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Not two, but three more “films” coming our way

Sheila Musaji discusses the fact that not two, but three more films are in the works.

Not two, but three more “films” coming our way

by Sheila Musaji (TAM)

Daniel Greenfield noted appreciatively on David Horowitz’ Front Page Magazine that Ali Sina and Mosab Hassan Yousef have upcoming films on Prophet Muhammad.  He even includes a picture of what seems to be a poster advertising one of the films “Muhammad: The True Story of a False Prophet” and at the bottom “in theaters this summer”.  Not surprising that he would approve since he also published Is It Time for ‘Make Your Own Mohammed Movie Month’? encouraging more films like “Innocence of Muslims.  Daniel Pipes and Pamela Geller have also encouraged publishing more cartoons/films etc. until as Pipes said Muslims “become accustomed to the fact that we turn sacred cows into hamburger.”  Daniel Pipes added an update to his article A Muhammad Cartoon a Day  noting that “The Los Angeles Times tells about two ex-Muslims, Mosab Hassan Yousef and Ali Sina, who have plans to make big-budget derogatory films showing Muhammad on screen.  To which I can add a third ex-Muslim with the same intent, Imran Firasat.”

Mosab Hassan Yousef has gone through a number of ideological changes in the past few years.

Yousef’s conversion to Christianity was through the preaching of Father Zakaria Botros Henein.

In 2010 he published a book Son of Hamas.  The title refers to the fact that he is the son of a senior Hamas figure, although he became a spy for the Shin Bet.  At this time, Pamela Geller called Yousef “a brave heroic apostate out of Islam”.  He faced deportation hearingsdue to some claims in his book.  At this time, Alex Nowrasteh on David Horowitz’ Newsreal Blog said “Mosab is also the most valuable source of intelligence on Hamas that Israel has ever produced.”  Debbie Schlussel wrote about Yousef saying “I am very suspicious of Youssef. I don’t know how much he actually aided Israel as a spy …  And even if he did as much as he claims, so have many other anti-Israel Jew-haters Israel recruits as spies. There are no swans in the sewer. . . and the sewer is the general habitat of informants.”

In 2011, Walid Shoebat repudiated Yousef and Yousef and his former Shin Bet handler responded to Shoebat’s attack.  Pamela Geller also repudiated him and called him “a fraud”.

In June 2012, Yousef visited Israel and spoke at the Israeli Parliament  where he read a statement – he says he is now “free, loving, and forgiving” “truth and forgiveness are the solution for the Middle East’s problems”.  He visited Israel as a guest of Likud MK Ayoub Kara.  During that visit he announced that he was making a film on Prophet Muhammad that would reveal his “real nature” to Muslims.”  While in Israel he also spoke at an event in Jerusalem hosted by Media Central, a pro-Israel press relations organization.  Yousef isworking with Israeli film producer and actor Sam Feuer.  Feuer will produce both a feature film adaptation of Son of Hamas as well as the Muhammad movie.  Feuer said the movie has already interested sponsors and a major screenwriter who is in the process of creating the script.

The link Daniel Pipes provided about the film being made by Imran Farasat is to Farasat’s site in Spain, announcing that he will make a film and that it will be released in 2012 in 4 to 5 languages.  Based on the site, and on limited google searches, Farasat is a Pakistani ex-Muslim now living in Spain.  He seems to be a very marginal character who will produce something to be released on YouTube.

All of this adds credence to Justin Raimondo’s speculation about an Israeli connection behind at least some of these films.

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  • Garibaldi

    @Abdul Ahad,

    Just curious, how are you so sure that Ali Sina is in fact Anis Shorrosh?

  • Abdul Ahad

    Ali Sina is a Christian missionary named Anis Sorrosh who has been exposed many times by late Ahmed Deedat.

    Just another disgustingly desperate try to get attention by Ali Sina AKA Anis Shorrosh.

  • Stoned Gremlin

    @Mohammed You mean like the Muslim protests in Trinidad over The Da Vinci code?

  • Sir David ( Illuminati membership number 5:32)

    Has anyone seen this film yet ?
    Thought not
    A very good con

    Sir David

  • Géji

    @Mohammed Says: “Otherwise, why don’t these same people get angry at Jesus and Moses depictions and insults.”

    They do, protests against some questionable depictors in Europe and or in US desacreting the prophet Jesus took place in several part of the Muslim majority countries. But the Eurocentricism in America’s soul didn’t care to report it. Or Muslims would have if in current terms of imperial discourse, either Issa or Musa was desecrated the same way as Muhammad, happening in imperial terms.

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  • Just Stopping By

    @Mohammed: Thank you for your reply. It was very interesting.

    You ask, “why don’t these same people get angry at Jesus and Moses depictions and insults.” That is a very good question. I think that part of the answer is that the people who got so angry are not just reacting to a depiction of Muhammad. If that were the case, they should probably be very upset with Iran, where such depictions are common. Instead, this particular depiction was not done in a respectful way, but in an insulting way, meant to insult Muslims and Islam. So, they were reacting in part to the insult involved.

    Also, and you would probably have more knowledge here than I would, while I understand that in Islam it is considered wrong to dishonor any prophet, Muhammad clearly gets more attention than others in many ways (for example, being named in the shehadeh), so insults to him are probably felt more sharply. Again, I trust you more on this point if you disagree, because Judaism is much less prophet-centered than Islam is.

  • Mohammed

    Just Stop By,

    Thanks. I guess that’s the view of many. I do think the reaction is a bit over the top. Some if it is due to ’empire’ like Ilisha explained but some of it is due to ‘shame culture’ too. Otherwise, why don’t these same people get angry at Jesus and Moses depictions and insults. The ban on insulting Prophets applies to all of them, and to all divine religions not just Islam, but Judaism and Christianity too.

    Is it possible to get the comments here on RSS too? I see a RSS feed for articles but not for comments? Thanks for any advice.

  • Yusuf

    @ Mohammed, I, as a Muslim, would not support a law that bans criticizing a religion, even Islam. Because people, who claim to be Muslim, act out of Jahalia and Kufar when reacting to these videos doesn’t mean they should be banned. Ignore them and act as the Prophet would do, which is nothing except inviting them to Islam.

  • Nilufer R. Sage

    Wait.. Sacred Cows in Islam??

  • Just Stopping By


    You ask some very good, if not difficult, questions, so I will do my best to give you answers, at least from my perspective. As I’m sure you recognize, one person’s answers may not be representative.

    I do not think that Christians and Jews do not mind criticism of religion. But I think that responses depend a lot on the understanding of the actions and on what is expected in the cultural and legal system. For example, what was the response of American Muslims? Basically, a big yawn, a bit of Internet posting, and a small number of protests. Mona Eltahawy’s spray-painting made news in part because it was probably the most physical Muslim-American response. In other words, American Muslims reacted about the same way that American Jews and Christians have to similar incidents.

    Now, you asked for “some honest answers,” so, yes, the violence by the small minority of Muslims in certain countries is appalling. And the violence by other groups at other times is also appalling. From an American perspective, it may seem that the Muslim violence is disproportionate to the offense caused, but I think that a lot of that is due to a lack of understanding in both directions. People in other countries may not always understand that films can be made here without the approval of the government and Americans may not understand the official and unofficial double standards with regard to free speech that apply in the “Western” world.

    On a religious basis, I think that many Jews would seriously underestimate the offensiveness of the trailer, because most of us have not had sufficient exposure to Islam or Muslims to really get it. I won’t speak for other religions, but I am fairly certain that similar instances of a lack of real understanding abound.

    As for the calls for a ban on criticizing religion, I am against that. I support the right to criticize any religion or to argue the facts of any historic event. I will often think that anyone who does so is displaying very crude and disrespectful behavior, but I support their right to be able to express those thoughts.

    I hope this was helpful.

  • Mohammed

    I’m just wondering.
    What do the non Muslim friends here think about the Muslim reaction? Give some honest answers please, do you think the Muslims need to be like the Christians and Jews and not mind criticism of religion?

    What do non muslim friends here think of the calls from prominent Muslims calling for a ban on criticising religioun? Would you support this law? Or do you support the right to insult religions?

  • Wanderer

    They make sacred cows into hamburgers. Because that is just the type of people they are..

  • Sir David ( Illuminati membership number 5:32)

    Critical Dragon
    I am still not convinced this first film was made. Trailer made yes Full film paid for yup . But was it made ….
    Or have these fraudsters just ran off with the money ?

    Sir David

  • Abdus Sabur

    Even though it’s hurtful to us…this could be a very good thing because it’s time that Muslims in the west rise up in a positive way, not violently or hateful but proud and strong, with intelligence and clarity…the time will come when Muslims will speak with one voice, insha’Allah. AlhamduLillah, I’m feeling very optimistic. 🙂

  • I personally hope that none of these films ever get made, and in the off chance that they do, no one watches them and they get ignored.

  • The countries, companies, actors & directors, those who assist in propagating Hate speech are all culpable to varying degrees.

    When countries, companies & individuals are held accountable for “terrorist” speech e.g. AQ Al-Awlaki & Arab “anti-Semitic Protocols of Zion” there cannot be a Double Standard without it being bought to notice.

  • FYI

    “All of this adds credence to Justin Raimondo’s speculation about an Israeli connection behind at least some of these films.”

    The Israelis have done the same to their own Prophets. They do not revere them as anything but men with faults. Only God is perfect.

    So have Christians to Jesus and Christians think Jesus is God. Yet they freely draw, criticise and insult him. See some of the things, European Christians say and print about Jesus, which is 1000 times worse than the Moses smoking mushrooms theory.The Jerusalem Post posted something once, where an Israeli questioned whether Moses was smoking magic mushrooms.
    Moses Was High on Drugs, Israeli Researcher Says
    As for the vision of the burning bush, well obviously that too was a drug-fueled hallucination, according to Shanon.

    “In advanced forms of ayahuasca inebriation,” he wrote, “the seeing of light is accompanied by profound religious and spiritual feelings.”

    Shanon admits he took some of these drugs while in the Amazon in 1991. “I experienced visions that had spiritual-religious connotations,” he said.

  • Reynardine

    These films are not being put out there to “inform” anyone of anything. They are being put out there to provoke incidents, which are to be used as everything from “reasons” for discriminatory laws and abrogations of due process, to casi belli for endless wars of imperium. Don’t take the bait!

  • AswanShore

    The question how to respond in a good strategy to this onslaught by western Islamophobes? The answer is in the quran: respond with that which is better.

    These are bottom feeders that don’t deserve to even say the Prophet’s name, they have added nothing to humanity, and are just the ignorant and misguided, described in Surah Nur:

    39.) As for those who disbelieve, their deeds are like a mirage in a desert. The thirsty one thinks it to be water, until he comes up to it, he finds it to be nothing, but he finds Allah with him, Who will pay him his due. And Allah is Swift in taking account.

    40.) Or [their state] is like the darkness in a vast deep sea, overwhelmed with a great wave topped by a great wave, topped by dark clouds, darkness, one above another, if a man stretches out his hand, he can hardly see it! And he for whom Allah has not appointed light, for him there is no light.

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