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What gets the thumbs up and the thumbs down from the Soldiers of Allah?

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Robert Spencer

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March 9, 2014 - 8:14 am

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4. Thumbs down: Ya Rab: Jihad Against Terrorism

Ya Rab: Jihad Against Terrorism is a Bollywood film that, according to Business of Cinema, “broadly deals with the issue of Jihad and how Quran has been misinterpreted to give birth to terrorism.”

You’d think that peaceful Muslims would be glad to see this addressed — certainly I myself am interested to see how Ajaz Khan makes a case that “Quran has been misinterpreted to give birth to terrorism,” since jihad terrorists routinely quote chapter and verse of the Qur’an to justify their actions, and for years I’ve called upon Muslims who claim that this is a “hijacking” of Islam to refute their exegesis.

Instead, however, Muslims in India protested against the film, and a Muslim group, Jamiatul Ulema-e-Maharashtra, went to court in a failed effort to get it banned. This was even after they succeeded in getting the filmmakers to remove portions they found objectionable. Indian Muslim leader Syed Furqan fulminated:

Why the film has portrayed only Muslims as terrorists? It would have shown people from other religions as terrorists. The fact is that the film portrays bad and negative image of Muslims. Far from clearing the misconceptions, it will create hatred against the Muslim community.

These are common arguments that we hear in the West also: that other religions inspire terrorists as well, and to speak about jihad terror will only lead people to hate Muslims. But to depict modern-day terrorists who quoted the Bible or Bhagavad Gita or any other religious texts to justify violence, the filmmakers would have had to enter wholly into the realm of fantasy. And clearly Ajaz Khan didn’t make the film because he hated Muslims, but because he wanted to create a Muslim effort against jihad terror. That instead he met with rage, protests, and demands that his film be banned is telling.

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Read some history ---
Rome destroyed Israel in 70 AD and transported all of the Christians and Jews that they could capture as slaves all across the Roman Empire. Those people who fled into the deserts of Arabi, Christian and Jew, spent the next 500 years civilizing the Arab people and building cities... Think about this, 500 years is a long time in human history.... The Christians and Jews who escaped the Roman enslavement lived in Arabi for 500 years before the coming of Mohammad.... Arabi, the land of the Nomad tribes of goat herders who, since the time of Abraham, had been conducting tribal wars against each other and wandering around in a wasteland.
Who do you think built the cities in Arabi, certainly not the Arabs, they had been there for thousands of years and never constructed anything, they were tent dwellers and wandering warriors looking for trouble...
Then along came Mohammad and with him came trouble and death to all Jews and Christians in Arabi. In less than 50 years Arabi was forever changed and it is still suffering under the same yoke put there by Mohammad..... Some day intelligence will prevail, but it will no be soon.
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Muslims need to take their 7th century world views ,fold them up real nice and stick them where the sun don't shine. Islam is not a religion.
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Non Stop. 2 Thumbs Up!
31 weeks ago
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Islams god is the devil......of course it hates anything Even remotely true to the bible
31 weeks ago
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The one thing Muslims don't get, and never will, is that for every nice and lavish thing they tell us Islam is..

Their actions directly contradict all of it.

Islam's biggest enemy, is muslims.. brutish, thuggish, ignorant hate filled ultra violent muslims. Who demand a Christian film has to conform to muslim codes..

How about, Hell no..

I'm not a huge fan of "artistic license" in Biblical films, but I am a believer in the right of people to make these films. Without the fear of some low wage muslim fanatics trying to burn down theaters and murder directers.

One Youtube comment page, where the Son of God trailer was posted, was ruined by some halfwit muslim trolling every comment with, Jesus never siad that he was the son of God, then launching int o muslim scripture to demand we not see the film.

Telling him we were Christians and did not believe what muslims do, only made him nuttier. He as a muslim, claimed veto power over anything we see, because, well, muslim....... and no spellchecker, I will not use a capital M for muslim. A 7th century death cult used to justify theft and pillaging by tribal thugs.

It is my right as an American to be a Christian, no muslim gets to tell me how I practice that belief.
31 weeks ago
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Lucky for them John Huston isn't around should they attempt to quash his film The Bible.
31 weeks ago
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"Peter Jackson (the perpetrator of the interminably turgid Lord of the Rings series)"

Biytch, please.
31 weeks ago
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There was an American film on Mohammed. They made sure never to show his face. There were actions and hostage-taking in Washington, DC.

I find it very hypocritical of our side that we never tried to get that guy out of prision.
31 weeks ago
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He earned his consequences by violating the terms of his parole.
31 weeks ago
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Interesting. I considered the original book idiotic, even - I hesitate to say this - borderline anti-Semitic. After that, I refused to have anything to do with anything related to Tom Clancy, whose stuff I had enjoyed.

But Arabs have a lower threshold. I don't know whether to be upset or jealous.
31 weeks ago
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"Russell Crowe’s lavish Biblical epic Noah is about to be released in the Middle East, and Muslim scholars are enraged. It has been banned in Qatar, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates. Cairo’s Al-Azhar, which Barack Obama has praised as “a beacon of Islamic learning,” issued a statement denouncing the film as un-Islamic and calling for it to be banned."

I wasn't even considering going to that movie, but now I think I will.
31 weeks ago
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You might want to read about it in Walter Hudson's article.

http://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/2014/03/11/noah-set-to-flip-the-biblical-script/
31 weeks ago
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Still won't.
31 weeks ago
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Read some history ---
Rome destroyed Israel in 70 AD and transported all of the Christians and Jews that they could capture as slaves all across the Roman Empire. Those people who fled into the deserts of Arabi, Christian and Jew, spent the next 500 years civilizing the Arab people and building cities... Think about this, 500 years is a long time in human history.... The Christians and Jews who escaped the Roman enslavement lived in Arabi for 500 years before the coming of Mohammad.... Arabi, the land of the Nomad tribes of goat herders who, since the time of Abraham, had been conducting tribal wars against each other and wandering around in a wasteland.
Who do you think built the cities in Arabi, certainly not the Arabs, they had been there for thousands of years and never constructed anything, they were tent dwellers and wandering warriors looking for trouble...
Then along came Mohammad and with him came trouble and death to all Jews and Christians in Arabi. In less than 50 years Arabi was forever changed and it is still suffering under the same yoke put there by Mohammad..... Some day intelligence will prevail, but it will no be soon.
32 weeks ago
32 weeks ago Link To Comment
Muslims need to take their 7th century world views ,fold them up real nice and stick them where the sun don't shine. Islam is not a religion.
32 weeks ago
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While Mohammad made a very ugly man, he would have made a handsome pig.
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