Sam Bacile Anti-Islam Video Called "Disgusting" By Hillary Clinton

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is sharpening her criticism of an anti-Islam video by Sam Bacile that provoked protests in the Arab world.

Clinton says the YouTube film, titled Muhammad, is "disgusting and reprehensible" and termed it a cynical attempt to offend people for religious beliefs.

Hillary noted, however, that the U.S. would never stop Americans from expressing their views, no matter how distasteful, as they are central to freedom.

Sam Bacile, who reports say is an Israeli-American real estate developer, posted the trailer this summer. Little is known about the man; he's gone into hiding.

She also says the film is no justification for violence or attacks on diplomatic facilities and personnel; a U.S. ambassador was killed in Libya Tuesday.

Clinton said Thursday the U.S. is monitoring protests in Yemen and elsewhere, urging countries to take steps to prevent protests escalating into violence.

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I don't see what's so funny about this. Several people have died and many more were injured. This is nothing to laugh about. What may look low rent to us is probably perceived as a hollywood film to some Muslims in Africa and the Middle East.

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I've seen clips. A very low budget, piece of junk. That being said, in America we have freedom of speech, and expression. The Islamics, don't like it, too damn bad. Obama apologizes for the film, before he condemns, the attack. Get rid of this weak, poor excuse for a president.

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I agree with @pattycupcake I watched it through to the end. I laughed at one point - when Muhammad was a bit put out about being called a bastard - but other than that, it's just awful! I mean, it's not even funny. At least The Life of Brian was funny, this is just pitiful!

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i tried to watch it but it was way too ridiculous. i don't think i got past the first minute. how anyone could be offended by this amateur video is beyond me. (its superior lameness does make it kind of funny, though.) i can't believe people are rioting somewhere because some idiot shot this silly video. the only reason we even know about it is because of the riots.