2012 Director scared to destroy Islamic religious sites in film

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  1. TimTurner profile image73
    TimTurnerposted 8 years ago

    Very smart guy.  He destroys Christian religious sites in his film but fears destroying Islamic sites because he doesn't want a death sentence issued by Islamic clerics:  http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/movie-t … fatwa.html

    This is the first time I ever read a director publicly admitting this fear.

    Most religions use fear to subdue their followers but Islam takes it a step further.  It is now causing fear in non-Islamic believers .

    Very interesting!

    1. Sexy jonty profile image53
      Sexy jontyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      that's really sad

    2. theageofcake profile image67
      theageofcakeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I think in choosing to create a public discourse about the state of Islam, the director is presenting more of a threat to the religion than if he indiscriminately destroyed a monument in a superficial action movie.  This whole thing is actually a pretty smart political choice on his part, because in refusing to include the scene and then talking about it, he is able to single out the religion as corrupt without the fear of being personally accountable. 

      Technically, he hasn't committed any great injustice towards the Islamic faith - In fact, he's gone out of his way not to.  Instead he's letting everybody else do the talking without putting himself on the line.

      I gotta say, though, honestly I'm not entirely sure even Islamic extremists would ever target a useless Hollywood film director for showing the destruction of multiple competing religious symbols.  There is no overt anti-Islamic sentiment, and that is what scares these people.  People like Theo Van Gogh and Ayaan Hirsi Ali - who is still alive, by the way -  directly condemn the ideology and that is why they are individual enemies of the faith.  Emmerich just made a mindless disaster movie.

  2. dingdong profile image60
    dingdongposted 8 years ago

    Oh LOL!

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    sneakorocksolidposted 8 years ago

    I'll blow them up! No problem!

    1. Mark Knowles profile image60
      Mark Knowlesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah ! christian religionists ain't afraid a no moslem religionists. Any one see where that is going? sad

      Still one of 2 things will happen here:

      The christian religionists will go back to the good old days of burning witches. Or the muslim religionists will join the 21st century.

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        A Texanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Either way you'll still be boring!

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        sneakorocksolidposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        What!? I'll still blow them up no problem! You know we're talking about a movie? A movie, not the real thing! A movie!We're talking about a movie! Not the real thing! A movie!

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          Marc Salyerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Didn't some Canadians assisinate G.W.B. in a movie a few years ago?
          http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0853096/
          They didn't seem to mind.

          Remember that scene in Independence Day, granted they weren't religious monuments but they sure did blow up a bunch of important places in that movie. Also Armageddon, The Day After Tomorrow...Blew em' up real good!
          http://www.26list.com/?q=content/26-mos … nts-movies

      3. bill yon profile image73
        bill yonposted 8 years agoin reply to this
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    Madame Xposted 8 years ago

    Coward!

    1. kephrira profile image57
      kephriraposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I agree, he's probably scared of his own shadow.

      1. TimTurner profile image73
        TimTurnerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Well, Salmon Rushdie had to live the rest of his life in hiding after his Islamic death threat for The Satanic Verses.

        I wouldn't want to live a life like that.

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          Marc Salyerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Rushdie is still alive and gets an annual death threat from Iran every February 14.

          1. TimTurner profile image73
            TimTurnerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Right, but he lives in hiding and has for 10 or 15 years now.

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              Marc Salyerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              I'm not disagreeing with the premise but I believe Rushdie made an announcement that he "embraced" Islam and apologized for offending the Muslim world with his Satanic Verses. In 1998 Iran dropped the fatwa against him and he has been "out of hiding" since. But I'm sure he's sleeping with one eye open.

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                Denno66posted 8 years agoin reply to this

                I believe I would too if I were him.

              2. sabrebIade profile image62
                sabrebIadeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                He was married to Padma Lakshmi and dated Riya Sen and Pia Glenn.
                He has a hard life.

          2. Ron Montgomery profile image59
            Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Is Cat Stevens still chasing him?

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              Denno66posted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Only during a Full Moon.

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                Marc Salyerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                It's a Wild World

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          Madame Xposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Then why bother living at all if you're just going to bow down and lick some tyrant's boots

          1. TimTurner profile image73
            TimTurnerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Why bother living? lol

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              A Texanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Whats the saying a brave man dies but one death and a coward a 1000 deaths, yeah, why bother living?

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    Denno66posted 8 years ago

    So, there aren't any nutcase Christians out there that wouln't hunt him down for the destruction of Holy Shrines?

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      Madame Xposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Nah - you can't interchange religions at will you know smile

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        Denno66posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        That is SO true! ;p

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    sneakorocksolidposted 8 years ago

    I'd still blow them up.

    1. theageofcake profile image67
      theageofcakeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I probably would too.

  7. bill yon profile image73
    bill yonposted 8 years ago

    I wish the muslims would join the 21st century it sure would make life a lot easier.but I fear that they are mentally chained to islam and will not be able to free their minds from a man made religion just like a lot of us MAN CREATED relgion.MAN wrote the bible and man wrote the koran.Once people sit down and really think about that,then maybe just maybe we can move forward and live in peace.but that ain't gonna happen.if the director is scared than he shouldn't have put them in there in the first place.hell stop making movies with muslims stuff in it,and you wouldn't have that problem,and if you did that muslims would protest saying you're not making movies with muslims in it so I say destroy the stuff because its just a movie and even the most extreme muslim should know the difference between fantasy and real life.

  8. optimus grimlock profile image59
    optimus grimlockposted 8 years ago

    I heard that to and thought it was nuts. Rolin emeric was scared like a lil ......! Its stuff like this that allow the terrorist to win, its really sad. It was a good movie to!

 
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