A Movie about Muhammad: An Idea whose Time Has Come.
by Ali Sina
I started writing about Islam in 1998. When I read the Quran and the life of Muhammad it became clear to me that the world is in danger. Islam is a threat to mankind and this threat will not end until we all surrender to a global tyranny ruled under Sharia – the most draconian law since Hammurabi. Never underestimate the power of stupid people motivated zealotry.
When I started my campaign, the Internet was new and apart from AnsweringIslam.org, and Ibn Warraq’s few articles on ISIS, there were no other sources of truthful information about Islam online. There were also pundits like Dr. Daniel Pipes who wrote about “Islamism.” They conveyed the message that the problem is not Islam per se, but a tiny minority of radicalized extremists.
That sounded to me like shadow boxing. I grew up in the Muslim world and never had heard the word “Islamism,” unless in a pejorative way to discredit the zealots. I knew that categorizing Muslims between moderates and radicals is misleading. In the words of Erdogan, Turkey’s Prime Minister, “These descriptions are very ugly. They are offensive and an insult to our religion. There is no moderate or immoderate Islam. Islam is Islam and that’s it.”
Radicalism is only pure Islam. Islamic terrorism is a symptom. The disease is Islam. My message was not politically correct. Although many people read my articles, I was dismissed by the mainstream media as one on the fringe.
However, truth is obstinate. That message spread and many ex-Muslims such as Wafa Sultan, Ayan Hirshi Ali, Nonie Darwish and others started echoing it. Today, there are thousands of blogs and sites on the Internet delivering that very politically incorrect message. I am elated to see so many non-Muslims have joined this crusade. My special thanks go to Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller for raising the awareness of millions of people, and of course to Geert Wilders for elevating the discussion about Islam to political sphere. I can’t hide my satisfaction of what has been achieved in such a short time. The trickle has turned into a torrent. It is now unstoppable.
But the mission is not accomplished. In the first year of this century, I predicted that Islam will be eradicated in our own lifetime. On the surface, it appears that it has become stronger. Secular despots in Islamic countries are being replaced by extremist Muslims. But don’t let appearances deceive you. This is a necessary step in the de-Islamization of the world. Muslims must first taste the bitterness of Islam before they spit it out for good. This process has already happened in Iran. If given freedom, Iran will be the only country today that will renounce Islam. In the land of Cyrus the Great, the illusion of Islam is all but waned. Other Islamic countries need to go through the same cleansing process. They are just three decades behind.
To get rid of Islam we need to reveal the truth about it. The Internet was godsend to critics of Islam. However, sites that are critical of Islam are blocked in Islamic countries and even if they were not, the great majority of Muslims don’t read. We need to get our message to the masses.
Masses watch movies. If a picture is worth a thousand words, what is the worth of a motion picture? We need to make a motion picture about Muhammad – a biopic that reveals the details of his life. The Devil is in the details.
The true story of Muhammad is untold. It is available in the books of Siras. But those are voluminous books. Combined, they are thousands of pages. I read them all and have condensed them in a script. This biopic starts with Muhammad’s childhood. Like all tyrants and psychopaths of history, he had a loveless childhood. This is crucial to understand his psychology and his ruthlessness in his later years.
The movie shows Muhammad’s raids, plunders, massacres, rapes, assassinations and other crimes. A small subtitle in the lower right corner of each scene will give reference to the source of the story. This movie is entirely factual. Wherever possible, I copied the Quran, the Sira and the Hadith verbatim. It is a riveting story. Truth about Muhammad is more shocking than fiction.
The world does not know Islam. What is known is a watered down and euphemized version of it that has no bases in reality. The truth is that Muhammad was a cult leader, much like Jim Jones, Shoko Asahara and Charles Manson. Unlike them he succeeded because there was no central power in the seventh century Arabia to stop him.
The other good news is that I have been promised a substantial angel financing. I have been daydreaming about this movie for ten years. It was this promise that prompted me into action. I put everything aside for five months, read everything I could about my protagonist, selected the most salient episodes and wrote the script.
The seed is now sown. Now it’s time to nurture it. What I need is an experienced executive producer, someone who shares my values, to make it happen with professionalism and missionary zeal.
I am not thinking of a high budget movie, but given the subject matter, it can become one of the most seen motion pictures ever. (Recall Danish cartoons?) There are hundreds of millions of people all over the world who fear their freedom is under attack. They will be our primary viewers, as well as promoters.
I don’t think this movie will require much investment on promotion. People in the movie industry know that nearly half of the budget of a film is spent on advertising and on marketing. We won’t need any of that. We have an army of millions strong who will promote this movie for free.
Just as the Internet allowed us to spread our message to millions of people, with this movie we can spread the same message to hundreds of millions. When the world discovers the truth about Muhammad, Islam’s days will be numbered. I have led thousands of Muslims out of Islam. I know truth sets people free.
New technology allows us to hide the identity of the actors. And we can distribute worldwide, even in Islamic countries. These would have been impossible a few years ago.
My interest in making this movie is not financial. I want truth be known. However, given the controversy and the buzz that such a movie will necessarily generate, and the fact that it is an untold and fascinating story about the most influential man in history, I can foresee a huge return on the investment. When I know about the budget and the legalities are in place, I will give a chance to those who might be interested, to invest in this project. If you have questions you can email me to faithfreedom2 at gmail.com. In the subject boxplease write Movie Investment.
Although this biopic is about Muhammad, its focus is on his victims. I have given a face to his forgotten victims. I cried when reading their stories and I want the world to cry remembering them.
Truth will set mankind free. A movie is the fastest way to spread the truth.
Ali Sina is the founder of Faithfreedom.org, from which this piece is reprinted with permission.