Groups Planning Worldwide ‘Innocence Of Muslims’ Screening Tour

The worst idea ever, or the best idea ever? Could the Innocence of Muslims be so awful that it’s good? The Atlantic Wire writes:

For the most part, the West has been spared the kind of turbulent protests rocking the Muslim world in recent days, but that soon could change as anti-Islam groups threaten to screen the film Innocence of Muslims in the U.S., Canada and Germany. In a strange jumble of events, the provocative idea appears to have originated from the German far-right political party Pro Deutschland, assisted by Florida pastor Terry Jones and taken up by a Canadian Hindu advocacy group, in a move that will likely test the respective countries’ commitment to freedom of speech.

On Tuesday…the Pro Deutschland party announced plans to screen the incendiary film in a Muslim neighborhood in Berlin later this year. “We plan to show the trailer of the film at a public screening in a mainly Muslim area of Berlin on the first or second weekend of November and then, in a nearby cinema or suitable venue, screen the entire movie,” said Lars Seidensticker, chairman of the party’s state faction in Berlin.

Meanwhile, in Canada, The Toronto Star reports that a self-described “grassroots Canadian organization” called Canadian Hindu Advocacy plans on arranging screenings of the film in cities across the country as well, and potentially in the U.S.

 

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  • Matt Staggs

    Plan 9 from Mecca?

  • Just Wondrin

    These people, who are trying to cash in on this, are putting the soldiers who are in Afghanistan and the Middle East, in danger! The soldiers are there, where the Muslims these people are insulting, live. The soldiers are being attacked by the Afghanis and other residents of the Middle East, in increasing numbers, while the pigs who made the video and the hatemongers who are planning the “tour” are safely far away from violence they incited.
    Don’t be surprised if the money behind the video is close to Karl Rove or other Republican operatives to get things stirred up just before the election. Reagan profited from Iranian dissidents taking hostages, in that his minions met with the Iranians before the election, and surprise, surprise, the hostages were released just after his inauguration.
    False flag provocation, anyone?

    • lifobryan

      I’m fairly convinced Rove’s fingerprints are on this somewhere.

    • lifobryan

      I’m fairly convinced Rove’s fingerprints are on this somewhere.

    • Ahem

       OR maybe, just maybe it’s a challenge to Islam as a whole since riots stretched from Asia to Africa over this, that it’s time for Muslims to show more restrains when it comes to dumb movies mocking them and stop proving their hypocritical religious beliefs the film shows in the first place.

    • Ahem

       OR maybe, just maybe it’s a challenge to Islam as a whole since riots stretched from Asia to Africa over this, that it’s time for Muslims to show more restrains when it comes to dumb movies mocking them and stop proving their hypocritical religious beliefs the film shows in the first place.

    • coiled embrace

      If you’re in the military, you’re already in danger.

    • coiled embrace

      If you’re in the military, you’re already in danger.

    • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

       > putting the soldiers who are in Afghanistan and the Middle East, in danger!

      no
      the 11 years of unrelenting military aggression is putting everyone in danger
      the film is a shiny object
      used to divert your attention from the facts

      > Don’t be surprised if the money behind the video is close to
      Karl Rove or other Republican operatives

      it’s closer to the CIA than those clowns

    • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

       > putting the soldiers who are in Afghanistan and the Middle East, in danger!

      no
      the 11 years of unrelenting military aggression is putting everyone in danger
      the film is a shiny object
      used to divert your attention from the facts

      > Don’t be surprised if the money behind the video is close to
      Karl Rove or other Republican operatives

      it’s closer to the CIA than those clowns

    • rtb61

       Religious intolerance must never ever be tolerated. It must be fought at every turn and far better by mocking then as those that had to do with force of arms in the past.
      Freedom of speech came about directly as a challenge to religions, the ability to criticise religions and to ensure religions had no legal rights over citizens in a secular democracy.
      One of the first steps of forcing religion upon people is to get be to acknowledge the mores of a religion under threat of violence.
      How safe do you feel publicly mocking certain religions, if you feel in any way unsafe, then that is as a direct result of the criminal threats of violence. This is stuff to go to war over, just as it was in the past, so it will be in the future unless we strive to extinguish religious intolerance before it gets out of control.
      Under democratic secularism the film is no import, of no value. Under religious intolerance it is a threat to those who gain power via that religion and those people are always a threat to democracy.

    • rtb61

       Religious intolerance must never ever be tolerated. It must be fought at every turn and far better by mocking then as those that had to do with force of arms in the past.
      Freedom of speech came about directly as a challenge to religions, the ability to criticise religions and to ensure religions had no legal rights over citizens in a secular democracy.
      One of the first steps of forcing religion upon people is to get be to acknowledge the mores of a religion under threat of violence.
      How safe do you feel publicly mocking certain religions, if you feel in any way unsafe, then that is as a direct result of the criminal threats of violence. This is stuff to go to war over, just as it was in the past, so it will be in the future unless we strive to extinguish religious intolerance before it gets out of control.
      Under democratic secularism the film is no import, of no value. Under religious intolerance it is a threat to those who gain power via that religion and those people are always a threat to democracy.

  • Falselion

    I’ve seen pre-school plays with better acting and directing than this film.

  • Ahem

    Damn right!  Muslims live to be offended without any apologies for murdering people in retaliation for mere criticism, now that’s appalling.   All religions face scrutiny, there should be no exception for Islam.

    • http://twitter.com/MickMacAteer Mick

      You mean in retaliation for more than 10 years of suffering invasion, genocide, drone strikes and more.

      Regardless of your opinion on 9/11 and the War on Terror, the retaliation on the part of the west has gone well past extreme. Over 1 million civilian “casualties” and rising, no wonder the proverbial camels back has been broken.

      • Ahem

        How the hell does a mock film attacking religious views has anything to do with any of this??  I never expressed my views on 9/11, and trust me in no favor of fucking wars or retarded lunatics feeling self righteous and murdering others over a fucking pencil sketch. 

      • Ahem

        How the hell does a mock film attacking religious views has anything to do with any of this??  I never expressed my views on 9/11, and trust me in no favor of fucking wars or retarded lunatics feeling self righteous and murdering others over a fucking pencil sketch. 

        • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/SDGHYKRODBXAIPWTZPPUUMCOAI Ray

           I think the point Mick was making was lost on you.  The Middle East has been occupied and slaughtered by the West for over 10 years now.  Perhaps this is the real – and more plausible – reason for the violent reaction to this stupid film. 

          • Anarchy Pony

            10 years directly, 60 years indirectly

          • Ahem

            I think the point of this terrible film was also lost on you, it’s clearly deliberately bad because the maker knows the gravity of the outcome, it’s simply a challenge to barbaric ways of Muslim groups reacting to mere right to criticism every other religion faces.  Since these riots stretched (look this up and inform yourself) from Asian to Africa over this, clearly American war in middle east wasn’t main front of the debate.

          • Ahem

            I think the point of this terrible film was also lost on you, it’s clearly deliberately bad because the maker knows the gravity of the outcome, it’s simply a challenge to barbaric ways of Muslim groups reacting to mere right to criticism every other religion faces.  Since these riots stretched (look this up and inform yourself) from Asian to Africa over this, clearly American war in middle east wasn’t main front of the debate.

        • Mal

           You cant say “retarded” any more. You need to say “mentally challenged” self righteous, murdering lunatics…or I’ll call for JIHAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Ahem

         I also don’t understand how a political and corrupt war staged by your country (assuming you’re from US, I’m not) which I know most civilians, American and global were opposed to, justifies violent riots and killings from CIVILIANS of multiple continents behaving like god damn babies over one dude’s opinion.  Human hypocrisy at its best.

      • Ahem

         I also don’t understand how a political and corrupt war staged by your country (assuming you’re from US, I’m not) which I know most civilians, American and global were opposed to, justifies violent riots and killings from CIVILIANS of multiple continents behaving like god damn babies over one dude’s opinion.  Human hypocrisy at its best.

  • lifobryan

    Hmmmm …. sounds like a good opportunity to resurrect MST3K

  • Anarchy Pony

    Am I the only one who would be disappointed if this doesn’t end in fire?

  • Anarchy Pony

    Am I the only one who would be disappointed if this doesn’t end in fire?

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/SDGHYKRODBXAIPWTZPPUUMCOAI Ray

       fire…good?

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/SDGHYKRODBXAIPWTZPPUUMCOAI Ray

       fire…good?

  • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

    maybe the Muslims could make a movie about the Jesus having a threesome
    and see how that goes over
    maybe we could turn this into a movie war
    after all
    there’s no way Arabs could be pissed at 11 years of non-stop military aggression

    • http://www.facebook.com/rukhsar.amin.165 Rukhsar Amin

      We believe in Jesus too… AS an american I was disgusted by this and as a Muslim I could not fathom the amount of ignorance the director has.

  • BrendanBabbage

    Come ON…

    I’m rabidly for “Free Speech” but these people should be PUNISHED…

    And I mean the Jews/Israel behind it.  I believe NONE of the WhiteWash to say it’s anything other than them.

    $5 million to make THAT movie…  That’s a crime against Cinema.  Even the latest abortion on a stick, the “Star Trek” treatment of “Conan” is better…  Even legendary cool movies (by my bad taste) like “DeathStalker” were filmed for less…

    I say Jews/Israel should be fined $40 million – say a Day’s USA contribution or a week’s of the “Kosher Tax”…  And money should be used to make a “Good, Bad Mohamed Movie”…  With today’s technology they could do a “300″ style cool movie, $30 mil for the film/distribution, $10 million to have the one-shot actors paid and hiding on an island somewhere for a while…

    But like get a big Lou Ferrignio type guy, give him a bad red hair dye job, a silicone “Mole” on his back for “Seal of prophethood”.  Tons of muscular bloody fighting.  Gory executions.  Empty a strip club or two so tons of luscious dancer bodies in belly-dance clothing to be “Wives” and tons of “Prophetic Dictation”…  Uh… Well for Ayesha recruit from the “Toddlers in Tiaras” cast but she has a less revealing outfit and her “big scene” is off camera, obviously…

    But tons of cool action, have it be an exaggerated re-telling of the legend.  Like when he’s destroying the Idols in the Kaaba a crazed negroid with filed teeth who’s a “Priest” of one of them grabs his reptile like idol and prays to it.  It then transforms into a huge Godzilla like lizard monster and starts eating/trampling people.  Mohamed grabs two ropes with grappling hooks on the ends and twirls them with superhuman strength.  They launch and hit the beast in the eyes.  It bellows in pain and lurches back.  The force sends Mohamed into the air and he pulls out and axe and slashes the beast that roars and screams and spurts thousands of gallons of blood all over ancient Mecca!

    To tribute old “Pirate” movies he then breaks his fall by slashing down the beast’s belly with his sword, unleashing another torrent of blood and guts!  The monster then fades to nothingness, minus the flood of blood, and is a shattered idol.  Before he can despair Mohamed grabs a spear and impales the shaman, lifting him high as he struggles and screams.

    Mohamed proclaims;  “Raarrr   Raaaarrrrggg.  RRRRAAARRRGGGHHH!!!!   I shall DESTROY all the Idols!!!”

    See, I’m not for hurting Muslims unfairly or anything.  But this movie is disgusting.  If people have to riot and die and kill, let it be for a GOOD bad movie, like Guccione’s Caligula….

    • Andrew

      You reject the evidence that Coptic and evangelical Christians were behind it, yet you swallow whole the $5 million number.  Interestingly, that’s exactly Nakoula’s story.  I think you’re stuck in an antisemitic reality tunnel.

      • BrendanBabbage

         Well…

        Mmmaybe “the Jews/Israel” shouldn’t have used “Hallp us!  Hallllp us!  AnitiSemitism!  Haaalllp us!” to silence any/all criticism for decades.  They rang the anti-semite alarm bell till it broke and fell off the hinges.  WW2 is a lifetime ago, the bad old Nazis will join “Pirates”, “Huns”, “Barbarians” etc. as cool action figures/fictional characters.

        And all we’ll remember Jews about is dominating television, messing up world finances and world peace.  And reminding everyone they’ve been hated through history.

        Really, Disinfo is about people QUESTIONING the Media.  I’d like to see the dig up all the stuff Jews/Israel DID produce to hurt/harass muslims, including through Christian Proxies…?

        So, while I don’t care what religion a person chooses to say he beleieves and I guess if it is an old, established one the more the merrier…well I can be skeptical of media messages and say in my opinion they are behind it.

      • BrendanBabbage

         Well…

        Mmmaybe “the Jews/Israel” shouldn’t have used “Hallp us!  Hallllp us!  AnitiSemitism!  Haaalllp us!” to silence any/all criticism for decades.  They rang the anti-semite alarm bell till it broke and fell off the hinges.  WW2 is a lifetime ago, the bad old Nazis will join “Pirates”, “Huns”, “Barbarians” etc. as cool action figures/fictional characters.

        And all we’ll remember Jews about is dominating television, messing up world finances and world peace.  And reminding everyone they’ve been hated through history.

        Really, Disinfo is about people QUESTIONING the Media.  I’d like to see the dig up all the stuff Jews/Israel DID produce to hurt/harass muslims, including through Christian Proxies…?

        So, while I don’t care what religion a person chooses to say he beleieves and I guess if it is an old, established one the more the merrier…well I can be skeptical of media messages and say in my opinion they are behind it.

  • InAwe

    Just a little about the Canadian Hindu Advocacy Group: http://www.thegridto.com/city/people/ron-banerjee-canadian-hindu-advocacy-army-of-none/
    Spoiler Alert: The ‘head’ man is a bit coo-coo-crazy

  • InAwe

    Just a little about the Canadian Hindu Advocacy Group: http://www.thegridto.com/city/people/ron-banerjee-canadian-hindu-advocacy-army-of-none/
    Spoiler Alert: The ‘head’ man is a bit coo-coo-crazy

  • InAwe

    Just a little about the Canadian Hindu Advocacy Group: http://www.thegridto.com/city/people/ron-banerjee-canadian-hindu-advocacy-army-of-none/
    Spoiler Alert: The ‘head’ man is a bit coo-coo-crazy