Somebody arrested the producer of the scandalous video “The Innocence of Muslims.” Whoever did this could have stayed his hand. That was a stupid or a malevolent thing to do. There is zero doubt that thousands of ignorant Muslims will think that their protests bore fruit. There is no telling them that the guy was arrested for something else. For people who live in mendacious societies it sounds like a transparent lie. The arrest is encouragement to rioting, assault and murder. The act also seems to validate the belief, widespread around the Muslim world, that blasphemy is a crime or should be treated as such.
Whoever gave the order to arrest the guy is a moron or a criminal, I don’t care how many unpaid traffic tickets the guy has . It would have been easy enough to wait two weeks to arrest him. It’s not as if he was going to flee to Egypt, for instance. The dark, suspicious part of me wonders if the arrester has thought about the fact that there are many Muslims in American jails and prisons. Some have little to lose if they gain fame by killing the blasphemer.
I learned later that the person who gave the order to arrest the video producer is a federal judge. I don’t know how anything federal became involved. It might even have been legitimate. It makes the whole sorry episode significantly worse though. Muslim fanatics riot against “America;” “America” arrests the culprit.
By the way, here is a quiz:
A. What was the name of Prophet Mohammed’s favorite wife?
B. How old was she when he consummated his marriage with her? (That’s “consummated,” not “contracted.”)
Use only legitimate Muslim sources to answer.