Oh yeah. She went there.
UPenn professor, coward, and terrorist apologist Anthea Butler penned an opinion column this morning in which she doubled down on her call to jail the filmmaker whom she deems “indirectly and inadvertently” responsible for the riots in Egypt and Libya that left four people dead. But she wants you all to know that no one values free speech more than her!
So why did I tweet that Bacile should be in jail? The “free speech” in Bacile’s film is not about expressing a personal opinion about Islam. It denigrates the religion by depicting the faith’s founder in several ludicrous and historically inaccurate scenes to incite and inflame viewers.
Ah. So the purpose of the film was to inflame anti-American sentiment in the Islamist world and incite riots. Radical crazies’ inability to control their violent tempers is a filmmaker’s fault, according to Butler, and that filmmaker should therefore be imprisoned and silenced.
Bacile’s movie does not excuse the rioting in Libya and Egypt, or the murder of Americans. That is deplorable. Unfortunately, people like Bacile and Terry Jones, the Florida pastor who provoked international controversy by burning copies of the Quran, have a tremendous impact on religious tolerance and U.S. foreign policy.
“A tremendous impact”? Seriously? Who is this woman?
Case in point: Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, called Jones on Wednesday to ask him to stop promoting Bacile’s film. Clearly, the military considers the film a serious threat to national security. If the military takes it seriously, there should be consequences for putting American lives at risk.
To Butler, appeasers like Dempsey should definitely be the arbiter of what does and does not constitute acceptable speech. And when in doubt, get the military involved. In what universe? Is this real life?
Needless to say, Twitterers were mystified by the intellectual’s stunning dearth of intellect:
We vote for sickening.
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