U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three others who worked in the consulate were killed today when either a rocket hit their car as they were escaping Benghazi, or they were unable to get out of their burning embassy building in time. Reports are conflicting. Regardless, it is clear that the reason Stevens became the first American ambassador killed in 33 years is due to a Libyan protest over the release of this film, seen above.
It's called "Innocence of Muslims," and what you're seeing is a 14-minute trailer released online after $5 million was raised to make the film. The donor's mission was essentially to make a movie as insulting to Muhammad and the Islam religion as possible. (Muhammad is depicted as a child molester, womanizer, and idiot throughout.) They succeeded, I guess, and now protests are erupting in the Middle East.
What's amazing about "Innocence of Muslims" is not how controversial it is—"South Park" has put out harsher satire about Jews and Christians. What's striking is how utterly terrible the 14-minute trailer is. You watch it and are baffled at how $5 million was spent on a movie that has a chance to be one of the worst ever made, regardless of political content. Still, it's caused four people to be killed today. What a f*cked up world.