President Obama and the Clinton State Department may be struggling with how to react to the still unfolding developments that led to incursions on the American embassies in Egypt and Libya and the subsequent killing of 4 Americans working at the Libyan embassy but most Americans are not struggling with their own reaction to those events. Unlike the State Department’s initial condemnation of free speech by those who are not fundamental Islamic extremists, most Americans have a problem with the terrorist mentality and the terrorists who are free to invade sovereign U.S. territory to shred our flag and kill our citizens. So today, I have decided to exercise my freedom of speech and present to you a copy of the movie trailer which is said to have triggered the vicious crowds involved in the horrific events of the last day in Egypt and Libya.
The trailer promoted a movie called “Innocence of Muslims”, a film so cheesy and childish, that its quality alone should be enough to offend the senses of anyone with an ounce of taste. The trailer and movie were made by Sam Bacile, an inconsequential an apparently brainless, but wealthy Israeli-American real estate broker who lives in California. Bacile posted the trailer on Youtube where under normal circumstances, it would have gone largely unnoticed by most citizens of the world, but it was not missed by Islamic fundamentalist who used the film as an excuse to set the stage for what we are now learning was a planned attack on at least the U.S. Embassy in Libya on the 11th anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks on our nation.
To be clear, I am not offering an opinion of the film’s message which is that Islam and it’s God, Mohammed are evil and blood thirsty animals with one purpose and one purpose only… to kill non-Muslims. Personally, I believe that there exist some extremist elements who bastardize Islam and use it as a reason to promote hatred of non-Muslims and even the death of non-Muslims. However, there is a distinction between those who practice their faith under such hate-based interpretations of it and those who don’t. The ones who do adhere to such violent interpretations are terrorists. They are the enemy of not just America, but of all freedom loving people of all faiths, including the majority of Muslims worldwide who do not share the extremist practices and more violent teachings of the Koran. So my presentation of Sam Balice’s trashy and truly stupid movie trailer, is not an attempt to condone the movie. In fact, posting it is not something I am comfortable with. But I post it because I believe it is very important for the world to understand what supposedly played a part in the murder of four Americans, including the first American Ambassador to be killed on foreign soil in nearly 4 decades.
After seeing this trailer and realizing how truly ridiculous and childish it is, one can’t help but be bewildered by how anyone could take it seriously. Yet this trailer was the excuse used for killing people. So I believe it is important for people to see it. I also firmly believe that as Americans, we have a responsibility here. The extremists behind the violence perpetrated upon the U.S. yesterday claim their actions were a be reaction to the film and its ugly portrayal of Islam and Mohammed. If true, then we have a responsibility for everyone, everywhere to see what was behind their actions. Furthermore, the terrorist need to know that their actions achieved an effect e exact opposite of the one they wanted. Instead of complying to their wishes and denouncing the film and pulling the plug on, let it be known that their actions have defeated their purposes and exposed even more people to the film and its message than would have been originally exposed to it had they respected freedom of speech and not resorted to violence.
I show this trailer to also point out how terribly ironic the Islamic extremist are.
Their killing of Americans in protest of the film happens to actually gives the film’s message some credence. At the very end of the clip, the embarrassingly incompetent actor portraying Mohammed states “Every non-Muslim is an infidel. Their land, their women, their children, are our spoils”. These remarks are made as the buffoon repeating them wears a blood splattered garb and swings a sword, all to convey the filmmaker’s message that Islam is driven by the desire to kill all Christians and Jews. Ironically, after carrying out yesterday’s attacks, the Islamic extremists behind those attacks actually did a good job at making it harder for people to believe that the film’s portrayal of Islam is actually wrong.
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