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Filmmaker's daughter dies in Jordan blasts
United Press International ^ | 11/10/2005

Posted on 11/10/2005 10:35:34 AM PST by F14 Pilot

AMMAN, Jordan, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- A daughter of a prominent Syrian filmmaker was among those killed in Wednesday's triple bomb attacks in Jordanian hotels, officials said Thursday.

Medical and government officials confirmed that Rima Akkad, 33, died of her injuries late Wednesday.

Her father, renown international filmmaker Mustafa Akkad, was seriously injured in the neck, but was reported in stable condition.

The two were at the Hyatt Hotel in Amman when a bomb ripped through the lobby as two other explosions rocked the nearby Radisson SAS Hotel and the 3-star Days Inn Hotel.

Akkad directed the 1977 "The Message" on the life of Prophet Mohammad, which starred Anthony Quinn and Lauren Papas.

He is known for his film, "Omar al-Mukhtar, Lion of the Desert," about a Libyan leader who fought the Italian occupation of the north African Arab country.

He is also responsible for the horror Halloween blockbuster movies.

Sources close to Akkad, 68, said he and his daughter were in Jordan to attend a wedding celebration in the Red Sea resort city of Aqaba on Friday.

They said his daughter had just arrived from Beirut to meet him and were in the lobby when the explosion detonated.

Officials said at least 57 people, mostly Jordanians, were killed in the triple attack, and more than 100 others were injured.

Medical and government officials said foreign casualties also included Iraqis, Palestinians, Bahrainis, Saudis, Americans, Swiss, Germans, Indonesians, Chinese, Koreans, and one Israeli Arab.

Security officials suspected al-Qaida affiliated suicide attackers carried out the explosions, the first of their kind in the high-security Arab kingdom.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: akkad; alqaeda; arabic; film; gwot; islam; jordan; muhammed; terrorism
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1 posted on 11/10/2005 10:35:36 AM PST by F14 Pilot
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To: F14 Pilot

Sad.


2 posted on 11/10/2005 10:36:59 AM PST by null and void (The enemy of my enemy is my tool...)
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To: null and void

ironic


3 posted on 11/10/2005 10:37:16 AM PST by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: F14 Pilot

So tragic. I hope this turns all Muslims against this random slaughter and make everyone see that these terrorists aren't Muslims, they are cold blooded killers.


4 posted on 11/10/2005 10:38:43 AM PST by conserv13
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To: F14 Pilot

Religion of peace my A$$ !!


5 posted on 11/10/2005 10:39:15 AM PST by proudofthesouth (Boycotting movies since 1988)
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To: F14 Pilot

A JORDANIAN MUSLIM is responsible for the HALLOWEEN series?


6 posted on 11/10/2005 10:40:00 AM PST by dangus
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To: proudofthesouth

Not all Muslims are terrorists. The bombers blew up a wedding party full of Muslims. Most of those killed were Muslims.


7 posted on 11/10/2005 10:49:16 AM PST by conserv13
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To: F14 Pilot

That too.


8 posted on 11/10/2005 10:49:49 AM PST by null and void (The enemy of my enemy is my tool...)
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To: dangus
and this...

Akkad directed the 1977 "The Message" on the life of Prophet Mohammad

9 posted on 11/10/2005 10:50:57 AM PST by Aquinasfan (Isaiah 22:22, Rev 3:7, Mat 16:19)
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To: dangus
I thought it was John Carpenter.

Link

10 posted on 11/10/2005 10:55:25 AM PST by primeval patriot
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To: F14 Pilot; null and void
Very sad. UCLA/USC grad who made "The Message" because --

"...being Muslim myself who lived in the west I felt that it was my obligation my duty to tell the truth about Islam. It is a religion that has a 700 million following, yet it's so little known about it which surprised me. I thought I should tell the story that will bring this bridge, this gap to the west." (1976 Interview)...

IMDB

I think everyone knows about Islam a little bit better these days.

11 posted on 11/10/2005 10:56:36 AM PST by Dr. Eckleburg ('Deserves' got nothing to do with it.)
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To: dangus

He is a Syrian muslim and he was all the producer of the Halloween slasher movies as well as two "Islam is Peace" propaganda pieces.


12 posted on 11/10/2005 10:57:57 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: F14 Pilot

al Zarqwai is just making friends left and right.


Somebody is gonna drop a dime on this vermin soon.


13 posted on 11/10/2005 10:58:34 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Now that taglines are cool, I refuse to have one.)
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To: primeval patriot; dangus

Carpenter was the director. Akkad was the executive producer.


14 posted on 11/10/2005 11:01:32 AM PST by green iguana
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To: primeval patriot

He financed the pictures. On IMDB it says his is the only name to appear on all the sequels.

That means he's the money.

That's how rich guys get into the business. They agree to finance something, and then Hollywood lets them make a picture they want to do. People like Dodi Fayed and Ted Field did the same thing.


15 posted on 11/10/2005 11:02:37 AM PST by Dr. Eckleburg ('Deserves' got nothing to do with it.)
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To: F14 Pilot
daughter of a prominent Syrian filmmaker was among those killed in Wednesday's triple bomb attacks in Jordanian hotels, officials said Thursday.

So was she a Jew or a Crusader?

16 posted on 11/10/2005 11:02:58 AM PST by highlander_UW (I don't know what my future holds, but I know Who holds my future)
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To: Dr. Eckleburg

http://pmw.org.il/asx/PMW_MadiConquer_7.asx


17 posted on 11/10/2005 11:03:30 AM PST by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: F14 Pilot
With the way things are going, I'll wager that one of these days a suicide attacker is going to hit Hollywood and take out a big-name terrorist sympathizer.

The response to such an incident will likely make the gloating over France's riots look positively tame in comparison.

18 posted on 11/10/2005 11:04:19 AM PST by Prime Choice (I can open hearts and minds effortlessly. I have a hacksaw.)
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To: F14 Pilot

How sad. The filthy savages who did this care nothing for human life. THEY ARE SCUM.


19 posted on 11/10/2005 11:04:31 AM PST by veronica (What will "Ronnie" think? The question that obsesses the internut clowns...)
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To: F14 Pilot
Akkad directed the 1977 "The Message" on the life of Prophet Mohammad, which starred Anthony Quinn and Lauren Papas.

For those wondering how they pulled this off without any images of Muhammed that would violate the Koran, they basically filmed it such that the audience viewed scenes from Muhammed's perspective so he could be in scenes without being seen. Even then, it generated some protests. I saw it in my Classical Age Islam class in college years ago. It's worth watching just for the unusual way it was filmed.

20 posted on 11/10/2005 11:04:41 AM PST by Question_Assumptions
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To: F14 Pilot

Maybe this prominent film maker will mount his own hunt for Zahakawi and Al Quaeda


21 posted on 11/10/2005 11:05:14 AM PST by Idisarthur
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To: primeval patriot

Akkad was the producer:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002160/


22 posted on 11/10/2005 11:07:21 AM PST by eyespysomething (still no tag line, sigh)
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To: dangus

Time for an 'agonizing re-appraisal", non?


23 posted on 11/10/2005 11:11:01 AM PST by txhurl
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To: F14 Pilot

Very sad.


24 posted on 11/10/2005 11:12:20 AM PST by cubreporter (I trust Rush. He's done more for our country than we will ever know. He's the man!)
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To: txflake

Killing muslims - wonder if that disqualifies them for the 72 virgins? Of course, we know that the reality is they land in hell and say "oh _ _ _ t" I just blew myself up for the devil!


25 posted on 11/10/2005 11:14:41 AM PST by princess leah
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To: F14 Pilot
LOL.

REN & STIMPY

and

MORE OF SAME (and my personal favorite)

26 posted on 11/10/2005 11:16:58 AM PST by Dr. Eckleburg ('Deserves' got nothing to do with it.)
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To: green iguana; Dr. Eckleburg; eyespysomething

Ah thanks, should've searched by Akkad's name instead of
the movie.


27 posted on 11/10/2005 11:17:28 AM PST by primeval patriot
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To: Dr. Eckleburg
That's how rich guys get into the business.

Was John Carpenter rich when he started in film? He has a long history of stunning film work.

28 posted on 11/10/2005 11:17:58 AM PST by RightWhale (Repeal the law of the excluded middle)
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To: conserv13; All

"make everyone see that these terrorists aren't Muslims, they are cold blooded killers."

WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN SMOKING? Or are you from DU, or are you a member of TROP?

People, I've seen conserv13 make some idiotic clueless statements in the past. But WTF? Conserv, what are your core beliefs? Just a quick summary.


29 posted on 11/10/2005 11:19:47 AM PST by little jeremiah
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To: little jeremiah

I have no sympathy for terrorists. But I know that not all Muslims are terrorists.


30 posted on 11/10/2005 11:23:23 AM PST by conserv13
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To: conserv13

You said that the terrorists were not Muslims. That's sheer nonsense. Just because they target other Muslims doesn't mean they aren't Muslims. Look at Iraq - they're constantly killing fellow Muslims they think aren't on thier side.

One Marine's View of Fighting Terrorists in Iraq (Vanity)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1519598/posts

"Most, however, are hard core terrorists from all the usual suspects (Al Qaeda, Hezbollah, Hamas etc.) These are the guys running around murdering civilians en masse and cutting heads off."

"The insurgent tactic most frustrating is their use of civilian non-combatants as cover. They know we do all we can to avoid civilian casualties and therefore schools, hospitals and (especially) Mosques are locations where they meet, stage for attacks, cache weapons and ammo and flee to when engaged. They have absolutely no regard whatsoever for civilian casualties. They will terrorize locals and murder without hesitation anyone believed to be sympathetic to the Americans or the new Iraqi govt. Kidnapping of family members (especially children) is common to influence people they are trying to influence but cant reach, such as local govt. officials, clerics, tribal leaders, etc.)."

Examples of Muslim terrorists killing other Muslims.


31 posted on 11/10/2005 11:32:38 AM PST by little jeremiah
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To: little jeremiah
You said that the terrorists were not Muslims

I meant they are not 'real' Muslims. Just like someone going around killing in the name of Jesus isn't a 'real' Christian.

32 posted on 11/10/2005 11:39:17 AM PST by conserv13
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To: dangus
A JORDANIAN MUSLIM is responsible for the HALLOWEEN series?

Not Jordanian, but Syrian, but yes...

the infowarrior

33 posted on 11/10/2005 11:43:24 AM PST by infowarrior (TANSTAAFL)
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To: conserv13

" I meant they are not 'real' Muslims. Just like someone going around killing in the name of Jesus isn't a 'real' Christian."

Guess you never read the Koran:

So says the tree: "Oh Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, come and kill him!"

The terrorist types are the authentic Muslims. The rest are apostates of varying degrees.


34 posted on 11/10/2005 11:51:56 AM PST by adam_az (It's the border, stupid!)
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To: conserv13
"Not all Muslims are terrorists"

Possibly true --- but how many Armed Muslims, exclusive of the Iraqi and Afghans who live there and have joined the coalition forces -- are fighting the Terrorists in their country?

I remain suspect of ALL that are not visibly and physically at risk and supporting us OPENLY and fighting terrorism and terrorists AND their supporters on the battlefield..

Muslims fit in one or more of several categories:
1. Long toothed murderous Jihadists.
2. Supporters and Cheering sections for the Jihadists.
3. "Moderate" Muslims --- those who haven't yet decided who is going to win and haven't yet pulled the pin on their grenade.
4. Muslims who quietly refuse to bow to or anger the Jihadists.
5. Muslims who attempt to fight the Jihadist with words, without drawing too much attention to themselves..
6. Muslims who fight the Jihadists OPENLY and with WEAPONS...

Category 6 Muslims are the only ones to trust....

The rest should be held suspect, until the achieve Cat-6 standing.

Semper Fi

35 posted on 11/10/2005 11:58:30 AM PST by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: Question_Assumptions

Same for me. It was a very well made movie, but that doesn't mask the fact it was annoying in its utter propaganda.


36 posted on 11/10/2005 12:36:55 PM PST by DarkSavant (I touch myself at thoughts of flames)
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To: proudofthesouth

More like the Religion of Pieces.


37 posted on 11/10/2005 12:37:37 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: DarkSavant
Yes, it does provide a very rose-tinted picture of events. Then again, one could argue that various Biblical movies do, too.
38 posted on 11/10/2005 12:43:35 PM PST by Question_Assumptions
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To: conserv13

Without Muslim support the terrorists could not survive for a week. Thery are like the Irish--and Irish-Americans--who funded the IRA. The term is emablers.


39 posted on 11/10/2005 12:46:25 PM PST by RobbyS ( CHIRHO)
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To: Question_Assumptions

I will have to take a look. BTW, I am reminded that westerners who are so skeptical of the Bible and the "historical Jesus" have little interest in the "historical Mohammed." Almost nothing of what we know about him is based on non-Islamic sources. They simply accepts as true all that the Muslims says about him. But even the earliest versions of the Koran were assembled a full generation after his death, the first history written almost two generations later.


40 posted on 11/10/2005 12:51:26 PM PST by RobbyS ( CHIRHO)
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To: conserv13

Most of the dead and injured may be Muslims, but al-Qaida announced the targets were Jews and 'crusaders', for which read: infidels, westerners, Americans.


41 posted on 11/10/2005 12:55:12 PM PST by hershey
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To: jimbo123

I saw his name listed in the credits on some Halloween movies AMC ran the past few weeks.


42 posted on 11/10/2005 12:56:44 PM PST by hershey
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To: F14 Pilot

The movie about Mohammed has never been shown in movie theaters because of threats by the Islamaniacs.


43 posted on 11/10/2005 12:58:21 PM PST by justshutupandtakeit (Public Enemy #1, the RATmedia.)
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To: Question_Assumptions

I have to add that critical studies of the Bible have been written by apostate Christians who agenda is to discredit the authority of the Church. Rationalist westerners are inclined to accept the Muslims at their word because Islam has few supernatural elements. The Mohammed of conventional history is more like Joshua than Jesus. In a way he reminds me of the kind of Messiah whom the Jewish Zealots expected: a warrior-king who would subdue the earth.


44 posted on 11/10/2005 1:00:36 PM PST by RobbyS ( CHIRHO)
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To: conserv13

There are no Christians doing what the Islamaniacs are doing and even if there were their actions totally contradict the teachings of Jesus.

On the other hand the Mohammedan killers are following precisely in the line of their "Prophet". He was as bloodthirsty a maniac who ever lived and was directly responsible for the deaths of thousands upon thousands of those who would not accept his false religion. In fact his death came as a result of poisoning by a Jewish woman whose father he had killed and who he was raping. This is one of the reasons Jews are hated so much by the Mohammedans.

His followers destroyed the Christian Middle East, looting, killing, enslaving and raping their way from Mecca throughout N. Africa all the way into Europe. They killed millions merely because they refused to bow down to Mad Mo.

Their treachery and bloodthirstiness knew no bounds. There is NOTHING similiar in Christianity.


45 posted on 11/10/2005 1:12:34 PM PST by justshutupandtakeit (Public Enemy #1, the RATmedia.)
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To: RobbyS
I will have to take a look. BTW, I am reminded that westerners who are so skeptical of the Bible and the "historical Jesus" have little interest in the "historical Mohammed." Almost nothing of what we know about him is based on non-Islamic sources. They simply accepts as true all that the Muslims says about him. But even the earliest versions of the Koran were assembled a full generation after his death, the first history written almost two generations later.

In light of all the so-called documentaries on Jesus, you bring up an interesting point.

Thanks to The DaVinci Code, National Geographic, The History Channel, etc., have all been doing their own shows on Jesus, His existence, archeological evidence and rumors. They're completely unafraid to explore outlandish speculations and take Scripture out of context but completely IGNORE the life and times of Mohammad. I don't think Muslims would want their so-called prophet's treatment of his adopted son and daughter-in-law brought to light, not to mention other aspects of his conduct while living.

It's not as if Christians will threaten to cut their heads off...

46 posted on 11/10/2005 1:12:34 PM PST by Kieri
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To: conserv13
You have been around this site since 2001 and still have not read any of the quotes from the koran telling muslims it is their duty to kill all non-muslim if they do not convert?????

Shall I provide you with some?

47 posted on 11/10/2005 1:18:39 PM PST by Lady Heron
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To: Kieri

I can't find this film on video. Has it been suppressed, totally?


48 posted on 11/10/2005 1:19:52 PM PST by RobbyS ( CHIRHO)
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To: RightWhale

No, that's why he hooked up with people like Akkad to produce his films. Back when Hollywood did slightly original stuff that was how people entered the business, a young up and coming director found himself a not so young slightly rich wannabe producer, they put a package together and found a distributor and off you went. I've seen interviews with Akkad seems like a cool guy, kept finding a way to stick Donald Pleasence in the Halloween movies until Donald died, even when Pleasence was getting old and fairly infirmed Akkad said he'd earned a place in any movie Akkad produced that he wanted to be in.


49 posted on 11/10/2005 1:20:50 PM PST by discostu (When someone tries to kill you, you try to kill them right back)
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To: Lady Heron

Yes, I've read them. How many quotes in the Old Testament have God killing other tribes?


50 posted on 11/10/2005 1:21:14 PM PST by conserv13
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