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Anti-Islam filmmaker in hiding after protests
http://www.newsday.com/ ^ | 9/12/12 | SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER (Associated Press)

Posted on 09/12/2012 4:39:12 AM PDT by Mozilla

An Israeli filmmaker based in California went into hiding Tuesday after his movie attacking Islam's prophet Muhammad sparked angry assaults by ultra-conservative Muslims on U.S. missions in Egypt and Libya, where one American was killed.

Speaking by phone from an undisclosed location, writer and director Sam Bacile remained defiant, saying Islam is a cancer and that the 56-year-old intended his film to be a provocative political statement condemning the religion.

Protesters angered over Bacile's film opened fire on and burned down the U.S. consulate in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, killing an American diplomat on Tuesday. In Egypt, protesters scaled the walls of the U.S. embassy in Cairo and replaced an American flag with an Islamic banner.

"This is a political movie," said Bacile. "The U.S. lost a lot of money and a lot of people in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but we're fighting with ideas."

Bacile, a California real estate developer who identifies himself as an Israeli Jew, said he believes the movie will help his native land by exposing Islam's flaws to the world.

"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.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsday.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: islam; muhammad; muslimextremism; shadowwars; sourcetitlenoturl; threatmatrix

1 posted on 09/12/2012 4:39:18 AM PDT by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla

2 posted on 09/12/2012 4:42:20 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (I'd rather have a bottle in front of me, than a Barack 0b0tt0my!)
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To: Mozilla

The uncompromising objectivity of journalist Shaya Mohajer really shines in this article.


3 posted on 09/12/2012 4:45:34 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: Mozilla

“...Islam is a cancer ...”

That’s an understatement.


4 posted on 09/12/2012 4:46:18 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Mozilla

Sam Bacile will be blamed for all this by the media and the administration.


5 posted on 09/12/2012 4:46:30 AM PDT by Jimmy4Toes (this tagline space is available.)
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To: Mozilla

Its not his fault..Blame Obama and Hillary for being on the wrong side again.


6 posted on 09/12/2012 4:48:38 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: Jimmy4Toes

**clarification... all this violence and mayhem.


7 posted on 09/12/2012 4:48:38 AM PDT by Jimmy4Toes (this tagline space is available.)
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To: Mozilla

You can’t portray Mohammed on film or in pictures but evidently you can portray Mohammed by naming 99.999999999% of Muslim men “Mohammed” who then appear in films and pictures.


8 posted on 09/12/2012 4:48:51 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Mozilla

Another Reichstag fire!!


9 posted on 09/12/2012 4:49:23 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: rawcatslyentist

10 posted on 09/12/2012 4:51:16 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: Mozilla

'Religion' of 'peace' ...

Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached.

11 posted on 09/12/2012 4:52:33 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: SERKIT

12 posted on 09/12/2012 4:55:28 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (I'd rather have a bottle in front of me, than a Barack 0b0tt0my!)
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To: Mozilla

Sooner or later we’ll have to fight.................

Lock and load, boys and girls.


13 posted on 09/12/2012 4:59:27 AM PDT by Flintlock (-THE TRUTH--It's the NEW hate speech.)
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To: Mozilla

I watched theYou Tube preview. This guy stole $4,999,000 of the $5 million he raised to shoot this. A bunch of high school kids in video class could do a better job with 5 year old camcorders and $20. With such an important subject you would think they would do a better job of it.


14 posted on 09/12/2012 5:00:31 AM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: freeangel

IMO Islam is more like HIV/AIDS a communicable and (often) sexually transmitted killer disease. Preventable if one cares
to take necessary precautions.


15 posted on 09/12/2012 5:04:20 AM PDT by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: dalebert

He was just pointing out how bad Islam is.


16 posted on 09/12/2012 5:05:02 AM PDT by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla
It depicts Muhammad as a feckless philanderer who approved of child sexual abuse

And this is an incorrect protrayal of Muhammad because...?

17 posted on 09/12/2012 5:05:33 AM PDT by Witch-king of Angmar
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To: Flintlock
Sooner or later? The fight began long before 9/11. It began when Sirhan Sirhan killed RFK in 1968 and continued on to Tehran 1979, Beirut 1983 and many times since then. We need to first stop lying to ourselves and then lock & load.
18 posted on 09/12/2012 5:06:07 AM PDT by Netz (Netz)
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To: Witch-king of Angmar

Because they told the truth.

Duh!


19 posted on 09/12/2012 5:07:16 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: Flintlock
Sooner or later we’ll have to fight.................

Absolutely.

20 posted on 09/12/2012 5:08:01 AM PDT by Kakaze (I want The Republic back !)
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To: Mozilla
...ultra-conservative Muslims...

Our Leftist media doesn't miss a trick do they.

These were terrorists, but lets not let that get in the way of describing them as ultra-conservatives.

21 posted on 09/12/2012 5:09:04 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama, our first Mulligan Pres__ent Resident.)
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To: dalebert
Hitlery has to suck up to Muslims because she's still swooning her Islamic concubine and Obama sucks up because he is one - and he sucks.
22 posted on 09/12/2012 5:12:39 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: Mozilla

(Protesters angered over Bacile’s film opened fire on and burned down the U.S. consulate in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, killing an American diplomat on Tuesday. )

Are those protesters still alive? Why? If we have an Embassy in these shithole country’s we should have enough Marines there or close by to destroy the city if these animals act up.
If not then no Embassy. Screw them..........


23 posted on 09/12/2012 5:14:17 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for e an the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: freeangel

islam is truly based on the book of satanic verses...


24 posted on 09/12/2012 5:16:05 AM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: Mozilla
Protesters angered over Bacile's film opened fire on and burned down the U.S. consulate in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, killing an American diplomat on Tuesday. In Egypt, protesters scaled the walls of the U.S. embassy in Cairo and replaced an American flag with an Islamic banner.

In a carefully planned response, President Idi Obama will appear on the Late Show with David Letterman and will NOT meet with Israeli PM Netanyahu.

25 posted on 09/12/2012 5:20:23 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: jdsteel

It’s a movie and they are hot over it. Not a peaceful religion.


26 posted on 09/12/2012 5:20:46 AM PDT by Mozilla
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To: StonyBurk
More or less like the Clintons...
Walking, talking venereal disease.
27 posted on 09/12/2012 5:24:35 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I didn't post this. Someone else did.)
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To: Mozilla
The idiot Moose Limbs are giving the movie priceless free advertising.

I am going to see it ASAP.

28 posted on 09/12/2012 5:39:31 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Mozilla
....writer and director Sam Bacile remained defiant, saying Islam is a cancer and that the 56-year-old intended his film to be a provocative political statement condemning the religion.

he's got that right!

29 posted on 09/12/2012 5:40:08 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Mozilla

I’d like to extend an open invitation to this film maker for dinner at my house any time he wants.


30 posted on 09/12/2012 5:48:00 AM PDT by rfreedom4u (I have a copy of the Constitution! And I'm not afraid to use it!)
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To: Mozilla

The Islamists made his point yesterday.


31 posted on 09/12/2012 5:52:41 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: DoughtyOne

Caught that too...they never miss an opportunity


32 posted on 09/12/2012 5:53:16 AM PDT by jughandle
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To: jughandle

No, they don’t. Thanks for the note of agreement.


33 posted on 09/12/2012 6:04:08 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama, our first Mulligan Pres__ent Resident.)
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To: Mozilla

So, where is a clean link to this very popular video that nobody over here has seen?


34 posted on 09/12/2012 6:24:59 AM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: Mozilla
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.

Which was then illustrated when a cadre of obedient follower goons stormed two embassies, killing a U.S. ambassador and 3 others.

35 posted on 09/12/2012 6:31:03 AM PDT by tnlibertarian (Government's solution to everything: Less freedom.)
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To: theBuckwheat

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6lcJxmdqWM


36 posted on 09/12/2012 6:46:03 AM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: Mozilla

“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.”

Noting the weak production values, “cadre of goons” sounds accurate to me.


37 posted on 09/12/2012 6:58:08 AM PDT by Yehuda (http://jewpoint.blogspot.com)
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To: Mozilla

“...ultra-conservative...”

What happened to “fundamentalist?”

This is the Libyan and Egyptian Occupy movement. Notice their similarity to our own Occutards. Notice too the Democrat love affair with Arab Spring and the Muslim Brotherhood, the wellspring of these freedom fighters and Islamic Democracy. What we really have here are “ultra” Democrats.


38 posted on 09/12/2012 8:39:05 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Mozilla

pretty sure the “movie” and trailer are spoofs. And any info released was to build traffic to the youtube vid.


39 posted on 09/12/2012 8:48:33 AM PDT by Katya (Homo Nosce Te Ipsum)
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To: Mozilla

Look, when these pigs threaten us in our own country, they need to be dealt with the old fashioned way, by setting up an ambush so that the wannabee killers get themselves killed.

There are beaucoup experienced combat vets in the US who still have a big grudge against terrorists. They need to set up a “roach motel” cabin in the rural woods, real hard to get to unless you are of evil intent.

Once the place is set up just right, then put messages on known jihadi websites advising them that this guy, Salman Rushdie and Benjamin Netanyahu are taking a long weekend there, burning Korans in the fireplace while drawing funny pictures of Mohammed doing ugly with his pet goat.

They don’t have to tell them to get a bunch of guns and explosives and go there to torture them all to death. They will figure that part on their own.

But instead they will end up getting buried by a backhoe in a cesspit full of pig offal.


40 posted on 09/12/2012 8:59:01 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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