The riots and murders around the world are designed to intimidate the West into discarding the freedom of speech, and so it is not surprising that Islamic supremacists have used the opportunity to try to connect every freedom fighter they can (including me) to the film. In "Islamists Seek to Settle Score by Framing Filmmaker," by Eric Allen Bell in FrontPage, September 20, the filmmaker details how Islamic supremacists have threatened and blamed him for the Muhammad movie that is being used as a pretext for their latest offensive against the freedom of speech:
if there was one historical figure that just simply could not be
lampooned? I’m not talking about a George Orwell book now. I’m talking
about reality. What if people in the free world, who had the right to
free speech, would not dare lampoon this figure, because so many people
on the planet had become brainwashed into thinking he was a “prophet”?
Maybe this seems just too mind-numblingly absurd to even entertain, but
what if – what if the fear that these people would be offended, and then
hurt you, or kill you, kept everyone silent – kept everyone afraid to
poke fun at the imaginary holy man and to shudder in fear at the thought
of exercising their right to free speech?
Is there even a word for something so absurd, so incredibly
ridiculous? In fact there is. It is called being “Sharia-compliant.”
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2012: “Sharia and the Constitution”
was the name of the panel I was speaking on the night before, in Orange
County, California. I spent the night at a motel and got on to the
freeway for a long drive home, after the traffic had let up.
A friend called and we started to discuss how the event had gone the
night before. “It had gone well, but we should be speaking to much
bigger audiences,” I said. “What’s it going to take?” she asked.
“Seriously, what’s it going to take for people in America to realize
that we aren’t all paranoid nutcases for pointing out that political
Islam is at war with us and on the rise?”
I thought about this and answered:
Hate to say it, but probably another 9/11.
And come to think of it, Egypt has about enough rope to hang itself
with, having elected a terrorist organization – The Muslim Brotherhood
– to run their country. Sooner or later, the other shoe is going to
drop, and when it does, perhaps people will rise from their slumber.
It’s just a matter of time before the Islamists in Egypt go off their
meds and start demanding the usual death to America kind of stuff.
There was an uneasy moment of laughter, followed by a mutual realization that this was probably indeed true.
When I got off at my exit in Los Angeles, I said goodbye and we hung
up. I turned on a talk radio program and listened, when I heard someone
say that Islamic protesters were storming the embassy in Egypt. Muslim
men had scaled the sides of the embassy and broken in. Crowds shook
their fists yelling, “Death to America!” There was rioting. I turned
up the volume. This was turning into one of those days where it just
sucks to be right. Everything I had been saying was going to happen as
the result of the “Arab Spring” was beginning to happen. Then things
took an even worse turn, as the radio voice said, “… protesting an
anti-Islam filmmaker in Los Angeles…” Uh-oh.
I am the only filmmaker I know of in Southern California who is known
for expressing views which are critical of Islamic law. Maybe there
were other filmmakers who were opposed to political Islam as well, but I
was the only one writing articles about it, going onto the radio,
television and speaking out at public events. This could not be good.
When I got home, I sat down in front of the computer to try to find
out more about what was going on. The media was claiming that a YouTube
video called “The Innocence of Muslims” had sparked all of this rage.
So I found the video on YouTube.
It didn’t (yet) have that many views. The production quality was
dismally awful. The storyline was incoherent and it promised to be a
“trailer” for an upcoming Hollywood film. There is a saying in
Hollywood that showbiz is about 90 percent delusion. Still, there is no
way any Hollywood studio would be connected to something like this.
The news went on to say the “film” was made either by an
Israeli-American or a Coptic Christian. This was about the time my
bullshit detector went off. How convenient, I thought, for the
Islamists in Egypt – especially given that this cheesy video had been up
on YouTube already for several weeks, at least. Clearly, this “film
mocking the prophet” was being used as a false pretext for a newly
emboldened Islamist movement to strike at an American target at an
appointed time – the anniversary of 9/11.
And then Libya was hit, and the rest is history – history still very much in the making.
The real filmmaker was soon identified as a man calling himself “Sam
Bacile.” I received phone calls from members of the press asking me if I
was Sam Bacile. I said no. They asked if I had heard of him. I had
not. And no one in the Western media printed anything about me as being
in any way connected to this project. By now, most reporters I’ve
spoken to know that when it comes to speaking out against political
Islam, I don’t hold back. And if I had made a movie that was critical
of Mohammed, I’d have said so. I’m not opposed to “mocking the
prophet.” I’m opposed to making bad movies.
Since I first called out the blog LoonWatch.com as being a “terrorist spin-control network” I have made a few enemies. I also exposed the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro
for their many lies and terrorist ties. Websites have gone up that
list my personal information, smear my character, give out my home
address and declare that I am the enemy of Islam. It took me nine weeks
to get one of these removed from Facebook, and the rest came down by
legal action. Many of my articles target the Muslim Brotherhood in America. So I can’t say I was all that surprised when this photo surfaced on Facebook:
I have received death threats from Muslims before. I even published a handful of them in my last article, “The True Face of Facebook.” But nothing could have prepared me for what was about to come.
I was suddenly being hit with wave after wave of death threats from
members of the Religion of Peace. I’ve taken the liberty to publish a
few of them for you below, complete with the name of each person who is
threatening me and a link to their Facebook account.
As of the time that this article was published, Facebook continues to
receive countless complaints about the death threats, but refuses to
take any action whatsoever. After all, that might be offensive to
Muslims. Instead, Facebook once again locked me out of my own account.
Now this could just be a coincidence, that this publicly traded
company has blocked my account the very moment an international
newspaper, The Guardian UK (hard-Left turn ahead), released an article,
smearing the entire counter-jihad movement as paranoid lunatics. This
article did of course point out that I was reaching hundreds of
thousands of people per week on Facebook with criticisms of political
So, I submit for your review, some of the love letters I have recently received from the Religion of Peace:
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