From Saudi Arabian Al-Arabiya TV, a column noting that ill-educated and excitable Muslims have once again risen to the bait. A stupid film that apparently isn’t even made yet – its producers are still trying to raise funds to complete it – has gulled a population into damaging itself by providing more examples for the Islamophobes to point to and say, “See! We told you!” And this time, they’d be right.
The author goes on to note that the filmmaker, now identified as Nakoula B Nakoula, of Egyptian Coptic origin, has managed an own-goal, too. He’s provided examples for the extremist fringe of Islam with examples of why they should hate the Copts. Oh, and of course, here’re new reasons to hate Americans because even odious speech is protected by their Constitution.
So, ‘congratulations’ to the filmmakers for managing to throw fuel on a fire that burns so hot that everyone within thousands of miles of it gets burned.
The truth is Muslims are guilty!
Faisal J. Abbas
The only thing that was funny about “Innocence of Muslims,” the controversial film that mocked Prophet Mohammed and may have caused inflamed mobs to attack U.S. missions in Egypt and Libya, was its title!
“Innocence of Muslims”… Are you kidding me?
How could we – Muslims – be “innocent” when we have allowed some dodgy film-maker by the name of Nakoula Basseley Nakoula to be taken seriously?
Thanks to us, this man – who has reportedly been convicted of financial crimes and is believed to have directed the film under the alias ‘Sam Bacile’ – is now under protective-watch of the Los Angeles Police Department.
Yes! All what was achieved by those of us who attacked the U.S. missions and those who killed Chris Stevens, the American ambassador in Libya, is that they helped turn Nakoula from a villain to a victim!
All he (Nakoula) has to do now is to play the “freedom of expression” card and watch himself transform into a “hero,” despite the hateful nature of his film.
Thanks to the reckless retaliation of some of us, the voices of the many peace-loving and kind-hearted Christian Copts (in Egypt, the U.S. and elsewhere), who have criticised Nakoula (a Copt residing in the U.S.) will now be lost in the details.
I note that the film is being cited as an ostensible reason for attacks on the British and German embassies in Sudan. Clearly, this is a matter of rabble rousing, pushing emotional buttons to strike out blindly at anyone or anything that annoys. That is the behavior of a child throwing a tantrum.