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It Time for ‘Make Your Own Mohammed Movie Month’?
FrontPage Magazine ^ | September 20, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield

Posted on 09/20/2012 5:33:25 AM PDT by SJackson

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Is It Time for ‘Make Your Own Mohammed Movie Month’?

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On September 20, 2012 @ 12:50 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 12 Comments

When South Park’s depiction of Mohammed was censored due to Muslim threats, professional cartoonists and ordinary people responded with “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day.” The situation is much graver now than it was two years ago when there was general support for the idea of being able to depict Mohammed and few attacks on those responsible.

The man behind the Mohammed movie has been threatened with prison and has become the subject of a media witch-hunt whose sole purpose appears to be disclosing his personal information to his killers. The private and public arms of the Obama administration, its Department of Justice and its media spin corps, are acting to intimidate and punish anyone who dares offend the international Islamist theocracy.

The issue is not the merit of the Mohammed movie or the character of Nakoula Basseley Nakoula. Free speech is not about the merits of the speaker, but about maintaining freedom of speech for everyone. The Mohammed movie has become an opportunity for Islamists and domestic appeasers to implement a de facto blasphemy law dealing with Islam in the United States.

Nakoula is being transformed into a cautionary tale and that tale has no place in a free country. It is a fossil of the Muslim world where uppity Christians and Jews are punished for having the temerity to stand up to their Muslim masters. Once the informal punishment of Nakoula has been accepted, then it’s only a matter of time until the informal arrangement becomes formalized into law.

The freedom of speech establishment has decided that the First Amendment does not apply here. The national ACLU is obsessed with Catholic schools, OWS and drone strikes. It is going after the Alabama penal system for not allowing HIV prisoners to work in prison kitchens. The Southern California ACLU is suing Disney on behalf of a Muslim woman who wants to wear her gendered Islamic garb of inferiority to work. If there is going to be resistance to this, it is going to have to come from ordinary people.

Intimidating everyone who draws a Mohammed cartoon stops working when tens of thousands of people are drawing them. Turning one man into an example of what happens when you make a Mohammed movie stops working when there are thousands of Mohammed movies being made.

Making a movie sounds daunting, but it’s not. It’s something that you can do on your own or with a few friends.

A movie does not have to be two hours. It does not have to be 90 minutes or even 30 minutes. Short films can be as little as 5-10 minutes. Even shorter projects can be only 30 seconds. What matters is not the running time, but the impact, and that comes with the subject matter. Imagine a version of this video that tackles Mohammed instead of Jesus and you can see the possibilities.

Making an online video does not require expensive equipment. You probably already have the basic requirements in your phone, camera and laptop. All you really need is something that can record video. Your PC or Mac computer already comes with basic video editing software and if it doesn’t, YouTube has a built in video editor that you can use for simple operations.A Mohammed movie does not have to be a historical epic. It can be anything. Depicting Mohammed in any way, even if it’s putting a turban on your cat, is already a form of defiance. Imagine Mohammed in the present day or in the age of the dinosaurs. Imagine him trying to order ice cream. It doesn’t really matter. Creativity is part of what makes such a project interesting. The Mohammed cartoons were just as much about crossing boundaries as about being original, funny or theological. Many of them were really bad, but they succeeded just by existing.

The movie does not have to be live action. Sites like GoAnimate allow you to put together basic animated shorts. Those of you who are gamers may be able to make Machinma movies using the games you already have on your machine. Or just use hand puppets and cardboard cutouts. It does not even have to be original. You can dub in a new voiceover on existing footage, such as the already badly dubbed Mohammed movie.

The movie does not have to follow any shape or form beyond the one that you want to give it. All it has to do is exist.

Such an effort could be coordinated through Facebook groups with the more technically knowledgeable helping the less savvy. There are plenty of resources available online for aspiring filmmakers. Award-winning short films have been shot with iPhones and edited on them. Broadcasting your movie is as easy as uploading it to YouTube or LiveLeak.

It has never been easier to tackle a project like this, but in cultural and legal terms, these may also be the last few years when the window is open wide enough for it to be possible. Those of us who live in countries where such a movie is already unacceptable should get in touch with American colleagues who can upload and distribute the movie for them.

September would seem like a fitting month to be “Make Your Own Mohammed Movie” month, but it’s almost over. October is nearly upon us and there’s something about the Halloween month that seems to fit nearly as well into the picture. The ghost of Mohammed is the specter that haunts the modern world and as it rises from the grave, innocent men and women die. And who is to say that there isn’t a movie in that?

Freedom is not passive. It does not abide waiting around for you to use it. Like all things in this world, it must struggle to survive. Our freedom to think as we wish, speak as we wish and believe as we wish is under siege. The best weapon that the besiegers have at their disposal is our compliance. They can intimidate individuals, but they cannot intimidate the rest of us unless we choose to be intimidated.

The Internet has given us all the tools that we need to fight back. All we have to do is use them.



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1 posted on 09/20/2012 5:33:34 AM PDT by SJackson
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2 posted on 09/20/2012 5:36:04 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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3 posted on 09/20/2012 5:38:19 AM PDT by SJackson (none of this suggests there are hostile feelings for the US in Egypt, Victoria Nuland, State Dept)
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To: SJackson

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

The Jesus “I will survive” video linked in the article could simply be recaptioned with “Mohammed” in Arabac and it would work perfectly well.


4 posted on 09/20/2012 5:39:39 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: SJackson

I make an image of muhamed almost every morning...
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then flush


5 posted on 09/20/2012 5:41:53 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: SJackson

It would be prudent to NOT tell the world you just made a anti-Moslem movie, that is unless you are designing a “Mozzie magnet” as we would say in Oz.

I heartily endorse any way possible to laugh at this travesty of a twisted corrupted culture, it would be compassionately human to at least try to attempt to show Moslems the folly of their beliefs.


6 posted on 09/20/2012 5:42:55 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (OPSEC)
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To: Travis McGee

Sooooo....

If the muslim majority considers the actions of the violent ones to be “Blasphemous!!! Intolerant and Insulting”....

Where ARE they? I would like to hear from them. After all, if they ARE the “Majority” it should be fairly easy to marginalize the few miscreants.


7 posted on 09/20/2012 5:43:36 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: SJackson

As long as we’re talking about Mohamod cartoons, Chris Muir’s “Day by Day” comic strip for today features Mohamod wishing Obama’s daughter’s were younger.
http://www.daybydaycartoon.com/2012/09/20/#006678


8 posted on 09/20/2012 5:55:35 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Those who pay no taxes and depend upon government are Government PETS.)
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To: Travis McGee

B.S.


9 posted on 09/20/2012 6:03:37 AM PDT by Lady Heron
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To: Eye of Unk

A man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do. I’ll get on it.


10 posted on 09/20/2012 6:08:23 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: SJackson

What I think would be effective is to have a video that posts written excerpts of the koran and hadiths with a speaker reciting them. No analysis. No commentary. No ridicule. Just excerpts of the islamic “holy” writings themselves.

Let the muslims get mad at the koran itself.


11 posted on 09/20/2012 6:10:10 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: Eleutheria5

In the interim, here’s a short poem.

Allah is great
So are girls when they’re eight
Submit, accept your fate.


12 posted on 09/20/2012 6:10:36 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: SJackson

I have an rat terrier who is a gifted dramatist. I’ll bet he could handle the role of prophet.


13 posted on 09/20/2012 6:14:58 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: SJackson
The freedom of speech establishment has decided that the First Amendment does not apply here.

All they have to do is impose a "tax" on people that offend muslims. Once considered a tax, the First Amendment is moot in the eyes of the Supreme Court.

In fact, full on sharia law would be easy to impose. Simply make the penalties for violations "taxes". This will make them constitutional (in the eyes of Just. Roberts and the rest of the liberal justices).

Then, if you make the taxes high enough, you can ensure the offenders can't pay them, resulting in prison.

And there ya go...sharia law in the United States with full on Constitutional backing from the U.S. Supreme Court.
14 posted on 09/20/2012 6:16:58 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: SJackson
In 1989 when the psychopathic Ayatollah Khomeini issued a death sentence against novelist Salman Rushdie for his acclaimed satire “Satanic Verses,” large U.S. bookstore chains took Rushdie's books off their shelves, fearing violent retaliation. In response, thousands of independent U.S. booksellers began displaying Rushdie's works in their front windows and handing out buttons proclaiming: “I am Salman Rushdie.”

Last week the latest mutation of the Ayatollah, from the safety of Iran, reissued the Rushdie death sentence and upped the reward.

Another way to deal with people possessed by madness is to attack the belief system that is the source of the madness. In this case it's a 7th Century thief and flimflam artist whose comical religious scam morphed into a vast, demonic movement.

So push these goatherds’ buttons until their beards catch fire.

15 posted on 09/20/2012 6:31:56 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: SJackson

It does not need to be a movie as a simple picture of mo-ham-mud will suffice.

As those with the emotional maturity of a 5y/o are so offended by the bottom of a shoe, I suggest the following;

Put on an old shoe, walk through a large pile of dog or pig crap, then e-mail a photo of the shoe to your local TV station and tell them an image of Mo-Ham-Mud has appeared on the sole of your shoe.

I am sure the Islamic retards will respond as peacefully as Christians do when someone sees an image of Jesus on a piece of toast or in a tree or on a window.

This is a war between good and evil and we must not let evil win even in the face of our own government giving them cover.


16 posted on 09/20/2012 6:35:23 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: SJackson

17 posted on 09/20/2012 6:42:21 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: MrB
A creative act followed shortly thereafter by the best conceivable use for the koran, I'd be willing to bet.

We perform the same ritual at my house, too.

It's vitally important to show the proper respect to this great world religion and its highly-esteemed prophet, of course.
18 posted on 09/20/2012 6:49:20 AM PDT by MarineDad
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19 posted on 09/20/2012 6:59:59 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (Quit poking holes in the life raft!)
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To: Lady Heron; Travis McGee
B.S.

What's B.S. about it? Are you disagreeing with the portrayal of the muslim majority agreeing with the extremists?


20 posted on 09/20/2012 7:00:14 AM PDT by arasina (Communism is EVIL. So there.)
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To: Travis McGee

Ooops! I misinterpreted the cartoon!

I get it now.

My Bad.

Ha ha Ha...You are RIGHT! :-)


21 posted on 09/20/2012 7:36:03 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: Travis McGee

I am a deeply committed Christian, but I wasn’t offended by that video.

And I won’t be killing anyone over a silly actor dancing down the street.

I actually laughed a little guilty laugh! (LALGL!)


22 posted on 09/20/2012 7:38:57 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: SJackson

The plain truth makes Muhammad one of the most disgusting perverts in history.


23 posted on 09/20/2012 8:12:01 AM PDT by onedoug
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The biggest obstacle to making Mohammed movies is the illegality of hiring 9-year-old girls to make porn flicks. I’m not too sure the SPCA would sanction it either.


24 posted on 09/20/2012 10:38:46 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: SJackson
I found these disgraceful representations of the prophet posted online. Reprehensible.


25 posted on 09/20/2012 12:16:34 PM PDT by garjog (We do not want another four more years of the last four years.)
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To: arasina

Sorry, wrong post...oops


26 posted on 09/20/2012 1:27:29 PM PDT by Lady Heron
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To: SJackson

I think this is a great idea.

Those without tools or skills could just link to one of the thousands of approriate ones already on youtube:

http://tinyurl.com/8uq8rs6


27 posted on 09/20/2012 1:28:52 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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