The people that call Anakin a mass murderer are the same sort that worry about the abundance of recreation time for the terrorists at Guantanamo Bay. If a pack of wolves dragged your mother away and tortured her to death what would you do? Would you ask the wolves which ones were responsible? Would you lift their legs to make sure you only punished males? The Tuskens 'walk like men, but they are animals.' That wasn't rhetoric. Anakin is not a murderer. The problem isn't that he killed the Tuskens. It's that he lost control of his emotion to the degree that led him to it. The fear is that Anakin could possibly get that mad again (and perhaps he could hurt someone who doesn't deserve it.) If Lucas really intended that Anakin be considered a murderer, he would not have made Anakin continue to be the heroic Jedi that he is the rest of the movie. Only the worst bleeding heart, communist liberals would defend the Tusken Raiders from taking responsibility for their evil actions. All the Tuskens ever do is kill people, or try to. Other than Shmi, they had just killed 26 people from the Mos Eisley homesteads. ...and severed Cliegg Lars' leg. Of course they also killed a pod racer in TPM (the one who's family was thoroughly introduced.) ...and they tried to kill Anakin in TPM and Luke in ANH. All other manner of alien gets along on Tattoine, but the Tuskens kill them without cause (or merely for fun.) I'm closing this before it gets out of hand.