In Our Opinion: Free speech questions stem from anti-Islamic video


September 27, 2012

Uprisings in the Middle East, sparked in Libya and Egypt have called into question the notion of free speech and its consequences.

One of the big factors in the uprisings, according to the U.S. government, has been a low-budget video made by a California filmmaker. The video was uploaded to YouTube a couple of months ago but only recently reached the region, and depicts the Muslim prophet Muhammad in a negative light. Some protesters have spoken out against the government, despite its denouncing the film and affirming no association to it in any way.

YouTube, which hosts the video and bloc...

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