YouTube video dubbed with anti-Muslim lines sparked protests around the world amid Israel-Iran tension
First, check out the video, "The coming is upon us", about the Shi'ites' (second largest branch of Islam) 12th imam (leader), who will reappear and kill all the infidels, raising the flag of Islam in all corners of the world - WND (2012/09/20)
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Republicans have criticised Obama's handling of the violent unrest in the Middle East... but what actually was behind this piece of filth calling itself a movie? The "Innocence of Muslim" is clearly a hatred-spreading piece of garbage with anti-Muslin lines dubbed in and the actors (possibly innocent) not knowing what might follow, and how deadly it could become.
THE INNOCENCE OF MUSLIMS A DEADLY HOAX
Anti-American unrest spreads in Muslim world - anti-American violence erupted across the Muslim world for a third day, with enraged protesters scaling the walls of U.S. embassies in Sudan and Tunisia and hard-pressed police waging street battles with demonstrators in several Middle East capitals - LA Times (2012/09/14)
Pakistan avoids inflaming anti-US protests - Pakistan's response toward the inflammatory anti-Islam video has been comparatively muted because of preemptive government action; Pak's security establishment's interest in stable relations with the US was probably much more important – Difa-e-Pakistan or the Defence of Pakistan Council organized no protests - Christian Science Monitor (2012/09/14)
Obama mourns US victims of Libya protest - a solemn Obama hailed the service of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, killed during an attack on the US consulate in Libya, pledging to honour their memory and not "retreat from the world" - Sydney Morning Herald (2012/09/15)
Is anti-Muslim film a hoax? - the cast and crew involved, who don't speak Arabic, said that they "are extremely upset and feel taken advantage of by the producer" - Yahoo! News (2012/09/18)
Egypt charges Coptic Christians linked to infamous video - reports that filmmaker Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, who is identified by Egyptian officials as Elia Bassil, is a Coptic Christian have raised concern about a possible backlash against the minority religious group in Egypt, where tensions between Copts and Muslims have risen recently - CNN (2012/09/19)
Pakistan: US screens anti-film ads - new television ads produced by US Embassy condemn anti-Islam film and feature Obama; attempt to undercut anger - NY Daily (2012/09/20)
Iran official: 'Big war' means Mahdi's coming - Shi'ites believe that at the end of time great wars will take place, and Imam Mahdi, the Shi'ites' 12th imam, will reappear and kill all the infidels, raising the flag of Islam in all corners of the world - WND (2012/09/20)
While I have Muslim friends and I definitely am not anti-Islam or anti-Muslim, I honestly want to see
how those stupid producers (pardon me the language) of such anti-Muslin video would dub the 1981
Oscar-winning film "Quest for Fire" (see below for official trailer),
starring Everett McGill, Ron Perlman (oh yes, HellBoy!) and Nicholas Kadi, and to make it anti-Islam. By the way,
for those not in the know, "Quest for Fire" features a pre-historic background with only a primitive language created by Anthony Burgess.
Let me be clear on this: don't speak through others, especially if you want to spread hatred, do it yourself (and be judged, sentenced, retaliated, killed, or whatever for the crime).
By the way, I know there is also a "New Quest for Fire" from the same director, Jean-Jacques Annaud, and I have yet to watch it.
Afghanistan orders YouTube block over anti-Islam film - Authorities in Afghanistan have ordered that YouTube's website be blocked indefinitely to stop Afghans watching a U.S.-made film that insults the Prophet Mohammad; YouTube has declined to remove offending film clip - Reuters (2012/09/13)
Malaysia: Google blocks anti-Islam film - Google has begun barring access in Malaysia to the anti-Islamic film that sparked fury across the Muslim world after an official complaint from the country's Internet regulator - The News, Pakistan (2012/09/17)
Malaysia and the Muslim Spring - there is ongoing debate over whether the laws and society of Malaysia, a majority Muslim country, should reflect secular or Islamic principles - Huffington Post (2012/09/27)
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