Videos — including one by Katy Perry — face backlash over anti-Muslim elements

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  • MoJules Florissant, MO
    March 1, 2014 9:59 a.m.

    Glad that the Mormons had some backbone when they came out with the Broadway play. It bothered me, but I made the choice not to see it, the Muslims don't have to watch her video.

  • happy2bhere clearfield, UT
    Feb. 28, 2014 10:26 a.m.

    Like others here, I do wonder why we are allowing ourselves to be intimidated by a particular religion, that follows the Koran, and says it is off limits to have any criticism or mocking aimed at them. And it does lead me to say this. As an LDS person, go ahead and say anything about my faith you want. I may be offended, but I won't make death threats, and I won't call in the courts to try to stifle the freedom of speech. I believe that I speak for the vast majority of LDS in saying this. In fact, the good fruit portrayed by LDS or any other faith that does not have an extreme reaction when these kinds of things come up is a testimony to me that I'm on the right path. And I wonder if the Koran justifies these types of threats. Hope not.

  • Jamescmeyer Midwest City, USA, OK
    Feb. 28, 2014 8:42 a.m.

    On the one hand are unnecessary provocations against a religion.

    On the other hand is the general and repeated consensus that amidst all the hate, bigotry, and defamation levied against Christians-especially Latter Day Saints, anything disapproving of Islam is to be feared and censored.

  • Lobotech Grantsville, UT
    Feb. 28, 2014 8:35 a.m.

    The Muslims have declared a jihad on the U.S. But everyone is worried about " offending" them. I really can't comprehend that mindset.

  • DanO Mission Viejo, CA
    Feb. 27, 2014 11:35 p.m.

    If one read the article carefully, they would see that the lawsuit about Innocence of Muslims has nothing to do with free speech of the film but with the misrepresentation the filmmaker used when hiring actors and even dubbing over her lines to put in something she didn't say. If any one here had been told that they were filming a movie under one pretense then it turns out it was anti-LDS, I'm sure you'd have the same response as she did.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 27, 2014 10:36 p.m.

    Since when did google start taking down everything that is offensive?

    Oh that's right, its just because this is offensive to the religion of "peace"

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Feb. 27, 2014 9:38 p.m.

    Another blatant example of the double standard applied to offending certain religions (especially one in particular) resulting in official government repression of the freedom of speech.

    Meanwhile say whatever horrible blasphemous things you want to about any Christian denomination, Judaism, or the LDS church, and anyone offended will be told to shut up and allow the critics to exercise free speech.

    This is turning into de facto censorship of some religions in favor of one religion, clearly a violation of the First Amendment. Anyone seen the ACLU around lately?

  • Kaladin Greeley, CO
    Feb. 27, 2014 4:25 p.m.

    Another example of a strange fear that pervades the country right now with respect to a certain religion. I even have to edit my response for fear of it being rejected. Meanwhile say anything you like about any Christian religion, especially Mormons.

  • John Pack Lambert of Michigan Ypsilanti, MI
    Feb. 27, 2014 4:02 p.m.

    The attempt to ban "Innocence of Muslims" is a severe blow to freedom of speech. Actors do not have the right to block what projects directors undertake. This is an egregious attack on freedom.

  • annmac joliet, IL
    Feb. 27, 2014 3:19 p.m.

    Perry and/or her crew should have recognized this video would have been offensive. She seems to make repeated mistakes (like appearing with Miley Cyrus) and then say, oh, dear--look what happened. Her quest for attention overcomes her common sense.