Op-Ed: Ignoring 'Innocence'

The "Innocence of Muslims" film controversy, which resulted in riots in the Middle East and the death of the US ambassador to Libya, seemingly exposed the many fault lines between the West and Islam. But that story line has quickly unraveled. In Indonesia, fortunately, the reaction has been pretty calm. Apart from about a thousand people throwing rocks and Molotov cocktails at the US Embassy in Jakarta and small mobs elsewhere looking to attack McDonald's and KFC franchises - where no doubt the customers were fellow Muslims - the nation has absorbed "Innocence of Muslims" and wisely decided to let it go. In another week or so it should be forgotten.

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