Islamic protesters?use any excuse to riot

It is clear to anyone except, perhaps, those in the media that the protests by Islamic groups have little or nothing to do with an obscure, unseen film and everything to do with demonstrating against the United States on any flimsy excuse they can find. If it had not been a trailer on the Internet, it would have been a nasty remark by some sidewalk orator or a joke overheard by two people who took it as anti-Muslim.

To repeat, on the front page, the canard about the film being the cause of the protests shows ignorance of facts. It also encourages more talk about banning anything offensive to Muslim sensibilities, encourages pundits to call for the persons who made the film to be prosecuted for incitement and leads to equating stupid movie productions or cartoons to murdering people and setting fire to buildings.

Dorothy Wynne