The problem with Bacile’s logic is that Judaism is also an outdated, archaic, trouble-making machine. Both religions are a problem. It shows that God has not only a sense of humor but he wants to see how long it will take us to figure out that religions like ideas can be outdated. God does not go out of style but manner of worship…if you can call it that…can and does. I know that Muhammed was a man. He has been reborn just like a lot of other men. I wrote all about him in my book but disguised his identity. I can tell you only that he lives in France.
“Islam is a cancer, period,” he said repeatedly, his solemn voice thickly accented.
The two-hour movie, “Innocence of Muslims,” cost $5 million to make and was financed with the help of more than 100 Jewish donors, said Bacile, who wrote and directed it.
The film claims Muhammad was a fraud. An English-language 13-minute trailer on YouTube shows an amateur cast performing a wooden dialogue of insults disguised as revelations about Muhammad, whose obedient followers are presented as a cadre of goons.
It depicts Muhammad as a feckless philanderer who approved of child sexual abuse, among other overtly insulting claims that have caused outrage.
Muslims find it offensive to depict Muhammad in any manner, let alone insult the prophet. A Danish newspaper‘s 2005 publication of 12 caricatures of the prophet triggered riots in many Muslim countries.
- Anti-Islam filmmaker who sparked Egypt, Libya protests in hiding, calls Islam a “cancer” (bikyamasr.com)
- Anti-Islam filmmaker in hiding after protests (metronews.ca)
- Muhammad film: Israeli director goes into hiding after protests (guardian.co.uk)
Toulouse prosecutor Michel Valet said the gunman killed a 30-year old Hebrew teacher, his two children aged three and six, and another child. A 17-year-old was also shot and in hospital for treatment.
“The attacker was shooting people outside the school, then pursued children into the school, before fleeing on a heavy motorbike,” Valet told reporters.
The assailant used a heavy-calibre firearm and another weapon. But officials could not say whether the guns were the same used in the killing of three soldiers in two separate shootings last week by a man who escaped on a scooter.
Two brothers and a friend were killed by a hit and run driver while trying to protect their neighborhood. Police have been blamed. The father of the brothers had a heart attack today.
- Three Pakistanis killed in England riots (nation.com.pk)
- Footage From The London Riots (wzlx.radio.com)
- Birmingham riots: Father gave dying son CPR after hit-and-run attack (mirror.co.uk)
Among the “cultural traitors”named in Breivik’s rambling 1,500 page manifesto were Gordon Brown, Tony Blair and the Prince of Wales.Written in perfect, idiomatic English and datelined “London, 2011″, the “European Declaration of Independence” is laced with references to British politicians, journalists and public figures seen as “targets”.
The manifesto, which took Breivik three years to write, is part terrorists’ handbook, part autobiography and part extremist political rant. It has provided police with a mine of information which will help establish whether the gunman had accomplices.
Gordon Brown’s picture appears alongside that of Hitler in a gallery of “war criminals” who have failed to halt the spread of Islam, and Breivik says Gordon Brown was “colluding with” Islamic terror groups by making “London the global centre of Islamic banking“. He adds: “Brown is giving Muslims more influence over our lives yet knows that terrorists are organising to go to war with us.”
Jack Straw and Tony Blair are named because they “‘dishonestly’ concealed a plan to allow in more immigrants and make Britain more multicultural”.
8.52 The hunt is on for possible British accomplices of Anders Behring Breivikh after it emerged that he had met other Right-wing extremists in London. Our chief reporter Gordon Rayner reports:
- Norway killer Anders Behring Breivik called Gordon Brown and Prince Charles ‘traitors’ (telegraph.co.uk)
- Oslow, Norway: Insane Gunman’s Father Was London Diplomat: UPDATED (lostchildreninthewilderness.wordpress.com)
- Hunt for Britons linked to Norway killer Anders Behring Breivik (telegraph.co.uk)
Good article about where Norway has been in terms of its tiny immigrant population to the now seven percent of immigrants. They treat them well, give them welfare and let them keep their culture. Pakistan seems to lead the way in immigration. Pakistan is a large minority in England and they are Muslim and there are millions of them enough to overrun Europe in a decade, much like Mexicans have overrun America. What is happening now is THE ultra-white wing backlash.
Here’s what Anders was looking for: browns, Muslims, Pakistanis who make up the majority of immigrants in Norway. Their population is now over 11% immigrant, legal but that does not include illegals there. source: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/24/world/europe/24island.html?_r=1&ref=andersbehringbreivik
The police have identified the suspect as Anders Behring Breivik, who in his writings has portrayed himself as a modern knight, charged with driving out Islam and immigrants and the political correctness that he said had been wrongly invited into Norway and was thriving there.
The campers at Utoya appeared to be the embodiment of his hatred.
Organized by the youth wing of the ruling Labor Party, the camp has become a kind of multicultural incubator in recent years. Many of the victims in Friday’s shooting were the children of immigrants from Africa and Asia who have begun to stake out a greater role for themselves in Norwegian society.
Khamshajiny Gunaratnam, 23, a camp member, was born in Sri Lanka and moved to Norway when she was 3. She is dark-skinned, wears a nose stud and speaks both Norwegian and English in seemingly native accents.
During the official service for the camp kids it was clear when they were called “the country’s future leaders.” Where did that come from? How did they know they were leaders? It must have been more political than we have been told. To be called terrorism an act has to be politically motivated (I don’t agree completely) but by definition then this guy was a terrorist, forget the domestic part. I call it also genocidal when a lot of people are targeted and not just buildings.
Here’s what Anders was writing 1500 pages worth manifesto: http://www.kevinislaughter.com/…
The Nazi part is okay in part because he was preaching an end to the blond, white, Christian Norwegian and hello to the brown, from the south Paki or Muslim who is not Christian and not blond and not a WASP. Mexicans are taking over America as Muslims take over Europe an interesting parallel. The news is calling this Nowegian bomber and shooter a Neo-Nazi. He is conservative and Christian. It seems he went looking for the other and found it in the form of kids who did not look blond and Norwegian like himself. They were at some sort of camp. The building he bombed was political in nature. I don’t know why they call these people domestic terrrorists….they are terrorists plain and simple.
What he did there could be done here or anywhere and it has been. I do object to the wording of domestic and then calling this kid a New Nazi. How do they know? Just because he wanted to kill up some people who did not look or think like him? I think this nazism stuff has to stop. I study the Holocaust, the Jews, and the Nazis and Hitler and I don’t see the parallel except that it’s genocide and that’s enough really. Genocide can be particular or it can be specific but it’s still genocide. Hitler did not invent it nor did the Nazis and they need to just call it what it is genocidal terrorism. Now, if a comment or whatever is specifically targets against Jewish people or Arab people, both semitic, then it is all of a sudden Nazism? I don’t think so. If the group are calling themselves some type of Nazi group that’s different. However they must put the qualifier “neo” before it because it is a new form of Nazism. But again I don’t think so but that’s just my opinion.
Breivik has been reported in the Norwegian press to be a regular commenter on anti-immigrant websites like document.no, where Bruce Bawer is regarded as a godlike figure standing against the Muslim tide. Breivik is an acolyte of Bawer’s. It is inconceivable that they haven’t run across each other, even if it’s just Breivik commenting on Bawer’s posts.
Bawer has been published in The Stranger recently as well, in the “gay issue”, and has in the past spewed his anti-Muslim hate there as well; and last week he had a stint as guest blogger on Andrew Sullivan, repeating his three or four kernels of “proof” that Muslims have destroyed Europe and are about 3/4 of the way done here as well. I wouldn’t be surprised if Dan Savage has met him; he’s quite the figure of gay-blogger royalty, despite his cretinous and murder-inspiring views.
With the demise of OBL and DSK we may have seen the end of the world in May as predicted. Interesting top brass has been told to STFU about Bin Laden and the escapade that took him down. The world enthralled with the toppling today of Strauss-Kahn now that he has officially resigned his post as IMF head and potential president of France. Yes, I plan to move to France and don’t want to watch the likes of DSK as president from near or far.
- France’s best and brightest flub the DSK test (cbsnews.com)
- Osama Bin Laden Dead- Ayman Al-zawahiri New Most Wanted Terrorist (socyberty.com)
First published at Blogcritics.org March 5, 2011
Ann Arbor, Michigan is home to a top ten University but it is also home to more Muslims than anywhere outside the Arab world. My interest in Mooz-lum was piqued when I learned the cast was pure gold: Nia Long (Safiyah) plays Tariq’s mother and the moderate Muslim woman; Roger Guenveur Smith (Hasaan) overbearing yet caring father and husband; Danny Glover (Dean Francis), who sends out a school-wide memo that leads to his resignation; Evan Ross (Tariq) who grows into a self-hating Muslim, and Dorian Missick as Professor Jamal, a level-headed objective professor unfairly targeted by Dean Francis.
Based on the memoirs of writer/director Qasim Basir Mooz-lum turns on a pivotal event: Hasaan, makes a unilateral decision to send Tariq to a private Muslim boarding school, which changes everything. The film, however, spends too much time here, with young Tariq (Jonathan Smith) and his struggle with a cruel headmaster. He is abusive we get it—move on.
The director cuts the film into flashbacks between two Tariqs: one a young boy; the other a young college man. At university we follow Tariq where he quickly compartmentalizes his life. He shuns the narrow way of Islam and other Muslims. He wants to be cool and hang out with non-Muslim students. He imitates the easy way with women and liquor–both off limits in Islam. With this fodder for foolishness the director makes a conscious effort to steer clear of caricatures of his cast and clichés of his story. As a young boy we learned that Tariq is scarred physically and emotionally; made worse because he does not share it with anyone in his family, including his sister.
My other interest in the film was mistaken in that I thought the film was about the black Muslims founded by Elijah Mohammed and made famous by Malcolm X. The religious organization was large in Chicago and I had many friends who converted; I nearly converted as well.
(Ironically, the oldest son of successor Wallace Deen Mohammed, who died a few years ago, is married to my sister’s daughter-in-law. They still reside in Illinois, and last year I interviewed him about his life and work in Islam.) Although the Black Muslims have a different founder, they are Muslims, study the Koran, and adhere to the same orthodox tenets of traditional Islam as founded by the Prophet Mohammed .
Mooz-lum is about orthodox Muslims in America, which include adherents from all races. The action is set in Michigan’s Islamic community. Like the Catholics, the community runs and funds its own private schools and enjoy a middle class life among co-religionists. And what occurs in this one parochial school is half the focus of Mooz-lum.
The climax of the film is the 9/11 attack. Everyone becomes unhinged at the university. We witness some student reaction. But the biggest reaction is from the dean of the school. Dean Francis (Danny Glover) sends out a school-wide memo that puts Muslims on the defensive. Professor Jamal storms Dean Francis’ office asking in a: (paraphrasing) “what is the meaning of this? school wide? Are you crazy?” sort of way. The Dean remains smug but it rouses some white bigoted students at the school who decide to maraud and hurt any Muslim they find on campus streets. Alone,Tariq tries to defuse the bigotry and gets help from an unexpected ally. Needless to say the trauma of 9/11 and its impact on the Muslim community brings the family closer. Collectively, they discover the abuse Tariq has suffered as a boy in an emotional reunion that signals a much-needed catharsis for the family and the viewers.
Evan Ross the adult Tariq emerges out of his shell to reveal an engaging actor and changed man before our eyes. Could this biracial beauty be the next hot pick among film makers and directors? Evan Ross is the son of Diana Ross and Arne Naess. Diana and family made a recent appearance on Oprah. Young Evan has presence. I predict that he will be in demand following a solid performance that delivers in his first leading role.
Mooz-lum, whose title is close to the phonetic pronunciation of the word Muslim, is an independent film with that independent feel. It has garnered good reviews and a couple of awards, but snubbed by the Academy. While the movie does not suffer from shaken-camera syndrome, it does have flashback fever. The director nearly splits the movie between schoolboy Tariq and college man Tariq. I found that emphasis a little over the top. Can a director be close to the product yet remaining objective?
Bashir’s first full length film mirrors and memoirs his life growing up Muslim. He digs deeply to share his experience and his Muslim family—and he does that. But given the dearth of an insider’s look into the life of a Muslim family—he could have given us more of that and less of the bi-polarity that invades the film with the constant lens shifting between the two Tariqs. Where he should have spent more time: the present and the role of 9/11 repercussions on this town and family. With a shift in emphasis it would have been an even more powerful film.
I really liked this film for its honesty and effort to show Islam as a viable religious choice for Americans and one that offers a solid foundation for living, worshipping and exercising the right to freedom of religion so dear to us all. Muslims don’t need to see a Mosque on every street corner or in every city to know that they are welcome here. Mooz-lum is not just a good, small-budget independent film. It is also a unique voice and we hope to see more from this new director.
- “Mooz-Lum” The Movie about Muslims in America (themuslimvoice.wordpress.com)
- The Root Review: ‘Mooz-lum,’ a New Spin on an Old Tale (theroot.com)
- Review: MOOZ-lum (tkmovies.wordpress.com)
True You: A Journey to Finding and Loving Yourself$13.88 at Amazon. Janet reveals a lot in her new book.
I watched Dateline and kudos to Aretha for changing the viewer participation from something called tunerfish to Facebook. I have already put this on my profile on fb and it is getting lots of hits and comments.
But before I forget Janet have I got some advice for you honey child. First I gotta finish my manuscript on black hair, but Janet start where you are and let your hair grow and he will marry you! Just look at the two of them in this picture it is priceless what a cute couple. Janet you did the right thing dumping that black guy dupre, besides black men don’t believe in marrying beautiful black women.
Look at the bad examples we have in Tiger Woods and too many to name who worship white women. That white man will marry you and make you happy. You go for it. Heck, you rich too.
But what I did not know is that Janet would also talk Janet. And her rich, younger, white man, muslim man that is.
He is from Quatar and that’s enough right there you know he’s loaded.
WISSAM al Mana, 36
Managing director of al Mana’s fashion portfolio which includes HermÈs, Sonia Rykiel and Agent Provocateur.
Career in a nutshell:
I work in a family business
founded by my late father over 60 years ago.
Today our group comprises over 50 companies in the Gulf region in real estate, automotive istribution, engineering and construction, retail, food services and media, and is managed by mytwo brothers and I.
In 2004 I wanted to expand our retail division into luxury. Today, our luxury division comprises of over 40 stores in the Gulf, representing brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Giorgio Armani, Hermès, Balenciaga, Chloé and Roberto Cavalli. We have also developed two Saks Fifth Avenue department stores, one in Dubai and the other in Bahrain, with plans to open more.
She has a new book, a new look and a new man.
- Janet Jackson: ‘True You’ In Stores on Tuesday! (justjared.buzznet.com)
- Janet Jackson “TODAY”/”Dateline” Special: “I Was Verbally Abused By My Brothers…” (popcrunch.com)