UPenn professor Anthea Butler calls for imprisonment of filmmaker Sam Bacile; Update: Butler locks her Twitter account

Anthea Butler is an Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. The title of her most recent book, The Gospel According to Sarah: How Sarah Palin’s Tea Party Angels Are Galvanizing the Religious Right, gives you a pretty good idea of where she stands politically.

This morning, she strongly implied that Sam Bacile is responsible for yesterday’s embassy attacks and, as a result, should be tossed into jail.

Bacile is an Israeli filmmaker who lives in California and has gone into hiding. He made the crappy movie that is being used as a pretext to justify the violence that erupted in Egypt and Libya yesterday.

But is making a movie that makes Muslims angry a crime? Butler appears to think so.

Of course, like any academic, Butler purports to support free speech rights:

https://twitter.com/AntheaButler/status/245863171003404288

But it is clear that she gets most excited when arguing that those rights are highly circumscribed:

Sounds like Anthea Butler, Sally Kohn, and Mike Barnicle would get along swimmingly.

Related: Twitter users call for the arrest and murder of Terry Jones

Update: Butler has gone into CYA-mode and locked her Twitter account. 

Update: The plot thickens: Filmmaker ‘Sam Bacile,’ blamed for embassy attacks, does not exist

RelatedCitizens exercise their freedom of speech, blast anti-American, anti-Christian UPenn prof Anthea Butler

  • n2sooners

    So according to her logic, if someone kills someone else because her book pissed them off, then she should go to jail?

    • weRbroke

      NOOOO, she is entitled to HER opinions, but everyone else is supposed to STFU or go to jail.
      (rolling eyes)

      • Jeff Jennings

        exactly!

      • Donimal61

        …and the TOLERANT are on left???????

    • weRbroke

      NOOOO, she is entitled to HER opinions, but everyone else is supposed to STFU or go to jail.
      (rolling eyes)

    • Snap N McGarrett

      then why isn’t she in jail for mocking sara palin’s beliefs?

      • weRbroke

        Ohhh thats different…palin is fair game, shes not a a liberal.

      • strattus

        Cause Sarah didn’t kill.!?? /lol

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_M2GAZG5C4Y56A4HTP5HK4R3K2A Gordon

          You had no problem blaming SP for the shooting of Gabby Giffords!??

          /lol

          • strattus

            Sarah was not to blame no more than a film is an excuse for killing our ambassador

          • Motorcycle 4 life

            She is a coward to attack Sarah Palin and now she has locked her twitter account maybe she needs to go to jail…. UGH I hate stupid people and she is nothing but a over paid racist her self.. UGH she has no right to air

      • Political Dookie

        I guess it would be OK for a Tea Partier to cut off her head by her logic.

      • Sandy Pfaff

        Muslims don’t put people in JAIL…they kill you!!!!!

        • http://www.facebook.com/shelby.owensbrewer Shelby Owens-Brewer

          Those people who attacked the embassies were yeling “We are all Osamas, Obama.” Does that mean that Obama bragging about killing Osama Bin Laden is what caused this?

          • dave

            Good point….

          • binky354

            Makes more logical sense than an unknown video being the cause.

        • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

          Uh… there was a Christian pastor held in prison in Iran, he was released recently. Not to mention that little Christian girl that was set up for blasphemy charges in Afghanistan… who was also let go. So you were saying?

          • Roggiedodgie

            So your point is? Those people (the Christian pastor and the Christian girl) should NEVER have been incarcerated in the 1st place, dippy! You’re a moron!!!!

          • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

            My point is, ‘moron'(your word) is that the person I replied to said Muslims don’t put people in jail, they kill them. You must have just started learning how to read today….

          • Dave O’connor

            YES THATS WHAT WE RE SAYING.. NOW YOUR CATCHING ON.. INCARCERATED FOR WHAT??

          • http://interplanetary.blogspot.com/ messy57

            ON BAIL. Even though she was exonerated, she’s still going to go on trial.

          • Mini14’sBlkStrat

            You don’t get it, do you.

          • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

            What is there to get? Are these sovereign countries vassals to the US? If so, when did that happen? Please educate me, since you claim there seems to be something I’m not getting. Again, I’ll point you to the fact that the person I replied to said people don’t get thrown in jail, they are killed. I replied with 2 examples of the opposite of what they claimed. Please, educate me.

            Oh here, I’ll even help you out:
            Sandy Pfaff • 7 hours ago • parent:
            Muslims don’t put people in JAIL…they kill you!!!!!

          • http://www.facebook.com/cliff.garrett.71 Cliff Garrett

            You realize that those 2 people you mentioned were to be put to death. It was only through pressure from other countries that the pasture was released and that evidence pointed to a clergyman for framing her. Now he faces the same penalty! Nice try though I will give you an F- for eFFort.

          • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

            However, they were not put to death. So ergo, the statement that ‘muslims don’t put you in jail, they kill you’, is patently false. Regardless of who pressured who, they were NOT, let me repeat, they WERE NOT, put to death. “Were to be” and “would have been” no longer matter. They were NOT killed, but let go. I’m sure that if I broke the laws in a foreign sovereign nation, I should expect to be incarcerated, irregardless of whether or not I agreed with those laws.

          • http://www.facebook.com/pamela.krausz1 Pamela Krausz

            Uhhh, not really… we have illegals who cross our borders illegally and “some do illegal activities while here”, (as if being here illegally isn’t enough!) and still they don’t go to jail. And IF they do… they are usually released, let free and come back to repeat their actions another day. I’ve never traveled to another country w/out being asked for my passport. Just saying.

          • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

            They also know we won’t do anything about them. It’s been highly publicized, and English isn’t all that difficult a language to learn, compared to Farsee(sp) or Arabic anyway, so they’ve also been forewarned. Other countries aren’t known for America’s forced leniency, shall we say.

          • Rena

            @FatBrando:disqus are you really that ignorant? Governments play this game all the time especially the middle east. They will kill dozens for being christian (or other faiths) then spare one or two to look good in the public eye. Their “good gesture” to free those two was just a political ploy to keep others back while they continue to make nuclear weapons and WMD’s.. just as Saddam did before someone finally said f*ck this and went in and got his ass.

            IMHO, I say warn these people one last time to get their sh*t straight and give the innocents time to get the hell out then bomb the hell out of it and turn it to glass…. There is no more talking diplomacy with these countries, they don’t give a crap about it so why should we?

          • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

            Uh… they never found WMD in Iraq. Good try, though.

          • Rena

            @KAdams Uh… I guess you really are that ignorant… Even though they may not have been found IN Iraq, they were there at one point, right in front of the inspectors whose hands were tied due to political red tape… And they were all shipped away.. but go ahead in live in your little world where there were no weapons that killed thousands of Kurds and others… I guess in your world someone just farted and they all just passed out…

          • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

            You have links? And if they were all shipped away, I don’t suppose they were ever ‘found’, eh? I mean, ‘were’ isn’t ‘are’, and which was it, were they found? Or were they shipped away as you say? And why would the administration later deny there were any in the first place? I guess someone in your world farted, and that’s filled up the space between your ears.

          • Michael Areno

            they didn’t find the WMD because the Russians transported it to Syria….we have the satelite images….doesn’t it ever make you wonder why Pelosi said impeachment was off the table?….that little fact would have touched off Armegeddon

          • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

            Links to those? Since I missed seeing them when they were first released, I’m sure they’re still on the web? You have seen them for yourself, no? Unless, of course, these are the same WMD(chemical weapons) that the administration is saying Syria has now?

          • Bobby

            Semantics – you just don’t get it. You can argue all you want, but jail instead of death on that small of a scale – come on! Please don’t paint yourself as even more of a moron. Look at the truth staring you in the face. They will kill without blinking. They had specific reasons for jailing instead of killing in this situation, and all of your hoping that they mean well by not killing these 2 is unrealistic. They are a violent people, have been for most of history, and will continue to be regardless of the actions of the US. It won’t change.

          • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

            And I suppose you know what those reasons are? If faced with the same situation, which would you prefer? I’m tired of people telling me “I don’t get it.” I’m beginning to think you are all the ones that don’t get it. I don’t see that hope is unrealistic. With 47 or so military installations bordering Iran, I think if we closed them down, it might change. Who knows, though. It’s not in the ‘agenda’, so we probably won’t ever know.

            So, what, you don’t think the ‘white-man’ hasn’t been a violent people for most of history? Lol…. and I’m the one who supposedly doesn’t get it.

          • http://www.facebook.com/pamela.krausz1 Pamela Krausz

            He was imprisoned for 3 years!! He could have been put to death within hours so he is one of the fortunate, to have his life spared. Pretty sure Iran held him only to use as a bargaining tool… we’ll see as the days ahead unfold.

          • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

            Thank you for that. The end result is that they were set free, and I, for one, can thank God for that.

          • Valjean

            What is that supposed to mean? That the Christian pastor and the Christian girl should be grateful and we should all profusely thank the Islamist authorities who locked them up without due process just because they didn’t behead them? What are you smoking, KAdams?

          • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

            I suppose you should actually read to whom I was replying to. What is it with you people and your willful ignorance of sovereign nations and the laws they’ve set to govern themselves with? In a time of ‘global governance’ you think sovereignty has no place… but it’s okay only for America? Guess what, if people don’t like how their country is, and have the means, they can leave, no? Am I wrong about that? It’s people like you, that assume that our way of life should be the standard for EVERYONE, regardless of history and culture… Get over yourself.

          • http://www.circleofheaven.com Wolfy Ghalkhani

            make no mistake that poor man and that poor girl dont have much time left on this earth. Muslims have no tolerance for apostates and non beleivers. most of you have no idea the mindset of the muslim. you dont know its true history. you have never lived amongs Muslims in a muslim country under Sharia law (I have in Iran.) For Islam, its all about submission to their god and its beliefs whether you are a believer or not. Islam devastated the East and it will do the same here unless we fight back now. there is no shame in standing up to Islam. its too late for Iran and afghanistan but please lets not make it too late for the USA.

          • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

            I worked for a time with an Iranian man who served in the Iranian army for 2 years, before moving to the US. I had to train this man when he was hired, and I was a bit younger than I am now, and I’m also a woman. We never had any conflicts, despite the fact that I was a female in a higher position than he was in, and the only issue, if you can call it that, was during the training period. He said I was ‘too bossy’. With that being said, he was very polite, and we would even go out to lunch. He never disparaged the American way of life, and I never blurted out my pre-misconceptions about Iranian culture. He was a shining example of his people, and a lot of assumptions I had made had to be thrown out. There are idiots and ignorant people in every culture. To lump them all together and brand them same is just idiocy. Take the Westboro Baptist nutjobs… I’m a Christian, yet I certainly don’t identify with that rabid group.

      • BigNanaUSA

        Right on!

      • http://www.facebook.com/donna.hildebrandt Donna Ann Carry Hildebrandt

        Exactly Dan!

    • Bill

      Excellent point. Too hard to grasp for some.

      • Bill Gryan

        Too hard to grasp for a college professor at a highly-respected university. But not too hard for the rest of us.

    • Ben Jones

      great logic

    • CB19

      You nailed it!

    • DebEast

      Let’s hope so!

    • AlmaAlma

      She is insulting Muslims basically. She is saying that they have no control over their own actions. She believes they can be excused because they don’t know what they are doing but the rest of us should.

      • $4010625

        Put them all in one location and then NUKE.

    • orringtonmom (D)

      you just won the internet.

    • BigNanaUSA

      Butler is a left wing moronic moonbat!

    • http://www.facebook.com/sarah.cipriano.98 Sarah Cipriano

      What about the book arcording to Mormon or whatever. How come nobody got killed over that.

      • http://www.facebook.com/maggie.thomas.319 Maggie Thomas

        Actually, a few years ago they did(1830’s). But it was the mormons who were killed, then they left for better pastures in Salt lake city. I don’t believe it was the mormons who did the killing though. they wanted to live in peace.

        • $4010625

          t has been recorded that Mormons kill one another, Under the banner of heaven. A book I read, fascinating.

          • weRbroke

            What book was that?

          • TocksNedlog

            Thanks for going completely off-topic.

        • Motorcycle 4 life

          YES we follow the commandments and we are NOT suppose to kill and yes we didn’t kill they killed the early Mormons because of religious zealots who didn’t know what we stood for. I have been in Assembly of God churches most of my life then I have changed to LDS and the faith is really similar I also have studied several different religions but killing just doesn’t happen to be on the ticket for LDS that is why Mitt Romney is a man who is quiet in most aspects we are to be slow in temper so when he stood up today and made his speech about the actions or lack of action by Obama he was strong and sturdy and that is what we need in the USA

      • J.N. Ashby

        Mormons have a sense of humor. Muslims do not.

    • Chris

      There is a great WSJ article that points out the NYT condoned and perhaps enjoyed the Maplethorpe exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum; but this past week they’ve excoriated “Bacile.” (Note: the ambassador was killed by al-Qaeda in tribution for a drone strike that killed one of their leaders in Libya.) But we must tell Muslims people have a right to criticize and mock other people’s faith. Endure it if you’d enjoy your freedoms, too.

  • n2sooners

    So according to her logic, if someone kills someone else because her book pissed them off, then she should go to jail?

  • Conservativeanarchist

    Just so I’m clear – it’s okay to make films denigrating Christians; create so-called art work of the Virgin Mary in elephant dung; Larry David peeing on a Jesus portrait; this is acceptable free speech. Got it.

    • bdh829

      right! you understand perfectly!

    • http://www.facebook.com/carla.f.mohler Carla Fink Mohler

      How is it that we are mocked for our beliefs as Christians with nothing being said about it and nothing can be said of the islamic religion?! NO WAY IS THIS RIGHT? FOR TELLING THE TRUTH? THIS MAN SHOULD GO TO PRISON?, HOW ABOUT THE LIBERALS GOING TO PRISON FOR TRYING TO TEACH OUR KIDS IN THESE SO CALLED ACCREDITED UNIVERSITIES THEIR HATEFUL LIES!!! ???Bet she’d think a little harder about who she points out is wrong huh???? and arent liberals suppose to be for women’s rights? so what the heck is their problem with Sarah Palin? its not that she is a mom who has raised kids and worked at the same time and held down a job governing over people AND even bucked up at the republican establishment for crying out loud, (which that all in itself should make her their heroin) but no it isn’t all that they dont like her and ditz her, its because she is a republican and thats all!!!! if she had been a democrat she would’ve been on the cover of TIme MAGAZINE!!!! SUch morons out there!!

      • http://twitter.com/dogrdg dogrdg

        liberal women have a problem with Palin because she is beautiful- if she looked like Helen Thomas they might be on her side.

        • Bill Gordon

          Or Nancy Pelosi. She is probably a muslim too. Teaching her students To hate every thats not liberal.Shes the one that needs to be in jail for supporting islam.

          • http://twitter.com/dogrdg dogrdg

            Pelosi is a huge hypocrite, she professes to be Catholic but what Doctrine is she really following?

          • $4010625

            All religions are BS, only started so the founder can rob the congregation, legally.

          • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

            You can’t rob someone, when they give freely. The deception lies in that those ‘religions’ don’t do what they’ve been charged to do: caring for the children, the sick and the widowed.

          • http://www.facebook.com/mickey.byrd.12 Mickey Byrd

            You make this up as you go or what?

          • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

            Make what up? People put money in the alms plate, no? Therefore, they give it to the crooks. Sure, they make a token effort to help feed the poor and destitute, but most of goes to line the church coffers. You disagree?

            How else did those pastors of mega-churches get those mega-churches in the first place? Joel Osteen has that nice golden spinning globe….

            Why are all the Catholic Churches richly appointed? I attended a Catholic Church for a while some years back. Nice place, too bad all the homes around it were in disrepair.

          • http://www.facebook.com/mickey.byrd.12 Mickey Byrd

            I agree and I disagree… I think it’s more on us as an individual to tithe where we think is right. I don;t normally tithe to a church. I try to find a religious organization that spends money helping people. Maybe i’m being duped by them too but I hope I;m not. I think individuals are responsible for at least trying to give to people that take care of the children and “treat others as we would be treated”. Giving to a church or organization just because it has a cross on it doesn’t seem to be what I… I… I should do. I’m not speaking for others because I’m not trying to judge myself nor them. It;s just what I feel I should do. And to be honest, I’m unsure of how right I am. Tithing is hard for me because I’m unsure and i really feel a need to know I’m doing the right thing.

          • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

            I hear you there, Mickey. I don’t have a whole lot to give, I try and help whenever I can though.

          • http://www.facebook.com/pamela.krausz1 Pamela Krausz

            what?? what church/religion are you referring to?

          • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

            I commented on that below. Any that blatantly showcase their wealth, basically.

          • TocksNedlog

            Beware the absolutist’s use of the word “all”. As Spock said in “The Wrath of Khan”, it reflects two-dimensional thinking.

        • Garth Haycock

          No they wouldn’t. The hatred for conservative women is more than just skin deep.

          • http://twitter.com/dogrdg dogrdg

            I stand corrected and agree with you completely!

          • RaggedyAnn46

            I agree. Liberal women are going to hate Sarah Palin only because she’s a Conservative. She should be their poster child, but she is on the wrong side, or rather, the “right” side!

          • http://www.facebook.com/pamela.krausz1 Pamela Krausz

            agree!

          • Elke E. Wilhelm

            I agree. If a Conservative looked like Helen Thomas they would attack her based upon her looks. They couldn’t do that to Sarah Palin so they attacked her intelligence. As if a woman can’t be both! Liberals harbor some deep-seated misogynistic feelings and any woman who is liberal is a self-loathing female in my book. And remember, it was the GOP that put a woman on their ticket in 2008. The Dems did NOT. So much for how they value women.

          • TheRealBillybob

            ” And remember, it was the GOP that put a woman on their ticket in 2008. The Dems did NOT. So much for how they value women.”
            Hey, nice try but you have to remember the Dems saw your woman and raised that bet with a gay black Obama, twice as good!

        • http://www.facebook.com/pamela.krausz1 Pamela Krausz

          haha, there is truth in that!

      • http://www.facebook.com/willis.f.junior Willis Fouts Junior

        As the majority of the population, us like minded folks really need to be more vocal in our condemnation of these idealists extremely whacked out ideals! They are the minority! Only they have moved into influential positions. They don’t labor, so they have plenty of time to spew their thoughts. Enough is enough already. We really need to start influencing or youth and converting with logic…..how? Beats me, but it’s an issue we can no longer ‘tolerate’.

      • http://www.facebook.com/eadamrob Bob Adamson

        I know you’re excited, but the word is “heroine”…not the drug.

      • Donimal61

        Well said! Unfortunately the democratic party IMHO has been hijacked by the extreme left; they are more socialistic, collectivist and Big Gov than ever. This combined with their divisive and identity based politics means anyone who is a member of a group of which libs claim exclusive “ownership” cannot hold different views. If they do they are a traitor and deserve to be viciously attacked; e.g. women, blacks, hispanics, etc. who are conservative. Remember in a collectivist type society. which it appears the libs favor, the nail that sticks up gets pounded over. Seems they practice this philosophy all too well. Scariest of all is how they have infiltrated the universities.

        • Lunacsue

          Liberals have always been in the universities, I take it you’ve never been there.

          • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

            Are you on the 10-year plan? 20? “Always” denotes a long time, ergo…

          • Donimal61

            @Lunacsue:disqus : Nice jab, but it’s a swing and a miss, not sure why you would attack. Should I assume you have only lived in the ivory tower of the universities? I know the academic environment too well. Perhaps what I should say is that they (Profs specifically) are more embolden and brazen about it now. During my undergraduate work in the 80’s, the libralism was not overt in my face; in the 2000’s doing graduate work and having two children in university as well I am stunned at not only how much they put “their” views in everyones face but how they do it. It’s disgusting. My daughter who dared espouse a conservative view to a professor (an erudite 30 year old PhD who had never been outside of academia) was told that HE was dissapointed in her as he thought she was smarter than that. Nice, huh. These are the new liberal approaches in universities today that I fear for our children. They will prey on impressionable children. During my graduate work, some tried that crap on me and other non-traditional graduate students; well it did not go well for them. They cannot handle it when someone is educated and has worked for years in the real world… so like the cowards and passive agressive wimps they are they focus on the young and impressionable.

          • Lunacsue

            Donimal61,

            I took the jab because just about every post remarked how stupid one must be to not be conservative. Really? There is a continuum of intelligence in both parties and no one is exempt from still being elected no matter what that level of intelligence is (ie, Michelle Bachman, Sarah Palin). They also mentioned that liberal women don’t like Sarah Palin because she is beautiful. I’d take one Madeline Albright over 100 Sarahs, so does that mean ALL liberals are considered to be shallow because we don’t like someone based on their level of attractiveness? Personally I vote based on veracity and intelligence, regardless of party. And I’m independent and DO vote for either party depending on how effective they are as leaders.

            I have attended school off and on from the late 70’s through 2001 when I received my masters and am actually going back again next month. I don’t live in an Ivory tower and have worked with some of the most difficult populations in the field of mental health, my head is not in the clouds. I’m not going to say why I feel there are more liberal professors, that’s an argument for another time :) but I do know that for as liberal as my professors have been (or not) I have always been encouraged to create my own beliefs and my own conclusions. The only professors who are going to be “in your face” about their beliefs are those who are known for being more radical so why choose to take a class with that professor? Either take another elective or take the core class with someone else. If education has taken the “my way or no way” road then that is a travesty but, as someone intelligent enough to get into college or grad school we still have the ability to think for themselves. Are you also incensed that Creationism is the only form of evolution taught in some public schools? I am.

            I take umbrage at having everyone who does not hold conservative beliefs lumped into one pile. The us versus them mentality has divided our country and has made the ability to compromise nearly impossible. Check out chapter one of “It’s worse than it looks” by Thomas E. Mann who is a Republican, it explains a lot but is very sad at the same time.

            I actually agree with most points made on this post but found it difficult to navigate around all the name calling. So my response was snarky? I admit it.

        • http://www.facebook.com/pamela.krausz1 Pamela Krausz

          It is very scary for our youth, especially when they are so impressionable. This is why the dems push for the youth vote so hard… kids believe the rhetoric, “hope and change”… but they don’t understand the kind of change Obama (or should we say Valerie?) intends for us…we know there is no hope in our country improving if we follow their path to apathy. Why should we want to be exceptional?

      • RaggedyAnn46

        Very well said! I’ve thought the same thing many times over! Liberal women talk a big talk, but they are HYPOCRITES, through and through!

      • Lunacsue

        No, we don’t like her because she is stupid and an embarrasment to her gender.

        • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

          Which state did you become Governor of?

        • TocksNedlog

          Because to be a TRUE female is to be a liberal; is that it?

          • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

            Don’t forget unmarried and ugly in the soul. Oh wait, that’s redundant to your post.

        • weRbroke

          If you want to talk about an embarrassment to the female gender…how about those VAGINAS?

          • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

            Or the championing of murder in a mother’s womb.

      • $4010625

        Pot/kettle, Carla.

      • http://www.facebook.com/pamela.krausz1 Pamela Krausz

        Well said! They think women have to cry to their gov’t for help for everything! They want to keep us in the dark ages!! Wasn’t that what someone said at the DNC last week? (Evil Republicans, trying to throw all the woman’s rights we’ve attained back to the Dark Ages?) Wasn’t it Sandra Fluck(sp?)
        WHAA, what a big baby!! She doesn’t speak for me! She is holding us back and it’s embarrassing!! Sarah just tells the truth and it drives them insane! They should embrace her for so many reasons, but yes, just as you stated, it’s because she is a Republican/Conservative.

    • strattus

      Of course, what if Christian start acting like that, would it shut up these idiots.

    • Maureen Wiggins

      The onus is on the believer. “Love your enemy. Do good to those who hurt and persecute you.” Prayer is the paradoxical answer.

    • sacj7

      “I am all for free speech, but you better damn well understand that actions have consequences, and what you mock is another persons belief”.

      I wonder what she thinks about Americans burning our flag?. I gave 4 years (1968-1972) of my life in the service of this country, and it DEEPLY offends me to see that happening.

      However…….I should remember……it’s “free speech”. Yea. . . . . How could I be so offended?

      • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

        Thank you for your service! <3 I too get offended and mad when people burn our flag.

        • sacj7

          And thank YOU! Not one time in 4 years on active duty was I ever thanked for my service. I guess that is why ANY TIME I see a member of our armed forces I make it a point to thank them and shake their hand! From a former SSgt, 379th Bomb Wing (Heavy), Strategic Air Command. USAF 1968-1972

          • dave

            Different time and culture back then. I too was in the AF 1970-1975 and I would have stayed in if there was not so much hate for the military at the time…I made E-4 in 3 years.

          • sacj7

            Thank you for your service to this country! I was drafted in my senior year at the University of *********.

            Since I was honorably discharged in December 1972, I have NEVER met a group of men who were more dedicated, professional, and serious than those B52 aircrews. NEVER! Went back to school in Jan 1973. Wore my field jacket sometimes. Still hassled on campus. Thought about taking off my SSgt stripes, but I thought. . . .**** them!

          • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

            Me too! And you should be thanked for your service a lot, since if it weren’t for you guys we’d not be here now!
            I spent nearly 4 years working for the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (NF 1/2 – 99th Force Support Squadron @ Nellis AFB) as my way of thanking you guys since I didn’t make the cut for the Army myself. You guys are just awesome and deserve more thank yous, love, perks, and money than you get.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003075952072 Jim Martini

        I always say if it is their right of “speech” to burn the flag, it is MY right of “speech” to step on their necks to watch their legs wiggle, in protest of course.

        • sacj7

          (In reply to Jim Martini) YES!

          Subject: [twitchy] Re: UPenn professor calls for imprisonment of filmmaker Sam Bacile

      • Dale Glenn

        Thank you for your service and sacrifice sacj7. My dad was in the service during those same years (plus a few more) and I know it wasn’t easy for any of you.
        I too am offended when someon burns our flag and nobody ever seems to make an issue about it. I hold our flag as sacred as any religious book but know that it also stands for the freedom to disrespect it.
        Too bad that these muslims don’t agree with their own religion of peace and acceptance. If so, someone not of their faith disrespecting them would not cause them to fly into a frenzy.

        • sacj7

          Attention:
          Dale Glenn
          Thank you for your kind words, and please pass my thanks on to your dad!

          Subject: [twitchy] Re: UPenn professor calls for imprisonment of filmmaker Sam Bacile

      • http://www.facebook.com/pamela.krausz1 Pamela Krausz

        Yes, thank you for your service… speak up and be heard!
        Who was asleep at the helm anyway?…uhhh, was our gov’t that is suppose to be protecting us, not aware of the anniversary of 9/11? They can’t see this coming?

        • sacj7

          Thank you for your kind remark!

          Subject: [twitchy] Re: UPenn professor calls for imprisonment of filmmaker Sam Bacile

    • http://www.facebook.com/sarah.cipriano.98 Sarah Cipriano

      Yes, the movement on the left, the party of hate is encouraged to disparage our Lord Jesus Christ. But the left, is so afraid of calling Muhammed what he really is; the god of “I’ll behead you if you don’t convert” makie a picture of him, or a joke about him. The left is a party of cowards. They can only pick on Christians. Everyone, remember Fort Hood massacre and all the red flags that went up about that moron.who shot 13 people and yet everyone was afraid to call him what he was which is an islamist pig. The cowardly and left wing media called the “incident” workplace violence. May the attack on the embassy can be considered workplace violence, then Obama doesn’t have to deal with it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/pamela.krausz1 Pamela Krausz

      There are so many instances like that! Thanks for reminded us. In Russia they recently imprisoned the “girl punk rock band” can’t recall the name, anyway my point is… our country is different from these others, since we have people willing to give up their very lives, to fight for our freedoms…

  • Conservativeanarchist

    Just so I’m clear – it’s okay to make films denigrating Christians; create so-called art work of the Virgin Mary in elephant dung; Larry David peeing on a Jesus portrait; this is acceptable free speech. Got it.

  • J.N. Ashby

    It actually does cover everything a person says short of a deliberate attempt to create insurrection/panic (i.e. yelling “fire” in a movie theater or, y’know, calling for the lynching of an alleged murderer by tweeting “his” address). Mocking the religous is perfectly acceptable by law. Just because they were never taught to “use your words” in kindergarten like people in civilised society, doesn’t make Bacile some sort of murderer by proxy. Anthea, you are an imbecile.

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      No . . . no. An imbecile, by definition, lacks adequate understanding of such things. She does, she is evil and a collaborationist.

      • J.N. Ashby

        I’ll give her the benefit of the doubt and assume she’s an imbecile. I assume progressives genuinely believe that their way is good and right, even if their beliefs are wrong and stupid.

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      No . . . no. An imbecile, by definition, lacks adequate understanding of such things. She does, she is evil and a collaborationist.

    • MirrorKrys

      Then spike lee and the black panthers should be in jail for giving out george zimmerman’s arrest and calling for his lynching.

      • J.N. Ashby

        Yes, that was the reference.

      • http://www.facebook.com/dale.putman Dale Putman

        But Trevon was Black,So the outcry for Obama’s ” He could have been My son” is Right on track ( Signed Osama).

    • Carey Carnett- Beasley

      use your words. got a laugh out of me today. thank you.

    • Guest

      Well, unless that alleged murderer can be falsely identified as a white male and those calling for his murder are leftist minorities… then it’s ok.

    • DebEast

      Remember the high school teacher who told a student he could go to jail for making insulting remarks about Obama? The young man didn’t insult anyone. He asked an intelligent question. Wow!

  • J.N. Ashby

    It actually does cover everything a person says short of a deliberate attempt to create insurrection/panic (i.e. yelling “fire” in a movie theater or, y’know, calling for the lynching of an alleged murderer by tweeting “his” address). Mocking the religous is perfectly acceptable by law. Just because they were never taught to “use your words” in kindergarten like people in civilised society, doesn’t make Bacile some sort of murderer by proxy. Anthea, you are an imbecile.

  • LadyLNorth

    Hey, I just figured out the root cause of the 9/11/01 attacks! The film ‘Jeepers Creepers’ was released earlier that month… guess the hijackers gave it a “thumbs down” on Rotten Tomatoes. It’s really frightening to think people like this idiot Anthea Butler are “teaching” the already clueless minds of college students.

    • SAndrews

      Actually I think the film that inspired these attacks was “Ishtar”.

  • LadyLNorth

    Hey, I just figured out the root cause of the 9/11/01 attacks! The film ‘Jeepers Creepers’ was released earlier that month… guess the hijackers gave it a “thumbs down” on Rotten Tomatoes. It’s really frightening to think people like this idiot Anthea Butler are “teaching” the already clueless minds of college students.

  • Guest

    Hey Anthea, I’m going to buy a koran today and then burn it. F**k Mohammed–
    try to have me arrested. My pals Smith and Wesson are are by my side right now.

    • http://www.facebook.com/robert.ruda.33 Rob Ruda

      Smear it in Bacon grease first

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/David-F-Brown/1515722365 David F Brown

      I can come over with a can lighter fluid in case the crap dosen’t burn well! Can I bring my friend Mr Colt with me?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/B4X4WYKLEUN5TXBXNTMHCXE6YE Jack

        I’m in, I’ll bring Mr Browning…

    • http://twitter.com/twolaneflash twolaneflash

      I hear that if you contact CAIR they’ll send you a free Queeran. Burn their money, not yours.

      • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

        Is it only one per household? If not, we’re gonna make a bonfire!

    • Phantom Stranger

      Obama says we’re not supposed to offend Muslims’ religious sensibilities now.

      اللعنة على الإسلام!

      “F**k Islam”

      Free speech or flash mobs that kill you if you don’t walk on eggshells all the time.
      It’s time for America to choose.

    • http://www.facebook.com/dale.putman Dale Putman

      I am with you S&W fully primed and ready for any Satanic move by Muslims into my life.

  • http://www.facebook.com/madelyn.martine Madelyn Martine

    This is a professor? Her powers of reasoning seem to be missing, as it is with all progs. Just feeling something should happen is enough. Forget laws, freedom of speech etc., just believe it should be, and maybe magic O will make it happen.

  • http://www.facebook.com/madelyn.martine Madelyn Martine

    This is a professor? Her powers of reasoning seem to be missing, as it is with all progs. Just feeling something should happen is enough. Forget laws, freedom of speech etc., just believe it should be, and maybe magic O will make it happen.

  • http://twitter.com/lazypadawan lazypadawan

    Look at this woman’s poor writing skills! How in the hell is she an associate professor of anything at an Ivy League school? (Wait, I think I can guess.) It goes to show you 1) progressives do NOT believe in free speech and 2) you will get a better education at your local junior college or the University of Phoenix than you will at an overpriced, overhyped university staffed by morons.

    • 1irishdell

      Twit is full of BS misspelled, unintelligible posts just like this. What scares me is this is how a lot of Twits think the English language is properly written. SMH

    • tom chambers

      give her the writing she has to condense for twitter but her views are absurd

      • Bill Gryan

        She should feel lucky that twitter limits the extent of her bad grammar, embarrassing spelling, and incoherent thoughts. Can you imagine that this is someone who submits papers to scholarly journals? How could anyone take this nonsense seriously? I am glad I went to a “worse” university than Penn.

    • Jerry Hatchett

      My exact thoughts: This person is teaching at a university? Her tweets look like something an eighth grader would come up with, both in their absurd lack of logic and the embarrassing writing. Sigh.

      • W Richard Lobell

        You give more credit than she EARNED,

    • Wigglesworth111

      AFFIRMATIVE ACTION!

      • DebEast

        Affirmative!!!!!!!

    • Bill Gryan

      Take a gander at Michelle Obama’s Princeton college thesis sometime. It’s incoherent. It’s obvious that she was admitted to Princeton for the same reason Butler is a professor. This is what lowering the bar gets us.

      • http://www.facebook.com/dale.putman Dale Putman

        Michelle’s College Tuition was paid by the same people that paid Barak’s tuition> Osama’s Fafily.

    • Elizabeth Walker

      Only a university could make you thaty stupid.

    • Orangeone

      Simple. Affirmative Action

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      UPenn is Ivy League? I wasn’t aware, I only know of Harvard, Yale, Georgetown… I think.

      • Bill Gryan

        You know that a quick search for “ivy league wiki” would answer your question immediately, right?

        • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

          Lol, probably… I’ve never bothered to check, since it was never a question that had come up before. Thanks for the tip! I know wikis are user-edited, so they’ve got some stigma attached.

          I also don’t follow college football… I’m sure people that do know their Ivy League schools, if only their football teams, haha.

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      Bbbbut… she’s not an English Professor! /sarc

  • http://twitter.com/lazypadawan lazypadawan

    Look at this woman’s poor writing skills! How in the hell is she an associate professor of anything at an Ivy League school? (Wait, I think I can guess.) It goes to show you 1) progressives do NOT believe in free speech and 2) you will get a better education at your local junior college or the University of Phoenix than you will at an overpriced, overhyped university staffed by morons.

  • http://twitter.com/delohouse Dennis Lohouse

    I was offended by the booing of God at the DNC…maybe they should all go to jail as well….

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000070549477 Krista Yearwood

      I’m drawing a highly offensive cartoon of Mohammad right now!

      • Andrew Simpson

        Good for you!

      • http://www.facebook.com/trevor.senko Trevor Senko

        lol please share with us!! lol

  • http://twitter.com/delohouse Dennis Lohouse

    I was offended by the booing of God at the DNC…maybe they should all go to jail as well….

  • grais

    “But Basile will have to face his actions which he had freedom.”
    huh?
    Of what (in the hell) could she possibly be a university professor?

    • weRbroke

      OMGosh, you should see some of her “work”, if you can call it that.
      WOW…just wow.

    • weRbroke

      OMGosh, you should see some of her “work”, if you can call it that.
      WOW…just wow.

  • grais

    “But Basile will have to face his actions which he had freedom.”
    huh?
    Of what (in the hell) could she possibly be a university professor?

  • Cruz2016!!!

    The ignorance on the left is mind numbing…blaming the film maker for the murderous actions of the crazy Islamist….whack

    • carla5731

      And I haven’t heard any of them address the question of where they would draw the line — for Muslims and everyone else. People here get all riled up when a team win/loses a big championship. Cars are set on fire, fights break out and people get hurt. Should the teams be held responsible for the violent aftermath of the game? The system works best when everyone who commits a criminal action has to answer for it in court, regardless of who influenced them.

    • carla5731

      And I haven’t heard any of them address the question of where they would draw the line — for Muslims and everyone else. People here get all riled up when a team win/loses a big championship. Cars are set on fire, fights break out and people get hurt. Should the teams be held responsible for the violent aftermath of the game? The system works best when everyone who commits a criminal action has to answer for it in court, regardless of who influenced them.

    • Robin Nelson-Herlihy

      If she stepped one foot near these extreme islamists, they would rip her apart like a pinata. Not even give her a chance to speak, but kill her for the mere fact she is American. Oh, AND a woman at that!

      • Dan Kern

        And I don’t think she would enjoy living under Islamic Sharia Law.

  • Cruz2016!!!

    The ignorance on the left is mind numbing…blaming the film maker for the murderous actions of the crazy Islamist….whack

  • Shawn Smith

    This woman is a professor? Has she ever heard of intellectual freedom? Does she remotely understand the First Amendment?

    Good Lord, I’m getting sick of liberals who talk about freedom and tolerance and immediately move to shut down the freedoms of people they don’t like.

    I haven’t seen the film. Maybe I would hate it. Maybe it is as terrible as she says it is. But in *OUR COUNTRY* he has a right to make it. If she thinks otherwise, she really shouldn’t be in any kind of position of intellectual leadership, certainly not teaching our young people.

    • TomJB

      Its an Ivy League school, what do you expect? I did 4 years at one and sometimes I still am left mouth agape at what passes for scholastic thought at our nations so-called best institutions of higher learning.

      • http://www.facebook.com/mmientka Matthew Mientka

        Dude, I went to a local state college and then to a second-tier university and I’ve got to tell you… I had my best professors at the no-name land grant college in the middle of nowhere. I have heard from other Ivy Leaguers about their experiences in the so-called best of the best.

      • Shawn Smith

        I read a fascinating (and disturbing) book not long ago about how many of our universities have become the *least* intellectually free places in America. It was called The Hollow Men: Politics and Corruption in Higher Education.

        Honestly, I think there is more acceptance of dissenting opinion in most churches I’ve been a part of than in the two universities I’ve attended.

        Who is it who is close-minded and ignorant again?

    • TomJB

      Its an Ivy League school, what do you expect? I did 4 years at one and sometimes I still am left mouth agape at what passes for scholastic thought at our nations so-called best institutions of higher learning.

    • http://www.facebook.com/eadamrob Bob Adamson

      She PROBABLY shouldn’t be in this country…she certainly doesn’t care for our constitution…

      • Shawn Smith

        Here’s the thing though, freedom of speech guarantees her right to say something so ignorant. On the other hand, it doesn’t guarantee her right to a job teaching young people, nor does it protect her from ridicule.

        Legal penalties? No. Get her out of that school? Yes.

  • Shawn Smith

    This woman is a professor? Has she ever heard of intellectual freedom? Does she remotely understand the First Amendment?

    Good Lord, I’m getting sick of liberals who talk about freedom and tolerance and immediately move to shut down the freedoms of people they don’t like.

    I haven’t seen the film. Maybe I would hate it. Maybe it is as terrible as she says it is. But in *OUR COUNTRY* he has a right to make it. If she thinks otherwise, she really shouldn’t be in any kind of position of intellectual leadership, certainly not teaching our young people.

  • Dio Heerai

    So lets ARREST AND JAIL THE ENTIRE DNC for BOOING GOD

  • Dio Heerai

    So lets ARREST AND JAIL THE ENTIRE DNC for BOOING GOD

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/TRXWFX4QAWEVF2IF24DHIRV37U VET03

    And this is the intellect of the left?!?! I guess under her definition Obama should be locked up as well.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/TRXWFX4QAWEVF2IF24DHIRV37U VET03

    And this is the intellect of the left?!?! I guess under her definition Obama should be locked up as well.

  • TocksNedlog

    People with a liberal mindset do not understand, accept, comprehend or believe in Personal Responsibility. It wasn’t the fault of the people that actually did the deed, you see; it was the “triggering factor” that is root cause of their violence.
    Never mind the obvious fact that these people were just looking for an excuse to justify causing mayhem on the anniversary of 9/11, it’s the fact that somebody GAVE them that excuse — THAT is the problem!
    And exactly WHAT charge would she like him to be jailed under?

  • TocksNedlog

    People with a liberal mindset do not understand, accept, comprehend or believe in Personal Responsibility. It wasn’t the fault of the people that actually did the deed, you see; it was the “triggering factor” that is root cause of their violence.
    Never mind the obvious fact that these people were just looking for an excuse to justify causing mayhem on the anniversary of 9/11, it’s the fact that somebody GAVE them that excuse — THAT is the problem!
    And exactly WHAT charge would she like him to be jailed under?

  • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

    Just looked at her Twitter page, God she’s vile. Every other post is about how Romney is exploiting the violence for political ends. Well what tf do you think you’re doing then, you dhimmiwit?

    • yestradamous

      Dhimmiwit? Nice.

  • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

    Just looked at her Twitter page, God she’s vile. Every other post is about how Romney is exploiting the violence for political ends. Well what tf do you think you’re doing then, you dhimmiwit?

  • Burt Zerker

    Great illustration of how our schools and colleges have been infiltrated over the past 40 years.. There are more than a few of these loons out there, molesting the minds of the young on a daily basis.

  • Burt Zerker

    Great illustration of how our schools and colleges have been infiltrated over the past 40 years.. There are more than a few of these loons out there, molesting the minds of the young on a daily basis.

  • Sonya A. Willis

    What a coward, she’s locked her tweets so you can’t directly respond to her.

    • Rowdy

      I bet she has a university email address…it would be horrible if her mailbox became a bit “over crowded”.

    • http://twitter.com/gryphon1 gryphon1

      that and not allowing comments on blogs or articles is the famous refuge of those who dish it out but can’t take it. And the vast majority are the pontificating Repressive Progressive elite.

  • Sonya A. Willis

    What a coward, she’s locked her tweets so you can’t directly respond to her.

  • http://twitter.com/rynemcclaren Ryne

    She did rattle off plenty of crazy before locking the account down. Ah, the beauty of academia and their willingness to grapple with tough issues.

  • http://twitter.com/rynemcclaren Ryne

    She did rattle off plenty of crazy before locking the account down. Ah, the beauty of academia and their willingness to grapple with tough issues.

  • EastValleyConservative

    Lovely. Yet another (so-called) brilliant professor who on one hand spends her time writing about the ills of Christianity while supporting the violence against others that occurs when Muslims don’t like what they hear. As a professor, she needs to go.

  • EastValleyConservative

    Lovely. Yet another (so-called) brilliant professor who on one hand spends her time writing about the ills of Christianity while supporting the violence against others that occurs when Muslims don’t like what they hear. As a professor, she needs to go.

  • douchie

    The coward has protected her twitter account. Coming from academia, she’s not used to thoughtful debate.

    • carla5731

      She learned from Obama’s refusal to take questions from the press that it’s easier to pretend you’re right when you don’t acknowledge that anyone else has ideas.

    • carla5731

      She learned from Obama’s refusal to take questions from the press that it’s easier to pretend you’re right when you don’t acknowledge that anyone else has ideas.

    • Jesse Malkin

      post has been updated with this. What a coward she is.

    • http://www.facebook.com/LewTheProf Lewis Frank Regner

      “she’s not used to thoughtful debate.”? That is probably giving her a lot of undeserved credit. The closest thing to “debate” she is likely able to tolerate (used to) is a slight disagreement over the finer points of who to bash or bash next, about what and how best to do it!

    • brianmouland

      Or doing anything thoughtful

  • douchie

    The coward has protected her twitter account. Coming from academia, she’s not used to thoughtful debate.

  • http://twitter.com/doc411 Chet Doc Cady

    Why do progressives/liberals have such difficulty with blaming evil on those who commit evil?

    • http://www.facebook.com/marvin.owen.9 Marvin Butch Owen

      Because they have their head up their butts…

    • J.N. Ashby

      Progressives only hold white men responsible for their own actions.

  • http://twitter.com/doc411 Chet Doc Cady

    Why do progressives/liberals have such difficulty with blaming evil on those who commit evil?

  • TocksNedlog

    The night before he was assassinated, MLK told Jesse Jackson that he knew it was coming, because his rhetoric had stirred up such anger among a certain segment of the population. Perhaps HE should have been jailed for inciting the violence that was to come.

  • WrinkledMind

    How can an educated, adult justify violence and criticize free speech?In her own little perverse way she is saying that killing those people was not as bad as having an opinion on a religion.
    I don’t care who or what you are.Nothing is bigger than a human life and that filmmaker is NOT ONE BIT responsible for those deaths.You are condoning barbarian behavior and that makes you equally guilty woman.

  • gator

    To people like her, it is only free speech if they are the ones saying it. I believe she is calling for censorship to be manned by a committee of liberal/progressives that are appointed by her. This censorship would include movies, magazines, newspapers, utube posting by anyone, facebook postings, conversations heard in public, private, whatever. It’s tragic that she is a professor prescribing her own political ideals on impressionable young minds. Remember never to speak your mind, this is the Amerika that is coming.

  • NWFL Conservative

    This imbecile proves time and time again that liberals live in a parallel, altered reality. And the scariest thing of all about these people is that they are filling our children’s heads with this utter stupidity. If anyone should be imprisoned, it should be people like her for poisoning the minds of young adults.

    • MirrorKrys

      The best thing that could happen is that leftists neighborhoods get filled with mosques, and strict islamists living in their area and going to their kids schools etc. The liberal elite in the Hamptons are already complaining loudly that too many illegals are in their area…oh boo hoo, you supported the marxist in chief and open borders but I guess just for us working class folks. Same with Brooklyn Heights, they got all uppity because a hot dog stand was set up and drove the guy out. This is why leftists are liars. You live according to their “compassionate” rules….but they do not!

      • NWFL Conservative

        You bet. That old lady Karma sure can be a real beotch sometimes can’t she? Sow the wind, reap the whirlwind. Lay down with the dogs, get up with the fleas.

  • gator

    Right, so if i kill someone for running their mouth, i can then use that in court to get the case dismissed. Brilliant!!!. Yes your honor, he called me a bad name. So i shot him in the face. He incited me to do it. Case dismissed.

    • weRbroke

      Sharia law…a woman gets raped and SHE is stoned.
      even more crazy…here in the US.
      Attorney Cheryl Bormann, 52, who is from Chicago and is not Muslim, said she wore the modest garment that revealed only her face to show respect for the religious sensitivities of her client, Yemeni terror suspect Walid bin Attash.
      Bormann asked the court to order the other women present at the hearing to dress more modestly so as not to distract the defendants, who would be “committing a sin under their faith” by looking at them. According to The Washington Post, chief military prosecutor Brig. Gen. Mark Martins deemed the request not worthy of a response.

      • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

        Brig. General Martins made a wise choice.

        • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

          I agree, once you’ve been Mirandized, you have no rights. True separation of church and state: Justice has no care for a criminal’s beliefs. As far as Hassan? They should just hold that fucker down and shave him bald. 3k a month Army stipend? No, sorry, you lost that right the moment you pulled that trigger. “Workplace violence”? Give me a fucking break. Please excuse my language, but that situation truly incenses me.

    • yestradamous

      That’s exactly the argument the Muslim guys having the conversation with the Embassy were using. They were saying if you offend us, it’s your fault if we get violent. It was awful. Apparently, this is how Shariah works.

  • Cruz2016!!!

    Muslim Extremists who murder over a different point of view only make Sam Baciles movie true!

  • MirrorKrys

    So all those talking heads and leftists like herself should be jailed because they call the right “teabaggers”, “sluts”, old angry white men”…and of course their attacks on Christians….because they do not support abortion on demand. Her logic is if you offend someone you should go to jail. Okay lady, go turn yourself in. The first amendment does not protect anyone from being offended, it protects us to speak out minds…period.

  • Jeffrey Rutter

    So, according to this fool, our rights are subject to the veto of a mob of semi-literate savages. And we pay this anti-American idiot to teach our children? Will the last sane person in America turn out the lights when he leaves?

  • Jd1367

    In Barnicle’s defense, it’s highly probable that he’s just stealing someone else’s statements anyway

    • Jesse Malkin

      ouch!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5I2B4FOPJLHTQQ7KC7DBTUHSR4 Moobz

    Well, I’m offended by her statements. Conclusion?

    • Jesse Malkin

      arrest her!

  • Mike E. Cooney

    My Alma Mater, always has had a gaggle of psychotically unbalanced female profs ! Butler, proves this theory absolutely ! Just another dried up Liberal skunk whose brain is diseased, deranged, and demented !!!

  • DoctorJNB

    If doing stupid things caused death, Anthea Butler would have been dead a long time ago. The really stupid act in this whole episode is the killing of innocent people by the protesters…

    God bless the US Constitution and those who gave us our freedom…and God save us from people like Butler, who are poisoning the minds of young people…

  • tjp77

    When people try to hijack the First Amendment, it’s time to put the Second Amendment to use.

  • https://www.facebook.com/jon.a.hartz jonhartz

    The Libyan murders had nothing to do with the stupid movie, they were planned some time ago, per CNN, of all sources.

    • TundraThunder

      And to coincide with 9/11

  • http://www.facebook.com/charles.broad.9 Charles Broad

    Is this the kind of teachers we have no wonder our students are not learning

  • http://www.robjonesforpresident.com/ Rob Jones

    A professor of religious studies is that dense on how the 1st amendment works? That’s sad. Apparently didn’t occur to her that if everyone else can be silenced because their message is unpopular… so can she. Just another leftie whose education outran their slow intellect.

  • Eric Wiz

    I have more respect for the boil on my ass then I do for this loon. Typical elitist do as I say not as I do bull.
    GOD forbid we should blame the radical islamists for killing Americans on American soil, for attacking our embasies, for tearing down and burning our flag. No, its not those rabid dogs that are at fault. It’s some movie director in California.

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    These comments coming from someone who no doubt, enjoys using the phrase “teabaggers.”

    I find that folks on the left who routinely say, “I may disagree with what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it”, usually come up short on the “defending to the death” part.

  • DTansy

    “The movie “Innocence of Muslims” shows the Prophet Muhammad as a homosexual who endorses extramarital sex and pedophilia, along with other “slurs” against Islam.”

    This crappy little movie is NOT American, but that makes no difference. In the VERY same way these vicious little animals burn Christian BIBLES, burn Christian CHURCHES, and burn CHRISTIANS, their UN-holy, babbling pedophile “prophet”, “Mo” can get a DOUBLE shot of FUCK a BUNCH of YOU.

    At this moment in time, America sits with an APOLOGIST and MUSLIM APPEASER at the helm, who will BOW to wicked little dictators and despotic scum across the PLANET, much like Jimmy “peanut farmer” Carter did in 1979. The GOOD news is, it’s ALMOST OVER NOW. The time for the “savior-in-chief” to honor HIMSELF is almost at an END. There will BE no part 2 of the obama’s “God Damn America” tour, we won’t BE fooled AGAIN!

  • JSebastian

    There is no such thing as a right to not be offended. And nothing anyone says, unless it is conveying a threat or intention to do you harm, is a justification for violence against them.

    People who believe otherwise should probably be shot as they are a danger to others.

  • Bill

    She is a disgrace.

    First Amendment Rules. Look what is happening all over Europe, intimidation, fear, loss of free speech because of cowards and a-holes like this so-called professor.

    The only thing muslims fear is strength and power. There should be quick action towards these protests, not condemnation of a US citizen excercising a god given right to FREE speech.

    Islam SUCKS!

  • http://twitter.com/sklirwin Sandra

    These people are such Hippocrates. Judgement of others, but do not judge me or those who believe like I do. They are sad closed minded racist who in truth started the KKK and turned the Jews away when Hitler was killing them by the thousands. Their belief system is so backward.

  • Tom

    so you can kill anyone who takes a view point other than yours, that is so, muslim

  • http://www.facebook.com/mmientka Matthew Mientka

    This woman is not a true progressive. I am a liberal and an atheist and journalist (who is aware of First Amendment law)… and I say, what a witch! Mocking the Muslim religion (in addition to Christian evangelicals) should be encouraged. The film was definitely a pretext for a 9/11 anniversary military/terrorist attack. Sometimes, the left wing pisses me off more than the right wing or the Ron Paul-bots. She sounds like an intellectual lightweight–and an obnoxious one at that. What a twat.

  • tom chambers

    if she thought she was right why did she pull her comments lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1731631983 Bruce Beemer

    One can only hope that Prof. Butler has not yet attained tenure. UPenn should be totally embarrassed by her diatribe.

  • JimB

    What a D00she

  • Guest

    She is a Liberal Asshole and must go. This is why our youth vote for Obama. Because they have been taught by these ideologs. God help us.

  • Av Mac

    I am all for free speech, but you better damn well understand that actions have consequences, and what you mock is another persons belief.—
    Anthea Butler (@AntheaButler) September 12, 2012

    Oh cooool! So if you mock my beliefs then I have the right to break things…burn your house down and KILL YOU? LMAO! This shit for brains logic could only originate from a left wing moonbat progressive bed wetting Professor. It’s ok for Muslims to do this but no one else. Hahahahahahahahaha! How stoooopid!

  • SharpRightTurn

    The media and the Left mock my beliefs daily…should they also be locked up?

    What an idiot teaching at Penn.

  • Bill Frazier

    This “professor” needs some lessons in decent language. Only a person with limited intelligence resorts to profanity and vulgar speech to try to make their point. Is it any wonder our children can’t write or speak correctly?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=649620730 Patti Fjerstad

    So he should be jailed for exercising his right to free
    speech…..sorry…I may not like what some people say but I will defend
    to the death their right to do so.. this is America …..free speech
    is one of the basic foundations of our country and if some dont like it
    they are free to leave and go where free speech is not allowed.

  • $17061492

    Wow, these lefty dhimmi stooges are loathsome.

  • Guest

    Yep – Islam, the religion of peace and if you don’t agree I’ll kill you!

  • http://twitter.com/rock_golf RockGolf

    The film was designed to be as offensive as possible to Muslims, depicting Mohammed as, among other things, a child abuser. Clearly there is no market for this film – no rational theater would ever show it in America. I suspect it wasn’t even made, just the YouTube clips.
    No, the only intention in releasing those clips was specifically to get a reaction from Muslim countries. One sponsor said explicitly that they expected just such a reaction.
    Remember a few decades ago when there was an uproar about a film called “The Sex Life of Jesus Christ”? No, it didn’t lead to riots and killing, in no small part because the film was never actually made. But I can see circumstances where Christians would react just as violently if a film similarly were released.
    Free speech, as has been famously said, does not extend to shouting “Fire!” in a crowded theater. Should it really matter that in this case the theater is on the other side of the world?

    • http://www.facebook.com/richard.jefferies.96 Richard Jefferies

      Really? So, did Christians react violently when Larry David pissed on a picture of Jesus on Curb Your Enthusiasm? That would be a no. Have Trey Parker and Matt Stone ever been advised by the biggest anti-Christian bigot around, Seth MacFarlane to tone down the rhetoric when making fun of Jesus? Has Seth MacFarlane ever been attacked by Christians for his unceasing attacks on Christians? What is cognitive dissonance for a thousand, Alex?

  • Joeyf

    Does she get so worked up into a lather when “art” is offensive to Christians? Bet not!

  • bdh829

    when is bill maher going to jail?

  • http://www.facebook.com/maria.medero.353 Maria Medero

    Who is this Butley ‘nut’ concerned for? The insane Islamists!

  • Jenna McCoy

    The amazingly bad grammar for a “professor” offends me. She should go to jail.

  • http://twitter.com/RalphyBoyUSA RalphyBoy

    Yup… her tweeter account is protected. lol … I’ll bet she wants all her stuff and statements protected but not the same treatment for those she disagrees with. Welcome to the tyranny of the mental diseased left.

  • kpistol

    I can’t believe this loser teaches. That is exactly what is wrong with our education system. FIRE ANTHEA BUTLER UPENN

  • strattus

    Oh so we are supposed hide from these brat bullies for fear of killing us when we speak.. I dont think so.!!! What about all hollywood movies about terrorist hijacking planes before 911 should they be held accountable….

  • Scott Leger

    people mock Jesus daily, time for islam to grow up,

  • theshark58

    I don’t know about Anthea, but is Obama going to take responsibility for these events? Low security on 9-11 in EGYPT? NOW he increases security. Is it me or is he getting credit for killing ben laden and getting a walk on lacking leadership elsewhere? what about the tripling of casualties in Afghanastan since he took office?

    • $21590057

      I’m pretty sure that most of us know it was Seal Team Six who brought Ben Laden. Obama only said ‘yes’ because he thought he was being asked if he wanted to get rid of some Hagen Daaz.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=707270629 Jim Speed

    I think THIS WOMAN needs to understand that words INDEED do have consequences.. I hope them come down on her head 10X worse..

  • tamara1964

    first amendment covered what bacile did…just as it covered what this idiot professor said as well. i think the irony was lost on her.

  • August Doggington

    Anthea Butler is a professor. Hmm. Did she ever even go to school, as in GRADE SCHOOL?????? Funny, in the eyes of Liberalz the First Amendment is fine, just so long as you do not DISAGREE with them. Liberalz are CONSTANLY taking about “tolerance”. Hmm. Where is the tolerance??? That filmaker has EVERY right in the world to make the film that he made, WHETHER ANYONE ELSE LIKES IT OR NOT. And, oh those poor Muslims, we cannot offend them. WHAT ABOUT ALL OF THE MULTITUDE OF HIDEOUS OFFENSES THAT HAVE BEEN HEAPED UPON OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST??????? Those insults are OK, I imagine, especially with a Liberal of Anthea’s ILK. Well, she can just go to Hell, where she belongs.

  • tbonpc

    AntheaButler, kiss my butt! You are a lot worst than the fil maker.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S76XIS53F7LSF4SGCB4GQ4HH4Q rifleman

    You don’t dare offend the “religion of peace’. Christians try to kill with kindness, radical Muslims just like to kill..

  • http://twitter.com/BastionsBalance Bastion of Balance

    Out these dhimmi’s, like UPenns’ Butler for what they are…. COWARDS. Islam is not a religion. It is a totalitarian regime based on culture, politcs and (lastly) religion. Islam *is* a cancer. The Constitution of the United States and sharia cannot coexist. There is no liberty and freedom in sharia!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/martha.w.taylor Martha Wofford Taylor

    Ms Butler, you have a right to your opinion, but remember: Opinions are like butts. Everybody has one and they all stink. Do you get my meaning?

  • HansonBro

    Let’s imprison all UPenn professors.
    The sooner the better.

  • http://www.facebook.com/donald.mcclure1 Donald McClure

    “Sam Bacile is an American and he therefore has the right to say or make a fo=ilm about anything that he wants to and if it offends someone——— DON’T WATCH IT ! “

  • SpiderMike

    As far a islam goes: Galatians 1:6-12

  • Jefferson Tea Party

    We should’ve arrested Salman Rushdie YEARS ago. What a moron this woman is!

  • mrldpatriot

    I hope she tells her friends and family to hire security guards because, unfortunately, in this day and age there just might be someone she just ticked off who is planning on attacking or killing one of her loved ones.

  • orlandocajun

    I’m calling for the imprisonment of all liberal college professors.

  • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

    Lefties better watch their attacks on Christiana for now on, otherwise someone might throw their ass in prison, to save them from the inevitable backlash of prayer for them.

    Lefties are insane……….they are perfect match for Islam. I have a solution for all of this, let us just expatriate all our lefties and ship them all to Muslim countries, they will either fight or die.

  • Joe

    If we imprisioned everyone that “mocked” someone, every politicial would be in jail……wait a minute.. maybe we have something there..

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      Not enough room in the prisons… all the space is being taken up by misdemeanor marijuana possession charges.

  • SunnyJS

    She’s allowed to print and lecture her warped views and attack conservatives and according to her words, “the religious right” but others are not? Is she the final arbiter of what opinion is OK or not? Where do we apply to find out if we’re OK or not? Would that be the central planners? And these are the intellectual elites..Aristotle must cringe to see this passed off as intellect.

  • wrongheifer

    The professor is failing the Constitutional Test and should be removed from her post…

  • JenB

    Good lord, the more we hear from these crazy liberals (yes, they are completely nuts) the more we will have to be silent…you know because some wacko might get violent over an insult of their beloved Prophet. Apparently, it is now appropriate to blame everyone else, except for the people who actually do the killing and violence. What is wrong with these people? My god, I feel like I have stepped into some alternate reality where everything is the opposite of what it is supposed to be.

  • gladys whipple hurtis

    I did watch the video, and I wondered (in my own limited experience), why the person who made this movie made it, and put it on you tube. They obviously knew a lot about the Islam religion. Surely, they knew it could very easily incite riots. There should be a thorough investigation as to why it was made. There is more to this situation than meets the eye at first glance. I support freedom of speech and freedom of religion, but do not support inciting riots. I would not attend a film that mocks my religion (Christian), and pray for people of all faiths. I do not condone the killings. I just think persons of all faith and no faith should act as if we have common sense.

    • http://www.facebook.com/richard.jefferies.96 Richard Jefferies

      Would you kill someone because of an anti-Christian movie? Would you ever, in your pea-brained dhimmi little mind, ever conceive of using the same argument you just used, to defend a Christian who attacked, say Bill Maher for his regular incendiary attacks against Christianity. I didn’t think so.

    • Mike Lee

      The problem is that anything anyone says against Islam is grounds for inciting a riot. It saddens me that you would defend the wrong side in this debate.

  • fleiter

    I don’t think we misunderstand Islam. Islam is hate and submission. It is totalitarian by nature and its goal is world domination. What did I misunderstand?

  • http://twitter.com/rrteacher Michele Allen

    “I am all for free speech, but you better damn well understand that actions have consequences, and what you mock is another persons belief.—
    Anthea Butler (@AntheaButler) September 12, 2012” UNLESS you are a Christian….then anything and everything that they say about Christians is fair game….right????

  • MomsUnite

    Bet she’s the first to claim “academic freedom” when her points of view are challenged though….

  • http://www.facebook.com/richard.jefferies.96 Richard Jefferies

    Just let one Christian get out of line. Just let one Christian graffiti “God is good” too close to a mosque and these animals would call for his/her death.

  • Kyle Bradelle

    It figures a bunch of stupid, radical Islamonazis would get all lathered up over a very crappy movie that few, if any, will shell out $$ to go see. Moral of the story: Islamonazis don’t need an excuse to murder anyone they happen to disagree with. They just need a puppeteer to tell ’em they’re all outraged and stuff. “Yeah! We’re outraged! That’s the ticket!”

  • Jerry Dever

    it is embarrassing that she teaches at penn. she doesn’t sound too smart.

  • jollyroger4

    Excuse me, but Muslims mock Christianity all the time. They murder those that don’t believe in their ‘prophet’. Churches are attacked. And they are pissed off about a film??? And this professor thinks this guy should be jailed? How convenient. Support Muslims and their hurt, insulted feelings. NO EXCUSE. Those Americans were innocent. Even if they did have something to do with the film, there is no excuse. What’s there not to understand about kill the infidels? If your not Muslim your an infidel. I’m pretty sure the Israeli filmmaker understands Islam.

  • http://twitter.com/tazachusetts08 tazachusetts08

    Where did she learn to spell? I have to ask that of a professor. Whaaaahh poor professor saying poor me.

  • Mike Lee

    Nauseating. It’s the Anthea Butler’s who cause the deaths. Those who defend and protect and coddle the violent people who can’t handle opposing viewpoints. Anthea is a perfect example. She can’t handle people who see things differently, so she lashes out calling for imprisonment. Ah, the irony. And somehow I doubt she’s an expert on the Tea Party and Sarah Palin (speaking of things you don’t understand that you hate).

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=571948012 Diane Willis Wood

    She’s just a liberal who has drank the koolade way too long!

  • Indyx57

    Should she go to jail for publishing a book I may not agree with? Has she demanded the murderers be punished? Geeeze!

    • http://twitter.com/tazachusetts08 tazachusetts08

      Yes I don’t agree with her so lets send her to jail then see if her opinion changes

  • acidulous

    So we should prosecute for hate speech. Just what did this woman have to say about Sarah Palin and the Tea Party? Anything there that can be prosecuted? Notice how everything revolves around sensitivity to the Muslim savages. But those who advocate for that BS have no problem slinging at the so-called “:religious right”. Stuff it lady. You should be made to live up to your own advice.

    • http://www.facebook.com/richard.jefferies.96 Richard Jefferies

      Silly, it isn’t hate speech when it’s true. That’s the liberal mantra. Misogynistic rants against conservative women. It’s ok, because it’s true. Threats by actors whose most famous moment is simulating (or maybe not simulating) sex with pie eluding to sodomizing Anne Romney. Get a sense of humor, dude. Make a movie depicting Islam in a less than deferential way. YOU MUST DIE!!

  • Mike Lee

    Just once I’d like to hear a lefty blame the people who actually commit the violence!

  • http://twitter.com/alexeianderson Alex Anderson

    She reminds me of the teacher who told her students that people get thrown in jail for challenging Obama.

  • JD

    Sam Bacile’s film is beside the point. These attacks were premeditated to coincide with the 911 11th anniversary. POTUS and Sec State (Dos) are responsible and should be held accountable. There can be absolutely no excuses for inadequate security at an AMEMBASSY facility in a muslim country freshly torn to pieces from civil war—NONE! Its concepts like these that this lefty chucklehead and those of her ideological ilk cannot comprehend. And she is just as dangerous as a so-called intellectual leader in the classroom with her twisted beliefs poisoning young minds. Concur with just about all earlier posts…gives me hope the Greatest Hoax Of All Time will be revealed…

  • CindyLu

    I would like to know what she thinks when Muslims threaten Christians or Jews because of their beliefs. They are killing Coptic Christians in Egypt because of the new leadership, the Muslim Brotherhood.

  • Doc

    How about we, the masses, call upon her university to take her out of her position at the college. Fair is fair….she has no right teaching students and spewing her venom!!!! I am so sick and tired of these liberals and their one-sidedness.

  • Doug Ashby

    I guess that we should lock up Mel Brooks for making fun of Moses also

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lI1JJZuopig

  • http://www.facebook.com/queball1965 Robert See

    When is she going to be fired for inciting hateful speech, Oh yea it’s ok for the left to do that I forgot. well hopefully after we fix the government we can work on fixing the broken higher education system.

  • http://www.facebook.com/richard.jefferies.96 Richard Jefferies
  • http://twitter.com/F4fixer1 Bill Privett

    Liberals are all cowards.It’s always me me me

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Barb-Smith/100000391407611 Barb Smith

    they don’t seem to mind when they make fun of Evangelical Christians, Mormons, Catholics, Jews, etc. Hummmm. What brave souls.

  • Doug Ashby

    I guess we should jail Mel Brooks for History of the world also

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lI1JJZuopig

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      Great movie!

  • http://www.facebook.com/patty.veachlentz Patty Veach-Lentz

    I totally disagree with him…the goons in Egypt killed the Americans, and the president apologizing to the world for America and led these morons to believe they can take on the United States and we will do nothing….has killed the Americans. We have got to show the former strength and will that our country embraced, like when President Reagan was in office.

  • allenbarr

    acting like children. sticks and stone may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. not taught in islamic countries.

    • http://www.facebook.com/richard.jefferies.96 Richard Jefferies

      Nope they stopped at sticks and stones.

  • http://www.facebook.com/davidbruce.ohara David Bruce OHara

    The argument that the filmmaker should be charged with incitement is the same logic as blaming a woman for rape because she wears skimpy clothing.
    Freedom to criticize religion or govt is an absolute regardless of Islamists inability to control themselves. We pay our govt to defend our freedoms, in fact that is the only true reason for govt. If the govt fails to defend our freedom to make such films then the govt should resign.

  • kburchard

    Bill Clinton pokes fun at Mormons (http://bit.ly/TIJKSp ). Result: Laughter by many. No riots, violence, death, or murder by Mormons. Okay – well, even if there were not murders by mormons, Clinton should be headed to jail soon for mocking a religion.

  • ronwf

    Mocking someone else’s beliefs is an entirely appropriate activity to be afforded First Amendment rights. Responding in any way other that more free speech opposing the expressed opinion is barbaric and uncivilized – as is excusing those who act in such a fashion.

  • http://www.facebook.com/richard.jefferies.96 Richard Jefferies

    Reagan said, “We won’t tolerate these attacks from outlaw states. He counted on America to be passive. He counted wrong.” Obama says, “Errr… uh… we… uhhh, will not uhm tolerate uhhh offensive-movies… uh… about Islam.”

  • celsma

    Americans died because terrorists are evil. No other excuse. The correlation to 9/11 and we’re gullible enough to believe its because of a movie? We deserve Obama if we really are that stupid.

  • Political Dookie

    Wow, it reads as though she is an affirmative action hire.

  • http://www.tempeteaparty.org Lee Reynolds

    Let me see if I have this straight. A gang of homicidal maniacs from a medieval death cult go out and kill some people. Then they turn around and pretend that they did so because someone made a movie they didn’t like. In response, a Marxist pseudo-intellectual calls for the maker of that movie to be jailed.

    By that logic, the Beatles should have been incarcerated for the actions of the Manson family.

    The only thing worse than Islamofacists are western leftists who, sensing in them a shared desire to destroy western civilization, make excuses for them.

  • William Svoboda

    People better wake up, you are dealing with Radical Islamist. You are not going to be able to bargain with these people. Do any of you understand the black flag it means there will be no quarter, they intend to kill all infidels, and guess what if you are not a Muslim, you are an infidel. Read the Koran.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2WBV7MUEJZ7UR63RA4PY3KEUVQ Inday

    They insulted Christians by booing God during the Democratic National Convention so, following her logic, there will be a lot of killings and a lot of incarcerations.

  • Gregory Marshall Smith

    She’s going way off the path, but Butler seems to be saying that Bacile holds some culpability. One of his producers, Steve Klein, acknowledged telling Bacile that his film could make him like that guy in the Netherlands in 2005 when a magazine published 12 cartoons denigrating and insulating Mohammed. The news is rife with violent riots among the Middle East’s woefully uneducated and under-educated throngs, due to something perceived as insulting Islam. And Bacile is Israeli, as are many of his backers. They definitely should have known what might happen and I would not hesitate to say that they were hoping for this kind of response to support their hypothesis. I just don’t think they meant for the targets to be American citizens.

    Their liability criminally is probably doubtful but the relatives of those killed could probably sue them for negligence and gross indifference, akin to a gangbanger who shows off by firing an AK-47 at an abandoned building only to have stray bullets kill some homeless people.

  • Gmama

    I’m sure she’d be all for sending the writers of the Book of Mormon to jail too, right? After all, Mormons were certainly offended by that play.

  • AlvinAmbers

    Good if Butler was given cause to go into hiding too. She’s like her President Obamassiah….pandering to the murderous thugs her sympathies lie with.

  • Mr. Fever Head

    Small mind and big hair.

  • Sandy Pfaff

    In other words don’t you dare hurt a peace loving Muslim’s feelings cause they’ll KILL you!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/SiobhanKelly11 Siobhan Kelly

    This university should not be taken seriously, this nutjob woman should not be taken seriously. Parents and students paying gobs of money to learn from this clueless, poorly educated woman should demand their money back.

  • TexasGirl

    I’m just still amazed at the liberals’ love for Islam. Liberals want unlimited (taxpayer funded) abortion and contraceptives, they want gay marriage and adoption of children, they want women above men in the workplace. Muslims kill gay people, beat their wives, “honor kill” their daughters, and althought I haven’t heard specifically, I imagine women aren’t very “equal” in the workplace there either – if they are allowed to work by their husbands. The only answer I can come up with is hatred of JudeoChristian values, which are what this country was founded on. That hatred makes them very strange bedfellows indeed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/david.horne.357 David Horne

    So according to her logic, Timothy McVeigh is not responsible for the Oklahoma City bombing, it’s the fault of whoever pissed him off. Great logic there lefty

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VFJQ6CMWLBDDPV5QJWVTQQUYRI Robert

    How do fools like this get jobs in higher education, let alone at Penn?

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      Affirmative Action and the EEOC.

  • Sons of Reagan

    Progressives,Thesbians,etc think the Whole World is a Stage-therefore all the World is a Theater-therefore you can’t Shout Fire in the World!

  • savage24

    You can bet the farm that anything this mush headed professor says will not outrage the Islamic animals. I’ll bet she believes that 9/11 was Bush’s fault. Another of the “useful idiots” the Democrats must rely upon to get their propaganda out to the public.

  • Robert Marvin

    Consider the “logic” of her tweets. You say something I don’t like, I fly into a rage and burn buildings, kill people, and somehow *you* are responsible for *my* murderous actions? How often the left doesn’t blame the people who do the actual murder and violence, but rather some fellow off stage who says something the violent murderer didn’t like. There is a tendency in Islam (wa darastu al-islaam shwayye bil-jam`a, Butler can’t claim I don’t know what I’m talking about) to blame one’s actions on *external* factors. So “she made me kill her” or “they made me burn their house”. This may be related to Islam’s understanding of the sovereignty of God. External forces act upon us, prompting certain reactions, rather than *we* choose what we do, good or evil.

  • mcpotd

    Civilization is a learned behavior. It sounds like large swaths of the middle east AND Anthea Butler have a long way to go yet.

  • Heather Gee

    I wonder if Professor dummy would change her mind if that was her husband who was killed? People like this live in a liberal bubble, with all their other liberal bubbleheads

  • Guest

    Where was she when Sandusky was roaming the Campus freely? What did she say then or when Sandusky was arrested and convicted of Child Molestation? I guess her priorities are all screwed up, just like most from that school.

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      Wrong university.. Penn State was the institution of shame that Sandusky roamed at, not UPenn.

  • GarandFan

    For a “professor” that’s a pretty STUPID statement.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Don-Surber/505164265 Don Surber

    This is another reason I am proud of my alma mater Cleveland State University. The tuition was so low that the college couldn’t afford to hire airheads like Anthea Butler. My instructors understood the meaning of “make no law”

  • Bill Gryan

    “And people do to jail for speech…”

    I wonder if the professor considered the alternate spelling of “due two.”

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      I think she was trying to type ‘go’, there’s only the ‘f’ in between ‘d’ and ‘g’ on the keyboard, lol. Maybe retake a typing class?

  • ToursLepantoVienna

    She is a typical contemporary academic, denouncing the 1st Amendment instead of the medieval savages who murdered 4 Americans.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jerry.r.bailey.3 JB Bailey

    And you wonder why our college students come out of their four years with MUSH oozing out of their ears? People like this just prove that NO PARENTAL SUPERVISION is not good, lol……….

  • Eric in Cheyenne

    What I posted to Facebook earlier today:Dear “Islamic Fundamentalists,” (Note I did NOT say ALL ISLAMIC PEOPLE!)

    *It’s raining in Cheyenne, Wyoming – perhaps you should express some anti-American outrage.

    *It’s sunny in Charleston, South Carolina – perhaps you should express some anti-American outrage.

    *The earth is spinning – perhaps you should express some anti-American outrage.

    *A day has 24 hours – perhaps you should express some anti-American outrage.

    *I need a haircut – perhaps you should express some anti-American outrage.

    *The sun is 93,000,000 miles from earth – perhaps you should express some anti-American outrage.
    —————————————————-
    *Somewhere in the armpit of the world where so many of you SOBs live, a young girl is being “circumcised” ostensibly so she won’t enjoy sex and become a prostitute.

    *Somewhere in in the armpit of the world where so many of you SOBs live, a homosexual is being tortured to death.

    *Somewhere in the armpit of the world where so many of you SOBs live, a Christian or a Jew is imprisoned/being executed/tortured simply for his/her beliefs.

    *Somewhere in the armpit of the world where so many of you SOBs live, a Muslim man is beating his wife because she disagreed with him.

    Perhaps you should express some anti-American outrage over THOSE things too…

    This isn’t to say we don’t have problems in the U.S., and it’s not saying we haven’t had/have some seriously flawed foreign policies in the region.

    But the “crime” prompting your latest outrage and “forcing” you to attack American embassies and consulates – as you have stated it – is an obscure YouTube video. This video is about as significant as the things I mentioned for Cheyenne, Charleston, and my haircut.

    You really ought to get an F–king clue…

  • Big Al

    My Christian religion gets mocked constantly, even by those such as this woman. When will she and the others like her stand up for those people being not only mocked and harassed, but actually attacked and slaughtered by the very people she advocates for here? She says something about understanding the religion you hate… and perhaps it’s understood better by others than her. We see only too well the hatered and contempt that flows out of the Muslin community all around the world. Perhaps SHE needs to open her eyes and quit burying her head in the sand. Excusers such as her sicken me.

  • Howienica

    Voltaire-” I may not agree with what you have to say but I will defend unto death your right to say it.”
    Thank God for the First Amendment.

  • TammyH

    She’s a ‘professor’ of religious studies and she talks like that? Wow. I feel sorry for the kids she’s indoctrinating..

  • grumpyank

    How about imprisoning the guys who killed the ambassador?

  • http://twitter.com/gconner Gail Conner

    Professor, have you every heard of Freedom of Speech? Muslims hate Americans anyway… they are just looking for an excuse to do us harm!

  • grumpyank

    Muslims seem to blame other people for their actions. Somewhat like Obama.

  • Bubblehead

    She’s aware that there’s currently a play on Broadway entitled “The Book of Mormon”, and it is not entirely kind to the LDS? Should Parker and Stone be stoned for creating it? Or do we only care about SOME religious feelings?

  • forgetyoutooo

    Obama is already back on the campaign trail. Unbelievable.

  • Dick Buxton

    Americans didn’t die because of Bacile and his film. They died because some murderous Islamists chose to kill them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Roxanna-Ellington-Moser/1846226058 Roxanna Ellington Moser

    It really doesn’t matter what we say or do. Our very existence ticks off muslims. They murder for the sheer thrill of it, couching their bloodlust in religious terms.

  • astoriava

    Bet she was all over the “freedom of speech” when the artist placed the crucifix in urine and smeared feces over the Virgin Mary statue in the name of art too.

  • fivestring_assassin

    I’d imagine Melissa Harris Perry would agree

  • http://www.facebook.com/steve.savoia.3 Steve Savoia

    How about this for free speech Anthea, “GO FUCK YOURSELF!”

  • http://www.facebook.com/VLADWE Vladimir Weissman

    It could very well be that the movie/video in question is “crappy”. But the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs has stated that mr. Bacile has never been an Israeli citizen. Anyone suspecting them of lying should offer some proof. As for the so-called professor… G-d Save the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7IMSF5JDVWM2YFGQAT2MNM5T2A KR

    So if I’m in line with the professor, she is taking up for the terrorist. So PROFESSOR??>>> would it be Ok for someone to take revenge out on others because they don’t lke what you say? Does that mean you will not talk any longer and should be silenced. Ones speech is all relative to how the reciever, recieves it. Each person can take it a different way. So lets take rights away because one set of people don’t like something said? WRONG!! Your thinking is warped!

  • DWinMadison

    Interesting to see a Religious Studies “Professor” use the expression “STFU” in a post. She must hold classes in a trailer.

  • mkreider

    And this woman is actually teaching at a college. Whew.. What a twit. What is it, the left can demonize the Christian religions but oh my don’t ever think or say anything bad about a religion that isn’t Christian. Such hypocrites …Gee I kinda think a few Christians have been hurt in the Middle East but then the left also has selective hearing and reading abilities.

  • http://villagers-with-torches.tumblr.com Epa Minondas

    Sooner or later freedom of speech will ALWAYS come to blasphemy and offensiveness towards someone. When the Nazis marched in Skokie an ACLU lawyer said this… ‘only by protecting the rights of the most obnoxious among us do we protect our own’. Despite anything else the ACLU has done or said, since that day, I cannot think of a way to refute this remark. Almost no one would disagree that Terry Jones or the producer of this film are STUPID twits (It’s lame beyond comprehension, btw), but their right to be assholes RULES.
    Freedom of speech sooner or later will ultimately be blasphemy and offensive to SOMEONE.
    BRAVO.
    This includes the incredibly offensive ideas of this monor at UPENN

  • AlmaAlma

    Maybe the TeaParty should start fighting back at the constant abuse hurled at them. Maybe some people should go to jail for that? After all, the Tea Party are supposed to be uncontrollable and evil aren’t they?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joe-ThePimpernel/100003157676276 Joseph Pimpernel

    It’s OK to mock Christians, though, because they won’t kill you for it.

  • Amanda

    By your own logic Miss Butler, Sarah Palin has the right to murder you or you should be jailed for publishing your book that insults Sarah’s beliefs

  • CHHR

    When are we going to call a spade a spade and connect all of this to what it really is? Avenging Islamic defeat at the Battle of Vienna on 9/11/1683! When we listened to them all decry “we are all UBL now” during the attacks, I have to wonder if road maps as clearly spelled out as this will ever help direct the undirectional useful idiots.

  • G_McDee
  • Watermelonbeast

    You guys just don’t get it. She has tenure! Ain’t you ever been to school you Teanderthals!

  • CPBinDC

    wow, her picture wasn’t at all what i was expecting to see 😉

  • $129448

    Do as I say not as I do, the motto of Liberal America

  • grais

    Just another yapflappin’, cowardly bigot.

  • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

    I don’t think Mr. Bacile should be imprisoned. And I don’t think, personally, that the Muslims who invaded the U.S. Embassy of Cairo and the U.S. Consulate of Libya (which resulted in four American deaths) did so solely because of the depiction of Muhammed in a movie, but because it was an Israeli who did it. An Israeli who lives in America. That there is reason enough. The terrorists took out two birds with one stone–purposely on the date of September 11. They hate Americans and they hate Israelis.
    Ms. Butler shows how close minded she is with her tweets.

  • http://www.facebook.com/david.morales.900 David Morales

    when did we stop blaming the bad guys?

  • Gringao

    So Professor Butler is down with blasphmey laws? Somehow I don’t see that going over well at her Penn faculty lounge…

  • http://twitter.com/sumojose Nothing2seehere

    She’s an extremist plain and simple! Research shows that Muhammed married a 9yr old when he was old enough to be her grandparent, it also shows he was not a peaceful man either! That would make him a false prophet…….ouch! It is all an escape goat to disguise the true mission of yesterdays attacks against the embassy on the 9/11anniversary with more smoke and mirrors! The Islamic Muslim Brotherhood will continue to unite with Iran and the real threat to America is sure to advance. Why do you think Obama is avoiding Israel? Why do you think Morsi is the new leader of Egypt? Next step, unite with Iran. The writting is on the wall folks…….A United Islamic Middle East that will destroy Israel and threaten America!

  • Kevin McIntyre

    What a Lady using STFU, this is no Lady.

  • disqus_DB2DJgg6Zi

    I’m free to hate any religion i want! AND i’m free to express that even if it does tick you off. YOU are not entitled to violence against me just becouse you don’t like my views, get it, commie scrunt?

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      Indeed, if I don’t agree with you, I can always walk away. Or change the subject.

  • Adam Cooper

    The muslim world is nothing more than a bunch of spoiled brats. If they can’t have it their way then they throw a fit and then claim we should be tolerant of them. That’s bullshit.

  • AnnieFlyGirl

    Looking at memeorandum today, it is clear the journal-list certainly has not disbanded. They have their Mitt did wrong, which he did not, and they are going after him.

  • JACK BARBER

    OMG I’, Mormon and Have to read this CRAP

  • Bandit

    Godwin’s law 2012 = ‘then STFU’

  • Blueknight52

    Word out now is that this Sam Bacile is a phony name…and that this whole thing is starting to look like a setup of some sort…conspiracy theory?…maybe…who knows?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/44F4AB4VSCTOCHBMBG4ZWWD5OU Laurel

    It is immoral to be that stupid.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6Y3TVBZRVEGT3PZOO4XHG7COQE tunja

    Anyone who must use expletives to make an argument has already lost. This is a Professor of religious studies who actually interacts with our children to teach them religion and values? She needs to get some herself to gain any credibility

  • AmericanFanForever

    Film maker is hero. Obama is coward!

  • Larry

    its totally, do as i say not as I do !!! that is the liberal way is it not?

  • SDN

    “but you better damn well understand that actions have consequences, and what you mock is another persons belief.”

    So if a Christian puts a bullet in her for writing her book mocking and insulting evangelical Christians the homicide is justifiable? Huh? WTF?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZNLACTEBTDGUSMQONDQSP2M5XE Kristine

    I love how she’s a professor of religious studies but obviously hates & despises Christians. She probably demands respect for every religion she teaches with the exception of Christianity, which I wouldn’t be surprised she tears apart & misrepresents.

  • Elizabeth Walker

    She locked her account because she didn’t want anyone’s opinion but hers. That is about as cowardly as they come.

  • Orangeone

    I think this impicile is responsible for all deaths during the Civil War. Time to throw her and her relatives in prison.

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      Hehe. From my studies, the Civil War wasn’t about slavery… that was just the strawman. Abraham Lincoln refused to renew the charter of a central banking system and started printing the US’ own money (greenbacks). The charter had expired in 1832. So to plunge America into more debt so we had to borrow more money, the Civil War was started. I think there’s even a Schoolhouse Rock about the debt.

      Then Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, freed the slaves, so the assumed basis for the war was taken away, and he was assassinated. Andrew Johnson then renewed the bank’s charter.

      Edit: One of the first attempts of the nation to issue a national currency came in the early days of the Civil War when Congress approved the issue of $150 million in national notes known as greenbacks.
      The National Banking Act of 1863 was superseded by the National Banking Act of 1864 (June 3, 1864) just one year later. The new Act also established federally issued bank charters, which took banking out of the hands of state governments.

      This would be so awesome today: If a bank could not redeem its bank notes for money (gold or silver), the bank had committed fraud and was subject to proscecution.

  • Dianne Bruce

    Very few of these people rioting would have even known of this movie had the middle eastern radio and television stations there not been trying to stoke the fires of anarchy all week. Those are the culprits. Go after them!!!

  • Arthur Hanff

    The details will eventually come out that this was a coordinated attack. The film had nothing to do with it. More likely it was motivated by the drone attacks and timed to coincide with the 911 anniversary. And, I’m not blaming the drone attacks, they have been very successful and should continue.

  • http://www.facebook.com/annabel.guerrier.12 Ann Guerrier

    sam is just a wimpy bully just like michelle magdalong

  • https://twitter.com/#!/wdelpilartcot William Del Pilar

    Just a bigoted b*&%* who comments and then runs and hides. An Academia no less. Those that can’t teach … you know the rest!

  • ChickOK

    I stand in awe of the narcissism that thinks, “The very first reaction that crosses my mind has to be broadcast to everybody in the world. Nothing I say can be improved upon.”

    Tragic, but I suppose that’s how the Embassy Cairo got into a situation where they had to delete some tweets. It is wiser to make sure the brain is engaged before you release the clutch.

  • Jum1801

    Americans died because Bacile was stupid. Dear God, how do you reason with people who see the world this way?

  • RevDrEBuzz

    ah yes, a black prof coddled by her diversity racket shooting her mouth off about THE OTHER.

    Crass, ugly people like her infest academe, where they do absolutely nothing for a nice salary…

    she is a scandal waiting to happen, but when it does, it’ll be covered up.

    • http://www.facebook.com/dale.putman Dale Putman

      She ius just finalizing he Application to be OSCUMA’S LEWINSKI. She must have Really liked the TEST RUN>

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/J5WOO4F4TC4XNXNMQBHZIPYBE4 Nisee

    And where were you professor when statues of Jesus had feces spread on them in the name of ART and other such horrific statements against sacred Christian symbols??? NO. The fault is NOT with Free Speech but with a religion that is BARBARIC in the age of technology. YOU WILL NOT arrest people for making films because someone might be offended. For heaven sake the majority of Americans have been offended by Hollywood films for many years now. However we do not resort to barbarism. And we HONOR THE CONSTITUTION giving us free speech. Just where were you when acts of violence were being called for against Conservatives. NO WHERE so your voice has NO credibility NOW. For the forked tongue is not going to continue to be ignored. IT is time for decent Americans to put the blame where it belongs ON THOSE ENGAGING IN BARBARISM AND INTOLERANCE FOR ANY VIEW BUT THEIR OWN.

  • dave

    How does she call herself a lib or a progressive? If you do not
    think like me you should be in jail. What a prof. to have. Think you get both
    sides of an argument form her!

  • http://www.facebook.com/cableguy15 Michael Daniels

    I LOVE YA CHRIST GOD CHRISTIANS AND AMERICA MOST OF ALL FREE SPEECH

  • Dan Kern

    Typical liberal/progressive attitude towards the Bill of Rights. I assume she is okay with the constant attacks against Christians in this country? Are we, then to cower to the sentiments of Islam while tolerating the constant denigrating of Christians? Sounds like a double standard to me and a very dangerous one.

  • Aoife Crane

    Does this POS have an email address at the college? What about snail mail? I say we should inundate her email and mailbox with letters explaining what the First Amendment in this country means and perhaps ask her if she feels the same way about attacks on Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Paganism, etc. Oh wait…NONE of those practicioners go on wholesale riots when their religions are attacked. Islam is a cancer…it’s a dark ages death cult. We understand it perfectly.

  • Aoife Crane

    I noticed there’s really no way to contact her or the school based on the UPENN site but this department does have a FB page…

  • http://www.facebook.com/RazRavine Michael Klinge

    Everyone seems to have this all backwards. If someone kills to protect their own life or that of others it’s self defense but if you kill someone because they said something you didn’t like, it’s murder. She is pointing the finger at the wrong person. Liberals keep standing up for this “religion of peace” but what they don’t get is that almost every one of them would be put to death for their anti-religion, pro-gay and other liberal ideology by these same people
    . By her own logic, if someone was offended by her comments or writings and they tracked her down and killed her, they should get away with it because it was her own fault. BTW please, nobody take the last comment as a challenge.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Isaac-Nelson/1628311133 Isaac Nelson

    So when are Matt Parker and Trey Stone going to prison for “The Book of Mormon Musical”? Well, no Mormons killed anybody over it, because Mormons are a fairly “turn the other cheek” group. So, basically, she’s arguing that people should go to prison if they say harsh things about religious groups that are prone to violence, but if you mock relatively peaceful people, then that’s OK. Isn’t that an incentive for people to become violent when faced with speech they don’t like?

  • Christy Young

    Have we seen anyone get this outraged on Christians behalf when they are belittled, humiliated, threatened, slandered? Muslims ought to follow their own advice and treat other religions withy the same respect they want! And so should those who so stupidly leap to their defense. And Ms. Butler needs to read the Bill of Rights and thank God she has the freedom to speak such ridiculous hatred!

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      No, because Christians know that “Vengeance is mine, saith the Lord.”
      Romans 12:19
      Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mickey.byrd.12 Mickey Byrd

    I’m sure the film must make all Muslims angry… but imagine what would happen if an American Muslim group, angered by this film, attacked a group of our elected politicians and killed 4 of them. The Marines would not be told to stand down. There would be no sympathy generated for this group of American Muslims. They would be labelled as a terrorist cell and be hunted down and prosecuted. Americans of any religion are not given the same rights that we give our worst enemies. Why? In America there is a separation of Church and State. Why did Hillary and the Ambassador in Cairo both make similar statements basically saying that they don’t condone the use of freedom of speech to insult anyone’s religion? This statement says that the freedom of speech is not a right of Americans anymore… and religion gives the right to murder if you are a Muslim terrorist.

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      So is this just some sick catalyst to get the bible-clutchin’, gun-totin’ *cough*radical conservatives*cough* up in arms? I’m conservative, are they trying to goad us? Them saying that, would mean that Christians don’t have to take Jesus being mocked? Is that their line of thinking? I wonder… I know I don’t feel violent towards anyone that mocks Jesus and God, but I know God… I was not a vessel made for His wrath, but they are out there…

      • http://www.facebook.com/mickey.byrd.12 Mickey Byrd

        I don’t think I remotely implied that. this is a catalyst. I think they meant every word spoken during a stressful time. Of course they deleted those posts. Clearer heads prevailed after a bit of time. But I do think that their first responses were their honest responses.

  • jvermeer51

    She knows that the people she hates are not violent like the people for whom she makes excuses.

  • irishgirl91

    So a week of Dems running around laughing about how GM is alive and Bin Laden is dead would never anger islamist but a stupid bollywood-esque movie would. Sure wasn’t the removal and then re-insertion of Jeruselem being the capital of Isreal was it?

  • Jennifer Crawford

    Couldn’t be happening because the Democrats have been bragging about killing Osama bin Laden, could it? Rush had some good points today about that.

  • http://www.facebook.com/donna.hildebrandt Donna Ann Carry Hildebrandt

    So, let me get this straight……it’s okay to murder if you are of the Muslim faith because you are offended, but it is unacceptable to allow Sarah Palin her Christian opinion. It appears that our Constitution means nothing to Anthea Butler compared to Muslim sensibilities! Disgusting!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Blarney Rose

    And this Butler woman is contributing to our children’s higher learning? No wonder kids in college are screwed up!

  • stillinthe60s

    So Butler assigns herself the arbiter of what speech shall be free and what will be punished? Only a tenured academe could be so self assured and clueless at the same time. Sound like anybody else we know?

  • Glitter

    My beliefs are mocked all the time.

  • Elke E. Wilhelm

    She’s barely literate. And woefully ignorant of our Bill of Rights and justice system. And this woman is a professor??? OMG, people, save your money. Teach your kids a trade, and don’t send them to college. Not to THAT one anyway.

  • Pat D’Amico

    Someone who was educated with our tax dollars has now become a professor and knows all about freedom. Please………………………….

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady

    I would call her dumb, but she knows this is a lie.

    President Obama does not want blame for his failed Arab Spring. The crowd in Cairo was chanting: “Obama, Obama, there are still a billion Osamas!” If the President is so concerned with the feelings of the middle east, why spike the football so much over killing Osama bin Laden? It was not some obscure film that caused this.

    Mitt Romney also did not cause this mess, it was murderous Islamic thugs that perceive Barack Obama as being weak and feckless.

  • http://interplanetary.blogspot.com/ messy57

    He should go to jail for making a terrible movie. Have you SEEN the trailer on youtube?

  • blueniner

    Butler is a coward and a moron, she has to invent something to blame Great American Sarah Palin for, sorry that dog wont hunt, your just another Pinko Professor……

  • MD Cooks

    I may be reaching but the film maker identified as Sam Bacile could be a ploy. I rearranged the letters and found “Islam Bace” which “bace” is an obsolete form of “base” according to online dictionaries.

    According to the New York Times article, there is no such person as Sam Bacile.

  • Michael Hiteshew

    Good Morning. How soon is Anthea Butler going to be in jail folks? I need her to go now.When Americans lose their constitutional rights because she is stupid…

    And BTW, this woman is a professor? She writes like an illiterate 16 year old. Maybe they can teach her basic grammar in prison.

  • Lola_at_Large

    Aaah, the constitutional awareness of academia. And the tolerance. As if…

  • Brandon

    Christians get mocked on a daily basis and nobody says a word, but as soon as a Muslim gets there panties in a bunch, we’re bending over backwards for them. Pandering at it’s finest

  • Paddy De Padua

    To smart to recognize her own hypocrisy…this is paid to teach college kids….

  • Chance Boudreaux

    Another case for elimination of tenure.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mickey.byrd.12 Mickey Byrd

    If stupid was a crime Butler would have a life sentence in a maximum security prison with no hope of parole.

    Common Sense can’t be gained by receiving a degree.

  • kozanne

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/jwherrman/mu…ght-on-films-p
    This whole thing with someone named Sam Bacile is getting very strange…..check out the link.

  • kozanne
  • Terenc Blakely

    To normal people her comments seem insane. However if you get into the mindset of an ‘elite’ prog/lib they makes sense. A lot of progs/libs view most of humanity as little more than animals with rudimentary intelligence. It’s their job to see that they aren’t ‘exploited’ (except by themselves of course) and kept in check.
    That’s why they never condemn the barbarous actions of Islamics. To them Islamics are hardwired with set responses and incapable of reasoning or empathy. To progs/libs ‘insulting’ Islamics is like walking into a pack of hyenas carrying meat. If you are attacked by the pack, then it’s your own damn fault.

  • Karen Griffee

    Of course people have a right to get mad if their religion is ridiculed…that is UNLESS they are Christians, then they have no rights anymore.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NMU5FOSXEBV27LG4Q2NAAQ3PFE John

    I heard that Athea Butler is going to claim that she is 1/52nd ahmadinejad and try to get a full professorship instead of just being an ASSociate. She’s then going to run for assistant post master in Palestine so she can become known as “stamp licker”. You know how rumors are though.

  • Scotty G.

    Forgive me if this point has been made already, but if we are supposed to put people in jail for speech that causes murder, why is Al Sharpton on MSNBC instead of in the pokey? Correct me if I am wrong but I think he is responsible for more that one mob related fatality.

  • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

    I think she needs to read the first amendment again… It protects citizens from censorship by the government, no?

    In any event, who cares if her account is locked… you can still “mention” her, she’ll get it under her “Mentions” page on her account. You just can’t reply, or send a message directly to her. I think? I’m still newish to Twitter…

  • guestivus

    Her dandelion haircut offends me. Riot?

  • Isabella1709

    Obviously it is time to begin cleaning out the trash from the faculty of universities. They are so leftist that they now discriminate against hiring conservatives. Seems to me university should be a place for an exchange of ideas, but noooo…just like in media the oh so inclusive liberals want to limit free speech. Go figure.

  • http://www.facebook.com/fran.dalelio Fran Dalelio

    a thought…might not be the stupid movie…might be our president boasting about killing the one they love and admire…Osama

  • http://twitter.com/Mother4good PJ Schroder

    If they had your children and were threatening their lives, would you still be saying the same…. Prof Butler your comments are dangerous and ignorant!

  • polaris64

    Sam Bacile is a fake name and it is very unlikely that he is an Israeli nor is he Jewish.

  • TheRealBillybob

    Just another example of Affirmative Action in action in America, where merit has been replaced by the racial spoils system.

  • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

    Apparently, it hasn’t occurred to Ms. Butler that the reason we may not care for a particular set of beliefs is because we have studied them. Not because we “don’t understand” it. Well, we may not, but at least we’re not totally ignorant.

  • Laurie

    It was Obama and Biden “spiking the ball” 21 times in their DNC speeches that sent these whack jobs into the tailspin. That stupid film apparently had less than 2000 views when hell broke loose over there. Media propaganda is putting the blame on some two bit, YouTube video….

  • medicinewomantwo

    Another proud brainless hypocrite…………Hopefully, she’s not the best her family tree has to offer.

  • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

    She belongs riding the short bus. How does she think she enjoys her own free speech? Some majic fairy waves a wand over her words?

  • http://www.facebook.com/lynda.millin Lynda Millin

    Funny how the consequences should only apply when you are coming down on Muslims but she can come down on Christians all she likes and nothing should happen to her of course. Pathetic!

  • http://twitter.com/williamnoonan William Noonan

    What a stupid ass herself! a professor who responds w/ STFU? It was nations w/o 1st Amendment Rights that caused the deaths, not Americans. I agree that this supposed film should not have been circulated, but come on, the blame is with religious extremists not Americans and professors should know this, smart ones anyway, but going to jail? Who hired this incompetent any way?

    And we wonder why Johnny can’t think for himself.

  • Jeanette Victoria

    Apparently these academics are so devoid of morals that that they have no clue what free speech means and do not condemn that savages who did the a brutal murder. Also why aren’t they condemning the Obama administration who took out and ally and put these savages into power?

  • Seth Hahn

    When are people going to realize this has nothing to do with an obscure film and everything to do with Sept 11th? This crappy movie was made available in July…

  • patriotbens

    I think Obama is responsible for the attacks on our embassy and he’s the one that should be jailed using this moron professors logic.

    These people need to leave the Land of the FREE and the Home of the BRAVE because they value neither.

  • Bernard B Carman

    It’s plainly obvious that Anthea Butler has absolutely no idea what LIBERTY really means.

    It’s not as if Sam Bacile yelled, “FIRE!”, in a crowded movie theater, potentially threatening the lives of others.

    When someone makes a film that others disagree with, all one has to do is make an intellectual counter argument.

    However, people deceived by Collectivist political parties and fanatical violent religions care not about the Individual Liberty of others and would rather imprison, or worse, murder those who make their opposing viewpoints public.

    Such events make it CLEAR those who side with LIBERTY vs. those who side with TYRANNY.

    • Bernard B Carman

      — and this is NOT a “Liberal vs. Conservative” issue. This is a Collectivism vs. Individualism issue. There are certainly as many deceived so called “Conservatives” as there are deceived so called “Liberals”, for the individuals of both camps most often subscribe to the Collectivist ideology which often promotes violating the Unalienable Rights of the Individual.

  • sfcmac

    Newsflash, Butler: As a former Soldier/Intelligence Analyst/Iraq war vet, I understand violent Islamic theocracy and its practitioners, very well. Anyone who witnessed the attacks of 9/11 and pays attention to the world-wide infliction of muslim atrocities, understands their “religion” without the benefit of a lecture from a ‘speakin’ troof ta powa’ assclown like you. If you want a good taste of the culture, get out from behind your desk, pack up your s**t, and move to an Islamic nation-state of your choice.
    They kill Christians, Jews, and unbelievers, and treat women like chattel because their religion tells them to. Blaming their victims is indicative of someone who is incredibly retarded.

  • http://twitter.com/jgmroz JGMZ

    I’m waiting for her to condemn Obama, Biden and the DNC about spiking the football over Bin Laden. This idiot needs to understand that they don’t need a reason to be violent – that’s what they always do.

  • brianmouland

    Affrimative Action Executive Welfare Case

  • Deez Nuts

    Whether a country is an ally, enemy, or neutral toward the United States depends on that country’s government. Egypt under Sadat and Mubarak was an ally–it could be trusted not to invade Israel or attack American interests. Egypt under the Muslim Brotherhood cannot be trusted, and is no longer an ally.

    Iran was an ally of the United States under the Shah, but is clearly an enemy since 1979.

    Germany and Japan were enemies of the United States during World War II, but are allies now.

    Obama’s statement that Egypt is no longer an ally is obviously TRUE, and he deserves credit for candor. But it is a damning indictment of his former foreign policy of calling for the ouster of Mubarak (an ally) and his military support of the Libyan rebels without first finding out who they were and how they would run Libya if given power.

    American foreign policy should be dedicated to protecting allies, defeating (or at least intimidating) enemies, and trying to forge friendships with non-aligned countries, at least through trade.

    Obama’s foreign policy has turned at least one ally into an enemy (Egypt), alienated three solid allies (Israel, the UK, and Poland), militarily aided people who are now our enemies in Libya, failed to support the liberation of Iran in 2009, and allowed Russia to bully the United States. With a record like that, does anyone seriously believe Romney can’t do better, and have an adult in the White House instead of a patsy?

    Why assume this was a gaffe by Obama, or even stupidity?

    It’s part of the plan.

    If Egypt is no longer an ally of the US, then of course the US has no control over what its government does. This will be very useful for Obama when the Egyptian government decides to abrogate its peace treaty with Israel.

    Obama’s plan all along has been to surround Israel with Islamist states controlled by violent terrorist groups. Then he will throw up his hands and tell Israel it is on its own, the American people are tired of war and we will not go to war with the entire Muslim world. So Israel will either commit voluntary suicide or launch attacks and be annihilated when no one comes to its defense.

    This is the only way to reconcile Obama’s hands-off policies toward the uprisings Iran and Syria while he encouraged revolutions in Egypt and Libya. Everything he is doing makes sense once you understand his plan.

    I do not believe he anticipated attacks on our embassies and certainly not an assassination of an Ambassador. This is why the White House and State Department are furiously spinning this wave of embassy attacks as being an understandable response to a film produced by another crazy American Christianist (bonus points if they can successfully force Mitt Romney to take a stand on the film and on Terry Jones, and use this to launch more attacks on Christians.) They are desperately trying to deflect any media analyis that might lead to the revelation of the plan.

  • massjim

    This is getting scary. It is amazing how the “progressive” left is so quick to use a dangerous situation to start peeling away at our civil liberties. Next thing the left will be demanding jail for those who would criticize Obama during this time of danger.

  • Michael Areno

    Obviously her major qualification to be an American Law Professor is that she is black and doesn’t have a penis….no wonder the country is in decline

  • Valjean

    Spoken like a true liberal. She doesn’t like the movie (which I am 100% positive she hasn’t seen—in fact I wonder if the movie even exists) so lets put the film maker in jail. This would be laughable if it wasn’t coming from a professor at a prestigious Ivy League school. But then, we know that a lot of the people teaching in those schools are academic frauds, leftist activists posting and teaching trash in the name of academic freedom. She is dangerous.

  • http://www.circleofheaven.com Wolfy Ghalkhani

    the left is all about hate, so its no surprise that they come to the aid of their favorite partners in crime- the murdering, always shrieking Muslims. the left is outraged over a skit that actually tells the truth in a campy way, but that doesnt matter if the muslims are screaming then they have to scream to. thats the way of the left and islam- outrage over certain things that appeal to them. Notice not a word about the indigenous Christians being massacred by muslims in Syria, Egypt, Tunisia, and Algeria. Oh, to be a lefty/muslim and have no conscience!! Maybe I’ll convert.

  • Michael Rice

    Americans die everyday because liberals are stupid.
    Mocking someone is now a crime? So, is she going to try and throw Jason Biggs in jail, too? No, I didn’t think so.

  • binky354

    Why does Anthea Butler have a position with UPenn? She needs to go to Libya to spew her liberal crap. She’s too stupid to know the so called movie is nothing more than a false flag. Muslims offend me when they kill Christians, rape women and young boys, and kill gays.

  • SirWilhelm

    People knock other people’s religious beliefs all the time, especially those of Christians and Jews. It’s only Muslims that are so sensitive, that they can riot and kill when they get criticized. If everyone else can show enough restraint not to riot and kill over religious slights, why can’t Muslims? Why are Muslims defended when they riot and kill? Why do we have to tip toe around their sensibilities? Because they do riot and kill? Is that not bowing to intimidation? To terrorism?

  • Justin Levesque

    Uh-huh. An educated, successful woman employed at a university comes out with this. I wonder if the Associate Professor of Religious Studies realizes that in many parts of the Muslim world, she would be seen as an apostate and vile criminal for being an educated, successful woman with more purpose in life than being a tribal trade commodity and baby factory.

  • Cheri Flanigan

    Lemme get this right: Man makes movie that simply Offends some RADICAL EXTREMISTS, who “Act Out” by Killing 4 Innocent American Citizens, and the filmmaker should be thrown in jail. To me that seems a tad extreme, as the filmmaker didn’t put the murder weapons into the hands of the “Miffed Muslims”. Well Then; Wait A Minute!!!! By that Logic, I’m guessing somebody is taking Barack Obama into custody RIGHT NOW for Fast & Furious…Right???!!! RIGHT??? pfft…

  • ed jones

    When the angry mobs start killing film-makers, I’m sure Ms. Butler will see herself as an innocent and not deserving of censorship or Jail.