' Has Nothing to Do with Video
Jeffrey Goldberg, Bloomberg
Last week, Barack Obama’s administration bought $70,000 worth of airtime on seven Pakistani television networks to broadcast a commercial denouncing the now-infamous YouTube video that portrayed the Prophet Muhammad as a pedophile and as a lover of goats.
The video, which set off deadly riots across the Islamic world, is an absurdity -- a risible script, bad lighting and pornography-quality acting. But U.S. officials think that the film, apparently produced by a Coptic Christian in California, is at the root of the latest eruption of what has come to be known as “Muslim rage,” and so they thought it necessary to produce a response video.
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