The anti-American feeling in Libya was related to the anti-Islam film but the murder was cowardly
While strongly protesting against the release of the deplorable anti-Islam film titled ‘Innocence of Muslims’, we also condemn the murder of US ambassador to Libya, Christopher Steven and few of his staff cold-bloodedly in the same tone, who, I am sure, wouldn’t have even known about the film.
Whoever involved in this disgusting video, the trailer of which was available on You Tube, had a hidden agenda as it coincided with the eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy and the up-coming US presidential election.
The million dollar question is who will stand to lose support and who will stand to gain support by the incidents which followed the release of the film, in the Muslim world, from the American voters. The actors who took part in this crude film have been misguided by the producers saying the story would be called ‘Desert Warriors’ and it is based on life in Egypt 2000 years ago.
However, the dubbing to suit the motives of the producer or producers has taken place later. It is learnt that the actors are planning to sue those who misled them.
We appreciate the US’s official condemnation of the film but we stress at the same time that the administration should take action against those who released this film, which has done considerable damage to the US rightly or wrongly in the entire Muslim world. The video first appeared online on 1 July in English by someone using the pseudonym ’sambacile’- in fact he is an imbecile.
The exact origin of the movie and the internet clip, and the motivation behind the production, remains still a mystery. If action not taken by the US government there will be more people like Pastor Terry Jones, who wanted to have a bon fire of holy Quran, to incite violence in the Muslim world. It is remarkable that there have been no such disrespectful incidents to other faith from the Muslims though they have been on the receiving end right through, for sometimes now.
The two countries, which had nothing to do with the 9/11, yet the US invaded and occupied are still in turmoil and people are dying every day and the same can be said about another recently ‘liberated’ country, ‘and this time for Africa’ – Libya (If the readers still remember Shakira’s theme song for the Football World Cup held in South Africa in 2010, 'Waka waka eh eh'.)
- Asian Tribune -