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Should creators of anti-Islamic media be held legally accountable for violence that follows? (UQ)

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09/20/12 3:36 pm

Understand the first amendment first. You are still responsible if you start a fight with your words. You are responsible for the things you do and the reactions they cause.

09/19/12 9:54 am

Wow! 24% of America doesn't believe in the first amendment.

09/18/12 1:43 pm

I am not allowed to yell, "Fire!" in a crowded theater, but I can make a movie of a man yelling, "Fire!" and screen it in a crowded theater.

Isn't this a great country?

09/18/12 1:42 pm

Making a movie about ones beliefs or opinion is not, as long as it doesn't slander or defame anyone. The result of this movie should not be blamed on the writer or anyone involved with it.

09/18/12 1:42 pm is not the same thing. Freedom of speech is the freedom of opinions and expression, but within reason. Crying wolf( shouting "fire" when there isn't) is a punishable offense when there is a disturbance of the peace.

09/18/12 1:36 pm

@ Sigriest... I photo your significant other cheating on you and show you the photos. You in turn kill them as a result of the photos. Am I to blame for the death of your significant other? Should I be charged for murder or an accomplice?

charlie259 Arizona
09/16/12 11:42 pm

Who do we hold accountable for all the damage pornographers do? Especially the scum of all scum, purveyors of child porn?

JustBob Your anger fascinates me
09/16/12 10:05 am

Does that mean I can burn a mosque whenever I am called an infidel?

JustBob Your anger fascinates me
09/16/12 9:48 am

South Park would be responsible for Christians rioting?
Good thing Christians don't do that

JustBob Your anger fascinates me
09/16/12 9:46 am

Sigriest. Is that the same? If you say something I don't like, you're saying I can use violence, and you are held legally responsible for my violence? That's awesome.

Sigriest California
09/16/12 8:14 am

If I shout FIRE in a movie theater, and people are trampled, I can be held accountable. Same thing with the movie.
Free speech does not mean I can't be held accountable for the repercussions. I just means j can say it.

truth1 Florida
09/16/12 7:28 am

I can't believe someone said yes. That's some POWERFUL stupid

got2BFree South Carolina
09/15/12 8:24 pm

What a stupid question. Who posted this question Michael Bloomberg?

jamjay Atlanta, Ga
09/15/12 7:46 pm

We do not change our freedoms to appease Muslims. F F F Them.

09/15/12 6:39 pm

No- this is a country of Freedom of Religion & Freedom of Speech. But we do need politicians that care about Americans!

09/15/12 4:43 pm

If that were true, then the Beatles would be responsible for the Manson murders. Ridiculous.

EnginE3r Texas
09/15/12 9:46 am

Everyone is responsible for his/her own actions. Only YOU get the final say in what YOUR actions are and you cannot blame anyone else but yourself for your own actions.

09/15/12 7:05 am

Absolutely not! The violent offenders are the ones who should be held accountable. If they think violence is their only course of action for being offended, they have severe issues.

09/15/12 7:02 am

Morons... Hurt feelings don't justify murder. I lived in the middle east for just over a year, these extremist look for an excuse not a reason. Besides, this attack was already planned, they just tagged the movie to let the uninformed think it was the movie... Don't be fooled.

burnsey89 Louisiana
09/14/12 9:28 pm

The idiots murdering over a movie should be held responsible.

09/14/12 9:11 pm

Freedom of speech.... 1st amendment I this country... If these IDIOTS are doing it because of a movie that no one else seems to know about, Screw em! These radicals said today "hey Americans, there are 1.5 billion bin ladens, If that's how they feel,. It's time to turn the area into a parking lot...

gggggg Oklahoma
09/14/12 8:18 pm

This question is kind of weird. Singling out Islam. Should anti-anything be held accountable for violence? The answer should be the same.

09/14/12 8:03 pm

"The day I'm inaugurated Muslim hostility will ease." Sen. Barack Obama 2007. Have we ever had a more arrogant & naive President?

hazel Tennessee
09/14/12 6:53 pm

only in America would that question be asked. people are resp for their own actions

Adric Elkmont
09/14/12 4:07 pm

How stupid would that be? Have you watched the video? It's like a short bad Monty Python or Borat movie. These people need to get a life.

paul61 Arizona
09/14/12 2:35 pm

There's something in one of the post 9/11 acts that prohibits something like this. Digital Millennium Act?that short circuits free speech and trial. Whoever made the video has lots to fear. Jail or Muslim hit squads. Salman Rushdie lived in hiding for years to avoid assassination.

09/14/12 2:14 pm

only if they explicitly incite violence by instructing action

09/14/12 11:34 am

No. Freedom of speech. They can't control how others will react to it.

09/14/12 11:13 am

@dirtyj it happens all the time lol. The KKK, Arian nation, black panthers, etc are all still alive and well in this country. You are also well within your rights to say what you just said. The only time it's illegal is if your INTENTION is to incite violence or a riot

09/14/12 10:53 am

@DirtyJ, I think what @Krayze is saying is that it's technically a "choice." In a practical sense, you are correct, even though you shouldn't be.

hippiedude fields of green
09/14/12 9:48 am

To them, it isnt a choice. You either do or die. So it is racism.

krayzewolf New Hampshire
09/14/12 9:38 am

Religion is a choice, not a race. Get over your myths.

hippiedude fields of green
09/14/12 8:53 am

If I posted a video saying that all of one race should die, or arent worthy of having the same rights as me, the whole race would be up in arms protesting and rioting. It may be about religion but its still racism.

hippiedude fields of green
09/14/12 8:51 am

Who we dont like. You people in here are really fucking smart.

hippiedude fields of green
09/14/12 8:50 am

So many people here are against racism, sexism and everything but yet almost everyone on this thread are saying freedom of speech. Well if thats true then fuck all the niggers. Is that freedom of speech? No someone would probably kill me over it. Everyone is for equality except when its for those

ladyniner81 I hate people
09/14/12 7:40 am

So these extremists are acting on their own accord. their savages. And unarmed Marines is dangerous in this situation. To them. .wtf was Obama thinking?

ladyniner81 I hate people
09/14/12 7:36 am

I see these ignorant people bashing Christians but yet I do not see them picketing, or someone when someone makes a derogatory cartoon of Jesus or Atheists going around doing the same when people do derogatory cartoon of them

EarlyBird Portland
09/14/12 7:29 am

Dear Tony, I love reading all comments but I sometimes lose my place and it's frustrating! Maybe come up w/a way of marking every 50 comments or so? Ty!

ishady 86451132020
09/14/12 7:15 am

The films creators knew what they were doing and the ppl that dubbed it and released it also knew what they were also doing. Muslims don't corner the market on violence or anger for opposing religions just keep reading this post you'll see what I mean.

dogsaver new Jersey
09/14/12 6:55 am

Sadly, Obama keeps apologizing and blaming us for the Muslim violence. Then there is the genius, joe Biden! He thinks there was something sweet about the 9-11 attacks! What is sweet about 3 thousand people being murdered? Obama and the village idiot! And to think I thought Quail was an idiot!

09/14/12 6:52 am

Let's grab Israel and go to war with these f*ckers. Let's get it over with already.