Clearly it's a tragic situation with the loss of life of our consular staff due to a (shoddily-made, by all accounts) film that smeared Islam. Here, we have a broad freedom of speech that allows for one opinionated person to spread their thoughts to anyone who'll listen; there, I suspect it may be a tacit assumption that if someone is distributing a film it must be government reviewed since that's how things are done.
But it's important to remember that Libyans are not one thought and opinion, just as Americans are not one thought and opinion.
Peace and anti-extremist protests in Libya:
- One of the consular staff was a well-known EVE Online player and virtual diplomat.
- Google (mostly) protects online speech leaving YouTube video of the anti-Islam film online though restricting access in countries that are rioting.
- The Onion did a pointed and very NSFW satire. Too soon?
- Comments from various Muslim national leaders.