More Mo Movies Are Coming to Rioting MoTowners

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


Maybe if there are enough riots, they’ll burn down their own countries sparing everyone else the trouble.

Mosab Hassan Yousef, a Palestinian who moved to Los Angeles several years ago, said he sees a compelling narrative film in that story and has already cast a “prominent Hollywood actor” in the title role of his film “Muhammad,” which has a proposed budget of $30 million.

The film will tell the story of the prophet from age 12 to his death, and will have the look and feel of Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ,” Yousef said. “My goal is to create this big mirror to show the Muslim world the true image of its leader,” Yousef said.

A second film in preproduction is the work of Ali Sina, an atheist raised Muslim in Iran. A prominent critic of Islam, he maintains websites that promote what he calls “the truth” about the religion.

To date he says he has raised $2 million from Southern California investors for the film, which does not yet have a title but will portray the prophet as a cult leader in the vein of David Koresh or Jim Jones. He hopes to raise a total of $10 million, he said, and begin filming next year.

Now a resident of Canada, Sina began contemplating a biopic about Muhammad a decade ago, but stepped up his effort in the last two years as technological advances made it feasible to circumvent government censors and wary exhibitors.

“We can bypass theaters completely and sell the movie online with a profit to a large number of people, especially Muslims,” Sina said. “They can download it and watch it even if they are living in Karachi or Mecca or Medina.”

Ali Sina’s project seems more feasible because the budget is smaller and Sina has a longstanding reputation of taking on Islam, but there’s room for both movies at the table. What is truly important is getting a variety of these movies out there to neuter the notion Islamists and their leftist fellow travelers are perpetuating about Mo being off limits on the silver screen.

Paradoxically I suspect that the Muslim reaction to the Innocence of Muslims has kicked off a Streisand effect generating more interest in Mo movies than there would have been otherwise. And people may be ready for a higher quality cinematic treatment of the famed pedo cult leader.

“This is crossing a line,” said Akbar Ahmed, a former Pakistani ambassador to the United Kingdom and now professor of Islamic studies at American University. “If there is an actor physically portraying Muhammad, there will be a violent reaction.”

And if it’s Ramadan and everyone is bored, there will also be a violent reaction.

  • Sunil Bajpai

    Please read the following article which will clarify many issues:
    http://sunilthethinker.blogspot.in/2012/09/tripod

  • gus owens

    I am damned sick and tired of being threatened with violent reactions by Muslims who feel that they are above everyone else. As every good parent knows, when you give in to tantrums. they continue.
    We have to face up to that. There is no other way.
    To hell with the Prophet!

    • objectivefactsmatter

      I say call their bluff until enough are dead that they pass on this tactic for the future. We can't accept this kind of blackmail. Yes, it's worth dying over to defend freedom of speech without government appeasement of the blackmailers and intimidation of the "free people."

      "To hell with the Prophet!"

      He's been there for a long time now.

      • brian

        well said

      • curmudgeon

        if there is such a place, the prophet deserves to be there. but think about it. what if the islamic god is the real god, and good behavior is murder, rape, enslavement, pedophilia, and robbery? the favor that adherents of the religion of evil have received suggests that allah is god, and god is allah. allah did, after all, cause his murderous adherents to conquer most of the oil in the world. they have been victorious in almost every encounter with the minions of other gods. history itself suggests that evil is good, and god is evil, and the evilest god of all is allah, the merciful. how could it be otherwise when the religion invented by the worst criminal that ever lived (peace be upon him) is the founder of the most successful religion in the world today? i am guessing that the archcriminal, mohammed, is in heaven, enjoying his virgins, murdering and raping infidels, and laughing at all us poor infidels who guarantee themselves an eternity in hell by not killing, raping, enslaving, robbing, and genociding. i believe history is trying to tell us something.

    • Elena

      Unfortunately, Gus, this is one of their core theological principles — they are the only true humans on the planet. The rest of us are expendable or fair game for enslavement.

      Their wannabe prophet is in hell…one sure thing!

    • FollowerOfMuhammed

      I'm sick and tired of filthy non-muslims continuously atacking Islam every chance they get while they cant stand the slightest critisism on their own filthy governments, hypocrisy and low plots, steeling oil, liying all over the world, spreading fake propaganda, triying to rule the world by letting people worship them instead of ALLAH and spreading hate, lies, making all kinds of bombs and murder weapons then call nomads in the deserts terrorists, you filthy swine faced barbarians. The fact that you dress yourselves in human clothes doesnt make you any less of a beast, insha'ALLAH the truth will prevail on the day of judgement and if you dont repent for your low sins, your lies of arrogance will all burn along with you in hell.

  • A. Keen Observer

    To quote our beloved President Obama: "The future of this country does not belong to those who disrespect the prophet." You have been warned, America. Obama is moving full speed ahead in delivering the US into the hands of the Saudis and other Islamists. Together with his rejection of the Keystone Pipeline, he has ensured Saudi financial dominance over us. American universities are re-writing history and implementing complete censorship of thought. Fight back. Ali Sina is a brave man. Let us support his endeavor to bring the truth to the world, no matter what.

  • Ali Sina

    What I need is funding. The project is ready to go. I have received many offers for investments of $10,000 and $20,000. What I need is one person, preferably someone in movie industry to come take over the whole project, finance it and produce it.

    • Derelictus

      Good luck with your project! Be careful out there.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      The world has been waiting for this. Keep us posted, please!

    • Daniel Greenfield

      I hope you get it.

      • http://alisina.org Ali Sina

        I hope too. I would love to post your articles on faithfreedom.org

    • infideltaskforce

      Best of luck my friend. – BBJ

  • Andrew Whitehead

    Ho hum…if it’s Tuesday, we must riot in Tashkent. Islam must be a weak religion if it’s follower’s only response is to burn, kill, and rape in defense of the so-called “prophet”. What ever happened to verbal defense? Discussion? How sad that even the most ardent Muslim supporters first resort is to burn, kill, or rape whenever the truth is told. They are truly cowards who don’t even believe what they claim.

    I am all for more movies about the prophet. The rioters will soon tire of running amok when the camera’s are eventually turned off…when even the clods at CNN will realize that most Americans do not care if the “prophet” is insulted or not.

    Now it is Wednesday, we must riot in Waziristan.

  • riverboatbill

    To hell with trying to win their hearts and minds, double tap the bastards.

    • Ali Sina

      The irony is that to win their heats and minds you have to tell them the truth so they leave their demonic faith. You can't win anything by appeasing them.

  • Tanner

    This is a good sign of more films about the prophet Muhammad coming out. We may be able to save our freedom of speech. Hollywood has made plenty of anti-Judeo/Christian films, so it's time for conservatives to do the same with Muhammad, but in a factual and accurate matter because exposing who he really is will be very important. God be with us all if that happens. It's going to be a very big battle once it's released. My advice to everyone until then is to let everyone you know (your family, friends, churches, etc) that our own president Obama is trying to dumb-down our 1st amendment by being open to "Blasphemy Laws" under the Sharia. May Islam and Marxism never rule our great country.

    • Joseph

      Films about mohd do not need to be anti muslim. The truth is sufficient to turn any reasonable ( sane )person well against such a hateful and ignorant system. It is interesting to see that the vast majority of muslims are illiterate or barely literate. Another interesting aspect is that among the minority who can read only a few have read the koran in their own language – they recite it in arabic and effectively have no idea of the contents other than the selected passages fed to them by the clerics.

  • Dark Skies

    Mosab Hassan Yousef is a very interesting young man. Here is a link to the Fox News special on him "Escape from Hamas" (six video embeds). http://www.darkskiesblog.com/2009/01/04/escape-fr

  • http://www.thereligionofpeace.com Porky's2istan

    I like the concept of portraying Mohammad as a cult leader. I always thought he was like Jim Jones, David Koresh, or Jim Jeffords. Mohammad may have been one of the first recorded cult leaders, but it's almost cliche how these guys operate. Multiple wives, sexual perversion, pedophilia, morality that doesn't seem to apply to them. The only difference between Jim Jones and Mohammad is 1400 years.

    • Ali Sina

      Actually I have proven that Muhammad was a cult leader and I think conclusively in my book Understanding Muhammad.

  • stephen Tweed

    Lets have a new cartoon, article or video portraying the truth about paedo mo at least once a week until all the retards are sitting in a pile of ashes of their own making, then the truth may begin to sink in to their thick skulls that they're emulating the best of men, not.

  • No dhimmi tool

    The question is, when WON'T there be a violent reaction from Muslims? We can expect the violence, like clockwork. That's Islam!

  • Camorris

    I had been a Baha'i in the 70's but became uneasy with it and left quietly. This was before the Internet and when the only information available to me was from Baha'i sources. But with the advent of the Internet, I discovered the word apostate and started investigating.
    I had known that the Baha'i faith had started in Persia (Iran), but I didn't understand its connection with Islam – in reality I didn't know anything about Islam. Since then I have been trying to educate myself about Islam and have come to the conclusion that he life of Mohammad had three eras.
    The first and perhaps most formative was prior to revelation in the cave when he traveled with trade caravans and came in contact with Jewish and Christian scholars.
    The second phase was while trying to promote his new-found spiritual understanding, but without much success and with minimal followers. During this phase he was all lovey-dovey and taught reasonably good principals that he acquired from his trading travels. I believe the good teachings found in the Koran are from this phase.
    The third and final phase of his life come after he and his followers gain political power following the military conquest of Mecca. In this stage, I view Mohammad as succumbing to the trap of absolute power and becoming a self absorbed war lord. He certainly made some very despicable decisions that sanctioned killing and taking booty. I think this phase of his life is where all the objectionable aspects of Islam originate.
    Can any of you set me straight if my assessment of Mohammad is flawed?

    Another thing about Islam about which I am curious is why is all the incessant praying necessary? Is Allah so insecure that he needs constant praise from his followers? In my opinion this praying requirement was imposed in the early years as a policing action to enforce conformity and designed to mark the dissenters for elimination. Am I wrong?

  • Maria

    You just can't escape from crazy Kaffirs.they keep coming out of their pits and spread chaos.no I'm not talking about Muslims but I'm talkin' about Kaffirs