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Emmerich 'feared fatwa for 2012 scene'
digital spy ^ | 11/02/09 | Tim Parks

Posted on 11/03/2009 2:14:29 PM PST by Rastus

Roland Emmerich has admitted that he feared a fatwa would be placed on him if he filmed a scrapped scene for 2012.

The filmmaker is well known for decimating famed landmarks on movies including The Day After Tomorrow and Independence Day. He stated that while he decided to destroy the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro because he is "against organised religion", he was fearful of the Islamic religious decree for a sequence that was planned but not shot.

The 53-year-old wanted to demolish the Kaaba, which is a cube-shaped building at the heart of Mecca and is the centre of prayers and the Islamic Hajj pilgrimage.

He told Sci-Fi Wire: "Well, I wanted to do that, I have to admit. But my co-writer Harald said I will not have a fatwa on my head because of a movie. And he was right. We have to all in the Western world think about this.

"You can actually let Christian symbols fall apart, but if you would do this with [an] Arab symbol, you would have a fatwa, and that sounds a little bit like what the state of this world is.

"So it's just something which I kind of didn't [think] was [an] important element, anyway, in the film, so I kind of left it out."

2012 is scheduled to open in cinemas on November 13.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012; antichristian; antitheist; bds; coward; doomsday; hatespeech; hollyweird; islamicimperialism; liberalbigot; religiousintolerance; rolandemmerich; rop; wot; wotrop
What an ass. I was turned off by the trailers when they showed not only Christ the Redeemer breaking apart but the fracturing of the Creation of Adam. I suspected it was a swipe, but now he comes out and admits it. And, he's too cowardly to take on the Kaaba (as a result, the trailer only shows Muslims worshipping, free of destruction).

This is the same ass who said, while promoting his Day After Tomorrow, that if he had a billboard he would say something like, "Imagine a world without George Bush."

He doesn't want Christians at his film, so let's do him a favor.

1 posted on 11/03/2009 2:14:29 PM PST by Rastus
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To: Rastus
What a pussy. I thought artistes were supposed to be all brave and suffer for their art.

Instead he's just another mealy mouthed linquini spined yellow bellied coward.

2 posted on 11/03/2009 2:16:14 PM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Rastus

Roland...you’re a bitch.


3 posted on 11/03/2009 2:16:36 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Rastus
Too bad it is not bootlegged on some free site like watch-movies http://www.watch-movies-online.tv/
4 posted on 11/03/2009 2:17:52 PM PST by Mr. K (I live in fear that one of my typos becomes a freeper catchphrase...I'm series!)
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To: Mr. K

They’d have to pay me to watch it.


5 posted on 11/03/2009 2:18:45 PM PST by Rastus
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To: Rastus

I guess destruction of Christian symbols (not very important really) is just the burden of the Christians since we do not practice the killing of our opposition. Turning a cheek has its cost. Nevertheless we should just be obedient and let God repay if or when He wants.


6 posted on 11/03/2009 2:18:53 PM PST by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts soooo good!)
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To: Rastus

true artists never fear for their lives. you’re a coward... and a pacifist.


7 posted on 11/03/2009 2:20:24 PM PST by Ancient Drive (DRINK COFFEE! - Do Stupid Things Faster with More Energy!)
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To: Truth is a Weapon

I understand the point that we shouldn’t worship the symbols of Christ the Redeemer or the Sistine Chapel, but besides being exquisitely beautiful works of art, their destruction is not aimed at the art itself but at our beliefs. Emmerich can believe what he wants, but it’s amazing to basically piss on a good majority of his target American audience and then hope we’ll turn out anyway.


8 posted on 11/03/2009 2:22:23 PM PST by Rastus
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To: Rastus

Hey at least the cowardly atheist is honest


9 posted on 11/03/2009 2:22:29 PM PST by nkycincinnatikid
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To: Rastus
Emmerich, you mentioned that you planned on doing it. That earns you a fatwa for your thoughts.
10 posted on 11/03/2009 2:23:46 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Soon everyone will win a Nobel Peace Prize for not being George Bush...well, except for George Bush.)
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To: Rastus
"You can actually let Christian symbols fall apart, but if you would do this with [a] Arab muslim symbol, you would have a fatwa..."

Corrected.

11 posted on 11/03/2009 2:25:09 PM PST by Buck W.
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To: Ancient Drive

Emmerich is a hack who makes noisy junk.


12 posted on 11/03/2009 2:25:34 PM PST by Borges
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To: Rastus

He saw what happened to Van Gogh. He’s a chickensh** coward and a bigot at that.


13 posted on 11/03/2009 2:26:52 PM 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: Buck W.

Shh. You aren’t supposed to remember that one time arabs were Christian as were Spaniards. Such as it is with Islamic imperialism.


14 posted on 11/03/2009 2:27:53 PM 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: Borges

I liked Stargate, but prefer the show. Independence Day was a “saw it, enjoyed it, don’t need to see it again” affair. I actually liked the Patriot quite a bit. The rest of his work wasn’t worth even watching for free on cable.


15 posted on 11/03/2009 2:28:37 PM PST by Rastus
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To: Mr. K; stylecouncilor

That looks like an interesting site.


16 posted on 11/03/2009 2:29:13 PM PST by windcliff
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To: Rastus

I hope your chains rest on you lightly, Roland...


17 posted on 11/03/2009 2:31:56 PM PST by Haiku Guy (If You have a Right / To the Service I provide / I must be a Slave)
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To: Rastus; Lurker; RichInOC; Ancient Drive; nkycincinnatikid

He’s a coward because he doesn’t want to get him and others killed over a movie scene? I suppose if you folks had been in his place, you would have shot the scene. Yeah. Right.


18 posted on 11/03/2009 2:32:33 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: Mr. K

PNG


19 posted on 11/03/2009 2:35:24 PM PST by Illuminatas (Being conservative means never having to say; "Don't you dare question my patriotism")
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To: Borges
Emmerich is a hack who makes noisy junk.

Stargate started well but quickly ran out of ideas. Independence Day was pure excrement.

20 posted on 11/03/2009 2:35:46 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar
I liked the Mel Gibson film The Patriot, which this weasel also directed.
21 posted on 11/03/2009 2:41:51 PM PST by Sans-Culotte
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To: EveningStar

Stargate was the stuff that 3rd rate ‘Doctor Who’ episodes are made of.


22 posted on 11/03/2009 2:49:26 PM PST by Borges
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To: Sans-Culotte

I never saw it.


23 posted on 11/03/2009 2:52:27 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: Rastus

Screw you, Roland. I won’t be giving you any of my money at the box office, that’s for damned sure.


24 posted on 11/03/2009 2:54:02 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (Hope....Change...Food Stamps!)
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To: EveningStar

He’s not a coward for deciding not to pick on people who will fight back. He’s a coward for selectively attacking a group of people (Christians) who he knows will not fight back.

On top of that, the media will surely celebrate his “courage” in choosing to attack Christian symbols.

When the Brooklyn art museum featured a painting of the Virgin Mary with cow dung on it, the New York Times printed the picture several times and editorialized in favor of the museums “courage” in displaying it.

When the Danish cartoonists drew mocking images of Mohammed, the New York Times wrote an extensive article on the subject, discussing the issue of sensitivity and freedom of speech. The illustration for the article? The Virgin Mary covered in cow dung again.

That’s cowardice.


25 posted on 11/03/2009 2:54:28 PM PST by edwinland
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To: Rastus

I think it is good! It is one of those cases where silence (on Islamic stuff) is more eloquent than anything else. His statement that he was unable to express his views is a powerful one and highlights the barbaric nature of Moslems and the chilling effect they have had on free speech.


26 posted on 11/03/2009 2:57:00 PM PST by JimWayne
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To: Rastus
I knew it, I knew it. I called this the moment I saw the trailer.

He stated that while he decided to destroy the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro because he is "against organised religion", he was fearful of the Islamic religious decree for a sequence that was planned but not shot.

The trailer takes great delight in destroying the Christ the Redeemer statue, and follows it with a long scene in which St. Peter's Basilica is destroyed little by little while stupid Catholics watch in horror.

Bigots are invariably the worst kind of coward.

27 posted on 11/03/2009 2:58:50 PM PST by denydenydeny ("I'm sure this goes against everything you've been taught, but right and wrong do exist"-Dr House)
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To: EveningStar

It’s simple really.
If you are convinced of the evil of organized religions, why would you attack those that do not threaten you with retribution yet cower to those that do?
That is the very definition of cowardice.


28 posted on 11/03/2009 2:59:50 PM PST by nkycincinnatikid
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To: edwinland; nkycincinnatikid; All

OK. I understand your point.


29 posted on 11/03/2009 3:01:20 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: KarlInOhio

Bingo!!!


30 posted on 11/03/2009 3:21:40 PM PST by karnage (worn arguments and old attitudes)
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To: denydenydeny

You and I had the same reaction, my freeper friend. I thought, “Of all the landmarks you can destroy in the world for your disaster porn, you pick TWO iconic Christian images?” Makes you wonder if he has a similar message to send America in general when he destroys the White House in two of his films.


31 posted on 11/03/2009 3:27:50 PM PST by Rastus
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To: Rastus
he was fearful of the Islamic religious decree

[cough] coward [cough]

32 posted on 11/03/2009 3:28:57 PM PST by IronJack (=)
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To: EveningStar
He’s a coward because he doesn’t want to get him and others killed over a movie scene?

He's a coward because he didn't want to risk it.

33 posted on 11/03/2009 3:30:42 PM PST by Petronski (In Germany they came first for the Communists, And I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist...)
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To: EveningStar

I would have.


34 posted on 11/03/2009 3:31:38 PM PST by Ancient Drive (DRINK COFFEE! - Do Stupid Things Faster with More Energy!)
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To: Truth is a Weapon

Being obedient is one thing. Letting anti-God aholes like this trample all over us is another thing entirely. But then again, I was never (and will never be) one of those Christians that can willingly turn another cheek.

I’m not, after all, bucking for Apostle status. I’m just a humble human and sinner..... trying the best I can to rise above my inner demons. The ones that tell me to kick Satan’s, (and his minions), @ss whenever and wherever possible.


35 posted on 11/03/2009 3:41:59 PM PST by XenaLee
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To: edwinland

You nailed it.

OK if I forward your remarks to friends via email? What attribution?


36 posted on 11/03/2009 3:44:47 PM PST by secretagent
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To: edwinland

You nailed it.

OK if I forward your remarks to friends via email? What attribution?


37 posted on 11/03/2009 3:48:10 PM PST by secretagent
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To: EveningStar
I suppose if you folks had been in his place, you would have shot the scene.

Had I shot the scene it would have included someone urinating on that obscene book they worship.

38 posted on 11/03/2009 4:01:09 PM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Rastus
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39 posted on 11/10/2009 7:49:21 PM PST by GraceG
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To: secretagent

sorry for a slow reply ... of course forward it on. attribution to my FR name.


40 posted on 11/12/2009 7:47:15 AM PST by edwinland
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