Sep 14 2012
Anyone who knows me will tell you that I have no time for religion what so ever. Religion is a control system purposely designed to keep the worlds population in divided servitude.
And hasn’t it served the architects well?
That said, I respect everyone’s right to believe in what the hell they like, regardless of how farfetched that belief may be. I do have a problem however, with ‘bible bashers’; people who continually push their belief’s down other people’s throats and hold anyone who doesn’t ‘believe’ in contempt.
Moreover, woe betides you if you dare to ridicule a bible basher’s religion.
So, at first glance, you could be forgiven for thinking that the sense of outrage felt amongst Muslims towards the new US anti Islam film, “Innocence of Muslims” is just a case of the ‘Quran bashers’ getting on their high horses again.
Nothing new there, in fact we’ve seen it many times before, most notably in the case of the author Salman Rushdie’s book, ‘The Satanic Verses’. For those of you who don’t know, ‘The Satanic Verses’ was inspired in part by the life of Muhammad and was deemed by Conservative Muslims as being blasphemous.
A Fatwa – The Middle East’s equivalent of a contract being put out on your head – was issued against Rushdie and thus began the longest game of hide and seek in history.
The controversial new film is said to depict Islam as a fraudulent religion, hell bent on getting rid of all non-believers. Cartoonist scenes apparently show Muhammed as being a cold hearted murderer, a womaniser, and a child molesting Paedophile.
Most Muslims find any depiction of Muhammed to be offensive and as such, derogatory depictions of the prophet are considered by most to be a lot worse. This fact was clearly demonstrated in 2005 after a Danish newspaper published a ‘Giles’ like cartoon which contained a Mohammed type caricature. The angry protests that followed ended in widespread rioting and violent clashes with the police.
Commenting on the new film, the Egyptian Prime Minister Hashem Kandil is quoted as saying that: “The film is offensive to the prophet and immoral”. However, he followed up his remark with a plea for calm by adding: “We call on the great people of Egypt to exercise restraint when expressing their anger“.
The “Innocence of Muslims” however goes way deeper into the religious quagmire than ‘The Satanic Verses’ or Danish Cartoon ever did. And whereas neither Rushdie nor the Newspaper Editor deliberately set out to offend Muslim’s worldwide, Sam Bacile, the man behind this new film set out to do exactly that.
And hasn’t he just succeeded. In fact, it’s true to say that the film is so controversial that some quarters of the mainstream media are saying that it cost Chris Stevens, the US Ambassador to Libya, and 3 other Americans their lives after angry protestors set fire to the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.
However, I would suggest that the film is only a contributing factor to those killings.
Never the less that didn’t stop US President Barack Obama hypocritically stating that: ‘There is absolutely no justification for this type of senseless violence’.
Course, had Obama not been an orchestrator of Mass Murder himself and had those who committed that type of “senseless violence” not been the very same people whom Obama’s administration armed & funded in order to overthrow the Libyan Government; then he may well of had a point.
However, it has to be said in defence of the rapidly increasing outbreaks of violence spreading across the Middle East (Although I find it very hard to defend violence) that they are as much to do with the intent behind making the film as the films content itself. You see, according to Sam Bacile, the film was made as “a political effort to call attention to the hypocrisies of Islam”.
Bacile further slams Islam as being a “cancer,” and says that; “The movie is a political movie. It’s not a religious movie”. According to the ‘Wall Street Journal’, Bacile is an Israeli-American real estate developer who raised the $5 million production cost of making the film, from a consortium made up of around 100 Jewish donors.
A trailer for the low budget, two-hour movie which was made last year in California, was posted on You Tube in July but has since been removed.
However, unlike the WSJ, the US news channel CNN, say that they have not been able to contact Bacile and as such, cannot verify that he made the movie. The news channel further claim to have done a search of public records on Sam Bacile; which they say, “came up empty”.
Moreover, CNN say that Israel’s Foreign Ministry have no idea who Bacile is and quoted ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor as saying:
“This guy is totally anonymous. At this point no one can confirm he holds Israeli citizenship and even if he did we are not involved […] No Israeli institution, government department or office has any involvement in this. This guy acted on his own behalf”.
CNN did however claim to have been in touch with Steve Klein, an alleged consultant on the film. The news channel say that Klein claims to have spoken to Bacile who has “gone into hiding”, on Wednesday (the 12th of September).
Klein maintains that Bacile is “very depressed, and upset,” adding that Bacile is also “very concerned for what happened to the ambassador.”
However, according to CNN, Klein went on to say of Chris Stevens’ murder that: “it was not the film’s fault that the protests had turned bloody”.
That said, it is important to remember that CNN is part of the Rothschild owned mainstream media and as such, you can take what they claim with a pinch of salt. It is after all, quite clear that Becile, backed by a consortium of wealthy Jews purposely set out to antagonise and bait, Muslim’s throughout the World.
Muddying the waters further, and Casting doubt as to the filmmaker’s true identity, ‘The Atlantic’ quotes Klein as telling them that: “Sam Bacile is a pseudonym” and “he did not know Bacile’s real name.”
Certainly, Sam Bacile has an unusual surname and had his parents had a sense of humour, then giving their new born son the Christian name ‘Im’, may have been more in keeping with the filmmakers character.
There can certainly be no doubt that Bacile’s intention could have been anything other than to goad the Middle East into reacting violently and taking revenge, thus allowing Israel an excuse to begin the war that they crave with Iran.
Baciles motive becomes even more blatantly obvious when you discover that the Controversial Florida pastor, Terry Jones, whose Quran burning last year sparked deadly riots in Afghanistan, had been contacted to help distribute the film. Jones is quoted as saying:
“The film is not intended to insult the Muslim community, but it is intended to reveal truths about Muhammed that are possibly not widely known. It is very clear that God did not influence him (Muhammed) in the writings of the Quran,”
Jones then went on to blame Muslims’ fear of criticism for the protests, rather than the film itself..
The situation has now become so inflammatory that Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, allegedly called Jones on Wednesday to ask him to withdraw his support for the film after which Dempsey’s spokesman, Col. David Lapan, issued a press release stating that:
“Jones’ support of the film risks causing more violence and death”.
However, the ultimate proof of the films intent lies within the proverbial pudding. The 80 cast and crew members involved in the making of the movie said in a statement given to CNN on Wednesday that they had been “grossly misled” about the films intent and expressed sorrow over the resulting violence. The statement which was sent to CNN by a member of the production staff who asked not to be identified for security reasons, reads as following:
“The entire cast and crew are extremely upset and feel taken advantage of by the producer, We are 100% not behind this film and were grossly misled about its intent and purpose.We are shocked by the drastic rewrites of the script and lies that were told to all involved. We are deeply saddened by the tragedies that have occurred”.
CNN further report that:
An actress in the film who asked not to be identified said the original script did not include a Prophet Muhammed character. She added that she and other actors complained that their lines had been changed.
The actress said she spoke Wednesday with the producer, who is identified in the advertisement as Sam Bassiel. “He said he wrote the script because he wants the Muslims to quit killing,” she said. “I had no idea he was doing all this.”
The final word however has to go to the ‘Council on American-Islamic Relations’. They issued a statement saying:
“We urge that this ignorant attempt to provoke the religious feelings of Muslims in the Arabic-speaking world be ignored and that its extremist producers not be given the cheap publicity they so desperately seek”.
On the face of things, I would imagine that the’ Council on American-Islamic Relations’ will be largely ignored.
The following images are taken from the Infowars Website.