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September 13th, 2012
02:54 PM ET

New details emerge of anti-Islam film's mystery producer

By Moni Basu, CNN

(CNN) - Some time in the summer, a small theater in Los Angeles screened a movie to which hardly anyone came.

It was a clunky film filled with scenes in a desert and in tents. The characters were cartoonish; the dialogue gauche.

The actors who'd responded to a July 2011 casting call thought they were making an adventure film set 2,000 years ago called "Desert Warrior." That's how Backstage magazine and other acting publications described it.

The American-made movie, it turns out, was hardly an innocent Arabian Desert action flick.

Read the full story about the director behind the anti-Muslim film
- CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

Filed under: Islam • Movies

soundoff (109 Responses)
  1. Iqbal Khan

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uv_XSTI2lqM&w=640&h=360]

    September 14, 2012 at 10:05 pm |
  2. Atheism is Great for Kids and Grown-Ups Too!

    It's really best for all people including children to have an agnostic approach to god, and an atheistic approach to all religion. It keeps things simple for kids, and let's them be all that they can be. They just need to be taught that some things, like all religion, were just made up by salesmen and politicians from long ago**; and that other things, like god, we really don't know a damn thing about.

    Atheists have strong minds and don't need a religion. Sometimes, religious folk run and hide their misdeeds within their religion (and by doing so, they disserve society). Sometimes, religious folk are easily offended when someone mocks their make-believe characters – and, as we can see they can get really CRAZY!

    Religions are just big old evil clubs – each trying to out do each other and inspiring hate and division along the way (disguised as love).

    So instead of praying to make-believe people, get a good cup of tea and go on and sit down and collect your damn thoughts. My goodness.

    ** (yes, charlatan spam started long before the Bible; what would make your think it hadn't?)

    mama kindless

    September 14, 2012 at 4:39 pm |
    • Mark From Middle River

      Wow, and some times there are Atheist tend to lose their mind in just the same Taliban'ish manner when other points of views dare to be voiced.

      Instead of listening to people who want to divide society on both sides, turn them off and turn them out and find ways to co-exist.

      September 15, 2012 at 1:42 am |
  3. Kebos

    I am protesting this movie too!!! But only because the acting is horrible!!!!!!!!

    September 14, 2012 at 4:39 pm |
  4. AvdBerg

    The latest outrage by Muslims has nothing to do with the anti-Islam film but rather the unrest and attacks on US Embassies is a culmination of the rising tensions and deep-rooted hatred amongst civilizations in a divided world (Matthew 12:25,26). For a better understanding of the history of Islam and the Middle East we invite you to read the articles ‘World History and Developments in the Middle East’, ‘Clash of Civilizations’ and ‘CNN Belief Blog – Sign of the Times’, listed on our website http://www.aworlddeceived.ca

    All of the other pages and articles listed on our website explain how and by whom this whole world has been deceived as confirmed in Revelation 12:9.

    September 14, 2012 at 4:02 pm |
    • TROLL ALERT

      This poster is a TROLL on this blog, they have been proven LIARS over and over again – and they are only here to sell their book to support their cult. Click the report abuse link to get rid of this TROLL!

      September 14, 2012 at 4:02 pm |
  5. Christianity source of Christianfilthyracism.

    Only by Christianity absurdity of a Christian, Christian and pagan. Filthy Christian Captain Crunch dog. Filthy pagan islam pig dog. Filthy Randy Jackson dog. Filthy hebrew national pig dog. no dogs! who let them be out? Quran means nothing else but path of triple abdullah absolute quantified. please visit ahmadinebinpaid.com/blog.html and click on word Choice to open file. But turn virus protection off before.

    September 14, 2012 at 1:16 pm |
  6. AvdBerg

    The latest outrage by Muslims has nothing to do with a small film but rather the unrest and attacks on US Embassies is a culmination of the rising tensions and deep-rooted hatred amongst civilizations in a divided world (Matthew 12:25,26). For a better understanding of the history of Islam and the Middle East we invite you to read the articles ‘World History and Developments in the Middle East’, ‘Clash of Civilizations’ and ‘CNN Belief Blog – Sign of the Times’, listed on our website http://www.aworlddeceived.ca

    All of the other pages and articles listed on our website explain how and by whom this whole world has been deceived as confirmed in Revelation 12:9.

    September 14, 2012 at 8:28 am |
    • mama kindless

      Revelation?? Everyone knows whoever wrote that was high as a kite. Evidently it was St. John the Opium Addict.

      September 14, 2012 at 10:19 am |
    • hinduism source of hindufilthyracism.

      To know causes of mayhem among humanity, handy work of hindu Jew's, criminal self centered, denier of truth absolute and thir hinduism, fabrication, hindu Mithra ism pagan savior ism, labeled as Christianity, please visit http://www.limitisthetruth.com/blog.html and click on word Choice to open file.

      September 14, 2012 at 11:43 am |
  7. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer changes things.

    September 14, 2012 at 5:08 am |
    • And just in case you're not sure what to pray for....

      Prayer for the Conversion of Unbelievers by St. Francis Xavier

      O God, the everlasting Creator of all things, remember that the souls of unbelievers were made by Thee and formed in Thine own image and likeness. Remember that Jesus, Thy Son, endured a most bitter death for their salvation. Permit not, I beseech Thee, O Lord, that Thy Son should be any longer despised by unbelievers, but do Thous graciously accept the prayers of holy men and of the Church, the Spouse of Thy most holy Son, and be mindful of Thy mercy. Forget their idolatry and unbelief, and grant that they too may some day know Him Thou has sent, even the Lord Jesus Christ, who is our Salvation, our Life and Resurrection, by whom we have been saved and delivered, to whom be glory for endless ages. Amen.

      September 14, 2012 at 9:02 am |
    • Imam Al bukhari Hussen Achmedijbanjan

      I pray for parties with young girls and boooz everyday five times a day. Do you??

      September 14, 2012 at 9:15 am |
    • hal 9000

      I'm sorry "Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things", but you assertions regarding atheism and prayer are unfounded. I see that you repeat these unfounded statements with high frequency. Perhaps the following book might help you overcome this problem:

      I'm Told I Have Dementia: What You Can Do... Who You Can Turn to...
      by the Alzheimer's Disease Society

      September 14, 2012 at 10:19 am |
    • Jesus

      Prayer does not; you are such a LIAR. You have NO proof it changes anything! A great example of prayer proven not to work is the Christians in jail because prayer didn't work and their children died. For example: Susan Grady, who relied on prayer to heal her son. Nine-year-old Aaron Grady died and Susan Grady was arrested.

      An article in the Journal of Pediatrics examined the deaths of 172 children from families who relied upon faith healing from 1975 to 1995. They concluded that four out of five ill children, who died under the care of faith healers or being left to prayer only, would most likely have survived if they had received medical care.

      The statistical studies from the nineteenth century and the three CCU studies on prayer are quite consistent with the fact that humanity is wasting a huge amount of time on a procedure that simply doesn’t work. Nonetheless, faith in prayer is so pervasive and deeply rooted, you can be sure believers will continue to devise future studies in a desperate effort to confirm their beliefs!

      September 14, 2012 at 5:42 pm |
  8. Mario Diacono

    I believe that, if there is a true respect for the law in this country, the author of the movie, Mr. ImBacile, and people like Terry Jones, should be prosecuted for hate crimes.

    September 14, 2012 at 1:07 am |
    • Al Hussein

      But what of the Egyptians who caused the making of this filth?

      September 14, 2012 at 1:16 am |
    • ScottCA

      Parody is not a hate crime. Free speech trumps all other concerns. Parody is an invaluable tool of logic that allows us to reconsider even the most firmly held of beliefs.

      September 14, 2012 at 2:33 am |
  9. ScottCA

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RnhufDPbuM&w=640&h=360]

    September 14, 2012 at 12:43 am |
    • save the world and slap some sense into a christard today!

      Great bit. And spot on.

      September 14, 2012 at 1:33 pm |
  10. ScottCA

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8E1u9lQeAsY&w=640&h=360]

    September 14, 2012 at 12:42 am |
  11. ScottCA

    The only thing wrong with Islamic fundamentalism are the fundamentals of Islam.

    September 14, 2012 at 12:41 am |
  12. ScottCA

    The only thing wrong with Islamic fundamentalism is the fundamentals of Islam. – Sam Harris

    September 14, 2012 at 12:40 am |
  13. ScottCA

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCOQukCn0kg&w=640&h=360]

    September 14, 2012 at 12:40 am |
    • Iqbal Khan

      [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2_cjYg29Sc&w=640&h=360]

      September 14, 2012 at 10:18 pm |
  14. Reality

    And now presenting the background for the new film- Mo Man the Insignificant !!

    The historical Mohammed being an illiterate, womanizing, lust and greed-driven, warmongering, hallucinating Arab had embellishing/hallucinating/plagiarizing scribal biographers who not only added "angels" and flying chariots to the koran but also a militaristic agenda to support the plundering and looting of the lands of non-believers. The film depicts all of this with the lead actor being Scientologist Tom Cruise.

    Scenes shown in the film are the ma-ssacre in Mumbai, the as-sas-sinations of Bhutto and Theo Van Gogh, the conduct of the seven Muslim doctors in the UK, the 9/11 terrorists, the 24/7 Sunni suicide/roadside/market/mosque bombers, the 24/7 Shiite suicide/roadside/market/mosque bombers, the Islamic bombers of the trains in the UK and Spain, the Bali crazies, the Kenya crazies, the Pakistani “koranics”, the Palestine suicide bombers/rocketeers, the Lebanese nutcases, the Taliban nut jobs, the Ft. Hood follower of the koran, and the Filipino “koranics”.

    And who funds this film of muck and stench? The warmongering, Islamic, Shiite terror and torture theocracy of Iran.

    Current crises depicted at the end of the film:

    The Sunni-Shiite blood feud in Syria and Iraq as the warmongering, womanizing (11 wives), hallucinating founder appears floating away covered in a sea of prawns.

    September 14, 2012 at 12:06 am |
  15. Urafkntool

    Islam should be banned in any and all civilized nations. It's a "religion" of extremism, violence, r–a–p–e and murder

    September 13, 2012 at 11:55 pm |
  16. RR

    And now, heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeere's Muhammed!

    😈

    September 13, 2012 at 11:33 pm |
  17. Moslem Moron

    @ "Hindu....." you have posted enough garbage on this Belief board. Why do you want people to go and read more on your link? Bugger Off old chap.

    September 13, 2012 at 11:19 pm |
  18. Chad

    Why exactly do Muslims hate Jews so much (and by extension, the US who supports Israel)?

    What actually is behind this intractable hatred?

    Can someone explain why it is, that if all of the Muslims in the middle east destroyed all their weapons tomorrow, nothing would happen, but if all Israelis destroyed their weapons, that entire nation would be annihilated?

    why?

    September 13, 2012 at 11:17 pm |
  19. End Religion

    End religion now.

    September 13, 2012 at 11:03 pm |
    • Paul Schmidt

      Is Hillary Clinton right in saying, "The United States deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others?" Which beliefs? Are all the misogenist passages in the Qur'an off limit? How about all the sadistic ones about vicious punishments in eternal hell?

      September 13, 2012 at 11:13 pm |
  20. ScottCA

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfKLV6rmLxE&w=640&h=360]

    September 13, 2012 at 10:49 pm |
    • hinduism source of hindufilthyracism.

      Only by hinduism, absurdity of a hindu, ignorant. FOR CAUSE OF THIS CONFLICT AND OTHERS PLEASE VISIT http://www.limitisthetruth.com/blog.html

      September 13, 2012 at 10:57 pm |
    • hinduism source of hindufilthyracism.

      oh yea and our Muhammed, attaboy Muhammed!! was banging a six years old; it's written in that big a.s.s book; trust me fellas!!! visit my link, be sure to turn off virus protection program and click on Aisha.

      September 13, 2012 at 11:01 pm |
    • Hameed

      OMG!! OMG!! that link exploded on my computer. I can't get rid of Aisha from my mind. Thanks man!! Salem Aaulekun brother Alla U Akbur Muhameed!!!

      September 13, 2012 at 11:05 pm |
    • hinduism source of hindufilthyracism.

      visit my link for 8===>(_!_) let pleasure of Muhammed rock your computer!!

      September 13, 2012 at 11:09 pm |
    • ScottCA

      The only thing wrong with Islamic fundamentalism is the fundamentals of Islam.

      September 14, 2012 at 12:38 am |
    • Mike

      What is wrong with that picture? The book is testless, no heavenly color pictures.

      September 14, 2012 at 8:20 am |
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