Innocence of Mohammad - freedom ofspeech or unethical social conduct.SUBMITTED TO: SUBMITTED BY : TAPINDER KAUR GARCHAMr. RAJESH CHANDRAN NATASHA UPPAL AVTAR SINGH SANDEEP KAUR SAKSHI GOEL
INTRODUCTION“INNOCENECE OF MOHAMMAD" is an anti-Islamvideo produced by Nakoula Basseley (radicalChristian), using the pseudonym of "SamBacile“.It invites wide spread violent protests againstwestern interests across the globe.Agitprop Designed to Provoke Hard-Linerson the freedom of speech.
HISTORY OF BLASHPHEMY INCIDENTSIn 1988 “The Satanic verses “ book writtenby Salmon Rushdie .TasiIma Nasreen –”Lajja” in 1993.Jyllands-Posten (Danish daily)–Cartooncontroversy. Denmarks worst internationalcrisis since World War II.(34KILLED )M.F. Husain -Portrayal of Hindu deities innude.
MAJOR EVENTS OF VIOLENCE AFTER ANTI-ISLAM FILMBENGHAZI(LIBYA) :US Ambassador to Libya is killed byextremists along with 3 other Americans.KABUL(AFGANISTAN) : A Suicide car bombers killed 12people.ISLAMABAD: 5 people killed in police firing.JAKARTA(INDONESIA) Protest erupted against Anti- Islam.film.
POLITICAL IMPACTIt deepens the differences between westernand Muslim countries.Americans interests are targeted byextremists .Liberal nations are committed to freedom ofexpression argument, which is tradition andpolitical culture in Western democracies.
SOCIAL IMPACTSWest was hiding behind its defense of freedomof speech and ignoring cultural sensitivities inthe aftermath of anti-Islam slurs that haveraised fears of a widening East-West culturaldivide.The protests have also persuaded somegovernments and religious authorities to turnanger into positive engagement.
POSSIBLE CAUSE OF THIS INCIDENT.1. Islamophobia has become a new formof racism like anti-Semitism. It can nolonger be tolerated under the guise offreedom of expression. Freedom does notmean anarchy.2.After 9/11 hatred for Muslims eruptedin west due to Radical Islam.
Are Muslims overreacted??• Muslims are not the only victims of these incidents.• Christians and others religions are also suffered from these kind of blasphemy incidents but their governments, media and society don’t even take notice of such productions.• They ignore such writers, producers and abusers, terming them ‘nuts’.
There are calls by many Muslim leaders thatblaspheming should consider as internationalcrime at UN.But in Principle it will hurt the freedom ofspeech. “TOLERANCE,AWARENESS AND PATIENCE IS THE KEY”
Role of Media• Is Media the main cause or just tip of the iceberg?
ETHICAL SELF- CENSORSHIP ABSOLUTEFREEDOM OF SPEECH???
ConclusionThese type incidents are planned and toprovoke religious sentiments."The strongest weapon against hatefulspeech is not repression, it is morespeech - the voices of tolerance thatrally against bigotry and blasphemy,"