An anti-Muslim movie that is said to have led to the death of the US ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three other American officials may be a hoax.
After the movie was denounced by clerics in Egypt, hundreds of protesters descended upon the US Embassy in Cairo, with some shouting “We are all Osama.” Some of them wore Guy Fawkes masks as they spray painted graffiti. The American flag was taken town and tore up, and a black flag was put in its place with the saying “There is no god but Allah and Mohammed is his prophet.”
In Libya, an armed mob set the US consulate in Benghazi on fire. The ambassador – 52 year old Christopher Stevens – tried to evacuate the compound with his staff but a firefight ensued. A rocket took out his car and he died of smoke inhalation. Others were shot dead, including two marines.
Source: Daily Mail
Anti-Muslim Movie A Hoax?
The 15 minute trailer for the so-called film is almost immediately suspect when watching it. Take a look (warning – some content may be disturbing and not safe for work)
The first major sequence in the video is that of a Muslim mob setting a place on fire that is owned by Christians. A woman wearing a cross is stuck down in the street.
Then, at about 1:49 in, a man writes on a whiteboard: “MAN + X = BT” and “BT – X = MAN”. But he doesn’t say “BT”, he says “Islamic Terrorist,” which is clearly dubbed in (watch his mouth movements when he says it).
At 2:16 it’s a completely different environment (fake desert setting). At 2:53, the slightly dirty, bearded man says “His name is Mohammed.” Obvious to everyone that the line is dubbed over, and in somebody else’s voice. They don’t even try to clean it up.
At 4 minutes in, a woman tells a guy to “put your head between my thighs” so he’ll stop seeing the devil or something. Wow, does that really work? Then Mohammed names a donkey while Gandolf the White says he’ll make up a book for him, filled with false verses (hard to tell, but we guess this is also a dub). Be prepared to laugh at 6:30 when the guy says “The Koran is our Constitution!” in a horribly dubbed line.
There’s more funny stuff in there, but we’re tired of this “movie” already. So let’s talk about the film’s background.
Gawker reports that one of the actresses in the movie had no idea it was about Islam at all. Cindy Garcia from Bakersfield, California was told that the move, named “Desert Warriors,”, was about life in Egypt 2,000 years ago.
In the script and during the shooting, nothing indicated the controversial nature of the final product, now called Muslim Innocence. Muhammed wasn’t even called Muhammed; he was “Master George,” Garcia said. The words Muhammed were dubbed over in post-production, as were essentially all other offensive references to Islam and Muhammed.
The man responsible for the now-titled Muslim Innocence called himself Sam Bacile. Garcia said he called himself an Egyptian and he knew Arabic. (As one commenter pointed out: “Sam Bacile” is mighty close to “Imbecile”)
Again, From Gawker:
Bacile told reporters he’s an Israeli real estate developer living in California, and shot the film over three months in the summer of 2011 with $5 million put up by “100 Jewish donors.” But web and public record searches bring up no evidence of the supposed real estate mogul. The Israeli government told the Post they couldn’t find records Sam Bacile was a citizen.
The Atlantic’s Jeffery Goldberg spoke to a consultant on the movie named Steve Klein. Klein, who considers himself a “militant Christian activist,” said that Sam Bacile is just a pseudonym and that he’s not Jewish. It’s possible he’s connected with the Coptic Christians. Also, contrary to belief, the hated pastor Terry Jones is not involved with the film.
Not About The Movie At All?
Now, intelligence experts are suggesting that the Libyan attack was a planned, coordinated event. The attackers had rocket-propelled grenades, something you wouldn’t see among your average, every-day riot.
The attack is believed to have come in two waves. The first wave got inside of the compound, and a second wave penetrated a secure location inside the building. This development raises questions about how the attackers knew the location of that secure facility, sources say.
The fact that the event happened on September 11th, the 11th anniversary of the Twin Tower attacks, gives this theory weight. There’s also talk that the killings were revenge for the drone-killing of Abu Yahya al-Libi, a top al-Qaida member.