Protesting for Punishment

What is motivating the anti-Western protests sweeping Arab and Islamic countries? A BBC reporter in Tunis spoke with the protestors:

When I put it to them that US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had apologised and the film had nothing to do with the US government, they all said it was not enough. “We want a proper apology and for the filmmaker to be arrested,” they said.

Tunisia is a relatively liberal society for the Arab norm. I suspect the protestors reflect a widespread public view that offending filmmaker should be severely punished. There is a clash of values over punishment. This is a survey from Pew:


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