Innocence of Muslims

Innocence of Muslims is said to be an anti-Islam film. I have not seen the film or the 14 or 15 minutes trailer of the film. The protests against the film gave it publicity. The riot against the film in Bengazi was blamed for the death of four Americans including ambassador Christopher Stevens. Later it became known that the attack on Americans was pre-planned to coincide with the anniversary of 9/11.

Some said the film is bad, rubbish, and garbage. Those who acted in it said they were told it was a film about Egypt 2,000 years back. At first an Israeli Jew in USA was said to be the producer of the film. Some mentioned Terry Jones, a pastor in Florida. Then it was a Coptic Christian Nakoula Basseley Nakoula in California. He claimed he was logistics manager. He was arrested for breach of parole conditions.

There were protests in Egypt, Pakistan, Tunisia and many other countries. There are no reports of protests in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait and UAE. A French magazine published cartoons on protests. Then a Spanish magazine came up with a cartoon. It showed several Muslims in a police lineup and put the question does anyone know what Mohammed looks like? Editor Mayte Quilez asked “If you can’t depict Mohammed, how do you know it is him in the cartoons?”

Some in USA harked back to the good old days of Hosni Mubarak and Muammar Gaddafi. Bringing down those regimes has created problems for USA. Some Americans want American help to Syrian rebels to stop.

Violent protests against the film gave it huge publicity. The producer wanted it and he got it.

Updated: October 2, 2012 — 11:11 am

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