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September 14th, 2012
03:00 AM ET

Jewish groups mad about initial reports on anti-Islam film

By Lateef Mungin

(CNN) - Jewish groups are upset that the initial reporting about the anti-Islam movie known as "Innocence of Muslims" depicted the film as being financed by a group of Jewish donors.

The groups say the reporting was irresponsible and even dangerous.

"We are greatly concerned that this false notion that an Israeli Jew and 100 Jewish backers were behind the film now has legs and is gathering speed around the world," Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League said Thursday. "In an age where conspiracy theories, especially ones of an anti-Semitic nature, explode on the Internet in a matter of minutes, it is crucial for those news organizations who initially reported on his identity to correct the record."

The Simon Wiesenthal Center also blasted the early media coverage of the story.

The center said Thursday it is "deeply troubled that the project was initially falsely and widely depicted as a project of an American- Israeli and that the $5 million was raised by 100 Jews. We remain deeply worried that those initial media reports are being used by Islamist extremists to further fan the violent anti-Semitism that is a part of that sub-culture of hate."

The crude film has stirred violent protests in Egypt, Yemen, Tunisia, Morocco, Sudan, Iran, Iraq, Israel and the Palestinian territories. Mobs attacked the U.S. Consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi this week leaving the ambassador and three other Americans dead.

Initial reports including one in the Wall Street Journal that the filmmaker was a 52-year-old Israeli-American from California named Sam Bacile and that Jewish donors had financed his film.

In the Wall Street Journal report early this week, the filmmaker said the film "was a political effort to call attention to the hypocrisies of Islam."

On Thursday, multiple media agencies, including CNN, seemed to get closer to the true identity of the filmmaker and the financing for the troubling film.

Federal officials now believe the man behind the film is Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, who was convicted in 2009 of bank fraud. Media staked out the man's home Thursday and a friend said he is in hiding.

A production staff member who worked on the film told CNN that he believed the filmmaker was a Coptic Christian. The production staff member, who did not want to be identified, said when the two spoke on the phone during production, the filmmaker said he was in Alexandria, Egypt, raising money for the film. There has been a long history of animosity between Muslims and the minority Copts in Egypt.

Though the truth about the film's backing seems to be emerging, some say it took too long for reporters to begin investigating the filmmakers claims.

"There were at least seven obvious reasons that 100 Israeli Jews could not have been behind this crappy video," said Rob Eshman, editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles-based Jewish Journal. "Right from the beginning there were so many red flags and it is the media's job not to just parrot the story but to really find out if it is true."

The amateurish production of the film was one of the biggest clues that it could not be backed by millionaires of any faith, Eshman said.

"It looks like it was made with 29 dollars really," Eshman said. "In the grand scheme of things this is not a tragedy compared to the people who are losing their lives in Libya, but it could have led to more tragedies. The (initial) news that it was Jews behind the film should have never been reported in the first place – it feeds into people's prejudice."

- A. Hawkins

Filed under: Islam • Israel • Judaism

soundoff (896 Responses)
  1. alwolfgang

    What we need to do is get the person how mad the stupid movie,have hin paid for all the damage and make a law that if any body in the future that will make a movie about any religion will have to be aprove by a group of all religion fist to see is if will offend any body,also this stupid person will start WWIII and we the inocent will have to paid for his stupidity

    September 14, 2012 at 12:26 pm |
    • Dink

      Free speech will prevail, and you can go f'k yourself.

      September 14, 2012 at 12:29 pm |
    • Reba

      Guy who made this movie is stupid. He is responsible for his actions, not the actions of those who react with violence. This movie could be seen as "fighting words" though – only meant to provoke.

      September 14, 2012 at 12:45 pm |
    • Crash Bang Wallop

      the person how mad the stupid movie

      We allowing six year olds to post ?

      September 14, 2012 at 1:26 pm |
  2. Dink

    Se-quel ! Se-quel !!

    September 14, 2012 at 12:17 pm |
    • cedar rapids

      squeak-al
      allah and the chipmunks

      September 14, 2012 at 12:31 pm |
  3. rhf123

    List of Muslim Country and % of Population Protesting
    Morocco – 0
    Nigeria – 0.00002%
    Algeria – 0
    Tunis – 0
    Egypt – 0.0030%
    Sudan – 0.0073%
    Jordan – 0
    Yemen – 0.0012%
    Saudi Arabia – 0
    UAE – 0
    Iraq – 0.0009%
    Iran – 0
    Turkey – 0
    Pakistan – 0.0014%
    Bangladesh – 0.002%
    Indonesia – 0
    Malaysia – 0

    TOTAL PROTESTORS – 9,000
    TOTAL AVERAGE – 0.01%

    September 14, 2012 at 12:15 pm |
    • ZFairplay

      Thanks for sharing those stats. That goes to my argument these are a bunch of hooligans who need no excuse for violence. 99% of the muslims are saddened by the movie and the resulting violence. Live and let live!

      September 14, 2012 at 12:53 pm |
    • Mehdi

      Did you wipe those "stats" off after you pulled them out of your ass?

      September 14, 2012 at 12:59 pm |
  4. Broadcasting

    Jews have got to be the biggest bunch of whiners ever!

    September 14, 2012 at 12:13 pm |
    • counselor39@hotmail.com

      Yeah, imagine that – being blamed for something they didn't do, and they actually complain about it. The NERVE.

      September 14, 2012 at 12:29 pm |
  5. 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 12:12 pm |
    • Religion is Great for Kids and Grown-Ups Too!

      I disagree.

      September 14, 2012 at 12:16 pm |
    • tnfreethinker

      Atheism....great post!

      September 14, 2012 at 12:24 pm |
    • Scott Hoek

      So I guess it is OK that your kids break one or more of the 10 Commandments?

      September 14, 2012 at 12:26 pm |
    • Al Freeman

      If there is no God, then why shouldn I do whatever I want? Why is there anything bad? If you got a wife – why can't I have her? – Everything is allowed!

      September 14, 2012 at 12:29 pm |
    • tnfreethinker

      Scott...Only 5-10 make sense. And people had realized those rules made life better way before anyone ever heard of the 10 commandments.

      September 14, 2012 at 12:30 pm |
    • Phazon

      Says you but remember that was Gods enemys' thinking as well.

      September 14, 2012 at 12:31 pm |
    • tnfreethinker

      Al...if believing in God is the only thing that keeps you from raping & pillaging your neighbors, you have way bigger problems than believing in make believe.

      September 14, 2012 at 12:31 pm |
    • Religion is Great for Kids and Grown-Ups Too!

      I have no problem with atheists but didn’t you ever feel that there is a higher power? A meaning to life? An afterlife?

      September 14, 2012 at 12:42 pm |
    • old ben

      Religion is Great for Kids and Grown-Ups Too! wrote: "I have no problem with atheists but didn’t you ever feel that there is a higher power? A meaning to life? An afterlife?"

      It sounds like the poster doesn't have a problem with the unknown. She seems to have a problem with all religions. Makes sense to me.

      September 14, 2012 at 1:04 pm |
    • Crash Bang Wallop

      Scott Hoek

      So I guess it is OK that your kids break one or more of the 10 Commandments?
      ----------------------------------

      There is always some azzhole who will respond like this.
      So, without the ten commandments, it means that you will raise your children to lie cheat and steal ?
      Buy the way, we do have a law about killing.

      Your comment was extremely stupid.

      September 14, 2012 at 1:31 pm |
    • Religion is Great for Kids and Grown-Ups Too!

      old ben,
      When did I say that I had a problem with all religions? If you read my posts, you know I have stated time and time again that I do not.

      September 14, 2012 at 1:45 pm |
  6. JewDo

    When's Armegeddon anyway... Let's get this party started... I'm so sick and tired of the Jewish Earth... They make living hell.

    September 14, 2012 at 12:10 pm |
    • Ira

      @ JEWDO: What did one or two Jews do to you that you now want their entire people erased? Were the Jewish people who wronged you also white? Should you speak out against Whites then? Were they men? Should you speak out against all men? Be careful how you generalize...and when you do generalize against a group, that makes you "anti" that group even though you say it doesn't. I hope one day you can overcome your dislike and distrust because it's a much better world without that stuff.

      September 14, 2012 at 12:24 pm |
    • Crash Bang Wallop

      You make your own hell.
      Has nothing to do with Jews.

      September 14, 2012 at 1:32 pm |
  7. Dave Anders

    Ignore them- not many but there are some Jewish groups that think that they are the Chosen One to be in charge of who says anything about any arab(so that the group an raise more money by suggesting a danger to Jews).

    September 14, 2012 at 12:09 pm |
  8. Flo2012

    The US officials need to investigate who made the so-called `film', his motive, his sponsorship; have a news conference or offical statement to clarify the facts/rumor. This person/group of people who made the video should apologize at least to the people they offend, if not `punished'. Who knows if some terrorists were involved in planning to stir up the anger and violence. Quick action from the US government should be made to avoid further damages of foreign relationship and US interests.

    September 14, 2012 at 11:59 am |
    • JewDo

      I agree. Quick action should be taken by the U.S. government to deal with the dirty Jew lawyers and judges who control our corrupt courts, commit unchecked fraud, steal our rights and money, to restore LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL. But don't hold your breathe. They puppet this country now and control EVERYTHING deviously. That is my opinion, and I sepak as one of their victims ... from knowledge.

      September 14, 2012 at 12:04 pm |
    • Dink

      You sepak from your ass.

      September 14, 2012 at 12:15 pm |
    • Crash Bang Wallop

      agree. Quick action should be taken by the U.S. government to deal with the dirty Republican lawyers and judges .

      September 14, 2012 at 1:34 pm |
  9. Barney

    Sticks and stones. C'mon children. Grow up.

    September 14, 2012 at 11:57 am |
    • JewDo

      A Jew started it and won't stop.

      September 14, 2012 at 12:02 pm |
    • Religion is Great for Kids and Grown-Ups Too!

      That's so mean.

      September 14, 2012 at 12:05 pm |
    • Dink

      When was the last time the Jews threw sticks and stones? Hmm? Who's threatening to wipe Israel from the face of the earth? Hmmmm? Why are all the Copts leaving Egypt? Hmmmmmmmmmm?

      Stupid people. This isn't about a film that's been out for months. It's about a planned, cascading, ME government-sanctioned (why are those Libyan soldiers standing -behind- the 'protesters?') series of attacks starting on yet another 9/11. "Offense" at the film is a canard. Hey! This must be what Barry meant when he was talking about "transparency."

      September 14, 2012 at 12:13 pm |
    • Free Palestine

      Start WW3.
      Blame it on the Jews.
      When the Jews are gone,
      we get everything.
      Great plan.

      September 14, 2012 at 1:36 pm |
    • Mehdi

      Right. Like you'll still be around.

      😆

      September 14, 2012 at 1:50 pm |
  10. Religion is Great for Kids and Grown-Ups Too!

    I think everyone here on this blog should become friends with one another. Life is too short for these type of quarrels.

    September 14, 2012 at 11:56 am |
    • JewDo

      It's not possible as Jews constantly assault our rights and steal our equity. Not possible until something is done about the Jewish problem. That is my opinion and I'm not an anti-semite. I'm one of their victims speaking from firsthand knowledge.

      September 14, 2012 at 12:06 pm |
    • Religion is Great for Kids and Grown-Ups Too!

      They don’t do that! The vast majority of the Jewish, just like the Atheists, Christians, and Muslims, are great people.

      September 14, 2012 at 12:15 pm |
    • ChuckB

      JewDo, actually you seem to be an anti-semite. Sorry, this is just my opinion.

      September 14, 2012 at 12:26 pm |
    • counselor39@hotmail.com

      "Not possible until something is done about the Jewish problem."
      Nice one. Maybe you'll put that in a book. Oh, WAIT "Mein Kampf" beat you to it.

      "That is my opinion and I'm not an anti-semite."
      Nooo, of course not !

      September 14, 2012 at 12:32 pm |
  11. Franky

    The Koche Brothers created the film by the way.

    September 14, 2012 at 11:42 am |
    • Darth Cheney

      Probably not, but they would have supported the idea.

      September 14, 2012 at 11:43 am |
    • ChuckB

      So Jewish groups will not stand by this film. They will not even support the producers' right to free speech? Their reaction is basically the same as our government's; put distance between themselves and the film.

      September 14, 2012 at 11:49 am |
    • JewDo

      If the film had been a raging success a Jew would have taken complete credit, and thanked his Jewish backers. Jews like to manipulate "outcomes and perceptions" based upon whether or not they can gain any sympathy or economic advantage. They are a cancer on global society. That is my opinion and I'm not an anti-semite. I'm one of their victims. I speak from knowledge.

      September 14, 2012 at 12:01 pm |
    • Dink

      You speak from your ass.

      September 14, 2012 at 12:04 pm |
    • Alex S.

      No they didn't, but even if they had they're not even jewish, so you've successfully created one of the most pointless posts in the history of CNN's message boards.

      September 14, 2012 at 12:21 pm |
  12. Reality

    1.5 million Conservative Jews and their rabbis have also solved the problem:

    To wit:

    origin: http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F20E1EFE35540C7A8CDDAA0894DA404482 NY Times review and important enough to reiterate.

    New Torah For Modern Minds

    “Abraham, the Jewish patriarch, probably never existed. Nor did Moses. The entire Exodus story as recounted in the Bible probably never occurred. The same is true of the tumbling of the walls of Jericho. And David, far from being the fearless king who built Jerusalem into a mighty capital, was more likely a provincial leader whose reputation was later magnified to provide a rallying point for a fledgling nation.

    prob•a•bly

    Adverb: Almost certainly; as far as one knows or can tell.

    Such startling propositions – the product of findings by archaeologists digging in Israel and its environs over the last 25 years – have gained wide acceptance among non-Orthodox rabbis. But there has been no attempt to disseminate these ideas or to discuss them with the laity – until now.

    The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, which represents the 1.5 million Conservative Jews in the United States, has just issued a new Torah and commentary, the first for Conservatives in more than 60 years. Called "Etz Hayim" ("Tree of Life" in Hebrew), it offers an interpretation that incorporates the latest findings from archaeology, philology, anthropology and the study of ancient cultures. To the editors who worked on the book, it represents one of the boldest efforts ever to introduce into the religious mainstream a view of the Bible as a human rather than divine doc-ument.

    The notion that the Bible is not literally true "is more or less settled and understood among most Conservative rabbis," observed David Wolpe, a rabbi at Sinai Temple in Los Angeles and a contributor to "Etz Hayim." But some congregants, he said, "may not like the stark airing of it." Last Passover, in a sermon to 2,200 congregants at his synagogue, Rabbi Wolpe frankly said that "virtually every modern archaeologist" agrees "that the way the Bible describes the Exodus is not the way that it happened, if it happened at all." The rabbi offered what he called a "LITANY OF DISILLUSION”' about the narrative, including contradictions, improbabilities, chronological lapses and the absence of corroborating evidence. In fact, he said, archaeologists digging in the Sinai have "found no trace of the tribes of Israel – not one shard of pottery."

    September 14, 2012 at 11:41 am |
    • ChuckB

      Are they still looking for the remains of Zeus and the other gods on Mt. Olympus?

      September 14, 2012 at 12:12 pm |
    • skr321

      That is nothing more but the goyish reformed and conservative Jews, when you can call a female, "Rabbi", that is your first sign that dementia is starting to set in.

      September 14, 2012 at 12:19 pm |
    • Fearless Freep

      Jews, when you can call a female, "Rabbi", that is your first sign that dementia is starting to set in.

      You are one sad little person.
      Mary Magdalene was not a harlot, she was a deciple.
      The church cant have that so for 1500 years they have been
      depicting her as a reformed prost........
      They buried her in the bible as something bad.
      You swallowed.

      September 14, 2012 at 1:45 pm |
  13. JDoug

    Thank you. I briefly forgot that Israel must always be the primary victim.

    September 14, 2012 at 11:41 am |
    • JewDo

      Primary victim? You mean breeding ground. Right?

      September 14, 2012 at 12:08 pm |
  14. noel

    AMEN deathstalker!!! Even half the liberal Jews don't get it! Go figure!!!
    OBAMANOS!!!

    September 14, 2012 at 11:34 am |
    • old ben

      I've read your last couple of posts. You should really stick with someone on your own level. Sarah Palin would do nicely.

      September 14, 2012 at 11:45 am |
  15. noel

    obviously this had nothing to do with this petty little film and everything to do with it being 9/11. Those leftist types in the media, including the rag cnn, are so gullible and naive. Much like our president and his foreign and domestic policy. Typical DIMocRATS!!!
    OBAMANOS!!!

    September 14, 2012 at 11:32 am |
    • Drew

      silly little man, the Wall Street Journal is not leftist.

      September 14, 2012 at 11:35 am |
    • Fearless Freep

      To this turd, anything left of the Tea Party or the Klan is liberal.

      September 14, 2012 at 1:47 pm |
  16. Rae Ann Pointer

    I saw trailers of the movie and it looked pretty funny. Muslims should love this cult classic like they love "Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion".

    September 14, 2012 at 11:31 am |
  17. Margaret

    This crappy little film is taking on a life of iits own. If no one had said much, it would have died the death it deserved, but with all the protests it is becoming so much more than it is. It is an offensive badly made piece of trash, made by someone who wanted to stir up trouble. Unfortunately when things are published that have not been vetted people rush to judgment. Mobs don't care what is the truth they get caught up in the moment and people end up dead. After 9/11 unthinking people went after people who they assumed were Muslim or Arab and people died. Unfortunately the people who wanted to rev up the Muslim populations against the U.S. are using this to fire up their own purpose. Where are the voices of reason??? Fine protest the film, but it was the work of one nasty person, and not the all Americans or Christians, and the murder of the embassy people was not the work of all Muslims, a few who were well prepared to start this mess. It is time all sides pulled back and took a breath but that does not seem to be happening.

    September 14, 2012 at 11:29 am |
    • bschrock

      Well said!

      September 14, 2012 at 11:45 am |
    • Bob C.

      But in countries with dictatorships, all films are government-approved. So they think Obama must have approved this film. They don't understand that not only is the media here independent of government, the government can't really punish the film's makers.

      September 14, 2012 at 11:53 am |
    • ChuckB

      Yes, I second the well said. Bigotry is painting a whole people with a broad brush, i.e., sterotyping and generalizing. All Muslims are not terrorists as all Jews are not rich.

      September 14, 2012 at 11:55 am |
    • ChuckB

      Bob C, you are so right. Very, very few outside the U.S. could imagine that a government would not suppress such a venial film, unless the government wanted to offend the audience towards which it is directed. This does not only apply to dictatorships; this film would not be allowed in Europe as it is so patently offensive to a specific religion; they have laws against this. For most of the world, whatever is produced and shown has the government’s blessing. Our First Amendment rights are unique to us; most countries qualify freedom of speech to exclude hate speech, which this movie clearly is..

      September 14, 2012 at 12:22 pm |
    • Dink

      "All Muslims are not terrorists"

      If you subscribe to the tenets of Islam you're inherently a terrorist. Walk like duck, quack like duck = duck.

      September 14, 2012 at 12:27 pm |
    • Religion is Great for Kids and Grown-Ups Too!

      Well, a lot of Muslims that I have known throughout my entire life are good people.

      September 14, 2012 at 1:00 pm |
    • Dink

      Ask one of your Muslim buddies to denounce Islamic terrorism as being against the word of Mohammad and Allah.

      Sit back. Watch their eyes. They squint and get real tight. Their jaw tightens and their voice goes up a couple notches.

      September 14, 2012 at 1:58 pm |
  18. The true Christian

    I believe that this is an over reaction by my Jewish brothers. I believe that some of the people who acted in that film were fed that same story.

    Anger should be directed at the Coptic criminal who made this whole thing up. He should be charged.

    September 14, 2012 at 11:26 am |
    • Bill Clay

      No, it's not an overreaction. The troublemaker who made this hateful movie knew he was stirring up a hornets nest, and he knew there would be angry mobs. So the coward pointed the angry mobs at the Israelis, instead of taking responsibility himself.

      September 14, 2012 at 11:33 am |
    • Alla Isagay

      Funny never heard as single word of "hate"and "blasphomy" when The Last Temptation of Christ was released. Now the extreme leftists attempt to skiirt our 1st amendment rights by calling it hate crimes. You want to go after the movie maker because he is not affiliated with Hollywood..but would you if he was? No of course not you would call it "Artistic Expression".Why do you point the finger at Christians? Everyday Christians are persecuted, jailed, tortured and murdered by Muslims and you excuse them as being the "few" and not the masses. The bottom line is you are scared...you are afraid to call them and Islam what it is. You fear them because they are so extreme and you have not a clue as how to defend yourself. You were the kid in school that ran away when a fight broke out in the hallway or stared out the window on the bus praying to get to your destination and hoping the tough kids wouldn't pick on you. You think it is worse to get punched in the face than it is sit and take the verbal abuse and mental anguish. You my friend are a coward.

      September 14, 2012 at 11:49 am |
    • Fearless Freep

      believe that this is an over reaction by my Jewish brothers

      Wrong and stupid.

      September 14, 2012 at 1:49 pm |
    • Fearless Freep

      Now the extreme leftists attempt to skiirt our 1st amendment rights by calling it hate crimes.

      Funny, i dont see any liberal trying to stifle freedom of speech.
      Why do Republicans make up this chit ?

      September 14, 2012 at 1:51 pm |
  19. Reality

    HEAR YE, HEAR YE, HEAR YE, A SAFE AND EASY TWO MINUTE SOLUTION FOR OUR SISTER AND BROTHER MUSLIMS: (IF THEY REALLY CARE)

    From the studies of Armstrong, Rushdie, Hirsi Ali, Richardson and Bayhaqi----–

    The Five Steps To Deprogram 1400 Years of Islamic Myths:

    ( –The Steps take less than two minutes to finish- simply amazing, two minutes to bring peace and rationality to over one billion lost souls- Priceless!!!)

    Analogous steps are available at your request for deprogramming the myths of Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism and Paganism

    Are you ready?

    Using "The 77 Branches of Islamic "faith" a collection compiled by Imam Bayhaqi as a starting point. In it, he explains the essential virtues that reflect true "faith" (iman) through related Qur’anic verses and Prophetic sayings." i.e. a nice summary of the Koran and Islamic beliefs.

    The First Five of the 77 Branches:

    "1. Belief in Allah"

    aka as God, Yahweh, Zeus, Jehovah, Mother Nature, etc. should be added to your self-cleansing neurons.

    "2. To believe that everything other than Allah was non-existent. Thereafter, Allah Most High created these things and subsequently they came into existence."

    Evolution and the Big Bang or the "Gi-b G-nab" (when the universe starts to recycle) are more plausible and the "akas" for Allah should be included if you continue to be a "crea-tionist".

    "3. To believe in the existence of angels."

    A major item for neuron cleansing. Angels/de-vils are the mythical creations of ancient civilizations, e.g. Hitt-ites, to explain/define natural events, contacts with their gods, big birds, sudden winds, protectors during the dark nights, etc. No "pretty/ug-ly wingy thingies" ever visited or talked to Mohammed, Jesus, Mary or Joseph or Joe Smith. Today we would classify angels as f–airies and "tin–ker be-lls". Modern de-vils are classified as the de-mons of the de-mented.

    "4. To believe that all the heavenly books that were sent to the different prophets are true. However, apart from the Quran, all other books are not valid anymore."

    Another major item to delete. There are no books written in the spirit state of Heaven (if there is one) just as there are no angels to write/publish/distribute them. The Koran, OT, NT etc. are simply books written by humans for humans.

    Prophets were invented by ancient scribes typically to keep the un-educated masses in line. Today we call them for-tune tellers.

    Prophecies are also invali-dated by the natural/God/Allah gifts of Free Will and Future.

    "5. To believe that all the prophets are true. However, we are commanded to follow the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings
    be upon him) alone."

    Mohammed spent thirty days "fasting" (the Ramadan legend) in a hot cave before his first contact with Allah aka God etc. via a "pretty wingy thingy". Common sense demands a neuron deletion of #5. #5 is also the major source of Islamic vi-olence i.e. turning Mohammed's "fast, hunger-driven" hallu-cinations into horrible reality for unbelievers.

    Walk these Five Steps and we guarantee a complete recovery from your Islamic ways!!!!

    Unfortunately, there are not many Muslim commentators/readers on this blog so the "two-minute" cure is not getting to those who need it. If you have a Muslim friend, send him a copy and help save the world.

    Analogous steps are available at your request for deprogramming the myths of Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism and Paganism..

    September 14, 2012 at 11:26 am |
    • Reality

      A translation to Arabic using the Google translator:

      من دراسات ارمسترونغ، رشدي، علي هيرسي، والبيهقي ريتشاردسون ----–

      الخطوات الخمس لأبطل تأثير الخرافات من 1400 سنة الإسلامي:

      (-اتخاذ خطوات أقل من دقيقتين إلى دقيقة، والانتهاء ببساطة مذهلة-سنتين إلى إحلال السلام والعقلانية لأكثر من مليار نسمة، فقد لا تقدر بثمن!)

      هل أنت مستعد؟

      استخدام "الفروع الإسلامية 77 من" الإيمان "مجموعة الإمام البيهقي جمعتها كنقطة انطلاق. في ذلك، وهو ما يفسر الفضائل الأساسية التي تعكس صحيح" الإيمان "(إيمان) من خلال الآيات القرآنية وأحاديث نبوية ذات الصلة." أي ملخصا لطيفة من المعتقدات الإسلامية والقرآن الكريم.

      والخمسة الأولى من الفروع 77:

      "1، والإيمان بالله"

      وينبغي أن يضاف الملقب كما الله، الرب، زيوس، الرب، الطبيعة الأم، وما إلى ذلك لالخلايا العصبية الذاتية التطهير الخاص.

      "2. وإذا ما تصورنا أن كل شيء غير الله كان غير موجود. بعد ذلك، خلق الله العلي هذه الأمور لاحقا وجاء إلى حيز الوجود."

      التطور والانفجار الكبير أو "غي ب G-NAB" (عندما يبدأ الكون لإعادة تدوير) هي أكثر قبولا وينبغي إدراج "المندرجة" في سبيل الله إذا كنت لا تزال تشكل "CREA-tionist".

      "3. إلى الاعتقاد في وجود الملائكة".

      A بندا رئيسيا لتطهير الخلايا العصبية. الملائكة / دي vils-الإبداعات الأسطورية هي من الحضارات القديمة، على سبيل المثال Hitt خائبي، لشرح / تحديد الأحداث الطبيعية، والاتصالات مع آلهتهم، والطيور الكبيرة، والرياح المفاجئة، وحماة في ليالي الظلام، وما إلى ذلك لا "جميلة / UG-لاي ثينجيس افسح المجال ل" أو بزيارة أي وقت مضى تحدث إلى محمد، يسوع، مريم أو جوزيف سميث أو جو. اليوم سوف نصنف الملائكة كما airies-F و "كير القصدير يكون LLS-". وتصنف الحديثة دي vils كما دي مونس هيئة اجتثاث mented.

      "4. إذا ما تصورنا أن جميع الكتب السماوية التي تم إرسالها إلى الأنبياء مختلفة صحيحا، ولكن بصرف النظر عن القرآن الكريم، كل الكتب الأخرى غير صالحة بعد الآن."

      آخر بندا رئيسيا في حذفها. لا توجد كتب في ولاية روح السماء (إن وجد) كما لا توجد الملائكة لكتابة / نشر / توزيعها. القرآن، OT، NT وما هي ببساطة كتب من قبل البشر للبشر.

      اخترعت من قبل الأنبياء الكتبة القديمة عادة للحفاظ على الجماهير من الامم المتحدة والمتعلمين في الصف. اليوم ونحن ندعو لهم مقابل لحن فرز الأصوات.

      كما نبوءات invali مؤرخة من قبل الهدايا الطبيعية / الله / الله من الإرادة الحرة والمستقبل.

      "5. لنعتقد أن جميع الأنبياء صحيحة، ولكن ونحن أمرنا اتباع النبي محمد (عليه الصلاة والسلام
      صلى الله عليه وسلم) وحده. "

      قضى محمد ثلاثين يوما "الصيام" (أسطورة رمضان) في كهف الساخن قبل لقاءه الأول مع الله ويعرف أيضا باسم الله وما إلى ذلك من خلال "افسح المجال ل ثينغي جميلة". الحس السليم يتطلب حذف الخلايا العصبية من رقم 5. # 5 هو أيضا المصدر الرئيسي للالاسلامي VI-olence أي تحول محمد "سريع والجوع يحركها" hallu-cinations إلى واقع فظيع لغير المؤمنين.

      المشي هذه الخطوات الخمس ونحن نضمن انتعاش الكامل من طرقك الإسلامية!!

      للأسف، لا توجد العديد من المعلقين مسلم / القراء على هذا بلوق لذلك "لمدة دقيقتين" هو عدم الحصول على علاج لأولئك الذين في حاجة إليها. إذا كان لديك صديق مسلم، وإرسال نسخة منه وتساعد في إنقاذ العالم.

      خطوات مماثلة متوفرة في طلبك للحصول على deprogramming الأساطير المسيحية واليهودية والبوذية والهندوسية والوثنية ..

      September 14, 2012 at 11:30 am |
    • Rebecca

      So Stupid...

      September 14, 2012 at 11:48 am |
    • Circus

      The same holds true (for de-mythifiying) for Christianity and Judaism.

      September 14, 2012 at 12:12 pm |
  20. deathstalker187

    Blah blah blah blah.. The fact that this happened on 9/11 seems to be totally missed by the media and public. Come on people wake up this was not some random event but a well planned attacking using an obscure video to cover up the real reasons for the attack.

    September 14, 2012 at 11:19 am |
    • Rebecca

      Yes, thank you.

      September 14, 2012 at 11:49 am |
    • Bob C.

      You are correct. The main attack was done by a military group with a lot of firepower, not a bunch of protesters.

      September 14, 2012 at 11:55 am |
    • Fearless Freep

      Thank god we have somebody so smart like you.
      How could we possibly live without your crystal balls ?

      September 14, 2012 at 1:54 pm |
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