Its not him who should be in hiding; it should be muslims running for their lives. But we all know that muslims are always the victims and tomorrows headlines will read ‘U.S. muslims fear backlash over embassy attacks’…..
ByÂ SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER Associated Press
LOS ANGELESâ€”An Israeli filmmaker 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.
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 repeatedly said in a solemn, accented tone.
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. A Danish newspaper’s 2005 publication of 12 caricatures of the prophet triggered riots in many Muslim countries.
Though Bacile was apologetic about the American who was killed as a result of the outrage over his film, he blamed lax embassy security and the perpetrators of the violence.
“I feel the security system (at the embassies) is no good,” said Bacile. “America should do something to change it.”
The film was dubbed into Egyptian Arabic by someone Bacile doesn’t know, but he speaks enough Arabic to confirm that the translation is accurate. It was made in three months in the summer of 2011, with 59 actors and about 45 people behind the camera.
The full film has been shown once, to a mostly empty theater in Hollywood earlier this year, said Bacile.
Muslims Commemorate 9/11 by Killing American, US Apologizes to Muslims
Posted ByÂ Daniel GreenfieldÂ On September 11, 2012 Â InÂ The PointÂ |Â Comments
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before because it’s an old tune, but it has a certain ominous resonance on September 11.
Muslims staged attacks on US embassies and consulates in the Muslim world. In Cairo they tore down the American flag and tried to replace itÂ with a black obscenity that read, “There is no God but Allah and Mohammad is his messenger”. In theÂ newly liberated utopia of Libya, they murdered an American consulate employee.
This was the scene in Cairo;
The crowd grew throughoutÂ the evening with thousands standing outside the embassy, chanting “Islamic, Islamic. The right of our prophet will not die.” A group of women in black veils and robes that left only their eyes exposed chanted, “Worshippers of the Cross, leave the Prophet Muhammad alone.”
AndÂ this was the scene in Benghazi, the city that Obama insisted we had to go to war to protect;
Gunmen attacked U.S. consulate offices in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi on Tuesday, and fought with security forces in protest against a U.S. film they say is blasphemous, a security official said.
He said a fire was burning inside the consulate and that staff had been evacuated.
A Reuters reporter saw three injured members of the Libyan security forces taken away in an ambulance. A Libyan security official who declined to be named said one U.S. security guard was injured in the clashes.
Other media reports suggest that the consulate was hit by an RPG. This makes for the first American casualty in Obama’s Libyan War.
Naturally the State Department jumped into action with a swift condemnation of Americans who upset Muslims.
The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims â€“ as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions… Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy. We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others.
The Embassy statement just stopped short of calling for censorship, that’s what CNN is for. State Department Spokeswoman Victoria Nuland offered some meaningless reassurances about Egypt’s business climate.
MS. NULAND: Well, I think we can always do more. The Egyptians can always do more. But I think the message is getting through, as more and more partners across Egypt want to work with us. It’s rarely the case that you please all of the people all the time in any country, and we certainly respect the right of peaceful protest, as long as it’s peaceful.
QUESTION: Do you think that Egypt’s becoming increasingly hostile towards the United States?
MS. NULAND: I haven’t seen the polling data in the recent period, Said, but I don’t have any reason to think that this is a dangerous trend, if that’s what you’re asking.
QUESTION: This breaching of the wall is a serious thing.
MS. NULAND: No, of course.
QUESTION: I mean, remember when, let’s say, they did that to the Israeli Embassy. It was an initiative from this building, I believe, that called the Egyptians and urged them to defuse the situation, and they did. So what do you do in this case?
MS. NULAND: Well, obviously, in this case, we’re working with the Egyptian security forces to restore order. It sounds like â€“ and I don’t have full details â€“ that this came up pretty quickly, relatively modest group of people, but caught probably us and the Egyptian security outside the Embassy by some surprise.
QUESTION: This was a thousand people. I don’t really think that’s necessarily modest, do you?
MS. NULAND: Well, as compared to some of the things that we’ve seen.
QUESTION: Were there any injuries, do you know?
MS. NULAND: Not that I know of, but we’ll have to see how it develops.
Please in the back.
QUESTION: Change of subject?
QUESTION: No. Hold on. You said you haven’t seen the polling data. Have you commissioned a poll?
MS. NULAND: Well, I don’t have it here at my disposal.
QUESTION: You have?
MS. NULAND: There are plenty of â€“ there’s plenty of public polling on this issue.
QUESTION: No, no, no. I’m not talking about public polling. I’m talking about when you said you haven’t seen “the polling data,” so I’m just wondering if “the polling data” refers to a poll that you guys have â€“
MS. NULAND: No. I didn’t mean to imply that we had a new poll of our own.
QUESTION: Change of subject?
MS. NULAND: Yeah.
The sheer ineptness here has to be pure entertainment for the Muslim Brotherhood and the rest of America’s enemies. If we go back a few decades, we’ll find similar conferences on Iran just before the end came.
Multiple attacks on US embassies and consulates on September 11 are no accident, and despite what the media insists on reporting, had nothing to do with any movies about Mohammed. The “movie” was just the impetus for getting protesters out into the street at the right place and time. The coverage of the movie by the Egyptian media, which was recently taken over by the Muslim Brotherhood, was timed for exactly this effect. It’s not a coincidence and was almost certainly a planned action by the Brotherhood regime in Cairo.
Luckily the Brotherhood has the inside track in the State Department directly to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by way of Huma Abedin. That means its leaders know exactly how the United States will react to a crisis like this and can shape the response. This capability is unfortunately not unique. Soviet infiltration of the American diplomatic corps was far more extensive, but the Brotherhood is better at exploiting that advantage to create confrontation.
The Muslim Brotherhood knows that the attacks will only strengthen their position as the “moderates” who are the only ones who can control the extremists. It knows that the State Department will blame American critics of Islam and call for more of the censorship and blasphemy laws that Hillary Clinton has been working toward. Most of all it knows that under Obama, America will not defend itself or fight back.