«I wanted to destroy Mecca, I have to admit. But my co-writer Harald said – I will not have a fatwa on my head because of a movie’. And he was right».
This is the words of movie director Roland Emmerich. He cites «fatwa fear» for not «destroying» Mecca.
In his latest offering the director again gets to indulge his passion for destroying famous landmarks, this time including religious ones, on a biblical scale. In the movie 2012, Emmerich destroys the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican, and see the toppling of the famous Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro.
In his previous flicks, Emmerich’s destroyed the Empire State Building and the White House (Independence Day), sent a giant monster into the middle of Manhattan (Godzilla), blew away the famous Hollywood sign and the Capitol Records building in Los Angeles (The Day After Tomorrow) and savaged New York – again – by flooding and then freezing it (also The Day After Tomorrow).
But if you’re expecting to see an Islamic icon take a hit: Dream on. The Kaaba, which is housing the black stone in Mecca, was the only one that got away.
True, Emmerich is «against organised religion». He wanted to trash the Kaaba, the cube-shaped building with the black stone inside, at the heart of Mecca, but bottled out. The director said:
« Well, I wanted to do that, I have to admit. But my co-writer Harald said ‘I will not have a fatwa on my head because of a movie’. And he was right.»
«We have to all … in the Western world … think about this. You can actually … let … Christian symbols fall apart, but if you would do this with [an] Arab symbol, you would have … a fatwa, and that sounds a little bit like what the state of this world is. So it’s just something which I kind of didn’t [think] was [an] important element, anyway, in the film, so I kind of left it out».
Source: Multiple media.
Very few people know that the Muslims worship a black stone in Mecca as «Allah». The black stone is hidden inside The Kaaba.
That the free and liberated World fear Islam is not so strange. Islam is promoted by many priests who demand their faithful to kill in the name of religion, as explained in the Jihad verses in the Koran.
The tragedy is not that the Western based civilized society fear Islam. The tragedy is that people who have been freed from the yoke of paganism in various forms give up their faith in Jesus.
We mock and ridicule Him, and bow down and defend wicked religions like Islam. Those who bows down to the black stone in Mecca will have to pay a heavy price when the Messiah returns.