You made a film, others are using it as an excuse to riot. While that’s not illegal, we’re going to arrest you for something unrelated hoping that the convenient timing will calm the maddened crowds (Lileks link in there is good, too). And then the progressive left, formerly oh so concerned with free speech and all, applaud the move, because the 1st Amendment, all-important in the 90s when it was shutting up the Christians, not so much anymore.
Related: Cutting off funding to Pakistan or Egypt or Libya would be a terrible idea politically. Morally and emotionally it feels right, but I personally am hoping for a nuclear-free life.