This is a complex issue. I don't think that the film producers can legally be accountable for the deaths and destruction, but I'm sure all of them know that they screwed up. And yes, we have the freedom of speech, which is a good thing. But our country was also founded on a freedom of religion as well. People shouldn't be poked at or denigrated because of their beliefs. EVER.
It would be like if you saw someone walking down the street, made a comment about their T-shirt and they punched you in the face. Yeah, he shouldn't have hit you. It's dumb and violent and it doesn't make sense. But YOU shouldn't have made a comment about his T-shirt.
I also find it kind of annoying when people are back to attacking Islam again with all of this "Religion of peace my A**!" Hoorah, USA stuff. Fundamentally all religions are beautiful and peaceful. We as people tend to screw them up and make them look bad.
And not to sound like a psycho-conspiracy guy, but I do find it interesting that this is all happening around the time when we are talking about going to war with Iran, and Mitt Romney's impetuous rant about how we need to support Israel after this all happened...Who released this tape exactly? And do they have ties with anyone who may want to get the people riled up so we can justify another war?
The world is getting too small and too big too quick. We all need to start seeing one another as equals or the whole thing is going to do KABOOM!