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Matrix producer plans Muhammad biopic
The Guardian ^ | 11/2/2009 | Xan Brooks

Posted on 11/02/2009 4:47:54 AM PST by markomalley

Producer Barrie Osborne cast Keanu Reeves as the messiah in The Matrix and helped defeat the dark lord Sauron in his record-breaking Lord of the Rings trilogy. Now the Oscar-winning American film-maker is set to embark on his most perilous quest to date: making a big-screen biopic of the prophet Muhammad.

Budgeted at around $150m (£91.5m), the film will chart Muhammad's life and examine his teachings. Osborne told Reuters that he envisages it as "an international epic production aimed at bridging cultures. The film will educate people about the true meaning of Islam".

Osborne's production will reportedly feature English-speaking Muslim actors. It is backed by the Qatar-based production company Alnoor Holdings, who have installed the Muslim scholar Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi to oversee all aspects of the shoot. In accordance with Islamic law, the prophet will not actually be depicted on screen.

"The film will shed light on the Prophet's life since before his birth to his death," Ahmed Abdullah Al-Mustafa, Alnoor's chairman, told al-Jazeera. "It will highlight the humanity of Prophet Muhammad."

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: biggestsnufffilm; conqueringwarlord; dontshowhisface; falseprophet; film; hollyweird; mohammed; propaganda; revisionisthistory; snufffilm
Osborne's production will reportedly feature English-speaking Muslim actors.

Yeah, like that will give an honest view of the child-rapist's life...

1 posted on 11/02/2009 4:47:54 AM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Dead Barrie walking.


2 posted on 11/02/2009 4:49:35 AM PST by DogBarkTree (Support Sarah. http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/sarahpalin?ref=nf)
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To: markomalley
If this film does not kiss the "prophets" ass, this guy better go into hiding.........

This movie will either be one big lie or one big riot match.

3 posted on 11/02/2009 4:50:09 AM PST by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing.....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: markomalley

This will not end well.


4 posted on 11/02/2009 4:57:54 AM PST by rae4palin
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To: markomalley

But I thought that Mo’s image couldn’t be shown on film or in any other medium.


5 posted on 11/02/2009 5:00:08 AM PST by Buck W. (The President of the United States IS named Schickelgruber...)
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To: markomalley
Moe the false prophet, to be featured in biopic.
6 posted on 11/02/2009 5:02:15 AM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: markomalley

good luck trying to find a insane enough actor to take the part, it would be an instant fatwa.


7 posted on 11/02/2009 5:02:43 AM PST by sunmars
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To: Buck W.
“But I thought that Mo’s image couldn’t be shown on film or in any other medium.”

Ditto that — I thought the pedophile’s likeness could not be shown. This will not end well for Barrie.

8 posted on 11/02/2009 5:02:55 AM PST by Londo Molari
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To: Buck W.
In accordance with Islamic law, the prophet will not actually be depicted on screen.
9 posted on 11/02/2009 5:05:45 AM PST by workerbee (If you vote for Democrats, you are engaging in UnAmerican Activity.)
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To: markomalley

“We need guns. Lots and lots of guns.”


10 posted on 11/02/2009 5:06:46 AM PST by paulycy (Predatory Pricing = Public Option = Unethical Competition.)
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To: markomalley

How long before Obama calls him and warns him off the movie?


11 posted on 11/02/2009 5:11:58 AM PST by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: markomalley

Sounds like we’re going to be getting the Walt Disney version of Muhammed’s life. But I wonder how they will handle the Islamic prohibition against graphic depictions of The Prophet?


12 posted on 11/02/2009 5:15:32 AM PST by Tallguy ("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
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To: markomalley
"It will highlight the humanity of Prophet Muhammad."

So I'm guessing it won't depict Muhammad (mhrih) raping children and murdering his way across the Arabian peninsula.
13 posted on 11/02/2009 5:35:00 AM PST by Uncle Ivan (Alea iacta est)
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To: paulycy

I am SOOOO running out of the movies and shows i will let myself watch. If he does this and whitewashes this villain, I will burn my Lord of the Rings series AND the Matrix series somewhere in public. That’s it. I can’t stand it.


14 posted on 11/02/2009 5:39:50 AM PST by MestaMachine (One if by land, 2 if by sea, 3 if by Air Force 1, 4 if by Thread.)
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To: markomalley
the film will chart Muhammad's life and examine his teachings

Great a gory action flick with tens of thousands - or higher - body count. Medieval knights flick except with Arabs killing hundreds of innocent civilians. GREAT this is the kind of education we need.

15 posted on 11/02/2009 5:42:58 AM PST by BeAllYouCanBe (Until Americans love their own children more than they love Nancy Pelosi this suicide will continue.)
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To: MestaMachine
That’s it. I can’t stand it.

I completely sympathize. In this world you have to separate the art from the artist or you get to experience nothing but the news. And that is too depressing for words.

(Just my 2 cents as someone who grew up professionally in and around the hollyweird types but didn't get infected.)

16 posted on 11/02/2009 5:43:20 AM PST by paulycy (Predatory Pricing = Public Option = Unethical Competition.)
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To: DogBarkTree

Never happen he will bend over for CAIR.


17 posted on 11/02/2009 5:51:10 AM PST by Rappini ("Pro deo et Patria.)
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To: markomalley

With Obama in the lead role?


18 posted on 11/02/2009 5:55:51 AM PST by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: markomalley
Since we're talking FICTION, how about this:

Oliver Stone needs to put out a movie called either "Primarily Colored", or "Wag the Wagyu" which would be a docu-fiction-drama about the primary race and run up to to the White Crib.

Cast:
* Will Smith as "Benny", the mixed-race Manchurian Candidate running for President
* John Ratzenburger as "Moe", the bumbling, well-meaning, completely wrong, gaffe-prone VP
* Robert Downey, Jr as "Bahm", the Jewish political strategist who sends dead fish to political opponents
* Tom Cruise as the inventor of Astro-Turf political movements (reviving his type-cast roll in "Tropic Thunder") who has to edit out four-letter words before loading the Teleprompter for the candidate
* Omarosa Manigault Stallworth as Rochelle, the America-hating wife of the candidate
* Joe Pesci as "Jerry", the social gadfly, gay, drug provider who 'entertains' the candidate in a limo while the candidate held state office prior to running for President.
* Forest Whitaker as the mean spirited, America-hating, libertion-theology-based pastor of the candidate's church
* Jamie Foxx as the gay choir director mysteriously killed for "knowing too much" about the candidate's private life on the down-low
* ICE-T plays "Frank", the self-avowed pervert-communist who becomes Benny's hero and role model while in his youth.
* Playing themsleves, many media anchors and talking heads will make cameo appearances as they transform from cheerleaders for the candidate to cheerleaders and propagandists for the President as he enters office. Several were screened to make sure their legs tingled well enough for the big screen

Coming to you, hopefully before the 2012 election cycle.

19 posted on 11/02/2009 5:56:39 AM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: markomalley

IIRC, Islam does not condone (to put it politely) ANY visual depiction of the prophet.


20 posted on 11/02/2009 6:01:41 AM PST by ctdonath2 (End the coup!)
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To: sunmars

Obama will volunteer for the lead role. He wants an Oscar for the mantle.


21 posted on 11/02/2009 6:01:44 AM PST by thethirddegree
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To: markomalley
an international epic production aimed at bridging cultures

In other words, the movie is going to be a total piece of crap.

22 posted on 11/02/2009 6:17:01 AM PST by LibWhacker (America awake!)
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To: markomalley
The film will educate people about the true meaning of Islam".

So now Hollywood is taking over where the Media left off?

Probably full of fluff and lies. Hollywood defends the pedophile Roman Polanski, why should they stop there? I'm sure they can find other pedophiles to place on the altars of their hearts . . . besides Muhammad the Pedophile.
23 posted on 11/02/2009 6:27:17 AM PST by HighlyOpinionated (Abortion-Euthanasia kills the very people for whom Social Justice is needed.)
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To: markomalley

...why do I get the feeling we’re going to learn that Mohammed was a man motivated by being oppressed by white Christians and lack of national healthcare?


24 posted on 11/02/2009 6:30:03 AM PST by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: ctdonath2
IIRC, Islam does not condone (to put it politely) ANY visual depiction of the prophet.

That's what I thought too. So in that spirit here's one of my favorites:

Muhammad
 

25 posted on 11/02/2009 6:40:39 AM PST by Dinah Lord
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To: markomalley

The director of the original “message” was killed in an Al Qaeda suicide bomb attack. (the film was funded by the Libyan madman, btw.)


26 posted on 11/02/2009 6:43:12 AM PST by sbMKE
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To: markomalley

Mohammed will be played by next door neighbor Wilson from Home Improvement.


27 posted on 11/02/2009 7:00:04 AM PST by Sir Gawain
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To: markomalley
Cue the ROP rioting in the streets around the world, burning down American embassies, kidnapping journalists and forcing them to 'convert' to islam...disgruntled 'yutes' pursuing the producer, the writer/s, the actors, the scene builders in a holy jihad for daring to insult their beloved Mo...a movie to show how 'peaceful' and 'tolerant' and how the daily sound of the call to prayer is "one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset" Islam is??

Never gonna happen.
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28 posted on 11/02/2009 7:10:45 AM PST by pillut48 (CJ in TX --"God help us all, and God help America!!" --my new mantra for the next 4 years)
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To: markomalley

Ah the original Message (1976) provoked an interesting critical response from a group of stern Muslims. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1977_Hanafi_Siege


29 posted on 11/02/2009 7:18:45 AM PST by xp38
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To: markomalley

Is he going to be a gay conquering warlord like Alexander the Great?


30 posted on 11/02/2009 7:28:58 AM PST by a fool in paradise (I refuse to "reduce my carbon footprint" all while Lenin remains in an airconditioned shrine)
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To: markomalley

Sheikh Yousef Al-Qaradawi is the film’s religious advisor.

“Qaradawi has frequently justified Palestinian suicide bombings as legitimate responses to alleged “Zionist” aggression and occupation. In 2004 he told BBC television, “Allah Almighty is just; through his infinite wisdom he has given the weak a weapon the strong do not have, and that is their ability to turn their bodies into bombs as Palestinians do.” During a press conference around the same time, he added that suicide bombings are “weapons to which the weak resort in order to upset the balance because the powerful have all the weapons that the weak are denied.” He has further asserted that suicide bombings “are not in any way included in the framework of prohibited terrorism, even if the victims include some civilians.” This, he explains, is because Israel is “a society of invaders” whose “nature” is “colonialist, occupational, [and] racist.”

Qaradawi is active in the Muslim Brotherhood, which Islam expert Robert Spencer has called “the parent organization of Hamas and al Qaeda.”

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=822

great guy


31 posted on 11/02/2009 7:31:40 AM PST by dervish (I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself)
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To: paulycy

....... you’re killin’ me........

Where was that from???


32 posted on 11/02/2009 7:40:31 AM PST by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: Dinah Lord

quite accurate..........


33 posted on 11/02/2009 7:42:34 AM PST by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: pillut48
Zombietime's "Mohammed Image Archive"
34 posted on 11/02/2009 7:43:42 AM PST by pillut48 (CJ in TX --"God help us all, and God help America!!" --my new mantra for the next 4 years)
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To: markomalley

And for worst movie of the year the Razzie goes to ...


35 posted on 11/02/2009 7:57:40 AM PST by Bookie1066 (It's not going to be Atlas Shrugged but Atlas Shot Back.)
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To: fishtank
It's from the Matrix.

"We need guns..."

36 posted on 11/02/2009 7:59:57 AM PST by paulycy (Predatory Pricing = Public Option = Unethical Competition.)
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To: Kakaze

I have a feeling this pic will do more than kiss the ‘prophet’s’ ass, it will fellate him as well.

You know darn well that abject fear will steer where this film will go. It will not be critical in any way, shape or form.


37 posted on 11/02/2009 8:02:17 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Hope....Change...Food Stamps!)
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To: paulycy

Ahh.

Now I remember.

THANK YOU!!!


38 posted on 11/02/2009 8:06:01 AM PST by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: paulycy
Keanu Reeves Whoa


39 posted on 11/02/2009 8:06:31 AM PST by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: markomalley

My thoughts exactly.
What ? is it going to have a XXX rating?


40 posted on 11/02/2009 8:10:38 AM PST by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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To: Buck W.
But I thought that Mo’s image couldn’t be shown on film or in any other medium.

Did you read the third paragraph posted?

41 posted on 11/02/2009 8:37:43 AM PST by ET(end tyranny)
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To: ET(end tyranny)

“Did you read the third paragraph posted?”

No. Would you read it for me, please?


42 posted on 11/02/2009 8:51:07 AM PST by Buck W. (The President of the United States IS named Schickelgruber...)
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To: fishtank

:0)


43 posted on 11/02/2009 8:55:29 AM PST by paulycy (Predatory Pricing = Public Option = Unethical Competition.)
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To: markomalley

Betcha it wins an Oscar.


44 posted on 11/02/2009 9:07:22 AM PST by Roccus (My anger is manufactured.......................................in the WHITE HOUSE and CONGRESS!!)
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To: markomalley

This project sounds like a financial disaster.

1) Its going to be a biopic, but the lead character cannot be physically displayed?

2) Will they discuss his marriage to a 9 year old?

Mohammed was married 13 times, 11 at once. His marriages included a 9 year old girl named Aisha, who he actually wanted when she was 6, but had to wait 3 years because the father begged him to let her mature more first.

3) Will they discuss his attacks and genocide on other tribes in the region, including killing many of them himself?

Muhammad came to power by first conquering the city of Medinah. This included killing the cities merchants to gain their wealth, poets who criticized his actions, the massacre of the Banu Qaynuqa, also refered to as Bana Qurayza, jewish tribe.

In the Sirat Rasulallah, Muhammad massacred 800 males and took their women and children as slaves. He kept at least one Jewish female named Rayhana as his concubine, and gave the rest away to the Muslims. The Sirat says (p466) “Then the apostle divided the property, wives, and children of Banu Qurayza among the Muslims....

“Then the apostle sent Sa’d Zayd brother of Ashhal with some of the captive women of Banu Qurayza to Najd and he sold them for horse and weapons.”

Mohammed, Prophet of Islam is known as the “Apostle of Peace” by Muslims.

4) Will they talk about the sex slaves he kept and traded?

Mohammed beheaded men so he could have sex with their wives in the same night.

5) Will they talk about the rules to keeping sex slaves in his writings?

33:50 - “Prophet, We have made lawful to you the wives to whom you have granted dowries and the slave girls whom God has given you as booty.”

Whole chapters of Hadith are dedicated to dealing with the taxation, treatment, sale, and jurisprudence of slaves.

6) Have the producers even spent a second examing Qaradawi, (the “spiritual leader of the muslim brotherhood) background and teachings?

Qaradawi ended a Nov. 1, 2002 sermon broadcast by state television in Qatar. “Oh God, destroy the aggressor, treacherous Jews. O God, destroy the aggressor Americans. O God, destroy the fanatic pagans. O God, destroy the tyrannical Crusaders.”

He issued a fatwa calling for the abduction and killing of American civilians in Iraq. He also was one of 93 sheikhs to sign a petition calling on Muslims around the world to join with the Al-Mahdi Army of Muqtada Al-Sadr to fight against American forces in Iraq.

This guy is going to be overseeing all production? Leave it to Hollywood........


45 posted on 11/02/2009 6:49:45 PM PST by Proud_USA_Republican ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.")
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To: Dinah Lord

Muh (fuh)
(fuh = filth be upon him)
46 posted on 11/02/2009 9:08:43 PM PST by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (IN A SMALL TENT WE JUST STAND CLOSER! * IT'S ISLAM, STUPID! - Islam Delenda Est! - Rumble thee forth)
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To: markomalley

“an international epic production aimed at bridging cultures.”

Yeah, I can’t wait for the one bridging the cultures of the Nazis and the Jews! Oh wait a minute, that sounds just like the above...


47 posted on 11/02/2009 9:29:47 PM PST by Dogbert41
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To: markomalley

Friendly advice to the producer, director, film crew:
DO NOT SHOW Mohammed.

If you want to live.


48 posted on 11/02/2009 9:50:16 PM PST by VOA
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To: Kakaze

“This movie will either be one big lie or one big riot match.”

Or one H-LL of a snuff film.
If they get some of the faithful to play extras in a faithful
recounting of the life of The Prophet.

Oh, and convince other extras to actual re-enact the accomplishments
of The Prophet.

Of course, (by today’s standards in MOST, not all of “The West”)
kiddie-porn might be a possibility as well.


49 posted on 11/02/2009 9:53:00 PM PST by VOA
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