Wednesday, September 12, 2012

English-Language Film Innocence Of Muslims Sparks Protests, Violence For Mocking Muhammad

Yesterday, protesters — angered over an English-language film titled Innocence of Muslims — stormed the walls of the United States Embassy in Cairo, later attacking the United States consulate in Benghazi and killing the U.S. ambassador to Libya, along with three others. A 14-minute trailer for the film, created bySam Bacile, an Israeli-American California real-estate developer, was posted to YouTube in July.
The New York Times explains how the film began garnering attention overseas and highlights its rumored ties to Pastor Terry Jones, who has previously drawn attention for burning copies of the Koran:
Last week, an Egyptian-American Copt known for his broadsides against Muslims drew attention to the trailer in an Arabic-language blog post and an e-mail newsletter in English publicizing the latest publicity stunt of the Florida pastor Terry Jones, reviled in the Muslim world for burning copies of the Koran. Reached by telephone in Florida, a representative of Mr. Jones seemed unaware of the film, but hours later the pastor sent The Lede a statement by e-mail in which he complained of the attack on the embassy in Cairo and announced plans to screen the trailer for the film on Tuesday night. He said that it “reveals in a satirical fashion the life of Muhammad.”
The film mocks the Muslim prophet Muhammad by portraying him as a fraud, a buffoon, and a womanizer, and refers to donkeys as “the first Muslim animal.”
The London Evening Standard reports that Bacile is now in hiding.

AvatarCheesyGrits  7 hours ago
Mitt Romney doesn't condemn Terry Jones or this "film maker" but he's quick to attack The President of the United States.
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    Roger_Fails  7 hours ago  parent
    Mitt just keeps digging his hole deeper. He looks less and less like a credible, serious candidate when his campaign releases a statement like the one they issued last night. This shoot-from-the-hip cowboy mentality that George W. Bush popularized just doesn't cut it in a world as complex and dangerous as the one we live in.
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    neo_chimp  5 hours ago  parent
    any condemnation of the filmmaker is an immediate capitulation to the terror mob's demands, in my view. Nothing any American did warranted that response
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      willkes  6 hours ago  parent
      Are you blaming the film maker for this ? Could you be any more stupid ?
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        trueblues  4 hours ago  parent
        Yes the Israeli film maker and Terry Jones should be charged for the death of the ambassador. I think the Israeli Mossad has a hand in this. They want America to enter into a war. This Israeli film maker knew what reaction his film would have on the Muslim world and what danger the Americans working in the Arab countries would be in.

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