WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2012 – The outrage and violence over the crude film ridiculing the Prophet Mohammad that inspired the attacks and protests on U.S. embassies across the Middle East points to a chasm between Western free speech and individualism and the sensitivities of some Muslims over what they see as a campaign of humiliation.

“It’s ridiculous,” Zainab Al-Suwaij, executive director of the America Islamic Congress, said of the violence that on Friday killed 15 in Pakistan alone as what were supposed to be peaceful protests turned violent.

“Yes, this video is offensive but it is clearly a grotesque over reaction that in part is being whipped up by radical Islamists in the region for their own ends. But it does show you the depth of misunderstanding between the cultures.”

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Daily Times (Pakistan)



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