A video portraying the Prophet Muhammad as a womanizing pedophile has outraged many in the so-called Muslim world, resulting in deadly protests in Egypt and Libya. One such protest, in the Libyan city of Benghazi, resulted in the death of four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens.
I didn’t even know we had an ambassador to Libya. What an awful way to commemorate the terror attacks of September 11, 2001.
The video was reportedly produced in the United States. I haven’t seen it and since it will probably never make it on Netflix or Redbox, I probably never will. Plus, I have the feeling that it’s probably an awful movie.
If Muslims believe a video portraying their most cherished prophet in a highly negative light can make anyone view their religion more poorly, they are sadly mistaken. People today view Islam not by the personal character of the man who founded their religion over a thousand years ago, but by the bloody and violent actions of many of his followers today. Islam has a public relations problem. As a brand, its image is sullied and it’s not because of any stupid video.
One can hear that Islam is a religion of peace so many times until it begins to sound a hollow and a tad bit ridicules.
If the followers of Islam ever want the rest of the world to view their religion in a more positive light, they need to clean up their act. They need to stop storming embassies and burning flags. They need to stop killing woman because they have been raped. They need to stop poisoning girls because they go to school. They also need to stop with all the terrorism.
Seriously, they need to knock it off.