Skip to comments.Filmmaker's daughter dies in Jordan blasts
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.
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.
Religion of peace my A$$ !!
A JORDANIAN MUSLIM is responsible for the HALLOWEEN series?
Not all Muslims are terrorists. The bombers blew up a wedding party full of Muslims. Most of those killed were Muslims.
Akkad directed the 1977 "The Message" on the life of Prophet Mohammad
"...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)...
I think everyone knows about Islam a little bit better these days.
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.
al Zarqwai is just making friends left and right.
Somebody is gonna drop a dime on this vermin soon.
Carpenter was the director. Akkad was the executive producer.
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.
So was she a Jew or a Crusader?
The response to such an incident will likely make the gloating over France's riots look positively tame in comparison.
How sad. The filthy savages who did this care nothing for human life. THEY ARE SCUM.
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.
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