“The Matrix” Meets the Muslim Brotherhood – by Ryan Mauro


The producer of the blockbuster trilogies “The Matrix” and “The Lord of the Rings,” Barrie Osborne, is now working on a $200 million movie about the founder of Islam, the Prophet Mohammed. Helping to guide the project is Sheikh Yousef al-Qaradawi, a radical Muslim Brotherhood theologian. One quick look at this so-called “moderate” should raise serious questions among those investing in Osborne’s film and spark a call to boycott should his involvement continue.

Osborne describes his film as “an international epic production aimed at bridging cultures. The film will educate people about the true meaning of Islam.” He has chosen to use the Qatar-based Alnoor Holdings production company, which has decided to have Sheikh al-Qaradawi “oversee all aspects of the shoot,” according to The Guardian. If Osborne’s goal is to combat anti-Muslim bigotry and portray a positive image of Islam, then the influence of al-Qaradawi on the film will only do the opposite.

Al-Qaradawi is only a bit less radical than Al-Qaeda. He has repeatedly expressed support for Hamas, a terrorist group that was birthed from the Muslim Brotherhood organization to which he belongs. The Israelis believe he has directly financed Hamas by donating $21 million to a “charity” knowing that it’d be used to help the group buy land. In November 2008, the Treasury Department blacklisted a network of charities called the Union of Good for acting as fronts for Hamas. Al-Qaradawi serves as the group’s president.

He was condemned by the Islamic Council of Norway and imams in Denmark and Sweden in February of this year after the Middle East Media Research Institute translated remarks he made the previous month.

“The only thing I hope for is that as my life approaches its end, Allah will give me an opportunity to go to the land of jihad and resistance, even if in a wheelchair. I will shoot Allah’s enemies, the Jews, and they will throw a bomb at me, and thus, I will seal my life in martyrdom,” he said.

Al-Qaradawi doesn’t even bother to hide his anti-Semitism by replacing the word “Jews” with “Zionist” or some other term to differentiate between Israeli soldier and civilian, or between Israeli Jews and non-Israeli Jews. He even accuses Jews of exaggerating Hitler’s crimes and describes his treatment of them as Allah’s judgment—a judgment that he hopes will be carried out by Muslims the next time around.

“Throughout history, Allah has imposed upon the [Jewish] people who would punish them for their corruption. The last punishment was carried out by Hitler. By means of all the things he did to them—even though they exaggerated this issue—he managed to put them in their place. This was divine punishment for them. Allah willing, the next time will be at the hand of the believers,” he said.

He also has a long record of preaching extremism, for which he is banned from entering the United States and United Kingdom. He supports terrorist attacks on Israeli civilians, called on Sunnis to support Shiite Hezbollah during the 2006 war in Lebanon, has praised Saddam Hussein, has called for a boycott of American and Israeli goods, and supports establishing Sharia-based governance. He says that those trying to convert people from Islam should be executed and homosexuals should be punished. He supports the killing of American soldiers in Iraq and says Muslims are required to fight on the side of the Taliban.

Muslim organizations in the West that look to al-Qaradawi as a respected religious guide will undoubtedly stitch together quotes about his condemnation of the attacks of September 11, 2001, and his support of democratic reform in the Middle East, but these quotes don’t tell the full story.  He condemns the 9/11 attacks, but signed a letter describing them as a “fabricated drama” carried out by the Israelis and American co-conspirators. He called on Iraqis to participate in elections, but that’s because he felt that doing so would help stop the “American Satans.” He’s spoken in support of freedom, but he views freedom as only being achievable through the implementation of Sharia law and wants an Islamic economic system to replace Western capitalism. He says he is for peace, but his vision of peace involves the destruction of Israel. He says that Islam has “no problem with Judaism” but says that “our war with the Jews is in the name of Islam.”

When Osborne said his film was going to “educate people about the true meaning of Islam,” he probably didn’t have this in mind. This needs to become a controversy large enough to grab his attention and make him realize the character of the man that has become involved in his film. Moviegoers from around the world need to make their voices heard: Choose al-Qaradawi or choose us.

  • bruce987

    Garbage in, garbage out.

  • libral

    the movie producer is foolish and dumb and i beleive any person watch this movie is more stupid and wasting his money and time watching film based on lies and deceptive propaganda . i dont understand how someone produce agreet movie like matrix and follow it with such a barbaric movie

  • jackbelias

    His latest choice of friends are alot like the dark mobs he presented to us in The Lord of The Rings. I guess he let the good guys win, now he wants the bad guys to be the heros.

  • shanecomeback

    Who will they pick to play Big Mo's nine year old child bride?? Will they film (tastefully, of course) the rapturous wedding night,when Mo thought she was old enough–age 12.? Seeing the mass beheadings from people who refused to convert would be highly entertaining,too, it would be the best thing since Chainsaw Massacre part 36. Hollywood needs a shrink, or America needs to divorce Hollywood.

  • Wayne

    Al-Qaradawi: “The only thing I hope for is that as my life approaches its end, Allah will give me an opportunity to go to the land of jihad and resistance, even if in a wheelchair. I will shoot Allah’s enemies, the Jews, and they will throw a bomb at me, and thus, I will seal my life in martyrdom,”This young cannibal merits martyrdom alright. Inform him that he'll be shot with bullets soaked in pig lard, his body wrapped in pig skin and then buried in a pig sty — then let Allah have him …

    • Noor

      Don't worry .. Allah Subahanawatallah will have him the way he wants. Allah don't need your suggestions. :)

  • tlwinslow

    It's too bad that Westerners are mainly history ignoramuses when it comes to Islam, else they'd never go for an attempt to glamorize its founder. Learn the key facts of the rise, spread and core beliefs of the mental AIDS of Islam online fast, free and accurate with the Historyscoper and arm your mind at http://go.to/islamhistory

  • frank333

    No doubt his followup film will focus on Islam's slave trade which dwarfs the rest of the worlds:<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4M0PM9pmRnI&NR=1” target=”_blank”>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4M0PM9pmRnI&NR=1

  • paul

    Just wait and see, the first director of Mohammed movie was killed in a suicide attack in Jordan I believe by an islamic suicide bomber.This current producer Osborne is foolish and will get killed the the same people and their Islamic religion when they put a fatwa on his head, if the movie come out negative.Producer Osbone has just put a fatwa on himself as he will not be able to protray mohammed in good light as the core of islam is evil.<a href="http://www.faithfreedom.orghttp://www.faithfreedom.org<br /><a href="http://www.thereligionofpeace.comhttp://www.thereligionofpeace.com<br /><a href="http://www.thethirdjihad.com” target=”_blank”>www.thethirdjihad.com

    • noor

      Only you will see when Essa Ibn Mariyam (Jesus) will come and show you who was Muhammad SAW and what is Islam. Time is near. I pray for all of you to be alive and seeing everything in those days. May you be blessed.

    • A reader

      The core of Islam is perfect, you are just to stupid to notice.
      1.6 billion Muslims around the world, do you really think they are all stupid and u r the smart one.

      you better start reading about Islam, maybe it will compensate your ignorance

  • turbeaux

    The true meaning of Islam is to make the whole of the world sovereign for Allah via the imposition of Sharia and then and only then can there be peace. Not to mention that the only kind of freedom that Muslims recognize is Sharia, and in Sharia the only kind of freedom that is allowed is the freedom for Muslims to become more devout slaves of Allah.

    In fact, the USA is currently propping up two Sharia states in Iraq and Afghanistan in its idiotic quest to pursue fantasy based nation building missions in the hope of winning the hearts and minds of Muslims who are obligated to hate kafir infidels no matter what per their religion and in order for them to become loyal friends and allies of the kafir infidel USA would have to betray their religion and at the same time be condemned to hell.

    In any event, I find it absurd when people label Muslims extremist when they act like Muslims are supposed to act or act upon what their religion teaches and inculcates. Qaradawi is nothing but a devout Muslim and the notion that Muslims can be divided into two camps, the so-called moderate and peaceful camp and the so-called radical and extremist camp is not only exceedingly ignorant, it is incredibly racist as well, and it could only be believed by people who are blinded by political correct multiculturalism and who are also totally ignorant of the text and tenants of Islam and what it inculcates.

    Nevertheless, I’m sure Barrie Osborne’s inevitable blockbuster movie will do everything but present a true and accurate depiction of Islam, its texts and tenants, and what it inculcates. Instead, I bet it will be the biggest white wash of Islam in the history of the world, and Barrie Osborne will become one of the biggest useful idiots in history.

  • turbeaux

    Indeed, if Barrie Osborne bases his movie on the actual Sira (the biography of Muhammad), his film inevitably will be banned because it will be too gory, vicious, and brutal to get through the censors. The depiction of all the torture, beheadings, and mass rapes of slaves would ensure it. Not to mention Muhammad’s marriage to Aisha when he was in his fifties and she was just six years old and that he consummated when she was just nine, wouldn’t go over too well with the censures either.

  • CowboyUp

    When does the “Airplane” version come out? I'm holding out for it.

  • cadbad

    It took a long time to figure out the link between anti-semitism and nazis and muslims and the church, and why the US govt. support it. They are all rebelling against the mosaic laws of the three major religions that forbid homosexuality.

    The nazis hate Jews because Christianity is based upon Jewish law that forbids sodomy, human sacrifice, drinking blood, acting without morality, what a drag. No wonder they go into murdrous hissy fits of rage, the monsterous psychopathic perverts.

    READ THIS: http://www.defendthefamily.com/pfrc/books/pinks

    ALSO: http://www.gayconspiracy.co.uk/page9.html

    Here is a brief synopsis of some important points:

    Paganism embraces homosexuality, pederasty, human sacrifice (murder). The Roman ideal of the Spartan warrior is that of a homosexual pederast warrior cult. The nazis were a pagan revival and worship the homosexual pederast warrior cult. Nazism was born from the German gay rights and human rights movement. Just as Greece was conquered and sodomized by the invading Dorians, the nazis did Germany, and now America is falling to a very similar agenda. Just look at the kids these days and they way the gay rights movement has morphed into NAMBLA instituted in the school system, the instutionalized sexualization oof children and society.

    1) The Church is a Pagan Roman religion that adopted biblical characters into it's pantheon.
    2)The nazis are a cult modeled after the Pagans.
    3) But the muslims have the same religious laws against homosexuality so why are they in bed with the nazis? The answer is that they hold a different definition of homosexuality. Read “The Pink Swastika”. To them male-male sex is ok if there are no women around and besides it is only the receiver, the one that is penetrated that is gay, the penetrator is not considered gay. Just loo at the cruel violent cultural similarities between the nazis and the muslims.

    Hollywood supports the agenda because it is controlled by gays. Read: http://www.gayconspiracy.co.uk/page9.html

    Often disingenuous gay witch hunts are contrived maintain a good public image. The gays are targeted for political reasons or because of blackmail or the threat of possibly uncovering a powerful politician as gay.

    If you think about it you will see the pattern and how they are duping the public and slowly getting a strangle hold, like a bull dog locking onto a throat, slowly inching in more and more until the throat is crushed. Just as germany fell to nazis so it is with America. Hint: Hide your kids and don't bend over to pick up anysoap, beware the obama youth, and watch for snitch@whitehouse.gov

  • cadbad

    Oh one last thing I forgot add to he above comment.

    Notice how the gays threaten violence and threaten opposers to gay marriage with death. Lou Dobbs was shot at and was forced out of a lucrative job.

    Pay attentiion to the violence from the gay community and the association with nazism becomes apparent. The nazis were gay and violent with a murderous poliitical agenda of rape and murder. Notice the similarity between the nazi gay rights movement and the American gay rights movement.

    Be afraid very afraid

  • Lary9

    This screenplay was already produced in 1976. It was called “The Message” with Anthony Quinn and Irene Papas. It was over three hours long and never showed Mohammed nor had any dialogue with his voice during the film but rather showed others facing him and talking to him. The camera shot these scene from the porphet's POV. It was done with deference, on mid-eastern locations and was actually historically accurate. No punches held. Should be better this time.

  • Lary9

    Uh-oh! I'm in deep do-doo now. I misspelled M's title… I called the Prophet the porphet. Hope I don't get shot or beheaded.

  • scottyga

    Muhammad’s marriage to Aisha when he was in his fifties and she was just six years old and that he consummated when she was just nine, wouldn’t go over too well with the censures either.

    I guess that depends on who the director is………..nyuck nyuck

  • scottyga

    We will be flying in over Drambui!!!!

  • Steve

    Al-Qaradawi says:
    '“The only thing I hope for is that as my life approaches its end, Allah will give me an opportunity to go to the land of jihad and resistance, even if in a wheelchair. I will shoot Allah’s enemies, the Jews, and they will throw a bomb at me, and thus, I will seal my life in martyrdom,” he said.'

    Yeah, sure. Just sounds like bluster. He can do so anytime he wants but will elect for other, confused people do such work for him.

    As for Osborne, how is he going to deal with Muhammed's conquest of the arabian peninsula? How do you airbrush that part of history. Hollywood's sympathies for Castro, Chavez and extremist Muslim clerics will erode the chance of this picture of making much money — just as its treatment of the Iraq war has produced a steady stream of bombs at the box-office. People are not going to see it.

  • CowboyUp

    “I got shot down then too. Come to think of it, I've never landed an airplane in my life!” Or was that Hot Shots? I'm going to have to break them all out this weekend.

  • scottyga

    Over Macho Grande? NO I don't think I will ever get over Macho Grande….

  • jackhampton

    I will not tell you what I call him it is not fit for print in decent company but I will say he is a huge pig.

  • jackhampton

    I will not spend one thin dime for this terror death cult loving moron.

  • jdmiles

    Interesting info about Yousef al-Qaradawi in this video from last Monday's rally for America's most famous apostate, Rifqa Bary.


  • Lary9

    jackham~ I've never said anything like you just said about an American
    president. I wouldn't do it even when Nixon dragged us all through the
    Watergate Hotel sewage (constitution suborning), nor when Regan evaded the
    whole story with Ollie No. and Iran-Contra, nor even lately when Bush2 did
    his WMD soft shoe on the nation's living room carpet … know why? It's
    because they were elected to the office of the American president and first
    and foremost, I am an American.
    But I'm sure you'll find a way to refute the obviousness of what I just

  • Lary9

    I think I sent you the wrong 'reply', jackham. My bad. It was meant for
    someone else's comment. The sentiment is true for me. L9

  • jackhampton

    I do not have a clue what you are talking about? Check again what I was referring to and what I was responding to. I was referring to the child molesting so called prophet. Hello wake up!

  • jackhampton

    No problem.

  • rnot

    I wonder if people know that this is just one of many Muslim Brotherhood/MPAC influenced hollyweirdo, and media, things? '24', Kingdom of Heaven, many documentaries on the History Channel, Discovery, etc are influenced by terrorists wishing to whitewash donkey dung. You know – you can thow all the paint over donkey dung and it is just as smelly. The difference is that it is now white donkey dung with a worse smell.

  • Lary9

    jackh~ I think I got caught in a time-warp. Wrong comment 'replied-to'.

  • BigElk

    I wouldn't see this; Matrix and Lord of the Rings might have been a bit entertaining, but Hollywood types like Osborne, are not reasonable, or sane, just because they produce a couple of good movies. And, gee whiz, do ya think Osborne show that mohammed was a pedaphile and raped babies and nine-year old girls. Do ya think Osbourne will show the murderer mohammed murdering literally hundreds of thousands of Jews and Christians? There is no god but God, and God spits on moon god allah.

  • accrete

    Not all white people are child molesters, but all child molesters are white!

  • hicham barrak

    I don't think Mr Osborne's coming movie is going to hold much credibility whether in the US or elsewhere. Being financed by Qatar and supervised by Qaradawi on set the whole propaganda going on is to promote the movie before the shoot and before any more money is spent. But let me correct a few things i read in the comments. The prophet married at the age of 25 Khadija who was 15 years older than he was. Being an orphan and having been raised by his grandfather, he probably saw the mother figure in this tradeswoman. The prophet never married a 9-year-old but he did marry a 13-year-old, and personally, I don't see why that seems to be shocking to american people at large. Is it because they can't imagine their daughters in that position? Yet, many girls that age have had a sexual experience today, the only difference is that sex was not an option outside the marital institution for muslims. From the many comments I've read, I gather many distortions have been purposefully added to stain the already not-so-bright picture of Islam. But let me say this: The fault is not with Islam itself as a religion. It is the interpretation made by all tha qaradawis that tried to explain the Koran each in his own way and for his own interest sometimes, since the 7th century and up until today.. As for the beheadings and so on, this is the unfortunate image conveyed by those extremists in the Gulf area, namely Saudi Arabia, but also the iraq-Iran war and the gulf war which brought the worst in mankind as far as monstruosity is concerned. But then wars are never clean, are they?

  • Space_Cowboy_1952

    Qatar funds Hamas and currently houses the leader of Hamas, guaranteeing n unbiased version of Islamic reality.