In the wake of protests over Nakoula Basseley Nakoula’s Innocence of Muslims, two film-makers have revealed they are also planning movies depicting the prophet Muhammad.
The newspaper names the first film-maker as Mosab Hassan Yousef, a Palestinian who moved to Los Angeles several years ago. He told the LA Times he had already cast a “prominent Hollywood actor” in the title role of his $30m (£18.5m) film, titled simply Muhammad.
“My goal is to create this big mirror to show the Muslim world the true image of its leader,” Yousef says, adding that the film would feel similar to the Mel Gibson drama The Passion of the Christ. The film-maker was reportedly inspired to convert by the radical Egyptian Christian Zakaria Botros Henein, who has described Muhammad as a paedophile and buffoon and who may have also influenced the makers of Innocence of Muslims.
The second film-maker is named as Ali Sina, a Canadian atheist who was raised as a Muslim in Iran. He says he has secured $2m (£1.2m) for a film that will portray Muhammad as a cult leader in the style of David Koresh or Jim Jones. Sina hopes to shoot next year if he can raise an extra $8m. He has been planning his film for a decade but says it only recently became a possibility due to technical advances in film distribution.
Source: The Guardian
The Monty Python group said it was dangerous to make a movie about Muhammad. I believe they are right. When the British comedy team made the movie “Life of Brian” in 1979, they did have some cultural experience with religious people in the UK.
During last week Islamic hooliganism and violence, the Monty Python say “cultural Christians” should not make movies about Islam, because they can not fully understand the faith of Muslims.
Well and done.
Lets therefor be excited and wait for the movie of Mosab Hassan Yousef. He believed in “allah”, and call the “god” of the Arabs for a “terror god”. Today this former Hamas member has renounced Islam, and claim that Jesus is God and Messiah.
We surely have something exiting coming down the pipeline.
Written by Ivar