Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Right Wing Republican Party Doubles Down on Its Extremist Rhetoric and Policies & Makers of Anti-Islam Film Lied To Actors And Crew About it's Purpose

UPDATE: 11:06 PM, Sept. 19, 2012
Kirk Cameron, God Is The Platform ! -Values Voters Summit

Published on Sep 19, 2012 by Gordon Coombes
Kirk Cameron religious right activists and film maker was a speaker at last weekends Religious Right's 2012 Values Voters Summit sponsered by the Family Research Council and other far religious and secular groups such as The heritage Foundation. Kirk Cameron was best known as being on the TV show Growing Pains but in the Religious Right counterculture he is known for his pro-Evangelical series of Left Behind films about those who were not taken up in the Rapture some of whom find God and become God's army fighting the Anti-Christ "Nicoli". He has just released another film the pro-American pro-Christian documentary "Monumental" .

Hate as a Hail Mary Pass

It is difficult to imagine any other religious group facing the sort of rank hatred that Muslims faced at the Values Voters Summit and still getting the ringing endorsement of a major political candidate like Mitt Romney. Surely if the FRC was telling people to blacklist rabbis or that all Christians are deluded liars, Romney and Ryan would be running as far away from the event as possible.

But for the religious right, the promotion of Islamophobia is its Hail Mary pass — one last ditch attempt to retain relevancy. The country is becoming increasingly tolerant and socially liberal, and one day soon Christian conservatives will no longer be able to turn out the votes in battleground states that wins pandering from Republican presidential candidates. For all of us who wish to live in a country where no group is demonized or hated for political points, that day couldn’t come soon enough.

Above Quote from: Courting leaders of an anti-Muslim hate fest: A recent summit of the Family Research Council, where Paul Ryan spoke, quickly devolved into something sinister
By Zaid Jilani, Alternet,via, Sept. 18, 2012

And GOP endorsing the Religious Right extremists at The Values Voters Summit:

“By speaking at the Values Voter Summit, Paul Ryan sends a clear message: a Romney-Ryan administration has decided to embrace the entrenched bigotry advocated by the farthest of the far right,” said Michael Keegan, President of People For the American Way.

“The Family Research Council and the American Family Association are not mainstream groups,” continued Keegan. “The FRC frequently and falsely links homosexuality to pedophilia. The AFA has claimed that gay men were responsible for the Holocaust. Both have defended laws at home and abroad that criminalize homosexuality. These are not innocent differences of opinion; they are full-scale efforts to smear and denigrate LGBT Americans.

“What’s more, these groups back extreme anti-woman policies, and were among the first to jump to the defense of Rep. Todd Akin’s outrageous 'legitimate rape' comments. They also promote hostility toward Muslim-Americans, Mormons and other religious minorities. They advocate for an America that discriminates and excludes, and are trying their best to stop the tolerance and open-mindedness that Americans of of both parties support. That’s a troubling message for a presidential campaign to embrace.”

Above Quote from:
Speaking at Values Voter Summit, Paul Ryan Gives Stamp of Approval to Bigotry from People For The American Way via Common Dreams .org,Sept. 14, 2012

Religious Right and Fox News Channel promote the notion that Christianity and Christians are under attack by the liberal elite in the USA.

Fox News Host Wants Federal Investigation into 'South Park' for Blasphemy

In 1988 following in the footsteps of Dr. Francis Schaeffer Evangelical Dr. D. James Kennedy of Coral Ridge ministries incorporated into his sermons ideas originated or at least articulated the Secualar-Humanists Conspiracy Theory of Dr. Schaeffer .
Other Evangelical preachers have done the same from Rev. Jerry Falwell to pat Robertson to Lou Engle and Ron Luce to C. Peter Wagner and Pseudo-liberal Evangelicals such as Rick Warren who tend to use a gentler yet insidious form of coded rhetoric.

America Adrift by Dr. D. James Kennedy

Uploaded by clipsilove on Sep 29, 2010
The late Pastor D. James Kennedy delivered this speech at the Concerned Charlotteans Banquet on 3-21-88.

Meanwhile Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney the GOP and the secualr and Religious Right use the tragedy of the attack on the US Embassy to score political points by blaming the attacks on in their view Obama being too soft on terrorists and even suggest Obama is too sympathetic to the cause of Islamic extremists. Though this is utter nonsense since Obama from the beginning of his term as president revved up the Global War on Terrorism . Its odd how his detractors on the right suffer from selective amnesia ignoring Obama's war on Gaddafi and the support given to rebel forces in Syria and the constant criticisms coming out of his administration regarding the leadership in Iran.

The protests and rioting supposedly over the anti-Isam film is in part about this disrespect for Islam and the Prophet Muhammad but there are indications that a number of other issues and groups with their own agenda are at play. For instance it has been revealed that the attack on the US Embassy in Libya was a well planned military style attack using rocket launchers etc. and so it can be concluded that the offensive film was just an excuse for lauching the attack.

Elsewhere there are those who are just offended by the film while other more radical Islamic groups are helping to incite violent protests in pursuit of their own agendas.

 It appears that the director of this inflammatory piece of cheesy crappy anti-Islam hit piece was not even honest with the actors who thought the film was just some cheap psuedo-Arabian Nights  circa 1920s 1930s they were not told that it was about the Prophet Muhammad.
This does sound plausible as it is obvious that in editing they used differen actors to change the dialogue to include insults to MThe Prophet Muhammad.
But this does not justify the rioting and the murder of innocent people by Muslims offended by this crapy little piece of propaganda attacking the Prophet Muhammad and Islam.
It does add more controversy to the film to know that most of the actors and crew were misled and outright lied to. This is a bit ironic since one of the criticisms levelled at Islam by Islamophobes is that Muslims are permitted to lie if this protects Islam or furthers the Jihad agenda. So who are the liars now.

  Innocence of Muslims actress Lily Dionne hits out at filmmakers

 Published on Sep 18, 2012 by itnnews
Lily Dionne, who stars in the film which has spaked violent protests in the Muslim world, says she feels "sick and betrayed" by the movie's producer. Report by Lauren Hood. Like us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter at . Subscribe to ITN News!

  ANTI MUSLIM FILM Staff and Crew Say They Were 'Grossly Misled' - Actress Cries in Sorrow

Published on Sep 14, 2012 by edricle
The 80 cast and crew members involved in the making of the movie that has roiled much of the Islamic world said Wednesday they were "grossly misled" about its intent and expressed sorrow over the resulting violence.
"The entire cast and crew are extremely upset and feel taken advantage of by the producer," they said in a statement to CNN about the movie, "Innocence of Muslims."
"We are 100% not behind this film and were grossly misled about its intent and purpose," continued the statement, which was sent to CNN by a member of the production staff who asked not to be identified for security reasons. "We are shocked by the drastic rewrites of the script and lies that were told to all involved. We are deeply saddened by the tragedies that have occurred."

Battle of the “real reasons” for Middle East riots by Natasha Lennard at, Sept. 18, 2012

As a shorthand over the past week, the media has referred to anti-American riots across the Middle East as stemming from rage over an anti-Islamic video, “The Innocence of Muslims.” Few commentators, however, genuinely read the unrest as anger at an offensive film trailer tout court. In fact, a good amount of digital ink has already been spilled on the “real” reasons underpinning the riots, some interpretations more sensible than others.

Historically determined:

At the bottom of the pile we have an editorial in the Washington Post from Fouad Ajami, a Lebanese-born fellow of Stanford’s conservative Hoover Institute. “Why is the Arab world so easily offended?” asks Ajami, who goes on to argue that the rage in response to “The Innocence of Muslims” highlights an almost historically determined cultural deficiency in the Arab world when it comes to dealing with “modernity['s] sometimes distasteful but ultimately benign criticism of Islam.” (Who knew modernity as a whole was engaged in this criticism, but Ajami seems pretty sure.)

Ajami explains that “a vast chasm separates the poor standing of Arabs in the world today from their history of greatness. In this context, their injured pride is easy to understand.” He outlines (barely) a history of centuries of invasion from Mongols, Ottoman Turks and then the West.

Thus with just a few paragraphs of historicizing, Ajami comfortably asserts that Arab anger against certain items of Western culture (he notes Rushdie’s “Satanic Verses” and the Danish cartoons depicting the prophet Mohammed) can be neatly explained. It’s a cheap historian’s trick and barely more informative than blaming “The Innocence of Muslims” clip alone when it comes to explaining the conditions of possibility for anti-American riots. Ray McGovern in Consortium News points out the unsurprising: Ajami was an “outspoken supporter” for the Iraq war


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