Assalamualaikum wbt and peace be upon you,
Tonight when I went to the musolla to listen to our Imam's teaching, he actually touched on the current situation (The Innocence of Muslims film and the Jewish Ad which calls Muslims as savages). I've written on both issues.
Our Imam said IT IS WRONG for the Muslims to go on a riot, demostrations and whatnot. In a way, I am also wrong for saying bad things like stupid, moron etc.
He said, during the Prophet Muhammad saw time, the situation was worse (the Jews and the Non-Muslims tried to kill him so many times) . And the Quran has stated that the Non Muslims will continue to hurt the Prophet in whatever way. Again, the words of the Quran has been proven to be true even today.
Even though our beloved Prophet has been gone for more than a thousand years, he will continue to be a threat to the Non-Muslims and they will try to do everything to destroy him. This is because they actually still fear him and will not be able to rest. It's like he will haunt them forever because they know he is right and they are wrong.
The Imam said, we Muslims should not riot coz that's the reactions that the Non Muslims want. During the Prophet's time, when he was hurt in any way whatsoever, he would not seek revenge.
His revenge was Sabar (patience) and Solat (prayers). Muslims nowadays have forgotten the power of Sabar and Solat. It's stated many times in the Quran. First, you have to attain patience and leave everything to Allah, then you pray to Allah and seek His guidance. Please do not put Allah in the back seat. Do not try to take matters into your own hands. Because the Prophet didn't. Unless if the Non-Muslims humiliate Allah. Then it's a different story. When we perform the solat, we have to say the du'a. Remember that the du'a is the weapon of the Muslims. Pray solatul Hajat. Seek Allah's help. Allah has many armies in many forms. All we have to do is be patient and pray.
That's what the Imam said.